Marilyn Monroe was one the most recognized faces and names in the history of Hollywood. These are just some of her famous quotes.

  1. Suicide is a person's privilege. I don't believe it's a sin or a crime. It's your right if you want to, though it doesn't get you anywhere.
  2. I'm not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."
  3. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
  4. I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me.
  5. If I am a star the people made me a star.
  6. Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it.
  7. Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both.
  8. A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
  9. If I had observed all the rules, I'd never have gotten anywhere.
  10. I don't understand why people aren't a little more generous with each other.
  11. I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
  12. No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.
  13. I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
  14. I always felt I was nobody and the only way for me to be somebody was to be... well, somebody else.
  15. My great ambition is to have people comment on my fine dramatic performances.
  16. I always felt insecure and in the way - but most of all I felt scared. I guess I wanted love more than anything else in the world.
  17. I want to be an artist not an erotic freak. I don't want to be sold to the public as a celluloid aphrodisiac.
  18. I've never liked the name Marilyn. I've often wished that I had held out that day for Jean Monroe. But I guess it's too late to do anything about it now.
  19. Blond hair and breasts, that's how I got started. I couldn't act. All I had was blond hair and a body men liked. The reason I got ahead is that I was lucky and met the right men.
  20. I think cheesecake helps call attention to you. Then you can follow through and prove yourself.
  21. Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
  22. No sex is wrong if there is love in it. But, too often, people act like it's gymnasium work, mechanical.
  23. I've been on a calendar, but never on time.
  24. I want to grow old without face-lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes, I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but you'd never complete your life, would you?
  25. Well behaved women rarely make history.