Marilyn Monroe Quotes / Famous Quotes
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 cents.
That’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I’m going to be a symbol of something, I’d rather it be sex than some of the things we’ve got symbols of… I just hate to be a thing.
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… If fame goes by, 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 experienced, but that’s not where I live.
I restore myself when I’m alone. A career is born in public — talent in privacy.
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine
I’m not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.
I’m a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they’ve made of me — and that I’ve made of myself — as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman’s and I can’t live up to it.
People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature — and it won’t hurt your feelings — like it’s happening to your clothing.
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.
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius.
It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
I’ve never dropped anyone I believed in.
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.
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.
I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
Creativity has got to start with humanity
and when you’re a human being,
you feel, you suffer.
People respect you because they feel
you’ve survived hard times and endured
and although you’ve become famous,
you haven’t become phony.
I don’t mind living in a man’s world
as long as I can be a woman in it.
I’m trying to find myself as a person,
sometimes that’s not easy to do.
Millions of people live their entire lives
without finding themselves.
But it is something I must do.
The best way for me to find myself as a person
is to prove to myself that I am an actress.
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife…
I guess I am a fantasy.
It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
It’s better for the whole world to know you,
even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.
A career is wonderful thing,
but you can’t snuggle up to it on a cold night.
Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs
lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.
A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves,
providing there are not too many.
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