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Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Life & Love

There was more to Marilyn than a girl with bleached-blond hair and pouty lips. She was a vulnerable, insecure, and wise woman as well, a side that we very rarely get to see. In honor of the late star and who she really was behind the larger-than-life persona, we've gathered 18 beautiful quotes. Here's to Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean, and everything she was in between.

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“I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”

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“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”

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“I restore myself when I’m alone.”

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“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”

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

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“Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt, and bewildered."

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“All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.”

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“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

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“I read poetry to save time.”

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“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.”

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“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”

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“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

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“I don’t want to make money; I just want to be wonderful.”

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“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night."

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“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

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“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am pretty, but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”

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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them anyways.”

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