Best Quotes from Marilyn Monroe

By | August 22, 2017

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

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

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I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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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Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.

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

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It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.

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

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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.

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A smart girl leaves before she is left.

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A smart girl leaves before she is left.

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Fame doesn’t fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.

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The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.

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

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Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.

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

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A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.

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The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.

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I restore myself when I’m alone.

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I was honoured when they asked me to appear at the president’s birthday rally in Madison Square Garden. There was like a hush over the whole place when I came on to sing ‘Happy Birthday,’ like if I had been wearing a slip, I would have thought it was showing or something. I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, what if no sound comes out!’

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Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

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I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.

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Dogs never bite me – just humans.

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Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

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I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.

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I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.

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I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.’ But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.

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I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.

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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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I am alone; I am always alone no matter what.

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Sometimes I’ve been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.

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I remember when I was in high school I didn’t have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me.

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Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I’m invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who’ll play the piano after dinner, and I know you’re not really invited for yourself. You’re just an ornament.

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A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.

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Sometimes, wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no makeup and with a certain attitude of walking, I go shopping or just look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few teenagers who are kind of sharp, and they’ll say, ‘Hey, just a minute. You know who I think that is?’ And they’ll start tailing me. And I don’t mind.

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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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I defy gravity.

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Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.

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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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Nothing’s ever easy as long as you go on living.

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I never wanted to be Marilyn – it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.

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If I close my eyes and think of Hollywood, all I see is one big varicose vein.

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My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. 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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I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

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I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll be a great actress.

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The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.

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I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.

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I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.

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I’ve always felt toward the slightest scene, even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say, ‘Hi,’ that the people ought to get their money’s worth and that this is an obligation of mine, to give them the best you can get from me.

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Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.

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I don’t want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.

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Only the public can make a star. It’s the studios who try to make a system out of it.

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If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.

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