Marilyn Monroe Quotes.
I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone’s wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.
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’ve never dropped anyone I believed in.
Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
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.
I read poetry to save time.
I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.
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!’
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
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.
What’s the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?
I don’t look at myself as a commodity, but I’m sure a lot of people have.
When I was five, I think, that’s when I started wanting to be an actress. I loved to play. I didn’t like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. It was like you could make your own boundaries.
I never wanted to be Marilyn – it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.
Arthur Miller wouldn’t have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.
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.