"I read poetry to save time."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Marilyn Monroe on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Marilyn Monroe on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Marilyn Monroe on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Marilyn Monroe on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Marilyn Monroe on Robert Frost
"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."