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Marilyn Monroe quotes

Why is it you always meet people when you look your worst?

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.

Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.

Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.

Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.

Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.

How do I know about a man's needs for a sex symbol? I'm a girl.

I don't want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.

I enjoy acting when you really hit it right.

I just got to feel that whoever I marry has some real regard for me.

I read poetry to save time.

I've always wanted a baby.

My public is growing up just as I am. After all, I'm not 19 anymore and if I stick with the sex bit, who will be paying to see me when I'm 50?

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?

I don't digest things with my mind.

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 think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.

In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.

Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met.

There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.