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*A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.
All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.
If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.
Sex is part of nature – I go along with nature.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.
What do I wear in bed? – Why, Chanel No5, of course.
*We are all of us stars and we deserve to twinkle.
*Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
*The nicest thing for me is sleep, than at least I can dream.
*Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
*I don’t mind making jokes – But I don’t want to look like one.
*I don’t want to make money – I just want to be wonderful.
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was a legend.
In her lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain.
For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine.
( Elizabeth Taylor )

First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person.
Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.
( Marilyn Monroe )

Danni and I are very close.
We have that sisterly thing where if something is wrong with either of us it doesn’t just annoy you, it hurts you.

There is great love between us and my brother – we have been raised that way.
( Kylie Minogue )

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
( Marilyn Monroe )

I’d describe myself as being fit and tanned.
( Joe Jonas )

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.
A money machine.
( Marilyn Monroe )

I was a teenage truant and I’ve got no regrets.
I was very naughty at school.

I’d bunk off at every opportunity and nothing could ever be as much fun as mooching around town with my mates when I should have been in lessons.
Even so I always made sure I did well in my exams, passing 13 GCSEs.
In fact I never failed an exam in my life.
It’s good that I went through that mischievous phase when I was a kid.
When my son hits his teenage years at least I’ll be able to talk from experience.
( Stacey Solomon )

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
( Marilyn Monroe )

When you know exactly where you want to go as an artist it works out for the best.
The most important lesson I have learned is to trust my instincts.
I listen to my gut and it’s usually God talking to me.
It’s gotten me to where I am to this day.

( Kelly Rowland )

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.
( Marilyn Monroe )

I was a parent’s dream.
I did well at school, went to college and got a good job and was doing very nicely.
Then, at the age of 26, I thought, “I am going to join the circus, I am going to be a comedian.”
( Jimmy Carr )

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.
( Marilyn Monroe )

I’ve always been an outsider and I always will be.
I’ve never been one of the gang.
At school, there were Goths, New Romantics, Indie kids and Ravers, but I never fitted in with any of it.
I preferred to march to my own beat.
In many ways it set me up nicely for adulthood.
I never feel awkward about not fitting in.
I prefer to live on the periphery of things.
You get to see a lot more from that vantage point.
( Erin O’Connor )

I am good, but not an angel.
I do sin, but I am not the devil.
I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
( Marilyn Monroe )

A few years ago, everybody was saying we must have more leisure, everyone’s working too much.
Now everybody’s got more leisure time they’re complaining they’re unemployed.
People don’t seem to make up their minds what they want.
( Prince Philip, 1981 )

When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want.
If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them.
( Marilyn Monroe )

I have to just get on with ageing. What can I do?
In some ways growing older can be fantastic – in others not so. But it’s not even worth pondering it that much because we are lucky to be here and that’s it.
The name Kylie in English means straight and channelled, but its Aborigine meaning is curved or boomerang. And I do keep coming back.
( Kylie Minogue )

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.
But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
( Marilyn Monroe )

If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly.
( Prince Philip, 2002 )

So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling.
Because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.
( Marilyn Monroe )

Nobody could ever accuse me of being vain.
I’m the last person in the world who’d claim to be beautiful.
In fact I think I look like a walrus.
I’ve got these funny teeth that are always hanging out of my mouth.
But I look on the positive side.
At least I don’t look like a warthog.

( Stacey Solomon )

I’d like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family.
( Prince Philip, 1967 )

I need to feel free, to know I can move on to new things, that there are options.
I hate that archaic view that you can only do one thing.
I never understood, way back when I was in Neighbours, why some people
thought I couldn’t move from acting to singing.
It’s the same in relationships – don’t box me in.
Maybe that feeling has affected my attitude to marriage.
But it isn’t about fearing commitment – I am committed.
I’m a serial monogamist and I have never run off.
It’s just that I need to be able to breathe.
I don’t know how better to explain it.

( Kylie Minogue )

If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested.
( Prince Philip, on Princess Anne, 1970 )

I’m still living at home.
I love my Mum.

She makes me laugh with her terrible jokes.
So I may have grown up in a lot of ways over the past few years, but I’m not ready to flee the nest just yet.
( Katy B, real name Kathleen Brien )

I find it disheartening these days that everybody is like everybody else.
Less and less you see real individuals.
They all wear their trousers down below their crotch.
I don’t understand that kind of lemming mentality.
( Johnny Depp )

I’m a grafter.
I was born to carry the coal, not sit in front of the fire and watch it burn.

Anything I lack in ability I make up for in hard work.
( Gethin Jones )

It’s important to stay close to nature.
I grew up on farms, so now I raise goats in rural New York among the mountains.
They have a temper and love to challenge everything, so they are not impressed by award-winning actors – they butt my butt.
That’s good, because taking yourself too seriously can be a hazard of my profession.
( James Earl Jones )

To say I’m not mad about Nigella Lawson is to put it very mildly.
In fact, rather offensively (and I don’t mind being offensive from time to time) I call her The Fat Cow With The Mixing Bowl.
( Michael Winner )

The biggest misconception about me is that I’m a manufactured pop puppet.
I’m my own creation and I march to my own beat.
I’ve been writing my own songs since I was 13 and I’ve accumulated hundreds of them.
I’ve been working obsessively in the studio since my mid-teens.

Vanity is a sin.
The biggest turn-off for me is people who think the world of themselves.
Arrogance is not a sexy quality and it really gets on my nerves.

( Pixie Lott )

I’ve decided I want three lovers.
The first would be enormously rich, with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana skin.
The second would be someone who’s passionate about something – science, painting, anything.
I don’t care.
Passion is so sexy.

