The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings

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Ah, Marilyn Monroe. One of the most beautiful women to ever grace the big screen - or the world, for that matter. Marilyn Monroe quotes range from the funny to the insightful to the, well, sad. The public opinion on Marilyn Monroe definitely stretches across a large spectrum. Some envied her, while some despised her. Say what you want, but there was only one Marilyn, and she lives on via her iconic image, her brilliant comedic film performances and, of course, her quotes. I've included some of Marilyn Monroe's greatest quotes and sayings on this list. Be sure to vote for your favorites!

Some of the best Marilyn Monroe quotes, not surprisingly, come from the late actresses movies. Marilyn was a fantastic comedic actress, with hilarious roles in such movie classics as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch. If you're a Marilyn fan and you haven't seen these two, see them!

Other great Marilyn Monroe quotes involve the late actress discussing her philosophy on life and fame. How did she feel being a world famous sex symbol and inspirational beauty? She wanted to be much more than that, and she was. Marilyn often worried whether she'd be able to truly reach her full talent potential in Hollywood. Secretly, she worried about the things so many others worry about: love, marriage and family.

What are some of Marilyn Monroe's quotes about life, love, and beauty? There will never, ever be another Marilyn Monroe. If you're a huge fan and want to check out more on Marilyn, take a look at this great list of Marilyn Monroe interviews for more insights on one of America's greatest celebrities of all time or even check out all of the lucky guys on the Marilyn Monroe lovers list.
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    Handle Me at My Worst

    Handle Me at My Worst is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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    "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."
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    Make a Girl Laugh

    Make a Girl Laugh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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    "...If you can make a girl laugh - you can make her do anything..."

    So true. Marilyn's simple wisdom here is one to live by!
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    Wise Girl

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    "A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left."
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    Breaking the Rules

    Breaking the Rules is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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    "If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere."

    Marilyn Monroe broke all the rules and became a Hollywood icon - with a star that shines brightly, even today. A brave spirit, indeed.
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    Smart Brunette

    Smart Brunette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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    "It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde."

    Norma Jean began her life as a brunette, eventually dying her hair blonde as her modeling and acting career began to bud. Smart move.
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    Be Absolutely Ridiculous

    Be Absolutely Ridiculous is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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    "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
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    "Don't Make Me A Joke"

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    "Please don't make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe. I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one...I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity..."

    This quote is from the final taped interview Marilyn Monroe did before her untimely death in 1962.
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    Not An Angel

    Not An Angel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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    "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."
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