My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation — but I’m working on the foundation.

As quoted in Marilyn Monroe : In Her Own Words (1983)
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An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.

Quoted in Ms. magazine

Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experienced, but that’s not where I live.

Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

Telegram, June 13, 1962, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy, turning down a party invitation.

I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.

I restore myself when I’m alone. A career is born in public-talent in privacy.