Marilyn Monroe Quotes on People (13 Quotes)

    People ask me if I am going on making cheesecake pictures now that I'm a star. My answer is that as long as there is a boy in Korea who wants a pinup of me, I'll go on posing for them.

    People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.

    I'm trying to find myself as a person, sometimes that's not easy to do. Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. The best way for me to find myself as a person is to prove to myself that I am an actress.

    I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners. But if a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.

    I didn't pay much attention to the whistles and whoops, in fact, I didn't quite hear them. I was full of a strange feeling, as if I were two people. One of them was Norma Jeane from the orphanage who belonged to nobody the other was someone whose name I didn't know. But I knew where she belonged she belonged to the ocean and the sky and the whole world.

    Gee, I never thought I had an effect on people until I was in Korea.

    People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony.

    People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature and it won't hurt your feelings like it's happening to your clothing.

    I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.

    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.

    I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people.

    I don't understand why people aren't a little more generous with each other.

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