About Marilyn Monroe:
Marilyn Monroe is considered one of the most important popular culture icons of the twentieth century.
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.
Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
I like to feel blonde all over.
Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met.
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
I enjoy acting when you really hit it right.
Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out.
I wish I knew why I am so anguished.
Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.
I don't look at myself as a commodity, but I'm sure a lot of people have.
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.
I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn't mean I want them to stop looking.
It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.
I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox.
If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
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.