30+ Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Feel inspired by this memorable woman's words.
Read these Marilyn Monroe quotes.


Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Norma Jeane Mortenson, best known as Marilyn Monroe, has been and still is a major popular culture icon. She was an American actress, model, and singer, all in one. More than half a century after her death, she is still considered one of the greatest sex-symbols the world has ever known. 


During the time she lived, she left her inspirational words as an inheritance. In this post, we want to remember the best quotes she left. 


1"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."

2"Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she'll conquer the world."

3"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."

4"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."

5"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."

6"Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about."

7"It's all make believe, isn't it?"

8"We should all start to live before we get too old."

9"I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that's not easy."

10"Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do."

11"Fear is stupid. So are regrets."

12"A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none."

13"A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.”

14“I think that love and work are the only things that really happen to us.”

15“A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.”

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

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

18“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

19“They think I’m crazy, but trust me… I’m 100% there.”

20“A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.”

21“Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting than being one.”

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

23“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.”

24"If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never got anywhere."

25"I defy gravity."

26"If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything."

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

28"Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak."

29"One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel."

30"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. "

31"A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself."

32"The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves."

33"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle."

34“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.”

35"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."