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Elizabeth Taylor

  • [On her marriages:] What do you expect me to do? Sleep alone?

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • 1958, in John Robert Colombo, Popcorn in Paradise ()
  • ... there is no deodorant like success.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in Kitty Kelley, Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star ()
  • [On why she doesn't fish:] I suppose that I'm too softhearted. After all, fish have mothers.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in Bob Chieger, Was It Good for You, Too? ()
  • I think I ended up being the scarlet woman partly because of my rather puritannical upbringing and beliefs. I always chose to think I was in love and that love was synonymous with marriage.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in Doug McClelland, Star Speak ()
  • Without homosexuals there'd be no Hollywood.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in David Blanton, Queer Notions ()
  • 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,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • [On her role as Cleopatra:] 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.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • 1961, in Biography ()
  • It's not the having, it's the getting.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in Joseph Papa, Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend ()
  • I've only slept with the men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in Joseph Papa, Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend ()
  • Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in Joseph Papa, Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend ()
  • I believe in the difference between men and women. In fact, I embrace the difference.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in Joseph Papa, Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend ()
  • I, along with the critics, have never taken myself seriously.

    • Elizabeth Taylor,
    • in David Bret, Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, the Lover, the Legend 1932-2011 ()
  • Any home where there is love constitutes a family and all families should have the same legal rights, including the right to marry and have or adopt children. Why shouldn't gay people be able to live as open and freely as everybody else?

    • Elizabeth Taylor
  • I do enjoy life, I really do. Especially if I wake up the next day.

    • Elizabeth Taylor
  • I don't love acting; I love chocolate.

    • Elizabeth Taylor
  • My forties are the best time I have ever gone through.

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

    • Elizabeth Taylor
  • You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot in front of 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

Elizabeth Taylor, English-born U.S. actor

(1932 - 2011)

Full name: Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor.