Quotes by Marilyn Monroe (Actress/American).

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Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
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In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.
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I think I have always had a little humor.
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It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.
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I enjoy acting when you really hit it right.
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Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.
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Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
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What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?
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Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.
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I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
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When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.
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I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.
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Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
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What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman?
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Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
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I'll think I have a few wonderful friends and all of a sudden, ooh, here it comes. They do a lot of things. They talk about you to the press, to their friends, tell stories, and you know, it's disappointing.
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I defy gravity.
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Dogs never bite me - just humans.
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If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.
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Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
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With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself - for survival and living day to day with what comes up.
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Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.
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If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman.
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If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.
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I was honoured when they asked me to appear at the president's birthday rally in Madison Square Garden. There was like a hush over the whole place when I came on to sing 'Happy Birthday,' like if I had been wearing a slip, I would have thought it was showing or something. I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, what if no sound comes out!'
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