And finally, I want someone who comes to see me twice a week.
I don’t even have to know his name.
( Liza Minnelli )

I Think I’m Pretty Lucky.
I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia.

There is enough Englishness there that we feel at home, but there are enough differences to make it exciting.
They make tea and they eat sausage rolls, play cricket and rugby.
I love Aussie accents, too.
And I do think they have more of an openness of spirit.
Shane has all those qualities.
There’s part of me that loves the glamorous life.
I find it stimulating, and I like being surrounded by clever, entertaining people.
But I also want to spend time at home in tracksuit bottoms, with the dogs, enjoying open fires, cooking.
So it’s very important that I’m with someone who enjoys all of those things too.
I think I’m pretty lucky – everyone I have been with has had that balance, although Hugh was probably the least domesticated.
( Elizabeth Hurley )

I’m the laziest cow you’ve ever met.
I’ve never set foot in a gym.
My gym lessons are rehearsals, that’s about as far as I go.
( Tulisa Contostavios )

When I’m in the UK I find myself using a lot of Britishisms.
I like saying ‘pissed’ in the British sense, meaning drunk.
In America it just means angry.
( Darren Criss )

The X-Factor is just modern-day bullying in the name of entertainment.
It has gone too far.
We forget that people are fragile.

When people are vulnerable, it’s cruel to make fun of them.
( Holly Valance )

He didn’t take the handbrake off.
( Prince Charles, on why William and Kate drove so slowly in his open-top sports car at the Royal Wedding )

I Don’t Regret Anything.
I never thought anyone was better than me, no matter how successful they were.
I never let anything I went through make me feel that I was less.
I saw people shoving my mother and that really pained me.
I always thought everyone should be equal, not distinguished by class or money.
Mum wasn’t respected the way she should be and she’s such a lovely woman.
It made me really determined I’d say, ‘Don’t worry Mum, I’ll look after you’.
And you know what?
I have rented a lovely house for her.

She’s looked after and got what she’s always deserved.
I always thought, ‘I’ll get out of this. This isn’t my life.’
I know a lot of kids are going through what I went through.
I hope that by being quite open about my experiences I can help people.
I don’t regret anything I’ve been through because it’s made me who I am.
( Rebecca Ferguson )

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.
( Marilyn Monroe )

I’m the guy with the unpronounceable name – that’s my branding (It’s Yo-An Griffith).
In a town and an industry that I so dearly love, I should have listened to my agents years ago and changed my name.
( Ioan Gruffudd )

Coming from Greenwich Village in New York, London was like another planet.
The weather was grey, but everything else was in technicolour.
I was completely charmed by it all.
I found it all so civilized.

Hell, even the sewer rats were polite.
( Robert Downey Jr )

What I find hard is the body not being able to do what it used to.
I still do everything, but then I’m absolutely flattened.
I’d never have botox.
I have the normal ageing problems.

You know, your teeth start to go and your waist starts to spread.
( Delia Smith )

My least favourite part of my body is my fingers.
They’re really lanky.
( Amy Childs )

It may surprise people, but I’m a pretty good boxer.
I’ve been involved in fitness boxing since I was a kid.
I still love to get in the ring with my personal trainer for a good workout.
I’d far sooner do a boxing session than jog for an hour.
I’d like to think that, if push came to shove, I could take someone out with a swift left hook.
( Stacey Solomon )

Every time you go on stage you should prove to the audience you’re worth the ticket price.
There’s no secret formula to success.
The only advice I would give is that you have to possess profound passion and dedication.

Being a musician didn’t used to be about money or celebrity like it is now.
( Annie Lennox )

If tax-payer funded politicians had to spend their own money on first class travel, limousines, posh hotels.
They wouldn’t, would they?
( Rose Winfold )

Females really are worse than males at parking cars, according to the Driving Standards Agency.
We take 20 seconds longer and still don’t get it right.

I once tried to park my fiancé’s Mercedes in a garage in Croatia.
I hit the car in front with a crunch.
My fiancé fumed: ‘I told you to park behind that car, not jump over it.’
Then the bumper fell off.
Our engagement lasted only a little longer.

( Petronella Wyatt )

More so than Cliff Richard, more than Gary Barlow and even more than Neil Tennant, Noddy Holder is the Queen Mother of pop.
( Dylan Jones )

We go to work, leave our home empty, just so we can afford to live in it.
So we can afford to eat and drink and keep ourselves fit for work.
( Rose Winfold )

The dark days are a distant memory.
I’ve got three children and I don’t look back a lot.
I don’t regret much.

Although there are moments I’m not proud of, they have made me into who I am today.
( Jason Donovan )

We worked non-stop in McFly then after eight years we all just needed a break.
We were away for a few months and it was as if we’d never been around.
A whole load of new bands had arrived.
People would ask us if we were still together.
In a blink it can all be over, and that’s what you have to live with every day.
( Harry Judd )

My Dad Is Half-Irish.
No nation on Earth can touch the English for eccentricity, though the Irish come close.
I’m one-eighth English.
And it’s an important eighth.

My dad is half-Irish and I saw that eccentricity in him from an early age.
For instance, he would stir his tea with an upside-down hammer.
He would also claim to understand what the family terrier was saying when it barked.
Now, there’s two ways of looking at that behaviour.
Maybe he preferred a hammer to a spoon.
They’re both made of wood, right?

Maybe, just maybe, he could actually understand the language of dogs.
Another way of looking at it is to say he was a wantonly eccentric kind of fellow.
( Robert Downey Jr )

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