"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."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Marilyn Monroe on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Marilyn Monroe on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Marilyn Monroe on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Marilyn Monroe on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Marilyn Monroe on James C. Dobson
"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."