One of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all time, Marilyn Monroe was mistakenly believed to be an airhead. In fact, not only she was smart, but she was also clever, witty and had a sharp sense of humor.
Here are the most famous Marilyn Monroe quotes on life, beauty, self-worth, love, and career. followed by her best movie quotes. Note the extent to which those differ!
People believe she had no talent and was just lucky that some Hollywood producers discovered her. Still, she worked very hard on every part and her perseverance was admirable.
Marilyn embraced her femininity and sexuality. She proudly celebrated being a woman and believed that this is a gift that every woman should be aware of. Surprisingly, she knew how to believe in herself and still inspires us through decades to be true to ourselves even – and especially – when the going gets tough.
The sex symbol of several generations, Marilyn praised natural beauty. Despite rumors on her plastic surgery, she didn’t admit to any surgical interventions. Obviously, she was asked a lot about beauty and her answers were undeniably sprinkled with witty humor.
Arguably, her most popular saying was about the right shoes to conquer the world, however, that really depends.
We’ve reviewed the best Marilyn Monroe movies, now it’s time to go through the iconic lines from her movies. In most of them, she played a part of an airhead golddigger who initially was only interested in money. By the end of the movie, she usually managed to prove herself charming to such an extent that her attraction to diamonds and wealth didn’t seem to bother anyone.
– Lady Beekman: It’s a tiara.Gentelmen Prefer Blondes
– Lorelei Lee: You do wear it on your head. I just love finding new places to wear diamonds. I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”Gentelmen Prefer Blondes
– Dorothy Shaw: Honey, did it ever occur to you that some people just don’t care about money?Gentelmen Prefer Blondes
– Lorelei Lee: Please, we’re talking serious here.
“Don’t you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn’t marry a girl just because she’s pretty, but my goodness, doesn’t it help?”Gentelmen Prefer Blondes
“I don’t care how rich he is, as long as he has a yacht, his own private railroad car, and his own toothpaste.”Some Like It Hot
“- Junior: Look, if all you’re interested in is whether I am married or not…Some Like It Hot
– Sugar Kane Kowalczyk: Oh, I’m not interested at all.
– Junior: Well, I’m not.
– Sugar Kane Kowalczyk: That’s very interesting!”
Contrary to her blonde hair image engrained in our culture, after reviewing famous Marilyn Monroe quotes, we see that she was a deep and thoughtful woman that radiated sincerity and warmth. Given her life ended as a tragedy, it seems that Marilyn had a chance to appreciate the happy moments.
If you’d like to learn more about her personality, check out our overview of the movies about Marilyn Monroe.