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Best quotes from Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most famous and beautiful actresses of all time. Born in 1926, she spent her youth living in foster homes, but she overcame her humble beginnings and catapulted to fame during the 1950s and 60s. In addition to her acting talents, Marilyn Monroe possessed depth and intelligence and she left us with some of the most profound quotes of all time. The following Marilyn Monroe quotes reveal an insightful life that ended far too soon.

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

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

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

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

“If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

“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.”

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

“All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.”

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

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

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

“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.”

“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together”

Marilyn Monroe quotes

“I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.”

“I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. 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.”

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

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

Marilyn Monroe quotes

“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.”

“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

“When you’re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you’re laughing again.”

“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.”

“Suicide, is a persons privilege. I don’t believe it’s a sin or a crime it’s your right if you do. Though it doesn’t get you anywhere.”

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

“People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.”

Marilyn Monroe quotes

“Maybe I’ll never be able to do what I hope to, but at least I have hope.”

“Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.”

“In spite of everything life is not without hope.”

“If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

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