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65 Insightful Quotes by Marilyn Monroe

Attractive Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe was a faultless actress, singer as well as model. Her birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson and was an enigmatic as well as largely enthralling woman of 20th Century. She is one of the largely familiar faces in the world. Here are some of the beautiful quotes by Marilyn Monroe provides a glance into the hasty and enraged life she led.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

  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.” - Marilyn Monroe
  2. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” - Marilyn Monroe
  3. “I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.” - Marilyn Monroe
  4. “This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth.” - Marilyn Monroe
  5. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe
  6. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” - Marilyn Monroe
  7. “A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.” - Marilyn Monroe
  8. “Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” - Marilyn Monroe
  9. “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.” - Marilyn Monroe
  10. “You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.” - Marilyn Monroe
  11. “If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.” - Marilyn Monroe
  12. “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” - Marilyn Monroe
  13. “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” - Marilyn Monroe
  14. “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” - Marilyn Monroe
  15. “If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.” - Marilyn Monroe
  16. ” 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” - Marilyn Monroe
  17. “It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.” - Marilyn Monroe
  18. “A girl doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t need her.” - Marilyn Monroe
  19. “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.” - Marilyn Monroe
  20. “In spite of everything life is not without hope.” - Marilyn Monroe
  21. “Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?” - Marilyn Monroe
  22. “Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” - Marilyn Monroe
  23. “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.” - Marilyn Monroe
  24. “The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.”
  25. “I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
  26. “She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know” - Marilyn Monroe
  27. “Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting than being one.” - Marilyn Monroe
  28. “I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.” - Marilyn Monroe
  29. “Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right.” - Marilyn Monroe
  30. “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.” - Marilyn Monroe
  31. “All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.” - Marilyn Monroe
  32. “Who said nights were for sleep?” - Marilyn Monroe
  33. “I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.” - Marilyn Monroe
  34. “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.” - Marilyn Monroe
  35. “This is a free and democratic country and no one has a monopoly on anything.” - Marilyn Monroe
  36. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” - Marilyn Monroe
  37. “Its not too much fun to know yourself too well or think you do — everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through and past the falls.” - Marilyn Monroe
  38. “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” - Marilyn Monroe
  39. “You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.” - Marilyn Monroe
  40. “People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.” - Marilyn Monroe
  41. “If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.” - Marilyn Monroe
  42. “For life: it is rather a determination not to be overwhelmed. For work: the truth can only be recalled, never invented.” - Marilyn Monroe
  43. “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.” - Marilyn Monroe
  44. “I restore myself when I’m alone.” - Marilyn Monroe
  45. “A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.” - Marilyn Monroe
  46. “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!” - Marilyn Monroe
  47. “It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.” - Marilyn Monroe
  48. “Men are climbing to the moon, but they don’t seem interested in the beating human heart.” - Marilyn Monroe
  49. “I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. ” - Marilyn Monroe
  50. “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
  51. “All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.” - Marilyn Monroe
  52. “I’m trying to find the nailhead, not just strike the blow.” - Marilyn Monroe
  53. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” - Marilyn Monroe
  54. “An actor is not a machine, no matter how much they want to say you are. Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.” - Marilyn Monroe
  55. “A smart woman kisses but doesn’t love, leaves before she is left and forgets before she is forgotten” - Marilyn Monroe
  56. “I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.” - Marilyn Monroe
  57. “Anything’s possible, almost.” - Marilyn Monroe
  58. “If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” - Marilyn Monroe
  59. “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
  60. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” - Marilyn Monroe
  61. “I don’t understand why people aren’t a little more generous with each other.” - Marilyn Monroe
  62. “Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.” - Marilyn Monroe
  63. “I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.” - Marilyn Monroe
  64. “We should all start to live before we get too old.” - Marilyn Monroe
  65. “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 their right.” - Marilyn Monroe

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