Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic “dumb blonde” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars, with leading roles in three films .
It Is Wonderful To Have Someone Praise You, To Be Desired.
If Your Man Is A Sports Enthusiast, You May Have To Resign Yourself To His Spouting Off In A Monotone On A Prize Fight, Football Game Or Pennant Race.
When It Comes To Gossip, I Have To Readily Admit Men Are As Guilty As Women.
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.
I'm Selfish, Impatient, And A Little Insecure. I Make Mistakes, I'm 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 Used To Think As I Looked Out On The Hollywood Night, 'There Must Be Thousands Of Girls Sitting Alone Like Me Dreaming Of Being A Movie Star.' But I'm Not Going To Worry About Them. I'm Dreaming The Hardest.
I Read Poetry To Save Time.
If There Is Only One Thing In My Life That I Am Proud Of, It's That I've Never Been A Kept Woman.
The Nicest Thing For Me Is Sleep, Then At Least I Can Dream.
What I Really Want To Say: That What The World Really Needs Is A Real Feeling Of Kinship. Everybody: Stars, Laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We Are All Brothers.
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.
A Woman Can't Be Alone. She Needs A Man. A Man And A Woman Support And Strengthen Each Other. She Just Can't Do It By Herself.
I Learned To Walk As A Baby, And I Haven't Had A Lesson Since.
The Real Lover Is The Man Who Can Thrill You Just By Touching Your Head Or Smiling Into Your Eyes - Or Just By Staring Into Space.
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 Don't Know If High Society Is Different In Other Cities, But In Hollywood, Important People Can't Stand To Be Invited Someplace That Isn't Full Of Other Important People. They Don't Mind A Few Unfamous People Being Present Because They Make Good Listeners.
If A Star Or Studio Chief Or Any Other Great Movie Personages Find Themselves Sitting Among A Lot Of Nobodies, They Get Frightened - As If Somebody Was Trying To Demote Them.
I Am Trying To Find Myself. Sometimes That's Not Easy.
My Dinners At Home Are Startlingly Simple. Every Night, I Stop At The Market Near My Hotel And Pick Up A Steak, Lamb Chops Or Some Liver, Which I Broil In The Electric Oven In My Room. I Usually Eat Four Or Five Raw Carrots With My Meat, And That Is All. I Must Be Part Rabbit; I Never Get Bored With Raw Carrots.
Sometimes, Wearing A Scarf And A Polo Coat And No Makeup And With A Certain Attitude Of Walking, I Go Shopping Or Just Look At People Living. But Then, You Know, There Will Be A Few Teenagers Who Are Kind Of Sharp, And They'll Say, 'Hey, Just A Minute. You Know Who I Think That Is?' And They'll Start Tailing Me. And I Don't Mind.
Hollywood Is A Place Where They'll Pay You A Thousand Dollars For A Kiss And Fifty Cents For Your Soul.
I'll Think I Have A Few Wonderful Friends And All Of A Sudden, Ooh, Here It Comes. They Do A Lot Of Things. They Talk About You To The Press, To Their Friends, Tell Stories, And You Know, It's Disappointing.
When I Was 11, The Whole World Was Closed To Me. I Just Felt I Was On The Outside Of The World.
Before Marriage, A Girl Has To Make Love To A Man To Hold Him. After Marriage, She Has To Hold Him To Make Love To Him.
We Human Beings Are Strange Creatures And Still Reserve The Right To Think For Ourselves.
I Want To Be An Artist, Not... A Celluloid Aphrodisiac.
I Defy Gravity.
I Am Not A Victim Of Emotional Conflicts. I Am Human.
I Know I Will Never Be Happy, But I Know I Can Be Gay!
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 Just Got To Feel That Whoever I Marry Has Some Real Regard For Me.
When I Was Five I Think, That's When I Started Wanting To Be An Actress.
I Love A Natural Look In Pictures.
Experts On Romance Say For A Happy Marriage There Has To Be More Than A Passionate Love. For A Lasting Union, They Insist, There Must Be A Genuine Liking For Each Other. Which, In My Book, Is A Good Definition For Friendship.
A Smart Girl Leaves Before She Is Left.
I Used To Get The Feeling, And Sometimes I Still Get It, That Sometimes I Was Fooling Somebody; I Don't Know Who Or What, Maybe Myself.
Only The Public Can Make A Star. It's The Studios Who Try To Make A System Out Of It.
I Myself Would Like To Become More Disciplined Within My Work.
I Have Too Many Fantasies To Be A Housewife. I Guess I Am A Fantasy.
Like Any Creative Human Being, I Would Like A Bit More Control So That It Would Be A Little Easier For Me When The Director Says, 'One Tear, Right Now,' That One Tear Would Pop Out.
I Always Have A Full-length Mirror Next To The Camera When I'm Doing Publicity Stills. That Way, I Know How I Look.
Fame May Go By And - So Long, I've Had You.
Fame Is Like Caviar, You Know - It's Good To Have Caviar But Not When You Have It At Every Meal.
I've Found Men Are Less Likely To Let Petty Things Annoy Them.
When I Was A Youngster I Lived With Different Families. I Nearly Always Felt Closer To The Man Of The House. Maybe Because I Always Dreamed Of Having A Father Of My Own.
Sometimes I Feel My Whole Life Has Been One Big Rejection.
In Hollywood A Girl's Virtue Is Much Less Important Than Her Hairdo.
For A Long Time I Was Scared I'd Find Out I Was Like My Mother.
There Are Many Times When A Woman Will Ask Another Girl Friend How She Likes Her New Hat. She Will Reply, 'Fine,' But Slap Her Hand To Her Forehead The Minute The Girl Leaves To Yipe, 'What A Horror!'
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?