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Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Updated on March 7, 2014

Who Was Marilyn Monroe....

Marilyn Monroe was a '50s sex goddess and perhaps the most famous woman of the 20th Century. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson to Gladys Baker on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, and baptized as Norma Jeane Baker, Marilyn Monroe did not always live a life of glamour.

Norma Jeane spent most of her childhood in orphanages and foster homes. She lived with a family friend from 1937-1942 until the age of 16. When the friend could no longer keep her, she had the choice of returning to the orphanage or getting married...

So....Norma Jeane wed her boyfriend of six months, Jimmy Dougherty, a 21 year old neighbor that she dearly loved. Jimmy was Marilyn Monroe's first husband with whom she spent two years. He was shipped to the South Pacific in 1944, after joining the Merchant Marines.

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe on Love, Marriage, Sexuality, and Relationships

~ Diamonds are a girls best friend. ~

~ A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing. ~

~ Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them. ~

~ Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. ~

~ Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. ~

~ The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up. ~

~ It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone. ~

~ The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another. ~

~ We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift. ~

~ The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space. ~

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe on Hollywood, Career, and Fame

~ It's all make believe, isn't it?~

~ If I'm a star, then the people made me a star. ~

~ A career is born in public, talent in privacy. ~

~ We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. ~

~ I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful. ~

~ It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone. ~

~ If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.~

~ Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. ~

~ A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night. ~

~ In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. ~

~ Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.~

~The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any. ~

~ Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.~

~ With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself - for survival and living day to day with what comes up. ~

~The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.~

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe on Being a Woman

~ I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. ~

~ Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.~

~ If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.~

~ I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. ~

~ No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't. ~

~ A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left. ~

~ If I play a stupid girl, and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do, look intelligent? ~

~ I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am pretty, but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love. ~

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe on Beauty, Fashion, and Being Blonde

~ It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde. ~

~ Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.~

~ I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one. ~

~ There's only one sort of natural blonde on earth - albinos. ~

~ If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty. ~

~ I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot. ~

~ Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I'm just a girl who wishes for the world. ~

~ I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.~

~ Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.~

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More Quotes by Marilyn Monroe....

~ Dogs never bite me. Just humans. ~

~ I restore myself when I'm alone. ~

~ I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.~

~ I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since. ~

~ They think I'm crazy, ... But trust me, I'm 100 percent there.~

~ You never know what life is like, until you have lived it. ~

~ We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.~

~ Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ~

~ To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation. ~

~ I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ~

Elton John ~ Candle in the Wind


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      Mia crook 

      7 years ago

      She is just amazing

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      7 years ago

      hi, how r yu :)

    • HattieMattieMae profile image


      8 years ago from Europe

      Wonderful page really enjoyed it! She's always been one of my favorite icons!

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      Edoka Writes 

      8 years ago

      Great quotes; she was a smart woman.

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      8 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Lovely quotes. I've always been a fan of Marilyn Monroe and recently wrote about her as well. She was a beautiful human being who was a gift. Thanks for sharing these thoughts and pictures.


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