Words to inspire from Marilyn Monroe

A few days ago I posted some quotes from one of my greatest inspirations Audrey Hepburn. Due to the popularity of the post I thought some of you may find some quotes inspiring from another inspirational woman I have always looked up to; Marilyn Monroe. I feel like sometimes Marilyn Monroe and the word ‘inspiration’ often courts a bit of controversy, at least it has done when I mention to people that she is one of them. Regardless of your view of the enigma that undoubtedly has often surrounded her, she truly did have a heart of gold, and was such a deep, philosophical thinker and I think so many over look this. Of course visually she is arguably one of the most beautiful women to live, but I take such comfort so often in so many of these quotes, especially the latter two. I really hope that for those who need some comfort, it also helps you. ♥
“A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.”

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

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

“I restore myself when I'm alone.”

“I've never dropped anyone I believed in.”

“If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.”

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

“It's all make believe, isn't it?”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.”
“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.”

“If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

“When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.”

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

“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.”

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know”

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.”

“You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.”

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”

“If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.”

“I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”

“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.”

“I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.”

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

“Friendship is the bestest thing that comes to life . Friends will always be there for you don't worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don't never take them as granted because one day your going to lose a good friend by the way your action's are when you see a good friend stick to that person .”

“I live to suceed, not to please you or anyone else.”

“A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night”

“ If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ”

“Too often they don't realize what they have until it's gone. They're too stubborn to say, 'Sorry, I was wrong' they hurt the ones closest to their hearts, and we let the most foolish things tear us apart”

“I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.”

“she was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad”

“To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.”

“But chiefly, no lies! No lies about there being a Santa Claus or about the world being full of noble and honourable people all eager to help each other and do good to each other. I'll tell her there are honour and goodness in the world, the same as there are diamonds and radium.”

“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. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”

“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.”

Quotes derived from here.


  1. Possibly One of my favourite pictures of her.
    If you are interested in her I highly Recommend; Marilyn Monroe The Biography By Donald Spoto. It is seen as the most accurate and is a good read. I have just finished it.xx


    1. I've never heard of that actually, I must check it out, thank you so much. And yes I think that picture embodies everything about Marilyn. So stunning.


  2. Wow, just now I became an even bigger fan of Marilyn. She is so inspiring, I love all of the quotes:) Do you watch Smash? I would really recommend it, its about Marilyn!

    1. Hi Emily, I am so, so pleased! <3. No I've never watched it. What's it all about?


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  4. I absolutely adore this Marilyn Monroe post, lovely blog :)



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