A Preference for Wolves

by Marilyn Monroe

I could never be attracted to a man who had perfect teeth. A man with perfect teeth always alienated me. I don’t know what it is but it has something to do with the kind of men I have known who had perfect teeth. They weren’t so perfect elsewhere. There’s another sort of man I’ve never liked: the sort that’s afraid of insulting you – they always end up insulting you worse than anybody. I much prefer a man to be a wolf and, if he has decided to make a pass at me, to make it and have it over with.


Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was a film actress and iconic sex symbol. Her six sentences are excerpted from My Story, co-written by Ben Hecht, originally published in 1974.


Joe DiMaggio said...

Good thing I had crooked teeth!

Joe said...

Marilyn wasn't just another dumb blonde. Good one, marilyn, where ever you are. :)

Anonymous said...

Here's an opportunity for me to plug one of my favorite films, The Misfits. Monroe is in it, and it was written by one of her husbands, Arthur Miller. Reading this six now, it makes me think he was influenced by this opinion of hers when creating some of the film's characters. Regards!