"Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Marilyn Monroe on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Marilyn Monroe on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Marilyn Monroe on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Marilyn Monroe on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Marilyn Monroe on Abraham Lincoln
"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."