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1932 - 2011, British-American actress, winner of two Academy Awards for Best Actress

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

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.
Elizabeth Taylor

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.
Elizabeth Taylor

Big girls need big diamonds.
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I've only slept with the men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?
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I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.
Elizabeth Taylor

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.
Elizabeth Taylor

I, along with the critics, have never taken myself very seriously.
Elizabeth Taylor

His image had as much impact in the world as many of our presidents have had, but Duke was
a great actor, a great humanitarian, but always himself. To be a friend was a lifetime thing.
Elizabeth Taylor, on John Wayne

If someone was stupid enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not
dumb enough to turn it down.
Elizabeth Taylor

That's the trouble with life - crap dialogue and bad lighting.
Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

If not to make the world better, what is money for?
Elizabeth Taylor

What is a genius? What is a living legend? What is a mega star? Michael Jackson - that's all.
And when you think you know him, he gives you more... I think he is one of the finest people
to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock and Soul.
Elizabeth Taylor, on Michael Jackson

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.
Elizabeth Taylor

He is one of the most normal people I know.
Elizabeth Taylor, on Michael Jackson

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.
Elizabeth Taylor

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the
other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then
you go about the business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way.
Elizabeth Taylor

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
Elizabeth Taylor

There's still so much more to do. I can't sit back and be complacent, and none of us should
be. I get around now in a wheelchair, but I get around.
Elizabeth Taylor, 2005

Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.
Elizabeth Taylor

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

I've been married too many times. How terrible to change children's affiliations, their
affections - to give them the insecurity of placing their trust in someone when maybe that
someone won't be there next year.
Elizabeth Taylor

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

I don't entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I'm me.
God knows, I'm me.
Elizabeth Taylor

The most gorgeous thing in the world and easily one of the best actors.
Elizabeth Taylor, on Montgomery Clift

The ups and downs, the problems and stress, along with all the happiness, have given me
optimism and hope because I am living proof of survival.
Elizabeth Taylor

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.
Elizabeth Taylor, on turning 53 years old

He is as tough as an old nut and as soft as a yellow ribbon.
Elizabeth Taylor, on John Wayne

When people say: She's got everything. I've only one answer: I haven't had tomorrow.
Elizabeth Taylor

When you're fat, the world is divided into two groups - people who bug you and people who
leave you alone. The funny thing is, supporters and saboteurs exist in either camp.
Elizabeth Taylor

It's not the having, it's the getting.
Elizabeth Taylor

I had a hollow leg. I could drink everyone under the table and not get drunk. My capacity was
terrifying.
Elizabeth Taylor

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.
Elizabeth Taylor

I have the emotions of a child in the body of a woman. I was rushed into womanhood for the
movies. It caused me long moments of unhappiness and doubt.
Elizabeth Taylor

I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.
Elizabeth Taylor

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

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