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

Marilyn Monroe on boredom
422

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

Marilyn Monroe on pretty
165

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

Marilyn Monroe on smiling
158

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

Marilyn Monroe on attributed
25

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

Marilyn Monroe on girl
21

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

Marilyn Monroe on fame
19
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If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

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

Marilyn Monroe on living
12

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.

Marilyn Monroe on deeply
10

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

Marilyn Monroe on radio
10

I have been on a calendar, but never on time.

Marilyn Monroe on marilyn
9

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

Marilyn Monroe on fantasies
8

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

Marilyn Monroe on marilyn
7
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All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.

About Marilyn Monroe

Name Marilyn Monroe
Quotes 200 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday June 1, 1926
About Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Top topics people, girl, world, love, feel

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.

Marilyn Monroe on belonging
5

I want to grow old without facelifts.

I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

Marilyn Monroe on marilyn
5

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 on attributed
5

A sex symbol becomes a thing.... I just hate to be a thing.

Marilyn Monroe on hate
4

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

Marilyn Monroe on good
3

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 on attributed
2
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Always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will?

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

Marilyn Monroe on body
2

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 on beautiful
2

A smart girl leaves before she is left.

Marilyn Monroe on girl
1

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

Marilyn Monroe on fall
1

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

Marilyn Monroe on always
1

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.

Marilyn Monroe on marriage
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The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

Marilyn Monroe on fear
1

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.

Marilyn Monroe on bewildered
1

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.

Marilyn Monroe on experience
1

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

Marilyn Monroe on life
1

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.

Marilyn Monroe on appointments
1

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.

Marilyn Monroe on actress
1
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Against all odds, despite all obstacles, we are going to make it.

What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me?

Marilyn Monroe on good
0

Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.

Marilyn Monroe on man
0

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

Marilyn Monroe on girl
0

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

Marilyn Monroe on sexuality
0

I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.

Marilyn Monroe on night
0

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

Marilyn Monroe on blonde
0
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It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.

Marilyn Monroe on respect
0

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

Marilyn Monroe on live
0

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.

Marilyn Monroe on friend
0

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.

Marilyn Monroe on god
0

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

Marilyn Monroe on star
0

I have noticed... that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women.

Marilyn Monroe on women
0

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things.

I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.

Marilyn Monroe on spring
0

Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.

Marilyn Monroe on life
0

When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.

Marilyn Monroe on sleep
0

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.

Marilyn Monroe on eyes
0

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.

Marilyn Monroe on girl
0

I think I have always had a little humor.

Marilyn Monroe on humor
0

When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.

Marilyn Monroe on women
0

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

Marilyn Monroe on woman
0