Top 55 Marilyn Monroe quotes about Love, Life and Feminism

Marilyn Monroe (born June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. The real name of Marilyn Monroe was Norma Jeane Mortenson. During her life, she overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world’s biggest and most enduring sex symbols. On August 5, 1962, at 36 years old, Marilyn Monroe died at her Los Angeles home. An empty bottle of sleeping pills was found by her bed. There has been some speculation over the years that she may have been murdered, but the cause of her death was officially ruled as a drug overdose. So, In this post let’s see some of her inspiring quotes regarding Love and Life.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


“There is a need for aloneness, which I don’t think most people realize for an actor. It’s almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you’ll let the whole world in on only for a moment when you’re acting. But everybody is always tugging at you. They’d all like sort of a chunk of you.”

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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.”


“Depending on 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.”


“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”


“I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.”


“Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with.”

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“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


“If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.”

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“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.”


“I restore myself when I’m alone.”


“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.”


“I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.”


“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.”


“For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.”

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“Imperfection is a beauty. Madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”


“I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.”


“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.”


“I defy gravity.”


“It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.”

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“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.”


“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.”


“If I’m a star, then the people made me a star.”


“I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.”


“Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.”

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“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”


“You never know what life is like until you have lived it.”


“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.”


“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times tough to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”


“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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“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 of friendship.”


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


“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”


“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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“It’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”


“Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.”


“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.”


“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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“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.”


“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”


“Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?”


“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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“They think I’m crazy, but trust me… I’m 100% there.”


“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.”


“You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.”


“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.”


“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.”

Top 55 Marilyn Monroe quotes about Love, Life and Feminism
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