June 1, 1926 - August 4, 1962

Actress. Model. Singer

104 Greatest Quotes By Marilyn Monroe

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy. Marilyn Monroe
Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. Marilyn Monroe
Nothing's ever easy as long as you go on living. Marilyn Monroe
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. 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
Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Marilyn Monroe
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. Marilyn Monroe
I want to be an artist, not... a celluloid aphrodisiac. Marilyn Monroe
It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on. Marilyn Monroe
I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that's not easy. Marilyn Monroe
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Marilyn Monroe
Don't stop when you're tired; stop when you're done. Marilyn Monroe
Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them. Marilyn Monroe
I am alone; I am always alone no matter what. Marilyn Monroe
Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life. 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
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things could fall together. Marilyn Monroe
You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love. Marilyn Monroe
I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else. Marilyn Monroe
Happiness is not in money, but in shopping. Marilyn Monroe
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything. Marilyn Monroe
Happiness is the most important thing in the world, without it, you live a life of depression. Marilyn Monroe
I know I will never be happy, but I know I can be gay! 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
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. Marilyn Monroe
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one. Marilyn Monroe
All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same. 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
There are always two sides to every story. Marilyn Monroe
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time. Marilyn Monroe
Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. Marilyn Monroe
I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy. Marilyn Monroe
It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all. 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
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
The more I think of it, the more I realize there are no answers. Life is to be lived. Marilyn Monroe
She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know. Marilyn Monroe
If you don't love me at my worst, then you don't deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection. Marilyn Monroe
The sky is not the limit. Your mind is. Marilyn Monroe
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. 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
For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit. Marilyn Monroe
Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady. Marilyn Monroe
Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted. 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
I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since. Marilyn Monroe