"Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship."
"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."Marilyn Monroe on Doug Larson
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."Marilyn Monroe on W. Somerset Maugham
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."Marilyn Monroe on Martin Luther
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness."Marilyn Monroe on Benjamin Franklin
"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open."Marilyn Monroe on George Bernard Shaw
"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."