35 Inspiring Marilyn Monroe Quotes & Sayings

Marilyn Monroe was an iconic American actress, who sadly committed suicide in 1962, at just 36 years old.

Monroe became one of the most iconic sex symbols of the 1950’s, and her quotes are highly aimed at females and relationships.

Here’s our collection of 35 inspiring Marilyn Monroe quotes and sayings:


35 Marilyn Monroe Quotes

1. “Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with.” – Marilyn Monroe

2. “Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

3. “We should all start to live before we get old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

4. “Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

5. “A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.” – Marilyn Monroe

6. “You better believe when the conversation is getting shorter with you… it’s getting longer with someone else.” Marilyn Monroe

7. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times tough to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

8. “A girl knows her limits but a wise girl knows she has none.” – Marilyn Monroe


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9. “If I worry about other bitches, I’d be just like them… another worried b***h.” – Marilyn Monroe

10. “When it comes down to it, let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them anyway.” – Marilyn Monroe

11. “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil, and I am just a small girl in a big world. Trying to find someone to love.” – Marilyn Monroe

12. “I think that love and work are the only things that really happen to us.” – Marilyn Monroe

13. “Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

14. “A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” – Marilyn Monroe

15. “Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?” – Marilyn Monroe

16. “Sweetie, if you’re going to be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty.” – Marilyn Monroe

17. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe


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18. “Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?” – Marilyn Monroe

19. “To all the girls who think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero. You’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.” – Marilyn Monroe

20. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.” – Marilyn Monroe

21. “She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s sad.” – Marilyn Monroe

22. “I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” – Marilyn Monroe

23. “It’s better to be unhappy alone, then to be unhappy with someone else.” – Marilyn Monroe

24. “They think I’m crazy, but trust me… I’m 100% there.” – Marilyn Monroe

25. “I think there’s two things in human beings… that they want to be alone, but they also want to be together.” – Marilyn Monroe

26. “A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe

27. “I’m the type of person that tries to fall back asleep in the morning just to finish a dream.” – Marilyn Monroe

28. “Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.” – Marilyn Monroe

29. “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.” – Marilyn Monroe


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30. “A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.” – Marilyn Monroe

31. “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.” – Marilyn Monroe

32. “I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.” – Marilyn Monroe

33. “Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I’ve experienced them both.” – Marilyn Monroe

34. “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.” – Marilyn Monroe

35. “No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.” – Marilyn Monroe



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