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110 Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Beauty, Love & Success

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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. She is well known for her contribution to the sexual revolution.

In the 1950s, she became one of the most popular sex symbols. During her short career, her films grossed over $200 before her untimely death in 1962.

Even today, she is considered an icon of pop culture and a famous, celebrated actress globally. She was ranked in the sixth position by the American Film Institute as the greatest female screen legend from the golden age of Hollywood.

Here are some inspiring Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Beauty, Love, and Success.

Inspirational Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Life

“In Hollywood, a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You’re judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood’s 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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I’m very definitely a woman, and I enjoy it.” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“If I’m a star, then the people made me a star.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.” -Marilyn Monroe

“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.” -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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“The most unsatisfactory men are those who pride themselves on their virility and regard sex as if it were some form of athletics at which you can win cups. It is a woman’s spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting. The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or by just staring into space.” -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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else’s ideas about you, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself – for survival and living day to day with what comes up.” -Marilyn Monroe

Famous Marilyn Monroe Life Quotes To Live By

 “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

“I think that when you are famous, every weakness is exaggerated.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks, and I’ve experienced them both.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Sometimes, I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.” -Marilyn Monroe

“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

“I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I’m a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me because of the image they’ve made of me– and that I’ve made of myself– as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman’s, and I can’t live up to it.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes to Motivate You

“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

“It’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.” -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 don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.” -Marilyn Monroe

“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

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

“In spite of everything, life is not without hope.” -Marilyn Monroe

“A girl doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t need her.” -Marilyn Monroe

“All we demanded was our right 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

“Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

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

More Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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

“Who said nights were for sleep? It’s all make-believe, isn’t it?” -Marilyn Monroe

“I read poetry to save time.” -Marilyn Monroe

“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.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

“Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Maybe I’ll never be able to do what I hope to, but at least I have hope.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“I’ve often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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

“I don’t forgive people because I’m weak; I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Please, quote me right!” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Love and Relationships

“The ‘public’ scares me, but people I trust.” -Marilyn Monroe

“This is supposed to be an art form, not just a manufacturing establishment. The sensitivity that helps me to act, you see, also makes me react. An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.” -Marilyn Monroe

“It’s not too much fun to know yourself too well or think you do — everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through and past the falls.” -Marilyn Monroe

“For life: it is rather a determination not to be overwhelmed. For work: the truth can only be recalled, never invented.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I’m trying to find the nailhead, not just strike the blow.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Men are climbing to the moon, but they don’t seem interested in the beating human heart.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Unfortunately, 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

“Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting than being one.” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

 “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

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

“I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.” -Marilyn Monroe

“One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

“A wise girl knows her limits; a smart girl knows that she has none.” -Marilyn Monroe

“If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never got anywhere.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?” -Marilyn Monroe

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

“We are all-stars, but we must learn how to shine.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Above all, I want to be treated as a human being.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Anything’s possible, almost.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I think there are two things in human beings…that they want to be alone, but they also want to be together.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Never get too attached to someone because attachments lead to expectations and expectations lead to disappointments.” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Love

“Arthur Miller wouldn’t have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I’m afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

“You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.” -Marilyn Monroe

“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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I think that love and work are the only things that really happen to us.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone’s wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.” -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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

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

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Beauty

“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

“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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I won’t be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn’t mean I want them to stop looking.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I dress for men. A woman looks at your clothes critically. A man appreciates them.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.” -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

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

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

Marilyn Monroe Love Quotes To Inspire & Romance

“I never wanted to be Marilyn — it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.” -Marilyn Monroe

“A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.” -Marilyn Monroe

“A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.” -Marilyn Monroe

“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.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another — it shows an inner life. I like to see that there’s something going on inside them.” -Marilyn Monroe

 “It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.” -Marilyn Monroe

 “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.” -Marilyn Monroe

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

So, which is your favourite Marilyn Monroe quotes?

Monroe has been one of the most remarkable Hollywood stars. She made a lot of efforts in building her image throughout her career. She had faced a lot of challenges in her life and was often underpaid by the studio. I hope her words of wisdom really inspire you. Stay tuned for more.

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