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LaurieM
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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.
Handle Me at My Worst is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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Handle Me at My Worst
"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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Smart Brunette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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Smart Brunette

"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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Make a Girl Laugh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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Make a Girl Laugh

"...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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings
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Wise Girl
"A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left."
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