Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes & Sayings


Marilyn Monroe was one of the most famous names in Hollywood. Born on June 1, 1926, she was a model, actress, and singer. Her career was filled with speculations and controversies yet that didn’t stop her from becoming really famous. She started her own film production company, won several awards, and captured the hearts of many.

Although she met an unpredictable death at the age of 36 from a drug overdose, she’ll still be remembered well. With her platinum red hair, flirty smile, and makeup, Marilyn Monroe continues to fascinate her fans.

And as a way to pay tribute to her career and life on her birthday, here are some of the best Marilyn Monroe quotes that really left a mark on her fans’ hearts. Enjoy!

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

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Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

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Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she’ll conquer the world.

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Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.

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.

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

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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When it comes down to it. I let people think what they want. And if they care enough to bother with what I do, I already know I’m better than them.

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

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I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.

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

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When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

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We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.

I restore myself when I’m alone.

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

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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.

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A smart girl leaves before she is left.

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

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Fame doesn’t fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.

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

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Dogs never bite me – just humans.

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

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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.

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

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

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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

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

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

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.

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Just because you fail once, it doesn’t mean you’re going to fail at everything.

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

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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.

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Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.

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The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves.

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

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

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I’ve found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.

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I am alone; I am always alone no matter what.

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

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I read poetry to save time.

Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t then who will, sweetie?

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I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so you can 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.

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