Marilyn monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Fame

  • Fame doesn't fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.

  • Fame is fickle. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Relationship

  • A smart girl leaves before she is left.

  • 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.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Women

  • A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.

  • Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.

  • There are times when every woman likes to be flattered, to feel she is the most important thing in someone's world. Only a man can paint this picture.

Other Famous Marilyn Monroe Quotes

  • A career is born in public - talent in privacy.

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

  • All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I'd worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: 'Don't hide these things from me. I'd rather you ask me these things straight out, and I'll answer all your questions.'

  • A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.

  • A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I'm afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings.

  • A man makes you feel important - makes you glad you are a woman.

  • An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.

  • An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.

  • A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.

  • 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.

  • A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.

  • Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.

  • Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer. You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever.

  • Dogs never bite me - just humans.

  • Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.

  • 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.

  • Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

  • Friends accept you the way you are.

  • Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.

  • Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.

  • I don't digest things with my mind.

  • I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners.

  • I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.

  • I don't look at myself as a commodity, but I'm sure a lot of people have.

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

  • I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.

  • If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.

  • If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman.

  • If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.

  • 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.

  • I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven't had a lesson since.

  • I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror.

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

  • 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.

  • In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo.

  • I restore myself when I'm alone.

  • I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.

  • It is wonderful to have someone praise you, to be desired.

  • It's all make believe, isn't it?

  • It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.

  • It's not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do - everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.

  • I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that sometimes I was fooling somebody; I don't know who or what, maybe myself.

  • I've always felt toward the slightest scene, even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say, 'Hi,' that the people ought to get their money's worth and that this is an obligation of mine, to give them the best you can get from me.

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

  • I want to be an artist, not a celluloid aphrodisiac.

  • I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

  • Men don't like to be called 'boys,' but women accept being called 'girls.'

  • Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.

  • Nothing's ever easy as long as you go on living.

  • Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it.

  • Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don't have that?

  • Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.

  • Sexuality is only attractive when it's natural and spontaneous.

  • 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.

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

  • The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.

  • The 'public' scares me, but people I trust.

  • 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.

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

  • The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.

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

  • What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?

  • When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.

  • Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

  • You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.

Deepak kundu

The above quotes have been compiled by Deepak Kundu. Deepak loves reading quotes and has been collecting them since childhood. He made this compendium open to public in March, 2011. You can connect with him on or Facebook.