Marilyn Monroe Quotes

by Roger Power on August 15, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on the 1st of June 1926 in the charity ward at the Los Angeles County Hospital. Despite spending much of her early life in various foster homes Marilyn went on to become a major actress, singer and sex symbol throughout the 1950′s and early 1960′s.

Equally renowned for her beauty, glamour and sex appeal, as for the her acting Monroe played the leading role in high profile films such as films such as Don’t Bother to Knock, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot. Despite her untimely death, at the age of just 36, on the 5th of August 1962

Marilyn Monroe captured and continues to capture the American public’s imagination at every opportunity and left us with many inspirational, witty, funny and heartbreaking quotes for us to remember he by. Lets take a look at our favorite Marilyn Monroe Quotes:

  • A Career Is Wonderful, But You Can’t Curl Up With It On A Cold Night
  • A Girl Doesn’t Need Anyone Who Doesn’t Need Her
  • A Sex Symbol Becomes A Thing. I Hate Being A Thing.
  • 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.

Selfish, Impatient and a Little Insecure

  • A Wise Girl Kisses But Doesn’t Love, Listens But Doesn’t Believe, And Leaves Before She Is Left.
  • A Wise Girl Knows Her Limits, A Smart Girl Knows That She Has None.
  • After All, All We Demanded Was A Right To Twinkle.
  • All A Girl Really Wants Is For One Guy To Prove To Her That They Are Not All The Same.
  • All Little Girls Should Be Told They Are Pretty, Even If They Aren’t
  • Always, Always, Always Believe In Yourself, Because If You Don’t, Then Who Will, Sweetie? So Keep Your Head High, Keep Your Chin Up, And Most Importantly, Keep Smiling, Because Life’s A Beautiful Thing And There’s So Much To Smile About.

Keep Smiling

  • And Its Better To Be Absolutley Ridulous, Than Absolutley Boring.
  • And We Let The Most Foolish Things Tear Us Apart
  • 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.
  • Beneath The Makeup And Behind The Smile I Am Just A Girl Who Wishes For The World.
  • Boys Think Girls Are Like Books, If The Cover Doesn’t Catch Their Eye They Won’t Bother To Read What’s Inside.
  • But Chiefly, No Lies! No Lies About There Being A Santa Claus Or About The World Being Full Of Noble And Honorable People All Eager To Help Each Other And Do Good To Each Other. I’ll Tell Her There Are Honor And Goodness In The World, The Same As There Are Diamonds And Radium.
  • Dogs Never Bite Me. Just Humans.
  • Dreaming About Being An Actress, Is More Exciting Then Being One.
  • Ever Notice How Qwhat The Hell’ Is Always The Right Answer?
  • Everyone’s A Star And Deserves The Right To Twinkle.

You're Beautiful Society is Ugly

  • For Those Who Are Poor In Happiness, Each Time Is A First Time; Happiness Never Becomes A Habit.
  • Friendship Is The Bestiest Thing That Comes To Life . Friends Will Always Be There For You Don’t Worry About The Fakes Worry About The People Who Had Your Back From The Start And Never Treated You Wrong Always Remember They Are Your Real Friends Don’t Never Take Them As Granted Because One Day Your Going To Lose A Good Friend By The Way Your Action’s Are When You See A Good Friend Stick To That Person .
  • Give A Girl The Right Shoes, And She Can Con’uer The World.
  • 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.
  • How Wrong It Is For A Woman To Expect The Man To Build The World She Wants, Rather Than To Create It Herself.
  • Husbands Are Chiefly Good As Lovers When They Are Betraying Their Wives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I Am Just A Small Girl In A Big World Trying To Find Someone To Love.
  • 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.

Smile On

  • 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.
  • I Don’T Stop When I’M Tired. I Only Stop When I’M Done …
  • I Don’t Know Who Invented High Heels, But All Women Owe Him A Lot!
  • I Don’t Mind Being Burdened With Being Glamorous And Sexual. Beauty And Femininity Are Ageless And Can’t Be Contrived, And Glamour, Although The Manufacturers Won’t Like This, Cannot Be Manufactured. Not Real Glamour; It’s Based On Femininity.
  • I Don’t Mind Living In A Man’s World, As Long As I Can Be A Woman In It.
  • I Don’t Mind Making Jokes, But I Don’t Want To Look Like One.
  • I Don’t Want To Make Money, I Just Want To Be Wonderful.
  • I Had To Use My Wits Or Else I’d Have Been Sunk – And Nothings Going To Sink Me. Everyone Was Always Pulling At Me, Tugging At Me, As If They Wanted A Piece Of Me. It Was Always, Qdo This, Do That,Q And Not Just On The Job But Off, Too. God, I’ve Tried To Stay Intact, Whole.
  • I Have Feelings Too. I Am Still Human. All I Want Is To Be Loved, For Myself And For My Talent.
  • I Have Too Many Fantasies To Be A Housewife…. I Guess I Am A Fantasy.
  • I Just Want To Be Wonderful.

