"Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Marilyn Monroe on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Marilyn Monroe on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Marilyn Monroe on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Marilyn Monroe on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Marilyn Monroe on Mark Twain
"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."