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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.

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

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.

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