Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Beauty, Love and Self-worth

Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic actresses of all time. She was known for her beauty, her wit, and her strength. These Marilyn Monroe quotes will inspire you to be your best self.

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Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, and she died on August 5, 1962. Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. During her career, she starred in a number of popular films, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955), and Some Like It Hot (1959).

Monroe was also one of the most popular celebrities of her time, and she was frequently featured in magazines and on television. Despite her success, Monroe faced a great deal of personal problems, including mental health issues, marital problems, and addiction. In 1962, she died from an overdose of barbiturates.

80 Marilyn Monroe Quotes

  1. “Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together”

2. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

3. “I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.”

4. “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.”

5. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

6. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

7. “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.”

8. “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.”

9. “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.”

10. “Just because you fall once, doesn’t mean you’re fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don’t then who will??”

11. “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”

12. “You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.”

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13. “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.”

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

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

16. “If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.”

17. “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.”

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

19. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.”

20. “I live to suceed, not to please you or anyone else.”

21. “She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know ”

22. “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.”

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

24. “Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.”

25. “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”

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Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Life

26. “Who said nights were for sleep?”

27. “All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.”

28. “Everything happens for a reason.”

29. “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.”

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

31. “If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

32. “I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”

33. “I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.”

34. “I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.”

35. “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.”

36. “There are always two sides to every story.”

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

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38. “I’m not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.”

39. “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”

40. “I have too many fantasies to be a housewife…. I guess I am a fantasy.”

41. “Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them.”

42. “A smile is the best makeup a girl could wear”

43. “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

44. “I restore myself when I’m alone.”

45. “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?”

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

47. “For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.”

48. “Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them.”

49. “if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

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50. “I know I’m not a perfect person but I can make a good relationship last forever…..”

51. “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.”

52. “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.”

53. “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

54. “I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. ”

55. “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. ”

56. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”

57. “Suicide, is a persons privilege. I don’t believe it’s a sin or a crime it’s your right if you do. Though it doesn’t get you anywhere.”

58. “I lay in bed at night crying to myself. The only one who loved me and watched over me was someone I couldn’t see or hear or touch.”

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

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

Savage Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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

62. “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.”

63. “We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.”

64. “open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you are living?”

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

66. “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.”

67. “Fear is stupid, so are regrets.”

68. “A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”

69. “When you’re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you’re laughing again.”

70. “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.”

71. “You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.”

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes About self worth and Love

73. “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.”

74. “A smart girl leaves before she is left”

75. “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.”

76. “Love in this dying world but the simple word “love” itself already died and went away.”

76. “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 .”

77. “That’s the way you feel when you’re beaten inside. You don’t feel angry at those who’ve beaten you. You just feel ashamed.”

78. “Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence.”

79. “Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them, not by how happy you can make them.”

80. “But as long as one is alive, one can be vital. But you don’t give up until you stop breathing.”

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