49 Marilyn Monroe Quotes On Friendship & Self Love

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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. She was one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was known for her curvaceous figure, bleached-blonde hair, and sultry voice.

Monroe began her career as a model before making her film debut in 1947. She quickly became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and appeared in many hit films, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955), and Some Like It Hot (1959).

Monroe’s private life was often tumultuous, and she was married three times. She died from an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 36.


Motivational  Marilyn Monroe Quotes

  • “If I am a star, the people made me a star”
  • “I am very definitely a woman and I enjoy it”
  • “A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her”
  • “Fear is stupid So are regrets”
  • “We are all stars but we must learn how to shine”
  • “Anything’s possible, almost”
  • “A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear”
  • “Happy birthday, Mr President”
  • “I am not a victim of emotional conflicts I am human”
  • “I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else”
  • “I don’t stop when I’m tired I only stop when I’m done”
  • “If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never got anywhere”
  • “Above all, I want to be treated as a human being”
  • “The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream”


Marilyn Monroe Quotes   On Friendship Love

  • “A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself”
  • “We should all start to live before we get too old”
  • “I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous”
  • “Boys think girls are like books If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside”
  • “One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman That is the way all females should feel”
  • “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”
  • “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle”
  • “A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none”
  • “If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything”
  • “I don’t want to make money I just want to be wonderful”
  • “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”
  • “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”


Marilyn Monroe Quotes Imperfection

  • “Always, always, always believe in yourself Because if you don’t then who will, sweetie?”
  • “Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about”
  • “I think that love and work are the only things that really happen to us”
  • “I think there’s two things in human beings…that they want to be alone, but they also want to be together”
  • “I dress for men A woman looks at your clothes critically A man appreciates them”
  • “If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it’s that I’ve never been a kept woman”
  • “I think I’m a mixture of simplicity and complexes, but I’m beginning to understand myself now”
  • “I never wanted to be Marilyn–it just happened Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane”
  • “There isn’t anybody that looks like me without clothes on”
  • “It’s nice to be included in people’s fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake”
  • “Fame is like caviar, you know—it’s good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal”
  • “I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it”
  • “I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes”


Marilyn Monroe Quotes About Happiness

  • “If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty”
  • “Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life”
  • “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”
  • “Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting than being one”
  • “A friend tells you what you want to hear; a best friend tells you the truth”
  • “For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit”
  • “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far”
  • “Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak”
  • “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night”
  • “The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves”
  • “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world”


These are just a few of Marilyn Monroe’s many quotes about friendship, Imperfection, Self Love, Happiness & Death, . As someone who was notoriously misunderstood and always in the public eye.

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