"If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Marilyn Monroe on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Marilyn Monroe on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Marilyn Monroe on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Marilyn Monroe on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Marilyn Monroe on Winston Churchill
"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."