60 Inspirational Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Following are the best collection of Marilyn Monroe quotes about beauty, love, life, happiness, and smile.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes


“The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.” — 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

“When he said ‘I Love You’ to me, it was better than a thousand critics calling me a great star.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“A struggle with shyness is in every actor more than anyone can imagine.” — 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

“Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul.” — Marilyn Monroe

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” — Marilyn Monroe

“A single dream is more than likely to come true because you keep working toward it without getting mixed up.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.” — 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

“I’m personally opposed to a deep tan because I like to feel blond all over.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“Everyone’s childhood plays itself out. No wonder no one knows the other or can completely understand.” — Marilyn Monroe

“A smart girl leaves before she is left.” — Marilyn Monroe

“Nobody ever objected to Botticelli’s Venus, so why should they object to my posing in the nude?” — Marilyn Monroe

“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I never daydreamed about love, even after I fell in love the first time.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

A smart girl leaves before she is left.

“I don’t know why, but I have always been attracted to men who wore glasses.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“Men are like wine — they improve with age. But I don’t have anything against younger men.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend” — Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“Important people are much more interesting when they are drunk and seem much more like human beings.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“It’s nice to be included in people’s fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I just want to be wonderful.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I restore myself when I’m alone. A career is born in public — talent in private.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“I knew about acting. It was a way to live in dreams for a few minutes at a time.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I have great feeling for all the persecuted ones in the world.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I never wear stockings or underclothes because I think it’s important to breathe freely.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“Men love you more if they can be made a little uncertain about owning you.” — Marilyn Monroe

“How do we know the pain of another’s earlier years, let alone all that he drags with him.” — Marilyn Monroe

“It’s a woman’s spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.” — 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 could never be attracted to a man who had perfect teeth.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I was never used to being happy, so that wasn’t something I ever took for granted.” — Marilyn Monroe

“Kindness is the strangest thing to find in a lover, or in anybody.” — Marilyn Monroe

“One good kiss deserves another.” — Marilyn Monroe

“A kiss on the hand feels very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“Half of life’s heartaches come from decisions that were made in a hurry. One should make haste slowly.” — Marilyn Monroe

“You don’t have to know anything to dream hard.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I dreamed of myself becoming so beautiful that people would turn to look at me when I passed.” — Marilyn Monroe

“When you don’t want a lover, all kinds of opportunities come your way.” — Marilyn Monroe

“I finally made up my mind I wanted to be an actress and I was not going to let my lack of confidence ruin my chances.” — Marilyn Monroe

“It’s easier to look sexy when you are thinking of one man in particular.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

“Acting became more than a profession to me. It became a sort of religion.” — Marilyn Monroe

“It’s not really me that’s late. It’s the others who are in such a hurry.” — Marilyn Monroe

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

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