Sex is a Part of Nature

  • 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.
  • I Learned To Walk As A Baby And I Haven’t Had A Lesson Since.
  • I Live To Suceed, Not To Please You Or Anyone Else.
  • I Love To Do The Things The Censors Won’t Pass.
  • I Read Poetry To Save Time.
  • I Restore Myself When I’m Alone.
  • I Said Pour Yourself A Drink, Put On Some Lipstick, And Pull Yourself Together.
  • 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.
  • I Want To Grow Old Without Facelifts… I Want To Have The Courage To Be Loyal To The Face I’ve Made. 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.
  • I Wanted To Ask A Thousand Questions, But There Was No One To Ask. Besides I Knew That People Only Told Lies To Children-Lies About Everything From Soup To Santa Claus.
  • I Would Have Told Her Then She Was The Only Thing That I Could
  • 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?
  • If I’d Observed All The Rules I’d Never Have Got Anywhere.

A Girl Doesn't Need Anyone That Doesn't Need Her

  • If You Can Make A Girl Laugh – You Can Make Her Do Anything.
  • If You Can’t Handle Me At My Worst, Then You Sure As Hell Don’t Deserve Me At My Best.
  • If You’re Gonna Be Two-Faced At Least Make One Of Them Pretty.
  • I’m A Failure As A Woman. My Men Expect So Much Of Me, Because Of The Image They’ve Made Of Me—And That I’ve Made Of Myself—As A Sex Symbol. They Expect Bells To Ring And Whistles To Whistle, But My Anatomy Is The Same As Any Other Woman’s And I Can’t Live Up To It
  • I’m For The Individual As Opposed To The Corporation. The Way It Is The Individual Is The Underdog, And With All The Things A Corporation Has Going For Them The Individual Comes Out Banged On Her Head. The Artist Is Nothing. It’s Really Tragic.
  • 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.
  • I’m Very Definitely A Woman And I Enjoy It.
  • Imperfection Is Beauty, Madness Is Genius And It’s Better To Be Absolutely Ridiculous Than Absolutely Boring.
  • It’S Better For The Whole World To Know You, Even As A Sex Star, Than Never To Be Known At All.
  • It’S Better To Be Absolutely Ridiculous Than Absolutely Boring.
  • It’s All Make Believe, Isn’t It?
  • It’s Better To Be Unhappy Alone Than Unhappy With Someone.
  • It’s Not True That I Had Nothing On. I Had The Radio On.
  • 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.
  • I’ve Been On A Calendar, But Never On Time.
  • 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.

The Body is Meant to Be Seen

  • I’ve Often Stood Silent At A Party For Hours Listening To My Movie Idols Turn Into Dull And Little People.
  • Just Because You Fail Once, It Doesn’t Mean You’re Going To Fail At Everything. Keep Trying, Hold On, And Always, Always, Always Believe In Yourself Because If You Don’t, Then Who Will? So Keep Your Head High, Keep Your Chin Up, And Most Importantly, Keep Smiling Because Life’s A Beautiful Thing And There’s So Much To Smile About.
  • Keep Smiling, Because Life Is A Beautiful Thing And There’s So Much To Smile About.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Love In This Dying World But The Simple Word “Love” Itself Already Died And Went Away.
  • Men Are Always Ready To Respect Anything That Bores Them.
  • 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.
  • People Had A Habit Of Looking At Me As If I Were Some Kind Of Mirror Instead Of A Person. They Didn’t See Me, They Saw Their Own Lewd Thoughts, Then They White-Masked Themselves By Calling Me The Lewd One.
  • Sex Is Part Of Nature. I Go Along With Nature.
  • She Was A Girl Who Knew How To Be Happy Even When She Was Sad. And That’S Important—You Know

