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Marilyn Monroe quotes

I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.

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

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

Black men don't like to be called 'boys,' but women accept being called 'girls.'

I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so.

I never wanted to be Marilyn - it just happened. Marilyn's like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.

There isn't anybody that looks like me without clothes on.

We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.

Fame may go by and - so long, I've had you.

I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven't had a lesson since.

I love a natural look in pictures.

It is wonderful to have someone praise you, to be desired.

It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.

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.

Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world.

I defy gravity.

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

I myself would like to become more disciplined within my work.

I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity, and that includes all kinds of parts.

Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.