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Marilyn Monroe quotes

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.

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

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.

A smart girl leaves before she is left.

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.

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

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.

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

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.