Marilyn Monroe quotes

“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'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.”

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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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“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. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, 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.”

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“To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.”

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“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

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

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

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

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“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.”

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“Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady.”

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