Marilyn Monroe Quotes

If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.―Marilyn Monroe
If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.―Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, as well as an emblem of the era's sexual revolution.

Here Is A Selection Of Some Of Marilyn Monroe Most Famous Quotes. Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Life & Success. Famous Marilyn Monroe Sayings About Life and Love, sex.



THE BEST MARILYN MONROE QUOTES

Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.

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

― Marilyn Monroe

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

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I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.

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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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All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.

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

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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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Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.

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

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Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.

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

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

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

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I don't forgive people because I'm weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.

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But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.―Marilyn Monroe

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

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It's far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.

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I could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.

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If you don't love me at my worst, then you don't deserve me at my best.

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

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

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When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.

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

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I restore myself when I'm alone.

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A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her.

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A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.

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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.

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Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will?

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I just want to be wonderful.

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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 absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

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

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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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Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.

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Famous quotes by Marilyn Monroe

Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.―Marilyn Monroe
Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.―Marilyn Monroe

Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.

― Marilyn Monroe

All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.

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

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Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.

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What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers.

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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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It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.

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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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Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.

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That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed.

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I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.

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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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What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.

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

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

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I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.

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The more I think of it, the more I realize there are no answers. Life is to be lived.

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It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.

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Who said nights were for sleep?

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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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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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You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.

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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?

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All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

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Promises are worse than lies. You don't just make them believe, you also make them hope.

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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius.

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

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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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To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.

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

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.

― Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.

― Marilyn Monroe

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.

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

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The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead.

― Marilyn Monroe

I love to do the things the censors won't pass.

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

― Marilyn Monroe

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

― Marilyn Monroe

It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.

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

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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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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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How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

― Marilyn Monroe

Always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie?

― Marilyn Monroe

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

― Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.

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Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady.

― Marilyn Monroe

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

― Marilyn Monroe

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

― Marilyn Monroe

Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.

― Marilyn Monroe

Too often they don't realize what they have until it's gone...they're too stubborn to say, 'Sorry, I was wrong' they hurt the ones closest to their hearts, and we let the most foolish things tear us apart.

― Marilyn Monroe

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

― Marilyn Monroe

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.

― Marilyn Monroe

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

― Marilyn Monroe

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.

― Marilyn Monroe

When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend.

― Marilyn Monroe

When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.

― Marilyn Monroe

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.

― Marilyn Monroe

Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.

― Marilyn Monroe


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