Marilyn Monroe is an icon recognized for not only her beauty, but her personality.

Monroe was candid about her beliefs, and these quotes provide a unique insight into the mind of one of the world’s first superstars. These Marilyn Monroe quotes gives us an idea of what the biggest sex icon in history thought about marriage, men and relationships.

MARRIAGE

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.

– Marilyn Monroe

MANHOOD

A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.

― Marilyn Monroe

APPRECIATION

Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered… to feel she is the most important thing in someone’s world. Only a man can paint this picture.

― Marilyn Monroe

FATE

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

― Marilyn Monroe

HAPPINESS

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

― Marilyn Monroe

COMPANIONSHIP

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.

― Marilyn Monroe

THE ONE

All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.

― Marilyn Monroe