Marilyn Monroe Quotes

40+ Marilyn Monroe Quotes


Marilyn Monroe was an iconic American actress, model, and singer, born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, and she grew up in a tumultuous childhood, spending most of her youth in foster homes and orphanages.

In 1944, at the age of 18, she began her career as a model and soon became a popular pin-up girl. In 1946, she signed her first movie contract with Twentieth Century-Fox and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. She quickly rose to fame with her captivating performances, stunning beauty, and charismatic personality, becoming one of the most popular actresses of her time.

Monroe starred in many successful films, including “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “The Seven Year Itch,” and “Some Like It Hot.” She received critical acclaim for her performances and was nominated for several awards, including the Golden Globe and the Academy Award.

Despite her success, Monroe struggled with personal issues, including depression and substance abuse. On August 5, 1962, she was found dead in her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, at the age of 36. Her death was ruled a probable suicide by overdose, but it remains a controversial topic to this day.

Monroe’s legacy as an iconic figure in American culture has continued long after her death, and she remains a beloved symbol of beauty and glamour.

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

Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing, and there’s so much to smile about.

A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.

Everybody is always tugging at you. They’d all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don’t think they realize it, but it’s like ‘grrr do this, grr do that…’But you do want to stay intact and on two feet.

A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.

Boys think girls are like books. If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.

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

I always felt insecure and in the way, but most of all I felt scared. I guess I wanted love more than anything else in the world.

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.

I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.

I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.

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.

I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.

Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, Fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle.

I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.

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.

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

It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.

First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.

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

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.

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.

A friend tells you what you want to hear; a best friend tells you the truth.

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

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.

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

If I am a star, the people made me a star.

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

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

I am very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.

A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.

I think I’m a mixture of simplicity and complexes, but I’m beginning to understand myself now.

We should all start to live before we get too old.

Anything’s possible, almost.

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

I think that love and work are the only things that really happen to us.

Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

I think I’m a mixture of simplicity and complexes, but I’m beginning to understand myself now.

I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.

We are all stars but we must learn how to shine.

I never wanted to be Marilyn–it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.

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

Fame is like caviar, you know—it’s good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

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

Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.

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.

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

If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never got anywhere.