Marilyn Monroe Quotes – Celebrating her 85th Birthday

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Today would have been the 85th birthday of American singer, actress and model, icon Marilyn Monroe.

In 1999 the American Film Institute ranked Monroe as the sixth greatest female stars of all time and her dumb blonde persona may have been her onstage signature, but off stage, she shared quotes that showed a different side.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes:

Shape Magazine shares some inspirational Monroe quotes here:

  • “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
  • “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
  • “Ever notice how ‘What the hell?’ is always the right answer?”
  • “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
  • “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” lists Monroe saying:

  • “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.”
  • “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”
  • “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

And shares a few more:

  • “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.”
  • “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot”
  • “I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.”
  • “People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.”
  • To a reporter: “Please don’t make me a joke.”
  • ” I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.”
  • “People respect you because they feel you’ve survived hard times and endured, and although you’ve become famous, you haven’t become phony.”
  • “Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.”
  • “I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.”

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