"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."
+ Attributions Achievement
"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 th"
+ Attributions Fools And Foolishness
"[In the margins of the 1962 script for] Something's Got to Give, ... Some changes should be made but not like this -- either they have to trust me to play the scenes with heart, or we are lost. This writer maybe (sic) good but what has been written new pages will inhibit me."
"Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde."
+ Attributions Arthur Miller was one of Marilyn Monroes husbands. He was a playwright and essayist, and a man of clear intelligence. They had an affair while Miller was still married, and stayed in contact. Five years later they were married after Monroe left his then-wife Marry Slattery. He won a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and Monroe convincingly argues that a man with that amount of talent would never marry someone unintelligent.
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