Marilyn Monroe – quotes

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

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

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

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.

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

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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 guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone’s wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?

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

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, some 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, baby, 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 because if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half that 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 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.

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.

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

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

Who said nights were for sleep?

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

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

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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

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

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

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

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 want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

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.

It’s better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you’re not.

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

I restore myself when I’m alone.

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

It’s all make believe, isn’t it?

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

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

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’m definitely a woman and I enjoy it.

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.

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?

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

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

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

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