Friday, May 3, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Judging from these Marilyn Monroe quotes, there was never a more misunderstood and misused star among the Hollywood galaxy.

Few bothered to look past the glamorous shell, but those who did found the true beauty in this delicate and fragile flower.

Thought of as the prototypical dumb blonde, Marilyn was often overlooked but underneath it all she was anything but dumb.

What these Marilyn Monroe quotes show is a woman who understood the machinations of Hollywood and of life yet all too often found herself caught up in them.

Her words still hold a spark of truth for any who read them. In light of her tragic death, it’s a lesson that we could all stand to learn:

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
-- Marilyn Monroe


A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
-- Marilyn Monroe


An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
-- Marilyn Monroe


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.
-- Marilyn Monroe


Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
-- Marilyn Monroe


Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
-- Marilyn Monroe

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


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


First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
-- Marilyn Monroe


Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
-- Marilyn Monroe


More Marilyn Monroe quotes to entertain and inspire:
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
-- Marilyn Monroe


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.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
-- Marilyn Monroe


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


I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
-- Marilyn Monroe


The heart of a woman is revealed in these Marilyn Monroe quotes:
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.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I restore myself when I'm alone.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
-- Marilyn Monroe


I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
-- Marilyn Monroe


If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
-- Marilyn Monroe


If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
-- Marilyn Monroe


It's all make believe, isn't it?
-- Marilyn Monroe


It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
-- Marilyn Monroe


It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
-- Marilyn Monroe


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.
-- Marilyn Monroe

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.
-- Marilyn Monroe


All Marilyn Monroe ever wanted was to be loved, yet despite all the adulation she received from film audiences she never quite got the love she longed for.

Her words, represented in these Marilyn Monroe quotes, offer a unique glimpse into the woman behind the sex symbol and perhaps they can offer us all a little insight into ourselves as well.

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