Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Baker

Monroe, born Norma Jeane Baker

American Movie Star, Model and Showgirl

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Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. I believe everything happens for a reason

When you have only a single dream it is more than likely to come true -- because you keep working toward it without getting mixed up.

You're beautiful society is ugly

We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.

When you?re famous you kind of run into human nature in a raw kind of way. It stirs up envy, fame does. People you run into feel that, well, who is she who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe? They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, you know, of any kind of nature and it won?t hurt your feelings. Like it?s happening to your clothing. One time here I am looking for a home to buy and I stopped at this place. A man came out and was very pleasant and cheerful, and said, ?Oh, just a moment, I want my wife to meet you.? Well, she came out and said, Will you please get off the premises? You?re always running into people?s unconscious.

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

When you?re young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you?re laughing again.

We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.

When you're famous you kind of run into human nature in a raw kind of way. It stirs up envy, fame does.

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course

Who said nights were for sleep?

What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me?

Why is it you always meet people when you look your worst?

What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman? A woman who can have a family ... I'd settle for just one baby. My own baby.

With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself - for survival and living day to day with what comes up.

What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers. Please don't make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe.

With success all around me, I can still feel her frightened eyes looking out of mine. She keeps saying, "I never lived, I was never loved," and often I get confused and think it's I who am saying it.

What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?

Wives have a tendency to go off like burglar alarms when they see their husbands talking to me.

When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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.

When I was 11, the whole world was closed to me. I just felt I was on the outside of the world.

Yes, there was something special about me, and I knew what it was. I was the kind of girl they found dead in a hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand.

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.

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American Movie Star, Model and Showgirl