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  A wise girl kisses but doesnt love, listens but doesnt believe, and leaves before she is left.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I am invariably late for appointments, sometimes, as much as two hours. I have tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  A career is wonderful, but you cant curl up with it on a cold night.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Please dont make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe. I dont mind making jokes, but I dont want to look like one. I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have 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
  

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

  Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous then absolutely boring.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I am selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you cant handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell dont deserve me at my best.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  I restore myself when I am alone. A career is born in public - talent in privacy.  
 -  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
  

  People ask me if I am going on making cheesecake pictures now that I am a star. My answer is that as long as there is a boy in Korea who wants a pin-up of me, I will go on posing for them.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  - Did you really pose for that calendar with nothing on? - I had the radio on.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I believe 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 are right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And some times, good things fall apart so better things can fall together.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Who said nights were for sleep?  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  It is often just enough to be with someone. I dont need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I always say a kiss on the hand feels very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Dont let go of them.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I have been on a calendar, but never on time.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I dont mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

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

  I have never fooled anyone. I have 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
  

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

  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.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it is a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I dont mind making jokes, but I dont want to look like one.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  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, dont just start arguments with them and dont tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, dont 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.  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they dont expect me to be serious about my work.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  A strong man doesnt have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesnt match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night - there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I am not going to worry about them. I am dreaming the hardest.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The chief drawback with men is that they are too talkative.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.  
 -  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
  

  You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Nothing lasts forever, so live it up. Drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the bullshit. Take chances and never have regrets because, at one point, everything you did was exactly what you wanted.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Boys think girls are like books - if the cover doesnt catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.  
 -  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
  

  It is better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.  
 -  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 am already better than them.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Ever notice how 'What the hell?' is always the right answer? Think of this one the next time a friend asks you to try a new group exercise class or sign up for a race with her.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why cant I just be an ordinary woman? A woman who can have a family. I'd settle for just one baby. My own baby.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I dont want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I dont know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  When you're a failure in Hollywood, that's like starving to death outside a banquet hall, with smells of filet mignon driving you crazy.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it is a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.  
 -  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're gonna be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Dogs never bite me, just humans.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Just because you fall once doesnt mean you're gonna fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you dont then who will?  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Dogs never bite me. Just humans.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  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.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Just because you fall once doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will?  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Did you really pose for that calendar with nothing on? I had the radio on.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  What do you wear in bed? Chanel No. 5.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Nothing lasts forever, so live it up. Drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the bullshit. Take chances and never have regrets because, at one point, everything you did was exactly what you wanted.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  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
  

  I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night - there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  Please don't make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe. I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one. I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.  
 -  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 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 always say a kiss on the hand feels very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  When you're a failure in Hollywood, that's like starving to death outside a banquet hall, with smells of filet mignon driving you crazy.  
 -  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
  

  I always say a kiss on the hand feels very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

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

  The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  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.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  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.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I restore myself when I'm alone. A career is born in public - talent in privacy.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I restore myself when I'm alone. A career is born in public - talent in privacy.  
 -  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
  

  Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.  
 -  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
  

  The embarrassment after the anger is biggest humiliation a person can experience.  
 -  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
  

  I restore myself when I'm alone.  
 -  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
  

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

  It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Dogs never bite me. Just humans.  
 -  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 think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  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
  

  There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I think I have always had a little humor.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress, I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The public doesn't mind people living together without being married, providing they don't overdo 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
  

  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
  

  Nothing's ever easy as long as you go on living.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Consider the fellow. He never spends his time telling you about his previous night's date. You get the idea he has eyes only for you and wouldn't think of looking at another woman.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.' But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Within crisis, are the seeds of opportunity.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I read poetry to save time.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.  
 -  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
  

  I remember when I was in high school I didn't have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.' But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  I wish I knew why I am so anguished.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe