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Marilyn Monroe quotes

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

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

In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo.

I'm looking forward to becoming a marvelous - excuse the word marvelous - character actress. like Marie Dressler, like Will Rogers.

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.

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.

A smart girl leaves before she is left.

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.

A career is born in public - talent in privacy.

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

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.

I want to be an artist, not... a celluloid aphrodisiac.

I've always felt toward the slightest scene, even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say, 'Hi,' that the people ought to get their money's worth and that this is an obligation of mine, to give them the best you can get from me.

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.

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

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

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

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.

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

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.