Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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1. “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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2. “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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3. “It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”

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4. “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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5. “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.”

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6. “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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7. “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.”

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8. “A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”

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9. “Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.”

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10. “I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy.”

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11. “Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.”

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

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13. “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. 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 soulmate. You'll never find that half who 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, 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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14. “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”

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

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17. “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.”

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

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

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20. “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.”

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21. “Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.”

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22. “It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.”

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23. “A smart girl leaves before she is left”

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24. “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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25. “When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don't just start arguments with them and don't tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don't forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.”

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26. “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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27. “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.”

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28. “try to enjoy myself when I can - I'll be miserable enough as it is.”

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Source : Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

29. “Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

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

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31. “Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence.”

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Source : Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

32. “I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

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

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34. “Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.”

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

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36. “Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.”

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37. “They will only care when you're gone.”

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38. “Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them.”

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39. “I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.”

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40. “I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.”

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41. “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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42. “Eu sou egoísta, impaciente e um pouco insegura. Eu cometo erros, eu estou fora de controle e às vezes difícil de lidar. Mas se você não pode lidar comigo no meu pior, então com certeza não me merece no meu melhor.”

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

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44. “I just want to be wonderful.”

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45. “It's all make believe, isn't it?”

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

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47. “I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since.”

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48. “When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.”

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49. “I could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.”

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50. “That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed.”

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51. “For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.”

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52. “You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.”

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53. “There are always two sides to every story.”

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54. “Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

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

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56. “Friendship is the bestiest thing that comes to life . Friends will always be there for you don't worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don't never take them as granted because one day your going to lose a good friend by the way your action's are when you see a good friend stick to that person .”

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57. “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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58. “Gli uomini veri impazziscono per le ragazze che sanno dire di no. Gli stupidi si accontentano delle facili.”

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59. “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.”

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Source : Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

60. “Change is actually what you need to avoid.Assimilation is much more joyful than conformity,when you try to change you try to fit yourself to other people's standards.You deny your own values and opinions, and you adopt a personality that isn't you.And most likely you will be more uncomfortable even though it may seem like you fit in more, i would suggest you not to change. Just be yourself, the way you are.Because that's what makes you different and distinguishable and unique from every other individual.”

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Source : Marilyn Monroe Quotes vol 1

61. “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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62. “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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63. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius”

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64. “Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.”

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

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66. “Love is rare,love is strange,nothing lasts and people change.”

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67. “Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??”

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68. “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.”

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69. “I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.”

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Source : Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words

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

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71. “Most people in the world are Christ lovers. And then there are Christ haters. But all of them are fixated on Christ, and he perpetuates for ever.”

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72. “i no i'm not a perfect person but ican make a good relationship last forever.....”

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

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