The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings Quotations
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The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings

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 sex symbol? 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 best quotes? 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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    Breaking the Rules

    "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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    Better Things

    "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."
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    "Don't Make Me A Joke"

    "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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    "I Just Want to Be Wonderful"

    "I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful."

    And you were, Marilyn. You were in so many ways. And you still are...
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    Marilyn on Motherhood

    "What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman? A woman who can have a family ... I'd settle for just one baby. My own baby."

    Marilyn Monroe achieved a level of success and fame that most will never reach, yet here she clearly says there were many things missing in her life, including a child.
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    On Creativity

    "Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer."

    Marilyn Monroe clearly felt everything: The ups, the downs and the in-betweens. Unfortunately, this also meant she suffered, particularly in her personal life.
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