Marilyn Monroe was one of the most successful movie stars and ultimate symbols of beauty and femininity. And then she was very romantic person, valued love more than anything else. She was sensitive, fragile and often lonely. She was and still is the inspiration of many. She had a thing or two to say about life, love, and how to be happy, and she had a lot of credibility due to the life she led.

Here are our selected quotes by the legendary Marilyn Monroe. Inspirational, interesting and, sometimes, funny…

Hopefully they will give the best insight into what she was thinking during her time here and will teach us to keep our priorities right and remember the most important thing in life – love!

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.

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The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.

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A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.

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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.

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

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If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.

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Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.

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I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.

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It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.

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Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak. A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.

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Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

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Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered… to feel she is the most important thing in someone’s world. Only a man can paint this picture.

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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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A woman can’t be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can’t do it by herself.

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A man makes you feel important – makes you glad you are a woman.

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A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I’m afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings.

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A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.

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Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.

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I have noticed… that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women.

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

We hope you found it interesting and inspirational.