Women envied her, and men simply lost their minds.

Why this happened, until now, no one knows, because Marilyn Monroe had no reason to commit suicide, and according to the official version, the cause of death was an overdose of sleeping pills.

The American legend was only 36 years old. Marilyn Monroe quotes will stay with us forever. From time to time, with unsurpassed ease, she uttered very wise and succinct phrases. Besides natural beauty, it also attracted people to her.

Monroe was impressive when she was a redheaded chubby girl, Norma Jean Baker. She began posing for advertising photographs at seventeen – at the same time a woman was born, from whom it is impossible to look away.

Having dyed her hair platinum blonde, Marilyn created her own image, carefully considering makeup. So, she mixed eyeshadow to get a unique blue tint, applied lipstick in several layers, making her lips look fuller. Therefore, in addition to her wisdom, she was also a kind of style icon of her time.

Because of the trauma she experienced as a child, Marilyn wanted to be loved all her life. For this, she was ready for anything – and seven years before her death, she was seriously carried away by psychoanalysis. With her first doctor, Margaret Hogenberg, the actress met five times a week and became so dependent on her that she could not make even the slightest decision on her own.

But hopes that Margaret would help her increase her self-esteem were in vain. The change of the psychoanalyst also gave little. Therefore, at a relatively young age, she could surprise even the elderly with the depth of her knowledge of life. Beautiful magazine cover about unhappy love.

Best quotes by Marilyn Monroe

Her phrases still appear in women’s magazines, books and movies. This is a universal popularity that does not fade even after half a century.

“This is supposed to be an art form, not just a manufacturing establishment. The sensitivity that helps me to act, you see, also makes me react. An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.”

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I never wanted to be Marilyn — it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.”

“Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.”

“I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another — it shows an inner life. I like to see that there’s something going on inside them.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

Interesting quotes by Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe quotes

She always aroused genuine interest, and the aphorisms said were sometimes too unexpected for the public. It was for this ease that her fans loved her so much.

“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.”

“I always felt insecure and in the way, but most of all I felt scared. I guess I wanted love more than anything else in the world.”

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

“A girl doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t need her.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

Life quotes from Marilyn Monroe

It seems that she did not live long enough to reason about values. But it was a short, painful life. Perhaps she received as much experience as people do not get in 100 years.

“I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”

“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.”

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

“You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.”

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

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

“I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.”

“This is a free and democratic country and no one has a monopoly on anything.”

“I won’t be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn’t mean I want them to stop looking.”

“Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them.”

Quotes from Marilyn Monroe for every day

It seems that she did not live long enough to reason about values. But it was a short, painful life. Perhaps she received as much experience as people do not get in 100 years.

“I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone’s wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.”

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

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up.”

“All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”

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

“I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.”

“If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I’ve got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?”

“Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them.”

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

“It’s all make believe, isn’t it?”

Quotes with light wisdom from Marilyn Monroe

Top quotes by Marilyn Monroe

This ease was always with her. Even Marilyn Monroe’s school friends and her close acquaintances recalled this way. Their memories often surfaced after a very long time.

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

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

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

“I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

“For life: it is rather a determination not to be overwhelmed. For work: the truth can only be recalled, never invented.”

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

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

“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.”

“Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?”

Deep quotes from Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes a phrase dropped by accident became a cult aphorism. One got the impression that Marilyn Monroe had prepared them in advance. Most likely, she took advantage of the situation.

“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.”

“Anything’s possible, almost.”

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”

“You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.”

“The most unsatisfactory men are those who pride themselves on their virility and regard sex as if it were some form of athletics at which you can win cups. It is a woman’s spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting. The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or by just staring into space.”

“The ‘public’ scares me, but people I trust.”

“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

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

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

Marilyn Monroe quotes about life’s difficulties

Who, if not her, could know the most about this? Life constantly tested her strength. From her aphorisms, we can conclude that she lived on this planet for two centuries.

“Its not too much fun to know yourself too well or think you do — everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through and past the falls.”

“It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.”

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

“Who said nights were for sleep?”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe about social relations

Deep quotes from Marilyn Monroe

Her relationship with people was very close. Fans recalled that she could sign autographs for hours without fatigue. Therefore, a lot of her signatures have survived to this day.

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

“In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You’re judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.”

“Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.”

“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 trying to find the nailhead, not just strike the blow.”

“All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.”

“Men are climbing to the moon, but they don’t seem interested in the beating human heart.”

“I don’t understand why people aren’t a little more generous with each other.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

“I read poetry to save time.”

Marilyn Monroe quotes with great optimism

A girl from a poor family was always optimistic about the future, trying to find good things where in reality everything was absolutely black. It is thanks to this feature that her star shone in the Hollywood sky.

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

“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.”

“I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I restore myself when I’m alone.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting than being one.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Arthur Miller wouldn’t have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.”

The final compilation of quotes from Marilyn Monroe

Do not rush to say goodbye to the wonderful world of the aphorisms of this film star. She inspired millions of girls around the world, made them believe in themselves and rediscover the meaning of life.

Her image is still successfully copied by many beauties. But Marilyn Monroe was only one, wise beyond her years, capable of creating a quote out of nothing.

“I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.”

“Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, Fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Fame doesn’t fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.” – Marilyn Monroe

“One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Please quote me right!”

“Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.”

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

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.”

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

“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.”

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

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

Why Marilyn is relevant these days

Marilyn Monroe quotes with great optimism

Marilyn Monroe went down in history as one of the most beautiful and sexy women on the planet. How did it happen that the blonde goddess, the object of the dreams of millions of men and the envy of millions of women, hated her reflection in the mirror, considered herself a worthless person and a failure?

The lack of unconditional parental love and the unmet emotional needs of the little person raised her complexes in adulthood. Perhaps the world would not have known about her if she had been born and raised in an ordinary family. But pain and suffering gave rise to a thirst for glory, a desire to win universal love and prove that she deserves happiness.

A sad and wise example for millions of girls. She will remain for us forever that attractive blonde, behind whose image too much suffering was hidden. Her quotes are still relevant today because they lie outside of space and time.