Top 50 Best Inspiring Marilyn Monroe Quotes


Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“Who said nights were for sleep?”

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

“All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”

“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.”

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

“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.”


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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

“I restore myself when I'm alone.”

“I just want to be wonderful.”

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

“It's all make believe, isn't it?”

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

“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.”

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

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course”

“Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.”

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

“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?”

“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.”

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

“I've been on a calendar, but never on time.”

“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.”

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

“Too often they don't realize what they have until it's gone. ...they're too stubborn to say, 'Sorry, I was wrong' they hurt the ones closest to their hearts, and we let the most foolish things tear us apart

“I love to do the things the censors won't pass.”

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