Quotations by Marilyn Monroe

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Born: Tuesday, June 1, 1926
Died: Sunday, August 5, 1962 (36 years old)
Profession: Actress
Nationality: American


A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Career, Night)

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Sex, Hate, Symbol)

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: 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.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Man)

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Sex, Being, Hurt, Symbol)

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Dogs)

Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Being)

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.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Experience, Fame, Will)

First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: First, Trying)

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Kiss, Soul, Hollywood)

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Husbands, Lovers, 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.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Change)

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
(Keywords: Freedom, Rights, Loss, Minority, Stars)

I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Money, Want)

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Women)

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Living, Man, Mind, Woman, World)

I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Jokes, Mind, Want)

I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Money, Want)

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.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Life, Love, Wife)

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Talent, Feelings, Want)

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Fantasy, Housewife)

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
(Keywords: Public, World)

I restore myself when I'm alone.
- Marilyn Monroe

I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Woman)

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Time)

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Rules)

If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: People)

It's all make believe, isn't it?
- Marilyn Monroe

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

It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Nothing)

It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Feeling, Talk)

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Men, Respect)

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Work)

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
(Keywords: Girls, Pretty)

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Nature, Sex)

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Body)

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.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Children, Want)

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Trouble, Worry)

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.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Mistake, Name)

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
- Marilyn Monroe

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
- Marilyn Monroe
(Keywords: Bed)







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