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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ...
by Marilyn Monroe

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Related topics: Cynical Funny Women

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

 

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.
- Marilyn Monroe

This life is what you make it.
Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes,
it's a universal truth.
But the good part is,
you get to decide how you're going to mess it up.
Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway.
But just remember, some come, some go.
The ones that stay with you through everything -
they're your true best friends.
Don't let go of them.
Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
- Marilyn Monroe

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you,
fame.
If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
So at least it's something I experience,
but that's not where I live.
- Marilyn Monroe

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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
- Marilyn Monroe

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry,
especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
- Marilyn Monroe

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.
- Marilyn Monroe

Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
- Marilyn Monroe

I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

A sex symbol becomes a thing.
I just hate to be a thing.
- Marilyn Monroe

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on.
I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation
but I'm working on the foundation.
- Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand
dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
- Marilyn Monroe

I am not interested in money.
I just want to be wonderful.
- Marilyn Monroe

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
- Marilyn Monroe

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.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

I restore myself when I'm alone.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

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.
- Marilyn Monroe

I have feelings too.
I am still human.
All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
- Marilyn Monroe

I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sex is a part of nature.
I go along with nature.
- Marilyn Monroe

I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
- Marilyn Monroe

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage.
They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone -
so far.
- Marilyn Monroe

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's all make believe, isn't it?
- Marilyn Monroe

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.
I guess I am a fantasy.
- Marilyn Monroe

Dogs never bite me.
Just humans.
- Marilyn Monroe

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
- Marilyn Monroe

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss
of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars.
All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
- Marilyn Monroe

First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person.
Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
- 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

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.
- Marilyn Monroe

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.
A money machine.
- Marilyn Monroe

A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
- Marilyn Monroe

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
- Marilyn Monroe

I don't know who invented high heels,
but all women owe him a lot.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's often just enough to be with someone.
I don't need to touch them.
Not even talk.
A feeling passes between you both.
You're not alone.
- Marilyn Monroe

There was my name up in lights.
I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.'
But there it was,
in lights.
And I sat there and said, 'Remember,
you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.
- Marilyn Monroe

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau


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