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One of the most popular Marilyn Monroe quotes is ” Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Which basically describes her personality being stunningly beautiful and unique.  If you are inspired by Marilyn Monroe quotes you can have it available every day.

It is very easy to have a daily dose of Marilyn Monroe quotes. Be inspired and confident, know life in the perspective of Marilyn Monroe. We all have to deal with some insecurities especially women. However seeing an inspiration like Marilyn Monroe can indeed boost our morale and confidence. No matter what our color or size is, we can all be confident with our body and skins. We would also realize that making mistakes is indeed part of our lives; no one is perfect. We would also understand people around us and know how their struggles have help them build their characters just like Marilyn.

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Famous Marilyn Monroe Quotes And Sayings

  • I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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.

  • 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 for friendship.quotes from marilyn monroe

  • A smart girl leaves before she is left.

  • We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.

  • You know, most people really don’t know me.

  • I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.Marilyn Monroe Quotes And Sayings

  • Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered… to feel she is the most important thing in someone’s world. Only a man can paint this picture.

  • Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.

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

  • Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.

  • The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.

  • I restore myself when I’m alone.

    Marilyn Monroe Quotes And Sayings

  • 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.

  • Friends accept you the way you are.

  • We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.quotes from marilyn monroe

  • I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.

  • I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.

  • 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 Quotes And Sayings

  • 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.

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

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

  • Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

  • The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.Marilyn Monroe Quotes And Sayings

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

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

  • 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.

  • A man makes you feel important – makes you glad you are a woman.

  • I’m looking forward to becoming a marvelous – excuse the word marvelous – character actress. like Marie Dressler, like Will Rogers.Marilyn Monroe Quotes And Sayings

  • I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.

  • A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.

  • There is a need for aloneness, which I don’t think most people realise 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.

  • Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.quotes from marilyn monroe

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

  • Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.

  • 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.marilyn monroe quotes

  • Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.

  • I like to feel blonde all over.

  • One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.

  • Sometimes I’ve been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.

  • 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.

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

  • It’s all make believe, isn’t it?

  • 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’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.marilyn monroe quotes

  • When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.

  • With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else’s ideas about you, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself – for survival and living day to day with what comes up.

  • There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.

  • 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 quotes

  • 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.

  • The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves.

  • Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.

  • Fame doesn’t fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.

  • I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.’ But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.marilyn monroe quotes

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

  • It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.

  • Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.

  • A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.quotes from marilyn monroe

  • Consider the fellow. He never spends his time telling you about his previous night’s date. You get the idea he has eyes only for you and wouldn’t think of looking at another woman.

  • 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.marilyn monroe quotes

  • Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?

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

  • I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.

  • Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I’d sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn’t miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either.

  • It is wonderful to have someone praise you, to be desired.

  • A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.marilyn monroe quote

  • Nothing’s ever easy as long as you go on living.

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

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

  • We should all start to live before we get too old.

  • I am alone; I am always alone no matter what.

  • I defy gravity.

  • What good am I? I can’t have kids. I can’t cook. I’ve been divorced three times. Who would want me?marilyn monroe quote

  • If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.

  • What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers.

  • Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

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

  • If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.marilyn monroe quote

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

  • Dogs never bite me – just humans.

  • Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer. You’re gay, you’re sick, you’re nervous or whatever.

  • If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it’s that I’ve never been a kept woman.

  • I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don’t think so.

  • I always have a full-length mirror next to the camera when I’m doing publicity stills. That way, I know how I look.marilyn monroe quote

  • When I was a youngster I lived with different families. I nearly always felt closer to the man of the house. Maybe because I always dreamed of having a father of my own.

  • I’ve often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.

  • 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.

  • I know I will never be happy, but I know I can be gay!

  • 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 love a natural look in pictures.marilyn monroe quote

  • Only the public can make a star. It’s the studios who try to make a system out of it.

  • I don’t know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can’t stand to be invited someplace that isn’t full of other important people. They don’t mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners.

  • I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven’t had a lesson since.

  • Someone said to me, ‘If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?’ My answer was then and still is, ‘If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.’

  • I don’t want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.quotes by marilyn monroe

  • I never wanted to be Marilyn – it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.

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

  • Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, ‘One tear, right now,’ that one tear would pop out.

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

  • Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.

  • When I was five I think, that’s when I started wanting to be an actress.

  • I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.

  • I want to be an artist, not… a celluloid aphrodisiac.quotes by marilyn monroe

  • I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

  • It’s nice to be included in people’s fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.

  • Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I’ve experienced them both.

  • The working men, I’ll go by and they’ll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, ‘Oh, it’s a girl. She’s got blond hair and she’s not out of shape,’ and then they say, ‘Gosh, it’s Marilyn Monroe!’

  • I have evolved my own exercises, for the muscles I wish to keep firm, and I know they are right for me because I can feel them putting the proper muscles into play as I exercise.quotes by marilyn monroe

  • A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.

  • My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. To put it bluntly, 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 don’t digest things with my mind.

  • A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.quotes by marilyn monroe

  • Someday I want to have children and give them all the love I never had.

  • In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.

  • Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I’ve ever met.

  • Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.quotes by marilyn monroe

  • When I was 11, the whole world was closed to me. I just felt I was on the outside of the world.

  • 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.

  • If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened – as if somebody was trying to demote them.

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

  • Sometimes, wearing a scarf and a polo coat and no makeup and with a certain attitude of walking, I go shopping or just look at people living. But then, you know, there will be a few teenagers who are kind of sharp, and they’ll say, ‘Hey, just a minute. You know who I think that is?’ And they’ll start tailing me. And I don’t mind.quotes marilyn monroe

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

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

  • If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers!

  • 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.

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

  • If I close my eyes and think of Hollywood, all I see is one big varicose vein.quotes marilyn monroe

  • There are many times when a woman will ask another girl friend how she likes her new hat. She will reply, ‘Fine,’ but slap her hand to her forehead the minute the girl leaves to yipe, ‘What a horror!’

  • 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.

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

  • I’ll think I have a few wonderful friends and all of a sudden, ooh, here it comes. They do a lot of things. They talk about you to the press, to their friends, tell stories, and you know, it’s disappointing.

  • It’s not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do – everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.quotes marilyn monroe

  • I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that sometimes I was fooling somebody; I don’t know who or what, maybe myself.

  • I’ve never dropped anyone I believed in.

  • I don’t look at myself as a commodity, but I’m sure a lot of people have.

  • Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.

  • I don’t consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people.

  • The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.quotes marilyn monroe

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

  • I’ve found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.

  • I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll be a great actress.

  • An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.

  • Girls shouldn’t worry about being the equal of men in the business world.

  • I just got to feel that whoever I marry has some real regard for me.quotes marilyn monroe

  • I myself would like to become more disciplined within my work.

  • I want the world to see my body.

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