Marilyn Monroe quotes

 quotes - The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up. Share

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

— Marilyn Monroe

 quotes - Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. Share

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

— Marilyn Monroe

 quotes - The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another. Share

“The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another. ”

— Marilyn Monroe

 quotes - 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. Share

“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

 quotes - If I'm a star, then the people made me a star. Share

“If I'm a star, then the people made me a star. ”

— Marilyn Monroe

 quotes - Who said nights were for sleep? Share

“Who said nights were for sleep?”

— Marilyn Monroe

 quotes - I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since. Share

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

— Marilyn Monroe

 quotes - It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Share

“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

— Marilyn Monroe

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

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

— Marilyn Monroe

“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

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“This life is what you make it. Not 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, somg 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 babve, 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 becuase if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. 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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“But chiefly, no lies! No lies about there being a Santa Claus or about the world being full of noble and honorable people all eager to help each other and do good to each other. I'll tell her there are honor and goodness in the world, the same as there are diamonds and radium.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live. ”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“It's all make believe, isn't it? ”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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

“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.”

— Marilyn Monroe

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

— Marilyn Monroe

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“I'm pretty, but I'm not beautiful. I'm sin, but I'm not the devil. I'm good, but I'm not an angel. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“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

“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.”

— Marilyn Monroe