Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon.

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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.

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

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

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

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.

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.

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

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

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.

If I'm a star then the people made me a star.

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.

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

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.

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.

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.

I don't mind making jokes but I don't want to look like one.

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.

I've been on a calendar but I've never been on time.

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation.

I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another ever really.

I restore myself when I'm alone.

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.

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.

I don't want to make money I just want to be wonderful.

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.

It's not true I had nothing on I had the radio on.

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

It's all make believe isn't it?

Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting then being one.

First I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.

The body is meant to be seen not all covered up.

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

To put it bluntly I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.

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.

What do I wear in bed? Why Chanel No. 5 of course.

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

The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had I would adopt another.

An actress is not a machine but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.

If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.

I don't know who invented high heels but all women owe him a lot.

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved for myself and for my talent.

Fame will go by and so long I've had you fame. If it goes by I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience but that's not where I live.

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.