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Marilyn Monroe quotes

Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.

I don't look at myself as a commodity, but I'm sure a lot of people have.

I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror.

I think I have always had a little humor.

I want the world to see my body.

I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.

Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it.

The 'public' scares me, but people I trust.

The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.

The public doesn't mind people living together without being married, providing they don't overdo it.

What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me?

What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman?

When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.

When I was 11, the whole world was closed to me. I just felt I was on the outside of the world.

When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress.

A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.

There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.

Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.

Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered... to feel she is the most important thing in someone's world. Only a man can paint this picture.