photo of Marilyn MonroePhoto Credit: WikiMedia Commons

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe

Welcome to our collection of quotes (with shareable picture quotes) by Marilyn Monroe. We hope you enjoy pondering them and that you will share them widely.

Wikipedia Summary for Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 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 and was emblematic of the era's sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actress for only a decade, but her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2019) by the time of her death in 1962. Long after her death, she continues to be a major icon of pop culture. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Monroe sixth on its list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at age 16. She was working in a factory during World War II when she met a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career, which led to short-lived film contracts with 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures. After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in late 1950. Over the next two years, she became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business, and in the dramas Clash by Night and Don't Bother to Knock. She faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photos before she became a star, but the story did not damage her career and instead resulted in increased interest in her films.

By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars; she had leading roles in the film noir Niagara, which focused on her sex appeal, and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire, which established her star image as a "dumb blonde". The same year, her nude images were used as the centerfold and on the cover of the first issue of Playboy. She played a significant role in the creation and management of her public image throughout her career, but she was disappointed when she was typecast and underpaid by the studio. She was briefly suspended in early 1954 for refusing a film project but returned to star in The Seven Year Itch (1955), one of the biggest box office successes of her career.

When the studio was still reluctant to change Monroe's contract, she founded her own film production company in 1954. She dedicated 1955 to building the company and began studying method acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Later that year, Fox awarded her a new contract, which gave her more control and a larger salary. Her subsequent roles included a critically acclaimed performance in Bus Stop (1956) and her first independent production in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her work in Some Like It Hot (1959), a critical and commercial success. Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits (1961).

Monroe's troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with addiction and mood disorders. Her marriages to retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio and to playwright Arthur Miller were highly publicized, and both ended in divorce. On August 4, 1962, she died at age 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles. Her death was ruled a probable suicide, although several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death.

Quote: In spite of everything life is not without hope. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of shade under a green-leafed tree
Photo Credit: christian buehner

In spite of everything life is not without hope.


Quote: You never know what life is like, until you have lived it. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabrice Villard

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


Quote: All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of woman about to kiss a tan puppy
Photo Credit: Daniel Lincoln

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


Quote: Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of blue sky
Photo Credit: zhengtao tang

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


Quote: I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of gray concrete surface
Photo Credit: Henry & Co.

I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.


Quote: I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of sunset hgihway
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.


Quote: I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of assorted-color kittens
Photo Credit: The Lucky Neko

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.


Quote: Fear is stupid. So are regrets. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on bench near trees duting daytime
Photo Credit: Naassom Azevedo

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.


Quote: Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.


Quote: Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.


Quote: Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.


Quote: Put on some red lipstick and live a little. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Put on some red lipstick and live a little.


Quote: Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: We are all of us stars and we deresrve to twinkle. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

We are all of us stars and we deresrve to twinkle.


Quote: Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart So Better Things Can Fall Together. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart So Better Things Can Fall Together.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: Sweetie, if you're going to be two faced, at least make one of them pretty. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Sweetie, if you're going to be two faced, at least make one of them pretty.


Quote: I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I don't understand why people aren't a little more generous with each other. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I don't understand why people aren't a little more generous with each other.


Quote: She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that's important--you know. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that's important--you know.


Quote: Personally, I react to Marlon Brando. He's a favorite of mine. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Personally, I react to Marlon Brando. He's a favorite of mine.


Quote: Creativity starts with humanity when were being human we feel -- joys, sadness, when we're sick, when we're nervous. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Creativity starts with humanity when were being human we feel -- joys, sadness, when we're sick, when we're nervous.


Quote: I believe in everything -- a little bit. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I believe in everything -- a little bit.


Quote: My heart belongs to daddy. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

My heart belongs to daddy.


Quote: I defy gravity. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I defy gravity.


Quote: I don't stop when I'm tired. I only stop when I'm done . by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I'm going to be a great movie star some day. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I'm going to be a great movie star some day.


Quote: People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony.


Quote: I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep.


Quote: I've given pure sex appeal very little thought. If I had to think about it I'm sure it would frighten me. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I've given pure sex appeal very little thought. If I had to think about it I'm sure it would frighten me.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of Marilyn Monroe quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: How do I know about a man's needs for a sex symbol? I'm a girl. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

How do I know about a man's needs for a sex symbol? I'm a girl.


Quote: A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A sex symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.


