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Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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. Marilyn Monroe

“In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You’re judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.”

“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

Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I wanted to be treated as a human being who had earned a few rights since her orphanage days.”

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

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

 I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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

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

“Everybody is always tugging at you. They’d all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don’t 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.”

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

“Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

“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.”
Marilyn Monroe

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

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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

The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space. Marilyn Monroe

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.”

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

We should all start to live before we get old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

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.

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.- Marilyn Monroe

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. 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.”

“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

“Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

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.

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.- Marilyn Monroe

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. Marilyn Monroe

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. Marilyn Monroe

Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.”

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

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

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

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

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.- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes, wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no makeup and with a certain attitude of walking, I go shopping or just look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few teenagers who are kind of sharp, and they’ll say, ‘Hey, just a minute. You know who I think that is?’ And they’ll start tailing me. And I don’t mind. Marilyn Monroe

“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.”

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

You better believe when the conversation is getting shorter with you… it’s getting longer with someone else.” – Marilyn Monroe

To all the girls who think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero. You’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.

“It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” ― Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“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.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times tough 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 career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.

“Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.” — Marilyn Monroe

 I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.- Marilyn Monroe

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. Marilyn Monroe

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

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

A girl knows her limits but a wise girl knows she has none.” – Marilyn Monroe

If I worry about other bitches, I’d be just like them… another worried b***h.” – Marilyn Monroe

When it comes down to it, let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them anyway.

“I don’t care how rich he is, as long as he has a yacht, his own private railroad car, and his own toothpaste.”

 The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smilinginto your eyes – or just by staring into space.- Marilyn Monroe

Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. Marilyn Monroe

This life is what you make it. No 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.”

“It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

“When it comes down to it, let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them anyway.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil, and I am just a small girl in a big world. Trying to find someone to love.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

A herring? Isn’t it amazing how they get those big fish into those little glass jars?”

 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.- Marilyn Monroe

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. 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, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character. Marilyn Monroe