Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Who is Marilyn Monroe?

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer, and model. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson and became a cultural icon.

Born June 01, 1926
Died August 05, 1962

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Best 39 Quotes by Marilyn Monroe | Page 1 of 2

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

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“A smile is the best makeup a girl could wear.”

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“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.”

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

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

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

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

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“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

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

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

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“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.”

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

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

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“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.”

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“I restore myself when I'm alone.”

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“I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.”

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“I've been on a calendar, but never on time.”

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“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.”

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

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

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

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“It's all make believe, isn't it?”

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“It's far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.”

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

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“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.”

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“Suicide, is a persons privilege. I don't believe it's a sin or a crime it's your right if you do. Though it doesn't get you anywhere.”

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

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

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

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“There's only one sort of natural blonde on earth - albinos.”

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“Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.”


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