"A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Marilyn Monroe on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Marilyn Monroe on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Marilyn Monroe on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Marilyn Monroe on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Marilyn Monroe on Ernest Hemingway
"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."