"I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful."
"A dollar for your thoughts…"
"I've been on a calendar, but never on time."
"A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night."
"I've never dropped anyone I believed in."
"No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't."
"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far."
"I'm very definately a woman and I enjoy it."
"In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty."
"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course."
"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."
"Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, Fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle."
"I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I never had belonged to anything or anyone else."
"If I'm a star, then the people made me a star."
"I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent."
"There's only one sort of natural blonde on earth -- albinos."
"People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one."
"A sex-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of."
"The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them---and fooling them."
"To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation."
"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'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me and that I've made of myself, as a sex symbol. Men expect so much, and I can't live up to it."
"I want to grow old without face-lifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face that I have made."
"If I had observed all the rules, I'd never have gotten anywhere."
"It stirs up envy, fame does. People you run into feel that, well, who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe? They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, you know, of any kind of nature---and it won't hurt your feelings..."
"Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature."
"People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony."