To celebrate the complex and captivating woman that was Elizabeth Taylor we've bringing together a series of her most inspiring quotes.
I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.
I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.
When the sun comes up, I have morals again.
Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
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’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive.
People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz.
I’ve only slept with men I’ve been married to. How many women can make that claim?
I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too – for being married so many times.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
I have a woman’s body and a child’s emotions.
I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.
So much to do, so little done, such things to be.
I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.
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.
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 don’t pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
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.
I really don't remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.
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.
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?
It's not the having, it's the getting.
Marriage is a great institution.
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.
It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
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.
I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.
When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow.
Elizabeth Taylor did manage to get some of the great lines in film - here are just a few:
National Velvet – “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.”
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof - “I’m not living with you. We occupy the same cage, that is all.”
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – “I swear to GOD George, if you even EXISTED, I’d divorce you.”
Butterfield 8 – “Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.”
The Mirror Crack’d - ”You look like a piece of birthday cake, dear! Too bad everyone’s had a piece!”
Elizabeth Taylor Film list is extensive and would make for a great Elizabeth Taylor movie feast!