Marilyn Monroe Quotes:
I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.Marilyn Monroe
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.MARILYN MONROE
I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.MARILYN MONROE
A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.MARILYN MONROE
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.MARILYN MONROE
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn’t any.MARILYN MONROE
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation.MARILYN MONROE
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
The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.MARILYN MONROE
It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.MARILYN MONROE
I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.MARILYN MONROE
First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.MARILYN MONROE
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.MARILYN MONROE
Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.MARILYN MONROE
There was my name up in lights. I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’ But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’ Yet there it was up in lights.MARILYN MONROE
I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.MARILYN MONROE
My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation, but I’m working on the foundation.MARILYN MONROE
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.MARILYN MONROE
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.MARILYN MONROE
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.MARILYN MONROE
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.MARILYN MONROE
I’ve always wanted a baby.MARILYN MONROE
Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.MARILYN MONROE
There isn’t anybody that looks like me without clothes on.MARILYN MONROE
I just got to feel that whoever I marry has some real regard for me.MARILYN MONROE
I don’t want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.MARILYN MONROE
I think I have always had a little humor.MARILYN MONROE
I don’t digest things with my mind.MARILYN MONROE
What’s the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?MARILYN MONROE
Who is Marilyn Monroe ?
The actress, model and singer was an American actress, Marilyn Monroe born to Norma Jeane Mortenson; from June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962. Renown to play comedical ‘blonde bombshells,’ she became an embodiment of changing attitudes towards sexuality in the 1950s and early 1960s and a popular sex symbol.
Her films amounted to 200 million dollars (equivalent to $2 billion in 2019) at the time of her death in 1962. She had become a top-billed actress only for ten years. It is still one of the major icons of popular culture more than half a century later.
In Los Angeles, Monroe was born and raised. She spent most of her childhood in foster and orphanage homes and married when she was sixteen years old. During the Second World War, she worked in the facilities when she met a first motion picture unit photographer and started a successful carriage in pin-up modeling.
The work led to short-term deals with Fox and Columbia Images from the 20th century. She signed a new agreement with Fox in late 1950 with a series of minor film roles.
In the next two years, she has become a popular actress with roles in a variety of comedies, including As Young As You Feel, and Monkey Business. It turned out she had posed for nude pictures in advance of becoming a star, but the story did not damage her career, and instead increased interest in her films.
It was a scandal. By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars; she had leading roles in the film noir Niagara, which focused on her sex appeal, and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire, which established her star image as a “dumb blonde”.
The same year she used naked images as the centerpiece and cover of Playboy’s first edition. She played an important role throughout her career in creating and managing her public image, but she was disappointed when she was typecast and underpaid in the studio. In the early 1954 she was suspended briefly because she refused a film project but returned to starry at The Seven Year Itch (1955).