When it comes to beautiful cultural icons of the 1950s, one actress that immediately comes to mind is Marilyn Monroe. Born in 1926, Marilyn Monroe had to face tremendous personal challenges growing up; however, she rose above them to become one of the most famous and iconic actresses of all time.
She, unfortunately, passed away at the young age of 36 but not before leaving a legacy of amazing films, moments, and quotes. The following 47 Marilyn Monroe quotes cover everything from life to love and will stand the test of time.
1) Let the Marilyn Monroe quotes begin!
“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.” – 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 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.” – Marilyn Monroe
5) Wise Marilyn Monroe quotes.
“You better believe when the conversation is getting shorter with you…It’s getting longer with someone else…” – Marilyn Monroe
“Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting than being one.” – Marilyn Monroe
10) Stay your ground with Marilyn Monroe quotes and photos.
“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.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Fame is like caviar, you know — it’s good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.” – Marilyn Monroe
“It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I always felt insecure and in the way, but most of all I felt scared. I guess I wanted love more than anything else in the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
“For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.” – Marilyn Monroe
“A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” – Marilyn Monroe
16) Treat yourself with Marilyn Monroe quotes and photos.
“I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.” – Marilyn Monroe
“If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never got anywhere.” – Marilyn Monroe
“If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it’s that I’ve never been a kept woman.” – 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
21) Insightful quotes and photos by Marilyn Monroe.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe
“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 a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.” – Marilyn Monroe
“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?” – Marilyn Monroe
“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe
26) Find yourself with the help of Marilyn Monroe quotes.
“Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” – 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
“Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?” – Marilyn Monroe
30) Be happy with Marilyn Monroe quotes.
“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s sad.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
“If I’m a star, then the people made me a star.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.” – 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
35) Reach for success with inspiring Marilyn Monroe quotes.
“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
36) Beautiful photos and quotes by Marilyn Monroe.
“Sweetie, if you’re gonna be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty.” – 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
“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 think that love and work are the only things that really happen to us.” – Marilyn Monroe
40) Marilyn Monroe photos and quotes fit for a queen.
“Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.” – Marilyn Monroe
“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – 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
44) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of Marilyn Monroe quotes…
“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.” – Marilyn Monroe
45) Profound Quotes by Marilyn Monroe.
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe
47) I hope you enjoyed these Marilyn Monroe quotes!
“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.” – Marilyn Monroe
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