Elizabeth Taylor

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

Elizabeth Taylor (27 February 193223 March 2011) was an English-born Academy Award winning actress.

Quotes[edit]

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.
  • I'm the same as a key piece of machinery in a steel mill, which is needed to make steel and to make money for the mill owners. If I break down, it's their problem. My problem is to build some kind of decent life for myself in this crazy unreal world in which I make my living.
    • As quoted in "The Frail Goddess," The Real and the Unreal (1961) by Bill Davidson, p. 78
  • 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 : An informal memoir (1965)
  • 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.
    • As quoted in The Seven Deadly Sins (2000) by Steven Schwartz, p. 23
  • I still can't believe it. I don't want to believe it. It can't be so. He will live in my heart forever but it’s not enough. My life feels so empty. I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I've ever known.
    • As quoted in "Michael Jackson: Elizabeth Taylor Honors her good friend" by Dave Karger, Entertainment Weekly (26 June 2009)
  • Oh God! I'm going to miss him. I can’t yet imagine life without him. But I guess with God’s help... I'll learn. I keep looking at the photo he gave me of himself, which says, 'To my true love Elizabeth, I love you forever.' And, I will love HIM forever.
    • As quoted in "Michael Jackson: Elizabeth Taylor Honors her good friend" by Dave Karger, Entertainment Weekly (26 June 2009)
  • You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal.
    • As quoted in "Elizabeth Taylor's 20 best quotes" in The Telegraph (23 March 2011)

Quotes about[edit]

  • I was with her one Easter in France or Africa and all the animals on the set tried to get into her lap.
  • See what happens? One date with me and Liz ends up engaged to a millionaire.
    • Ralph Kiner, regarding Taylor's engagement—announced two months after her much-publicized 21 Dec 1949 dinner date with Kiner—to Nick Hilton; as quoted in "The Scoreboard" by Les Biederman, The Pittsburgh Press (12 Apr 1950)
  • There are three things I never saw Elizabeth do: be on time, tell a lie, be unkind to anyone at all.
    • Mike Nichols, speaking at the Film Society of Lincoln Center tribute; op. cit.

External links[edit]

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