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  • Sir Laurence Olivier: She's quite wonderful. No training, no craft, no guile, just pure instinct. Astonishing.
    Colin Clark: You should tell her that.
    Sir Laurence Olivier: Oh, I will. But she won't believe me. That's probably what makes her great, yet it's certainly what makes her so profoundly unhappy.


  • Lucy: Did she break your heart?
    Colin Clark: A little.
    Lucy: Good, it needed breaking.


  • Marilyn Monroe: All people ever see is Marilyn Monroe. As soon as they realize I'm not her, they run.


  • Colin Clark: It's agony because he's a great actor who wants to be a film star, and you're a film star who wants to be a great actress. This film won't help either of you.


  • Sir Laurence Olivier: Acting is all about truth and if you can fake that, you'll have a jolly good career.


  • Dame Sybil Thorndike: First love is sweet despair
    Dame Sybil Thorndike: First love is sweet despair.


  • Dame Sybil Thorndike: First love is such a sweet despair, Colin.


  • Marilyn Monroe: Why do the people I love always leave me?


  • Marilyn Monroe: People always see Marilyn Monroe. As soon as they realize I'm not her, they run.


  • Marilyn Monroe: Don't forget me.
    Colin Clark: As if I could.


  • Colin Clark: Here's what I remember most: her embrace. Her belief in me. And the joy she gave. That was her gift. When I think of her now, I think of that time when a dream came true. And my only talent was not to close my eyes.


  • Dame Sybil Thorndike: None of the rest of us truly know how to act for the camera, but you do. It's a rare gift.


  • Sir Laurence Olivier (: The darling girl spends the entire day asleep
    Sir Laurence Olivier (: The darling girl spends the entire day asleep.
    Sir Laurence Olivier: The darling girl spends the entire day asleep.


  • Sir Laurence Olivier: Remember boy: when it comes to women, you're never too old for humiliation
    Sir Laurence Olivier: Remember boy: when it comes to women, you're never too old for humiliation.


  • Sir Laurence Olivier: You do look, my son, in a moved sort, as if you were dismayed. Be cheerful, sir. Our revels new are ended. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep
    Sir Laurence Olivier: You do look, my son, in a moved sort, as if you were dismayed. Be cheerful, sir. Our revels new are ended. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.


  • Sir Laurence Olivier: Be cheerful sir. Our revels now are ended. We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep.


  • Marilyn Monroe: Little girls shouldn't be told how pretty they are. They should grow up knowing how much their mother loves them.


  • Marilyn Monroe: Thank you for being on my side.


  • Arthur Jacobs: Marilyn, is it true you wear nothing in bed but Perfume?
    Marilyn Monroe: Darling, as I'm in England let's say I sleep in nothing but Yardley's lavender.


  • Sir Laurence Olivier: She's quite wonderful. No training, no craft, no guile, just pure instinct. Astonishing.
    Colin Clark: You should tell her that.
    Sir Laurence Olivier: Oh, I will. But she won't believe me. That's probably what makes her great, yet it's certainly what makes her so profoundly unhappy.


  • Marilyn Monroe: People always see Marilyn Monroe. As soon as they realize I'm not her, they run.


  • Marilyn Monroe: Little girls shouldn't be told how pretty they are. They should grow up knowing how much their mother loves them.


  • Marilyn Monroe: First loves is such a sweet Despair
    Marilyn Monroe: First love is such sweet despair.


  • Marilyn Monroe: Surprise!


  • Marilyn Monroe: All people ever see is Marilyn Monroe.


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