American actress, singer, model and showgirl Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson June 1, 1926 (August 5, 1962). She became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s. Marilyn Monroe left us lots of quotes and phrases, which became famous. She said about herself “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.”
Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?
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.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.
Dogs never bite me – just humans.
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.
If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.
Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.
It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
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.
I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
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.
Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
I’ve never dropped anyone I believed in.
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.
Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
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.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
I restore myself when I’m alone.
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
A smart girl leaves before she is left.
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.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
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.
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.