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

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

 

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

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

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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

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 all make believe, isn't it?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
- 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 career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs never bite me.
Just humans.
- 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 am not interested in money.
I just want to be wonderful.
- 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

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

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

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

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

I restore myself when I'm alone.
- 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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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