"Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Marilyn Monroe on Frederick Douglass
"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."Marilyn Monroe on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Marilyn Monroe on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Marilyn Monroe on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Marilyn Monroe on Mahatma Gandhi
"Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you."
"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."
"I restore myself when I'm alone."
"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far."
"I have noticed... that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women."
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