Quote: A sweater is like life, you get nothing out of it that you don't put into it! by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

A sweater is like life, you get nothing out of it that you don't put into it!


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: I feel that beauty and femininity are ageless. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I feel that beauty and femininity are ageless.


Quote: I have always felt comfortable in blue jeans. I have found it interesting, however, that people also whistle at blue jeans. I have to admit that I like mine to fit. There's nothing I hate worse than baggy blue jeans. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I have always felt comfortable in blue jeans. I have found it interesting, however, that people also whistle at blue jeans. I have to admit that I like mine to fit. There's nothing I hate worse than baggy blue jeans.


Quote: You're always running into people's unconscious. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

You're always running into people's unconscious.


Quote: Next to my husband and along with Marlon Brando, Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Next to my husband and along with Marlon Brando, Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met.


Quote: I could have loved you once And said it But then you went away And when you came back Love was a forgotten word, Remember? by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I could have loved you once And said it But then you went away And when you came back Love was a forgotten word, Remember?


Quote: Do people ever get over being shy? I think it's with you for life-like the color of your eyes. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Do people ever get over being shy? I think it's with you for life-like the color of your eyes.


Quote: You can't sleep your way into being a star. It takes much, much more. But it helps a lot of actresses get their first chance that way. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

You can't sleep your way into being a star. It takes much, much more. But it helps a lot of actresses get their first chance that way.




Quote: My marriage didn't make me sad, but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

My marriage didn't make me sad, but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom.


Quote: I want to be an artist, not an erotic freak. I don't want to be sold to the public as a celluloid aphrodisiac. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I want to be an artist, not an erotic freak. I don't want to be sold to the public as a celluloid aphrodisiac.


Quote: When you're a failure in Hollywood, that's like starving to death outside a banquet hall, with smells of filet mignon driving you crazy. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

When you're a failure in Hollywood, that's like starving to death outside a banquet hall, with smells of filet mignon driving you crazy.


Quote: Don't let your fear of failing triumph over the joy of participating. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Don't let your fear of failing triumph over the joy of participating.


Quote: I'm the type of person that tries to fall back asleep in the morning just to finish a dream. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I'm the type of person that tries to fall back asleep in the morning just to finish a dream.


Quote: The more I think of it, the more I realize there are no answers. Life is to be lived. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: Promises are worse than lies. You don't just make them believe, you also make them hope. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: It is better to be happy alone than to be miserable with someone else. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

It is better to be happy alone than to be miserable with someone else.


Quote: Maybe I'll never be able to do what I hope to, but at least I have hope. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Maybe I'll never be able to do what I hope to, but at least I have hope.


Quote: If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell shouldn't schedule a meeting with me before 10am. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell shouldn't schedule a meeting with me before 10am.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of Marilyn Monroe quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: I think every human being knows how to hate. Because if they didn't know how to hate how to hate they wouldn't know how to love. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I think every human being knows how to hate. Because if they didn't know how to hate how to hate they wouldn't know how to love.


Quote: I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am pretty, but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am pretty, but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker.


Quote: Love is rare,love is strange,nothing lasts and people change. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Love is rare,love is strange,nothing lasts and people change.


Quote: There's no such thing as chance, it's all preordained. Like kismet. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

There's no such thing as chance, it's all preordained. Like kismet.


Quote: Let yourself go, the pleasure of physical movement is so important. If that's a problem, you say to yourself, what is there that I am afraid of, or hiding? Maybe your libido! by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Let yourself go, the pleasure of physical movement is so important. If that's a problem, you say to yourself, what is there that I am afraid of, or hiding? Maybe your libido!


Quote: I finally made up my mind I wanted to be an actress and I was not going to let my lack of confidence ruin my chances. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I finally made up my mind I wanted to be an actress and I was not going to let my lack of confidence ruin my chances.


Quote: As of today, I have absolutely no regrets. I think I am a mature person who can take things in stride. I'm grateful for people in my past. They helped me get to where I am, wherever that is. But now, I am thinking for myself and sitting in on all the business transactions. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of Marilyn Monroe quote; white text on black background

As of today, I have absolutely no regrets. I think I am a mature person who can take things in stride. I'm grateful for people in my past. They helped me get to where I am, wherever that is. But now, I am thinking for myself and sitting in on all the business transactions.


Quote: I think cheesecake helps call attention to you. Then you can follow through and prove yourself. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I think cheesecake helps call attention to you. Then you can follow through and prove yourself.


