Quotes by Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962) was a twentieth-century movie star, sex symbol and pop icon. Raised as Norma Jeane Baker, her rise to stardom began when she was recruited to do magazine modeling while her first husband was in the army. She was soon discovered and offered a movie contract by 20th Century Fox, where she adopted the name with which she gained fame. After starting with bit roles, she soon became known for her comedic skills and remarkable screen presence. She worked toward serious acting roles later in her career, but constant publicity and romantic disappointments led her to the problems with drinking and drugs which prevented her from realizing these goals. The circumstances surrounding her untimely death have been the subject of much speculation, but have not tarnished her reputation as a legendary screen actress. more

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I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control and a little hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, you sure the hell don't deserve me at my best.

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.
To all the girls that think you're fat because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful one, it's society that's ugly.
Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.
Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
I have been on a calendar, but never on time.
Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
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 experienced, but that's not where I live.
She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that's important.
I am always running into peoples’ unconscious.
A career is born in public—talent in privacy.
My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation—but I’m working on the foundation.
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife … I guess I am a fantasy.

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