Marilyn Monroe

Top 100 Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Love, Life, Happiness, Canvas, Success, Fashion and Friendship

 

“If you're Gonna be Two-Faced at least Make One of them Pretty.” 

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Never Regret anything Because at One Time it was Exactly what you Wanted.” 

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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.” 

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Don't Stop when you're Tired; Stop when you're Done.” 

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Imperfection is Beauty, Madness is Genius and it's Better to be absolutely Ridiculous than absolutely Boring. ” 

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“I'm Selfish, Impatient and a Little Insecure. I make Mistakes, I am 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 Smile is The Best Makeup a Girl can Wear.” 

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“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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“A Girl Doesn’t Need anyone who Doesn’t Need her.”

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“I’m Very Definitely a Woman and I Enjoy it.”

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“I Don’t Forgive People because I’m Weak, I Forgive them because I am Strong enough to know People make Mistakes.”

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“A Wise Girl Knows her Limits, a Smart Girl Knows that she has None.”

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“Who said Nights were for Sleep?” 

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I am Alone; I am always Alone No Matter what.” 

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“I Don’t Stop when I’m Tired. I only Stop when I’m Done.”

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“I’m One of The World’s most Self-Conscious People. I Really have to Struggle.”

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Give a Girl The Right Pair of Shoes and she'll Conquer The World.” 

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“Sometimes I feel my whole Life has Been One Big Rejection.”

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“The Body is Meant to be Seen, Not all Covered up.” 

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“Sex is Part of Nature. I Go along with Nature.”

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Cutting Negative People from my Life does Not Mean I Hate them, it Simply Means I Respect me.

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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.” 

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Sometimes Good things Fall apart so Better things could Fall together.” 
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I Live to Succeed, Not to Please you or Anyone else.” 

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I am Good, but Not an Angel. I do Sin, but I am Not The Devil. I am Pretty, but Not Beautiful. I have Friends, but I am Not The Peacemaker.” 

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Promises are Worse than Lies. You Don't just Make them Believe, you also Make them Hope.” 

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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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“For those who are Poor in Happiness, each Time is a First Time; Happiness Never becomes a Habit.”

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I am Not Interested in Money. I just Want to be Wonderful.” 

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I Don't Know who Invented High Heels, but all Women Owe him a Lot.” 

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Fear is Stupid. So are Regrets.” 

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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.” 

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If you Don't Love me at my Worst, then you Don't Deserve me at my Best.” 

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All a Girl Really Wants is for One Guy to Prove to her that They are Not all The Same.” 

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Always Remember to Smile and Look up at what you Got in Life.” 

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“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. Girls will be your Friends - They'll act Like it anyway. But just Remember, some Come, some Go. The Ones that Stay with you through Everything - They're your True Best Friends. Don't let go of them. Also Remember, Sisters make The Best Friends in The World. As for Lovers, well, They'll Come and Go too. And Baby, I Hate to say it, most of them - Actually Pretty much all of them are Going to Break your Heart, but you Can't Give up because If you Give up, you'll Never Find your Soulmate. You'll Never Find that Half who makes you whole and that Goes for Everything. Just because you Fail once, Doesn't Mean you're Gonna Fail at Everything. Keep Trying, Hold on, and Always, Always, Always Believe in yourself, because if you Don't, then who will, Sweetie? So keep your Head high, keep your Chin up, and Most Importantly, Keep Smiling, because Life's a Beautiful thing and there's so much to Smile about.” 

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“It's far Better to be Unhappy Alone than Unhappy with Someone — so far.”

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“I Want to Grow old without Facelifts. I Want to have The Courage to be Loyal to The Face I have Made.” 

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“Keep Smiling, because Life is a Beautiful Thing and there's so much to Smile about.”  

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Dogs Never Bite me. Just Humans.” 

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I Don't mind Living in a Man's World as long as I can be a Woman in it.” 

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“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 Kiss, and Fifty cents for your Soul. I Know, because I Turned Down The First Offer often enough and Held out for The Fifty.”

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“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.”

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Everyone's a Star and Deserves The Right to Twinkle.” 

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Always, Always, Always Believe in Yourself, because if you Don't, then Who will, Sweetie?” 

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Experts on Romance say for a Happy Marriage there has to be more than a Passionate Love. For a Lasting Union, they Insist, there must be a Genuine Liking for each other. Which, in my Book, is a Good Definition for Friendship.” 

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A Strong man Doesn't have to be Dominant toward a Woman. He Doesn't match his Strength against a Woman Weak with Love for him. He Matches it against The World.” 

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“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.”

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“You Believe Lies so you Eventually Learn to Trust No One but yourself.”

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“The Nicest thing for Me is Sleep, then at least I can Dream.” 

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“All Little Girls should be Told they are Pretty, even if They aren't.” 

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“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.”

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“Creativity has Got to Start with Humanity and when you’re a Human Being, you Feel, you Suffer.”

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An Actress is Not a Machine, but they Treat you Like a Machine. A Money Machine.” 

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Millions of People Live their entire Lives without Finding themselves. But it is something I must do.”   

