Marilyn Monroe was one of the greatest shining stars and ultimate symbols of beauty and femininity that world has ever known. She was and still is the inspiration of many. Let me share with you some inspirational, interesting and, sometime, funny quotes by the amazing legend – Marilyn Monroe:

“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.” – Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn wasn’t ashamed to admit her imperfections, failures and mistakes and she, as any other woman, wanted to be unconditionally loved for who she really was. It’s a great statement that we could all learn from, as if she said to her man: “If you want to love me – love the whole of me, not just my best part!” We all deserve this type of love, ladies!

“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” – Marilyn Monroe
Even though very successful, Marilyn Monroe valued love more than anything else. She was sensitive, fragile and often lonely. This quote by the famous legend teaches us to keep our priorities right and remember not to neglect, nor forget the most important thing in life – love!

“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.” – Marilyn Monroe
The beauty queen, Marilyn, embraced and enjoyed her feminine identity, her womanhood; this is, probably, why she could become such a timeless and ultimate beauty icon. Let’s make a note of this good example and start loving and accepting ourselves fully and completely, no matter what. Self love and unconditional acceptance of our true nature is the real secret of being feminine, charming and attractive lady!

“I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.” – Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn realized that the main purpose of her professional activity and her skyrocket career was not the desire to make money, she just did what she loved and followed her heart. She accomplished her childhood dream! This is a great lesson to learn from many greatly successful people – find what you love and do it with all your heart, then, money and success will be inevitable.

“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.” – Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was a very romantic person by nature. She was longing for true love and was not ashamed of her fragile inner self, this is what differentiates women from men – sensitive, fragile, feminine heart.

“If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.” – Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn knew when and how to break the rules for good. Often, these rules hide inside our own mind. Her quote teaches us to think out of the box and dare to take initiative when our heart tells us so.

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
The actress knew the power of good shoes and high heels. Her graceful and elegant manner of walking on high heels conquered hearts of many men. Here is another quote by Marilyn about the same subject: “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.”

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe
This quote encourages us to accept our “perfect imperfections” fully and completely and learn to stay true to ourselves at all times.

“To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.” – Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn, herself, was never size zero and she, probably, felt the pressure of “fashionable small sizes” while working in Hollywood. With this quote the actress encourages us not to conform to superficial and false standards of society; the most important is that you feel happy and healthy in your body and remember – there is only one you on this planet, treasure yourself!

“I like to feel blonde all over.” – Marilyn Monroe
Isn’t it funny?! Marilyn, even though she had an image of dumb blonde thanks to some of her movies, was very smart person with a great sense of humor. She actually scored a very impressive IQ test result which was higher than national average at the time, she also loved to read poetry and learn new things. Stereotypes are often deceptive. Marilyn even once said: “In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo.”

“Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe
This quote is such a short, yet powerful expression of timeless truth. Fear and regret never brought anything good to anyone. Instead of regretting and mourning about past failures, lets consciously direct our thoughts toward wonderful present moment and let’s joyfully contemplate bright and happy future; no matter how hard the current situation might seem, remember, there is a rainbow after the rain!

“Someone said to me, ‘If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?’ My answer was then and still is, ‘If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.'” – Marilyn Monroe
Her determination was unshakable, her dream – clear, how could she not succeed?! Belief in yourself is one of the main ingredients for success! No matter what your goal or dream is – you must stay strong and ignore discouraging voices around, only then you will get to your desired land, somewhere over the rainbow…

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe
Yes, let’s never forget it – we deserve to twinkle!

I hope you found it interesting and inspirational. Which one of Marilyn Monroe’s quotes you loved the most?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Stay beautiful!


  1. Sandy
    August 4, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Amazing post!

  2. Lin
    August 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Love the post! Thank you!

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