Live While You're Young

  • So Keep Your Head High, Keep Your Chin Up, And Most Importantly, Keep Smiling, Because Life’s A Beautiful Thing And There’s So Much To Smile About.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Suicide, Is A Persons Privilege. I Don’t Believe It’s A Sin Or A Crime It’s Your Right If You Do. Though It Doesn’t Get You Anywhere.
  • 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.
  • The Body Is Meant To Be Seen, Not All Covered Up.
  • The Nicest Thing For Me Is Sleep, Then At Least I Can Dream.
  • The Only Thing A Star Asks Is To Be Allowed To Twinkle.
  • The Real Lover Is The Man Who Can Thrill You By Kissing Your Forehead Or Smiling Into Your Eyes Or Just Staring Into Space.
  • 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.
  • The Trouble With Censors Is That They Worry If A Girl Has Cleavage. They Ought To Worry If She Hasn’t Any.
  • There Is Nothing Positive About Being Fat. And There Is Nothing Positive About Loving Yourself. We All Need To Conform To Society’s Expectations Of Who We Are, Because If We Don’t, Who Will? Life Is More Enjoyable When You Are Thin And Pretty. I Was Never Fat A Day In My Life And I Never Will.
  • There’s Only One Sort Of Natural Blonde On Earth – Albinos.
  • This Life Is What You Make It. Not Matter What, You’re Going To Mess Up Sometimes, It’s A Universal Truth. But The Good Part Is You Get To Decide How You’re Going To Mess It Up. Girls Will Be Your Friends – They’ll Act Like It Anyway. But Just Remember, Some Come, Somg Go. The Ones That Stay With You Through Everything – They’re Your True Best Friends. Don’t Let Go Of Them. Also Remember, Sisters Make The Best Friends In The World. As For Lovers, Well, They’ll Come And Go Too. And Babve, I Hate To Say It, Most Of Them – Actually Pretty Much All Of Them Are Going To Break Your Heart, But You Can’t Give Up Becuase If You Give Up, You’ll Never Find Your Soul Mate. You’ll Never Find That Half Who Makes You Whole And That Goes For Everything. Just Because You Fail Once, Doesn’t Mean You’re Gonna Fail At Everything. Keep Trying, Hold On, And Always, Always, Always Believe In Yourself, Because If You Don’t, Then Who Will, Sweetie? So Keep Your Head High, Keep Your Chin Up, And Most Importantly, Keep Smiling, Because Life’s A Beautiful Thing And There’s So Much To Smile About.
  • This Life Is What You Make It. Not Matter What, You’re Going To Mess Up Sometimes, It’s A Universal Truth. But The Good Part Is You Get To Decide How You’re Going To Mess It Up. Girls Will Be Your Friends – They’ll Act Like It Anyway. But Just Remember, Some Come, Somg Go. The Ones That Stay With You Through Everything – They’re Your True Best Friends. Don’t Let Go Of Them.
  • 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.
  • Too Often They Don’t Realize What They Have Until It’s Gone.
  • Trying To Build Myself Up With The Fact That I Have Done Things Right That Were Even Good And Have Had Moments That Were Excellent But The Bad Is Heavier To Carry Around And Feel Have No Confidence.
  • Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.I Believe Everything Happens for a Reason
  • We Are All Born Sexual Creatures,Thank God, But It’s A Pity So Many People Despise And Crush This Natural Gift.
  • We Should All Start To Live Before We Get Too Old. Fear Is Stupid. So Are Regrets.
  • What Do I Wear In Bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, Of Course
  • 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.
  • 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. Learn How To Be Respectful To Your Friends, Don’t Just Start Arguments With Them And Don’t Tell Them The Reason, Always Remember Your Friends Will Be There Quicker Than Your Family. Learn To Remember You Got Great Friends, Don’t Forget That And They Will Always Care For You No Matter What. Always Remember To Smile And Look Up At What You Got In Life.
  • When You’re Young And Healthy You Can Plan On Monday To Commit Suicide, And By Wednesday You’re Laughing Again.
  • Who Said Nights Were For Sleep?
  • Women Who Seek To Be E’ual With Men Lack Ambition.
  • You Might As Well Make Yourself Fly As To Make Yourself Love.
  • You Never Know What Life Is Like, Until You Have Lived It.
  • Your Clothes Should Be Tight Enough To Show You’re A Woman But Loose Enough To Show You’re A Lady

I hope you enjoyed our Marilyn Monroe Quotes – for further information on Marilyn Monroe check this out or you can visit the official Marilyn website.

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Max Burn August 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

Some great quotes. An intelligent woman with a great insight into life.

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Elizabeth November 15, 2013 at 1:58 am

Love her to bad she lived under such sadness and her life was short

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kiersten December 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm

She is absolutely perfect she was a perfectionist and probably still is up above! love you marilyn

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