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Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives. ...
by Marilyn Monroe

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

 

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- 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

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

This life is what you make it.
Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes,
it's a universal truth.
But the good part is,
you get to decide how you're going to mess it up.
Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway.
But just remember, some come, some go.
The ones that stay with you through everything -
they're your true best friends.
Don't let go of them.
Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
- Marilyn Monroe

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.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's often just enough to be with someone.
I don't need to touch them.
Not even talk.
A feeling passes between you both.
You're not alone.
- Marilyn Monroe

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sex is a part of nature.
I go along with nature.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children.
I used to feel for every child I had,
I would adopt another.
- Marilyn Monroe

I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
- 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

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone -
so far.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's all make believe, isn't it?
- Marilyn Monroe

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
- Marilyn Monroe

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation.
But I'm working on the foundation.
- Marilyn Monroe

Dogs never bite me.
Just humans.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on.
I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation
but I'm working on the foundation.
- Marilyn Monroe

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage.
They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
- 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

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
- Marilyn Monroe

I don't know who invented high heels,
but all women owe him a lot.
- Marilyn Monroe

Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
- Marilyn Monroe

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
- Marilyn Monroe

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.
- Marilyn Monroe

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No.
5, of course.
- Marilyn Monroe

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry,
especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really
be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another,
ever, really.
- Marilyn Monroe

I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
- 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

I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
- Marilyn Monroe

I restore myself when I'm alone.
- Marilyn Monroe

A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

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

First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person.
Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
- Marilyn Monroe

I have feelings too.
I am still human.
All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
- Marilyn Monroe

A sex symbol becomes a thing.
I just hate to be a thing.
- Marilyn Monroe

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss
of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars.
All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
- Marilyn Monroe

There was my name up in lights.
I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.'
But there it was,
in lights.
And I sat there and said, 'Remember,
you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.
- Marilyn Monroe

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity,
never of their husbands.
- Jean Giraudoux

Husbands should be like Kleenex:
soft, strong, and disposable.
- the movie Clue (1985)

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

The only good husbands stay bachelors:
They're too considerate to get married.
- Finley Peter Dunne

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

All my six husbands married me for different reasons.
- Hedy Lamarr

My grandmother was a very tough woman.
She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping.
- Rita Rudner

With two leftover husbands to account for,
my wicked soul has just about shriveled and died.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
- Delmore Schwartz

American husbands are the best in the world;
no other husbands are so generous to their wives,
or can be so easily divorced.
- Elinor Glyn

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along.
- Thomas R. Dewar

Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler,
And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
- George Byron

The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown,
are going, Now I can spend time with my baby.
Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled.
- Jackie Collins

My observation is that women are merely waiting for
their husbands to assume leadership.
- James Dobson

Our children are not going to be just "our children" -
they are going to be other people's husbands and wives
and the parents of our grandchildren.
- Mary S. Calderone

I'm still friends with all my exes, apart from my husbands.
- Cher

Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache.
- Samuel Richardson


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