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Marilyn Monroe quotes

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.

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

I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.

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.

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

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

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

The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.

It's all make believe, isn't it?

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.

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

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

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.