Elizabeth Taylor was an actress who was born in the United Kingdom and raised in the United States.

She began her acting career as a child actor in the early 1940s and went on to become one of the most beloved classic Hollywood actresses of the 1950s.

She went on to become the highest-paid movie star of the 1960s, and she remained a well-known public figure throughout her life.

She was voted the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute in 1999.

We have compiled a list of the best quotes from Elizabeth Taylor for you.


Best Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

1. “I never face the day without perfume.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

2. “I believe in mind over matter and doing anything you set your mind on.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

3. “I’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

4. “Follow your passions, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

5. “It’s all about hope, kindness and a connection with one another.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

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6. “Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

7. “The public library is more than a repository of books. It’s a mysterious, wondrous place with the power to change lives.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

8. “Money is the best deodorant.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

9. “Big girls need big diamonds.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

10. “It’s not the having, it’s the getting.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

Top Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

11. “My favorite name for a color is “puce.” It’s kind of a dried blood color. It’s a hideous color. But I love the word. It’s so euphonic. But my favorite colors are lavender, purple, periwinkle blue, and white.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

12. “When people say: She’s got everything. I’ve only one answer: I haven’t had tomorrow.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

13. “It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

14. “It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor). ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

16. “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).

17. “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).

18. “You are who you are. All you can do in this world is help others to be who they are and better themselves.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

19. “I’m loud and I’m vulgar, and I wear the pants in the house because somebody’s got to, but I am not a monster. I’m not.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

20. “I was born with scoliosis. I have a double curvature of the spine, and it’s forced me to use a wheelchair because the disease has really taken hold. It really saddens me that I can’t ride.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

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21. “The beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart and hopefully someone else’s.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

22. “How can money be the root of all evil when shopping is the cure for all sadness?” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

23. “What do you expect me to do? Sleep alone?” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

24. “I have a woman’s body and a child’s emotions.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

25. “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).

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26. “There’s no deodorant like success.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

27. “You can be fat and still be sexy. It all depends on how you feel about yourself.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

28. “I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being – to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

29. “Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

30. “I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

Popular Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

31. “If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re cooked!” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

32. “I’ve always admitted that I’m ruled by my passions.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

33. “I wear perfume even when I’m alone.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

34. “I know I’m vulgar, but would you have me any other way?” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

35. “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

36. “Acting is fun. It’s not my whole life. It’s not my entire being. It’s secondary to my life. My life is primary. I’m running in the primary, as you know.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

37. “I gave a very dear friend of mine my humanitarian award. Because you don’t need an award to be, or not be, a humanitarian.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

38. “My forties are the best time I have ever gone through.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

39. “If we do not alter with the times, the times yet alter us. We may stand perfectly still, but our surroundings shift round and we are not in the same relationship to them for long; just as a chameleon, matching perfectly the greenness of a leaf, should know that the leaf will one day fade.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

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40. “I don’t love acting; I love chocolate.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

41. “John Wayne is as tough as an old nut and as soft as a yellow ribbon.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

42. “Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

Inspiring Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

43. “You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they’re sure fun when the sun shines.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

44. “Marilyn Monroe seemed to have a kind of unconscious glow about her physical self that was innocent, like a child. When she posed nude, it was ‘Gee, I am kind of, you know, sort of dishy,’ like she enjoyed it without being egotistical.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

45. “Michael Jackson is part of my heart. We would do anything for each other.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

46. “On Mother’s Day: It’s just a rip-off, to tell the truth, a chance to sell my perfume and other things that ladies like.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

47. “I’m not like anyone. I’m me.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

48. “I just loved the feeling of flying. I could jump six feet bareback and it was the closest thing to being Pegasus and flying next to God. It’s the most liberating freedom-making feeling in the world.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

49. “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.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).

50. “I’ve never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.” ~ (Elizabeth Taylor).


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