Inspiring Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe was not only an iconic actress but also a woman of depth and wisdom. Her thoughts and words reflected her intelligence, vulnerability, and resilience, capturing the imagination and hearts of many. Even though her life was filled with trials, her insights remain relevant and inspiring to people around the world. Below are 40 inspirational quotes from Marilyn Monroe that shed light on her perspectives on life, love, success, and self-acceptance.

40 Inspiring Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Beauty, Wisdom and Strength

  1. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
  4. Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
  5. “Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
  6. “I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”
  7. “A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.”
  8. “I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.”
  11. “If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.”
  12. “Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.”
  13. “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
  14. “Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision?”
  15. “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”
  16. Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting than being one.”
  17. “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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.”
  18. “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”
  19. “I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.”
  20. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
  21. “To all the girls that think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.”
  22. “The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.”
  23. “We should all start to live before we get too old.”
  24. “It’s all make-believe, isn’t it?”
  25. “Your clothes should be tight enough to show you’re a woman but loose enough to show you’re a lady.”
  26. “If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
  27. “I restore myself when I’m alone.”
  28. “Who said nights were for sleep?”
  29. “Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”
  30. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”
  31. “It’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”
  32. “I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead, they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”
  33. “The nicest thing for me is sleep; then at least I can dream.”
  34. “I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.”
  35. “I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.”
  36. “In spite of everything life is not without hope.”
  37. “I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.”
  38. “I’ve often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.”
  39. “I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”
  40. “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.”

Conclusion: Inspiring Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Marilyn Monroe’s life was a blend of glamour, talent, vulnerability, and wisdom. Through her quotes, we can see her struggle, her longing for authenticity, and her sense of empowerment as a woman in a world often dominated by superficial values. Her words continue to inspire and resonate with people from various walks of life, encouraging them to embrace their individuality, dream big, and find strength within themselves. Monroe’s legacy goes beyond her movies and images; it lives on in her timeless wisdom that still guides and inspires many today.