Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Norma Jeane Mortenson or popularly known as Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer and model and one of the most famous Hollywood iconic personas of the 20th Century. Here I have compiled some of her inspirational and funny quotes on love, life, human relationships and acting.

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We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
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It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
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I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
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I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
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If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
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She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know
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I restore myself when I'm alone.
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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.
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I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
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If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
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Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.
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First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
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It's all make believe, isn't it?
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Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Women

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
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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.
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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.
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A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
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I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
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I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
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I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
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Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
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Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Men

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
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The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
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I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
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Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
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Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Acting

Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
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A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
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An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
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A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
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Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
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Funny, Humorous and Sarcastic Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
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If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
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I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
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I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
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To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
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Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?
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Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
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The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
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What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
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The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
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It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
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There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.
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Other Marilyn Monroe Quotes

I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
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I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
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I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.
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I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
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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.
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My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation.
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