Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend.

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It is strange that the years teach us patience, that the shorter our time the greater our capacity for waiting.

Big girls need big diamonds.

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.

I have a woman's body and a child's emotions.

I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.

People who know me well call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz.

I've been through it all baby, I'm mother courage.

I really don't remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.

I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened and I'm not afraid to look behind them.

I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?

If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.

I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.

I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive.

Success is a great deodorant.

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.

When people say 'She's got everything' I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow.

I adore wearing gems but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance you can only admire it.

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.

It's not the having it's the getting.

I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too - for being married so many times.

My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born but when I did the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.

I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids.

I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get the younger their new wives get.

You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal.

Marriage is a great institution.

So much to do so little done such things to be.