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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (1 June 1926 5 August 1962) was an American actress, singer and model, one of the most famous Hollywood icons of the twentieth century.
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A sex-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.

Marilyn Monroe

If I had observed all the rules, I'd never have gotten anywhere.

Marilyn Monroe

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

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.

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 am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.

Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

Marilyn Monroe

A career is born in public, talent in privacy.

Marilyn Monroe

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

Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it.

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I don't mind living in a man's world as long as i can be a woman in it.

Marilyn Monroe

No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.

Marilyn Monroe

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.

Marilyn Monroe

It is better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone else.

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

I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since.

Marilyn Monroe

Isn't there any other part of the matzo you can eat?

Marilyn Monroe

I've been on a calendar, but never on time.

Marilyn Monroe

It's all make believe, isn't it?

Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I've been to a party where noone spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties...the ladies would gang up in a corner and discuss my dangerous character.

Marilyn Monroe

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.

Marilyn Monroe

There's only one sort of natural blonde on earth - albinos.

Marilyn Monroe

I restore myself when I'm alone.

Marilyn Monroe

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.

Marilyn Monroe

My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress, I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!

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