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This life is what you make it.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
- 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 don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs never bite me.
Just humans.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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