Quote: Ever since I became a movie star,I've been really weird. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Ever since I became a movie star,I've been really weird.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: As far as I can make out, women's friendships with each other are based on a gush of lies and pretty speeches that mean nothing. You'd think they were all wolves trying to seduce each other the way they flatter and flirt when they're together. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

As far as I can make out, women's friendships with each other are based on a gush of lies and pretty speeches that mean nothing. You'd think they were all wolves trying to seduce each other the way they flatter and flirt when they're together.


Quote: I'm thirty-six years old. I'm just getting started! by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I'm thirty-six years old. I'm just getting started!


Quote: I don't forgive people because I'm weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument..


Quote: That's the story of my life; I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

That's the story of my life; I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop.


Quote: I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I ever took for granted. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I ever took for granted.


Quote: In life, we weep at the thought of death. In death, perhaps we weep at the thought of life. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

In life, we weep at the thought of death. In death, perhaps we weep at the thought of life.


Quote: 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, 'do this, do that,' and not just on the job but off, too. God, I've tried to stay intact, whole. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of Marilyn Monroe quote; white text on black background

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, 'do this, do that,' and not just on the job but off, too. God, I've tried to stay intact, whole.


Quote: I keep my undies in the icebox! by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I keep my undies in the icebox!


Quote: Just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything -- they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything -- they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them.


Quote: A friend tells you what you want to hear;a best friend tells you the truth. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

A friend tells you what you want to hear;a best friend tells you the truth.


Quote: Wise girls kiss but never love,
Listen but never believe,
And leave before they are left. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Wise girls kiss but never love,
Listen but never believe,
And leave before they are left.


Quote: The studio people want me to do Good-bye Charlie for the movies, but I'm not going to do it. I don't like the idea of playing a man in a woman's body -- you know? It just doesn't seem feminine. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The studio people want me to do Good-bye Charlie for the movies, but I'm not going to do it. I don't like the idea of playing a man in a woman's body -- you know? It just doesn't seem feminine.


Quote: I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.


Quote: If you don't love me at my worst, then you don't deserve me at my best. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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




Quote: Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer? by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?


Quote: It's a terrible thing to be lonesome, especially in the middle of a crowd. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

It's a terrible thing to be lonesome, especially in the middle of a crowd.




Quote: A kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara is forever. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

A kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara is forever.


Quote: I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I'll leave those things to the men. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I'll leave those things to the men.


Quote: The outside world wants me to have glamour; my fans want me glamorous. I won't let them down. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The outside world wants me to have glamour; my fans want me glamorous. I won't let them down.


Quote: The worst thing that happens to people when they dress up and go to a party is that they leave their real selves at home. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The worst thing that happens to people when they dress up and go to a party is that they leave their real selves at home.


Quote: I don't want you to feel depressed, honey. We've had a temporary setback. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I don't want you to feel depressed, honey. We've had a temporary setback.


Quote: I do sin, but I am not the devil. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I do sin, but I am not the devil.


Quote: I would have told her then she was the only thing that I could love in this dying world but the simple word love itself already died and went away. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I would have told her then she was the only thing that I could love in this dying world but the simple word love itself already died and went away.


Quote: Squeezing yourself to ooze out the last ounce of sex allure is terribly hard. I'd like to do roles like Julie in Bury the Dead, Gretchen in Faust and Teresa in Cradle Song. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Squeezing yourself to ooze out the last ounce of sex allure is terribly hard. I'd like to do roles like Julie in Bury the Dead, Gretchen in Faust and Teresa in Cradle Song.


Quote: They will only care when you're gone. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

They will only care when you're gone.


Quote: The chief drawback with men is that they are too talkative. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The chief drawback with men is that they are too talkative.


Quote: The happiest time of my life is now. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The happiest time of my life is now.


Quote: I said pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I said pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.


Quote: Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.




Quote: I'm pretty, but I'm not beautiful. I sin but I'm not the devil. I'm good, but I'm not an angel. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I'm pretty, but I'm not beautiful. I sin but I'm not the devil. I'm good, but I'm not an angel.


Quote: For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots.


Quote: It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.


Quote: When you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both, it's health. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

When you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both, it's health.


Quote: I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot! by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: No girl should ever forget that she doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

No girl should ever forget that she doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her.


Quote: A girl does not need anyone who does not need her. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

A girl does not need anyone who does not need her.


Quote: Happiness is not in money, but in shopping. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.


