106 Famous Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Beauty, Self-Love

These Marilyn Monroe quotes on Beauty, Self-Love, Life will inspire you to shine brighter than any.

Marilyn Monroe born with the name of Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, was an American actress, model, and singer. She was one of the most celebrated film stars and pop culture icons of the 20th century.

Monroe has been through a very difficult childhood. Being the daughter of a single mother with severe mental health issues, her mother was restricted to the psychiatric institutions due to that she has been passed through an orphanage and 12 successive sets of foster parents.

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Monroe said she was raped at the age of 11 years old and has been sexually assaulted by many of her foster parents. She married at the age of 16 which saved her from being sent to another orphanage but later the marriage did not work out.

Her life was far from easy and that is what made her a strong and optimistic woman. It looked like she believed that the more difficult her life gets, the determined she became to find the resilient beauty in life, to shine, and become an inspiring figure among other girls and women. As a result, she became one of the most celebrated actresses of her era.

Starting her career as a model, later Marilyn Monroe starred in a total of 29 films that grossed a combined total of $200 million in her Hollywood career before her untimely death in 1962. She founded her own production company in 1955 in New York. People are still fascinated with her beauty and talent and she continues to be a major pop icon despite her death.

Here we are sharing a collection of Marilyn Monroe quotes on Beauty, Self-Love, Life for you to get inspired and shine like a star.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I restore myself when I’m alone.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Famous Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“I just want to be wonderful.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“It’s all make believe, isn’t it?”
― Marilyn Monroe

“We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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

“I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Savage Marilyn Monroe Quotes

“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Who said nights were for sleep?”
― Marilyn Monroe

“You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know ”
― Marilyn Monroe

“All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“It’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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

Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Beauty

“The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. ”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I’ve got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?”
― Marilyn Monroe

“A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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

“A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her”
― Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes, Phrases And Sayings

“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

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
― Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn: Her Life In Own Words

“I’m a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they’ve made of me—and that I’ve made of myself—as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman’s and I can’t live up to it”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Maybe I’ll never be able to do what I hope to, but at least I have hope.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Your clothes should be tight enough to show you’re a woman but loose enough to show you’re a lady”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I read poetry to save time.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I could never pretend something I didn’t feel. I could never make love if I didn’t love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night”
― Marilyn Monroe

“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.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Love

“Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius”
― Marilyn Monroe

“They will only care when you’re gone.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“A friend tells you what you want to hear; a best friend tells you the truth.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.”
― Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words

“I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I had to use my wits or else I’d have been sunk – and nothings going to sink me. Everyone was always pulling at me, tugging at me, as if they wanted a piece of me. It was always, ‘do this, do that,’ and not just on the job but off, too. God, I’ve tried to stay intact, whole.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I lay in bed at night crying to myself. The only one who loved me and watched over me was someone I couldn’t see or hear or touch.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Real Marilyn Monroe Movie Quotes

“Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you are living?”
― Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words

“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

“I would have told her then she was the only thing that I could
love in this dying world but the simple word “love” itself already died and went away.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I wanted to ask a thousand questions, but there was no one to ask. Besides I knew that people only told lies to children-lies about everything from soup to Santa Claus.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done …”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Suicide, is a persons privilege. I don’t believe it’s a sin or a crime it’s your right if you do. Though it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence.”
― Marilyn Monroe, Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Life

“Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them.”
― Marilyn Monroe, My Story

“I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I have too many fantasies to be a housewife…. I guess I am a fantasy.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.”
― Marilyn Monroe, My Story

“A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.”
― Marilyn Monroe, My Story

“You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.”
― Marilyn Monroe, My Story

“Always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, Sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“When you’re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you’re laughing again.”
― Marilyn Monroe, My Story

“I learned to walk as a baby and I haven’t had a lesson since.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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“Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.”
― 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

“I’m for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It’s really tragic. ”
― 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

“That’s the way you feel when you’re beaten inside. You don’t feel angry at those who’ve beaten you. You just feel ashamed.”
― Marilyn Monroe, My Story

“Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don’t expect me to be serious about my work.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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

Marilyn Monroe Inspirational Body Quotes

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am 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.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course”
― Marilyn Monroe

“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Too often they don’t realize what they have until it’s gone.
…they’re too stubborn to say, ‘Sorry, I was wrong’
they hurt the ones closest to their hearts,
and we let the most foolish things tear us apart”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Friendship is the best thing that comes to life. Friends will always be there for you don’t worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don’t take them for granted because one day you’re going to lose a good friend by the way your actions are when you see a good friend stick to that person .”
― Marilyn Monroe

“I’m not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.”
― 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

“When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you’re gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don’t just start arguments with them and don’t tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don’t forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“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

“I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.”
― 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’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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