Elizabeth Taylor quotes are priceless much like Elizabeth Taylor herself. Below is a large collection of quotes by this amazing women to include topics like quotes on money, quotes on diamonds and jewels, quotes on marriage and men, plus other great Elizabeth Taylor Quotations.
Elizabeth Taylor Quotes
Elizabeth Taylor quotes on money, show business, and success
It’s not the having, it’s the getting
Success is a great deodorant, it takes away all your past smells.
If it is not to make the world better what is money for
Acting is, to me now, artificial. Seeing people suffer is real. It couldn’t be more real. Some people don’t like to look at it in the face because it’s painful. But if nobody does, then nothing gets done.
I, along with the critics, have never taken myself very seriously.
Command performances leave me quite cold. I’ve had more fun in the back seat of a ’39 Ford than I could ever have in the vault of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
Money isn’t everything.
I want it all quickly ’cause I don’t want God to stop and think and wonder if I’m getting more than my share.
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 quotes on diamonds and jewels
Big girls need big diamonds.
I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.
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 never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands. For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else.
~ Elizabeth Taylor quotes on diamonds and jewels
Elizabeth Taylor quotes on marriage and men
I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too – for being married so many times.
I don’t pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
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.
I’ve only slept with men I’ve been married to. How many women can make that claim?
Marriage is a great institution.
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.
‘What I want in love is the virile approach of the real man, willing arms that will hold me tightly to him and make me bend to him. I want to be loved with passion as if life itself depended on it’
~ Elizabeth Taylor quotes on marriage and men
Elizabeth Taylor quotes on being Elizabeth Taylor
Everything makes me nervous – except making films
I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.
I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.
I have a woman’s body and a child’s emotions.
I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.
I think I’m finally growing up – and about time.
I’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive.
I’ve always admitted that I’m ruled by my passions.
I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.
When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer – I haven’t had tomorrow
I don’t like my voice. I don’t like the way I look. I don’t like the way I move. I don’t like the way I act. I mean, period. So, you know, I don’t like myself.
My body’s a real mess. If you look at it in the mirror, it’s just completely convex and concave. I’ve become one of those poor little women who’s bent sideways. My X-rays are hysterical. The bone doctors just throw up their hands and say, ‘Sorry, there’s nothing we can do!’ Which is so cheery.
I hate myself on the screen. I want to die … my voice is either too high or too gravelly. I want to dive under the carpet…. I’d love to be tall and willowy … I’m short.
~ Elizabeth Taylor quotes about being Elizabeth Taylor
Other great Elizabeth Taylor quotes
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.
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
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.
You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.
So much to do, so little done, such things to be
I’m not worried about dying. I consult with God, my maker. And I don’t have a lot of problems to work out. I’m pretty squared anyway
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.
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
I believe in mind over matter and doing anything you set your mind on.
I had a hollow leg. I could drink everyone under the table and not get drunk. My capacity was terrifying.
No one has to raise a finger. When the time comes, I’ll do everything. And I mean everything.
Give. Remember to always give. This is the thing that will make you grow
When the sun comes up, I have morals again
It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance
I haven’t read any of the autobiographies about me
It’s all about hope, kindness and a connection with one another
A belly laugh increases the ability of your immune system to fight infections
Americans are getting so lazy. Now they have to get up and get some form of exercise.
I want my tombstone to say She Lived.
No matter what happens, I’m loud, noisy, earthy and ready for much more living.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
~ Elizabeth Taylor quotes
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