Quote: I've found out it's fun to go shopping. It's such a feminine thing to do. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I've found out it's fun to go shopping. It's such a feminine thing to do.


Quote: I think to love bravely is the best and accept--as much as one can bear. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I think to love bravely is the best and accept--as much as one can bear.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.




Quote: Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: I've fallen in love with Brooklyn. I'm going to buy a little house in Brooklyn and live there. I'll go to the coast only when I have to make a picture. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I've fallen in love with Brooklyn. I'm going to buy a little house in Brooklyn and live there. I'll go to the coast only when I have to make a picture.


Quote: Don't stop when you're tired; stop when you're done. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Don't stop when you're tired; stop when you're done.


Quote: You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: There are no women who do not like perfume, there are women who have not found their scent. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

There are no women who do not like perfume, there are women who have not found their scent.


Quote: The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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?


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.




Quote: It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.


Quote: I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity, and that includes all kinds of parts. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity, and that includes all kinds of parts.


Quote: It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.


Quote: If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers! by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers!


Quote: The 'public' scares me, but people I trust. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The 'public' scares me, but people I trust.


Quote: I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I've always wanted a baby. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I've always wanted a baby.


Quote: First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: My public is growing up just as I am. After all, I'm not 19 anymore and if I stick with the sex bit, who will be paying to see me when I'm 50? by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

My public is growing up just as I am. After all, I'm not 19 anymore and if I stick with the sex bit, who will be paying to see me when I'm 50?


Quote: I read poetry to save time. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I read poetry to save time.


Quote: When I was a youngster I lived with different families. I nearly always felt closer to the man of the house. Maybe because I always dreamed of having a father of my own. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

When I was a youngster I lived with different families. I nearly always felt closer to the man of the house. Maybe because I always dreamed of having a father of my own.


Quote: Fame is like caviar, you know -- it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Fame is like caviar, you know -- it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.


Quote: I myself would like to become more disciplined within my work. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I myself would like to become more disciplined within my work.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I love a natural look in pictures. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I love a natural look in pictures.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another -- it shows an inner life. I like to see that there's something going on inside them.


Quote: When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman.


Quote: What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me? by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I want the world to see my body. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I want the world to see my body.


Quote: At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox.


Quote: I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so.


Quote: Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out.


Quote: The working men, I'll go by and they'll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, 'Oh, it's a girl. She's got blond hair and she's not out of shape,' and then they say, 'Gosh, it's Marilyn Monroe!' by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The working men, I'll go by and they'll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, 'Oh, it's a girl. She's got blond hair and she's not out of shape,' and then they say, 'Gosh, it's Marilyn Monroe!'


Quote: I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I think I have always had a little humor. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I think I have always had a little humor.


Quote: Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.


Quote: Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.


Quote: Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.


Quote: I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror.


Quote: I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.


Quote: A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.


Quote: I wish I knew why I am so anguished. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I wish I knew why I am so anguished.


Quote: I never wanted to be Marilyn -- it just happened. Marilyn's like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered... to feel she is the most important thing in someone's world. Only a man can paint this picture. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered... to feel she is the most important thing in someone's world. Only a man can paint this picture.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself -- for survival and living day to day with what comes up. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself -- for survival and living day to day with what comes up.


Quote: I like to feel blonde all over. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I like to feel blonde all over.


Quote: When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world.


Quote: If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.


Quote: There is a need for aloneness, which I don't think most people realise for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting. But everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like sort of a chunk of you. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of Marilyn Monroe quote: There is a need for aloneness, which I don't think most people realise for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting. But everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like sort of a chunk of you.- black text on quotes background

There is a need for aloneness, which I don't think most people realise for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting. But everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like sort of a chunk of you.


Quote: It's all make believe, isn't it? by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don't have that? by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don't have that?


Quote: A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.




Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: Depending upon my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of Marilyn Monroe quote; white text on black background

Depending upon my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep.


Quote: Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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.


Quote: The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.


Quote: It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone -- so far. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: I don't want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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


Quote: There isn't anybody that looks like me without clothes on. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

There isn't anybody that looks like me without clothes on.


Quote: If I close my eyes and think of Hollywood, all I see is one big varicose vein. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of photo of author Marilyn Monroe with quote

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




Popular Curated Collections

Nature

Beauty

Cute

Be Positive

Flower

Self-Discovery

bell-hooks

Gratitude

Hope

Productivity

Creativity

 


Thank YOU for visiting -- we wish you a perfect day!