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Sometimes, Wearing a Scarf and a Polo coat and No Makeup and with a certain Attitude of Walking, I Go Shopping or just Look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few Teenagers who are Kind of Sharp, and they'll say, 'Hey, just a Minute. You know who I Think that is?' And They'll Start Tailing me. And I Don't mind.” 

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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.” 

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“If I’m a Star, then The People Made me a Star.” 

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I've Been on a Calendar, but I've Never Been on Time.” 

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“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 Atimulate 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.”

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“Respect is One of Life’s Greatest Treasures. I Mean, what does it all Add up to if you Don’t have that?”

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Wise Girls Kiss but Never Love,
Listen but Never Believe,
And Leave before they are Left.
” 

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“Fame will Go by and, so long, I’ve had you, Fame. If it Goes by, I’ve Always Known it was Fickle.”

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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.” 

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Naturally, there are Times when Every Woman Likes to be Flattered... to Feel she is The Most Important thing in Someone's World. Only a Man can Paint this Picture.” 

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Maybe I’ll Never be Able to do what I Hope to, but at least I have Hope.” 

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Depending upon my Activities, I Sleep between Five and Ten hours every Night. I Sleep in an Extra-wide Single bed, and I Use only One heavy Down Comforter over me, Summer or Winter. I have Never been able to Wear Pajamas or Creepy Nightgowns; they Disturb my Sleep.” 

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

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“First, I’m Trying to Prove to Myself that I’m a Person. Then maybe I’ll Convince myself that I’m an Actress.” 

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“I Think that when you are Famous every Weakness is Exaggerated.” 

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At Twelve I Looked like a Girl of Seventeen. My Body was Developed and Shapely. I still Wore the Blue dress and the Blouse The Orphanage provided. They Made me look like an Overgrown Lummox.” 

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“She was a Girl who Knew how to be Happy even when she was Sad. And that’s Important—you know.” 

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“Beneath The Makeup and behind The Smile I am just a Girl who Wishes for The World.” 

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The Sky is Not The Limit. Your Mind is.” 

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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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Dreaming about Being an Actress, is more Exciting then Being One.” 

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Men Love you more if they can be Made a Little uncertain about Owning 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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“They Think I’m Crazy, but Trust me… I’m 100% there.” 

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“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.” 

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“Boys Think Girls are Like Books, If The Cover Doesn’t Catch their Eye They Won’t bother to Read what’s Inside.”

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A Friend Tells you what you Want to hear; a Best Friend tells you The Truth.” 

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“We should all Start to Live before we Get Old. Fear is Stupid. So are Regrets.”

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Friendship is The Bestiest thing that comes to Life. Friends will always be there for you Don't Worry about The Fakes Worry about The People who had your Back from The Start and Never Treated you Wrong always Remember they are your Real Friends Don't Never take them as Granted because One Day your Going to Lose a Good Friend by The Way your action's are when you See a Good Friend stick to that Person.” 

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“Sweetie, If you’re Going to be Two-Faced, at least Make One of them Pretty.” 

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“I’m The Type of Person that tries to Fall back asleep in The Morning just to Finish a Dream.” 

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“Fame is Fickle, and I Know it. It has its Compensations but it also has its Drawbacks, and I’ve Experienced them both.” 

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“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.”  

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Maybe I’ll Never be Able to do what I Hope to, but at least I have Hope.” 

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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.” 

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“I Don't mind Making Jokes, but I Don't Want to Look Like One.” 

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“I Restore Myself when I'm Alone.”  

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“When you have a Good Friend that really Cares for you and Tries to Stick in there with you, you Treat them like Nothing. Learn to be a Good Friend because One day you're Gonna Look up and Say I Lost a Good Friend. Learn how to be Respectful to your Friends, Don't just Start Arguments with them and Don't Tell them The Reason, always Remember your Friends will be there Quicker than your Family. Learn to Remember you got Great Friends, Don't Forget that and They will always Care for you No Matter what. Always Remember to Smile and Look up at what you Got in Life.” 

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A Smart Girl Leaves before she is Left.” 

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There was my Name up in Lights. I said, 'God, somebody's Made a Mistake.' But there it was, in Lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're Not a Star.' Yet there it was Up in Lights.” 

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“I’m a Failure as a Woman. My men Expect so much of Me, because of The Image they’ve Made of MeV– 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.”

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I am Not a Victim of Emotional Conflicts. I am Human.” 

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A Career is Born in Public - Talent in Privacy.” 

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My Public is Growing up just as I am. After all, I'm Not 19 anymore and if I Stick with the Sex bit, who will be Paying to See me when I'm 50?” 

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“In Spite of everything Life is Not without Hope.”

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I Learned to Walk as a Baby, and I Haven't had a Lesson since.” 

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Hollywood’s a Place where They’ll Pay you a Thousand Dollars for 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.”

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“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. Girls will be your Friends - They'll act Like it anyway. But just Remember, some Come, some Go. The Ones that Stay with you through Everything - They're your True Best Friends. Don't let go of them. 

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Friends Accept you The Way you are.” 

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I Keep my Undies in The Icebox!” 

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Being a Sex symbol is a Heavy load to Carry, especially when One is Tired, Hurt and Bewildered.” 

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Respect is One of Life's Greatest Treasures. I mean, what does it all Add up to if you Don't have that?” 

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