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“I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since.”
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“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn: Her Life In Own Words
“Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady”
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“A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night”
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“A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”
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“Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??”
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“Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.”
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“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.”
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“Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.”
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“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.”
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“Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.”
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“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
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“Die Liebe und die Arbeit sind die beiden einzigen wahren Dinge in unserem Leben. Sie gehören zusammen, sonst ist es schief. Die Arbeit ist selbst eine Form der Liebe.

Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.”
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“When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.”
Marilyn Monroe, My Story
“I read poetry to save time.”
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“A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her”
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“I could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.”
Marilyn Monroe, My Story
“I'm for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It's really tragic. ”
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“I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people. ”
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“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.”
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“That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed.”
Marilyn Monroe, My Story
“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.”
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
“she was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad”
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“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.”
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“Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”
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“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done ...”
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“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.”
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“The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.”
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“Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.”
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