Marilyn Monroe quotes

Born
June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Died
August 5, 1962.

Occupation
Actress, model.

Norma Jeane Mortenson “Marilyn Monroe” was an American actress and model. 

The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least i can dream.
– Marilyn Monroe

No one ever called me pretty when I was a little girl.
– Marilyn Monroe

I restore myself when I’m alone.
– Marilyn Monroe

They think I’m crazy, … But trust me, I’m 100 percent there.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

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

If you can make a girl laugh – you can make her do anything.
– Marilyn Monroe

It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
– Marilyn Monroe

I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.
– Marilyn Monroe

There’s only one sort of natural blonde on earth – albinos.
– Marilyn Monroe

I always felt insecure and in the way, but most of all I felt scared. I guess I wanted love more than anything else in the world.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

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. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
– Marilyn Monroe

It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.
– Marilyn Monroe

A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, leaves before she is left and forgets before she is forgotten.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

Unfortunately, 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

I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.
– Marilyn Monroe

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
– Marilyn Monroe

I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
– 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 have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
– Marilyn Monroe

My marriage brought me neither happiness nor pain. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn’t because we were angry. We had nothing to say.
– Marilyn Monroe

It was like working with a little sister.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

Wouldn’t it be nice to be like men, just getting notches in your belt, having affairs with the most atttractive men . . . and not getting emotionally involved.
– Marilyn Monroe

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everyone jumped on his violin?
– Marilyn Monroe

I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.
– Marilyn Monroe

I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.
– Marilyn Monroe

Everyone’s just laughing at me. I hate it. Big breasts, big ass, big deal, Can’t I be anything else ? Gee, how long can you be sexy?
– Marilyn Monroe

Someone said to me, ‘If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?’ My answer was then and still is, ‘If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.
– Marilyn Monroe

A career is born in public, talent in privacy.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

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

A woman can’t be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can’t do it by herself.
– Marilyn Monroe

Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous then absolutly boring.
– Marilyn Monroe

Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, Fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle.
– Marilyn Monroe

It stirs up envy, fame does. People…feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you–and it won’t hurt your feelings–like it’s happening to your clothing.
– Marilyn Monroe

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.
– Marilyn Monroe

Nights are not just for sleep.
– Marilyn Monroe

I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

It’s woman’s spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting. The real lover is the man who can thrill you by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
– Marilyn Monroe

Everybody is always tugging at you. They’d all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don’ think they realize it, but it’s like ‘grrr do this, grr do that…’ But you do want to stay intact and on two feet.
– Marilyn Monroe

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?
– Marilyn Monroe

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
– Marilyn Monroe

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.
– Marilyn Monroe

Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak. A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.
– Marilyn Monroe

The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least i can dream.
– Marilyn Monroe

Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesnt believe, and leaves before she is left.
– Marilyn Monroe

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

I used to think as I looked at 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

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

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I’m just a girl who wishes for the world.
– Marilyn Monroe

Dogs have never hurt me. Only men have.
– Marilyn Monroe