64 Elizabeth Taylor Quotes On Success In Life

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE was an English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of classic Hollywood cinema. These Elizabeth Taylor quotes will motivate you.

Best Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

  1. “Follow your passions, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  2. “I don’t have a short temper, I just have a quick reaction to bullshit” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  3. “You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before 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 quotes on just do it
  4. “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
  5. “It’s all about hope, kindness and a connection with one another.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  6. “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
  7. “I’m not like anyone. I’m me.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  8. “When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer – I haven’t had tomorrow.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  9. “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
  10. “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  11. “All of my life I’ve spent a lot of time with gay men – Montgomery Clift, Jimmy Dean, Rock Hudson – who are my colleagues, coworkers, confidantes, my closest friends, but I never thought of who they slept with! They were just the people I loved. I could never understand why they couldn’t be afforded the same rights and protections as all of the rest of us. There is no gay agenda, it’s a human agenda” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  12. “It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  13. “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, Elizabeth Taylor quotes on love
  14. “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
  15. “It’s not the having, it’s the getting.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  16. “You can be fat and still be sexy . It all depends on how you feel about yourself” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  17. “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  18. “The beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart and hopefully someone else’s.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor quotes on beauty
  19. “Money is the best deodorant.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  20. “I know I’m vulgar, but would you have me any other way?” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  21. “When I’m not with the one I love, I love the one I’m with.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  22. “The most sensible thing to do to people you hate is to drink their brandy.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  23. “You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  24. “So much is said with the electricity of the eyes, the intensity of a whisper. Less is more.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  25. “Look, sweetheart, I can drink you under any goddamn table you want, so don’t worry about me.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  26. “How can money be the root of all evil when shopping is the cure for all sadness?” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  27. “I’m not afraid. Life is just such an adventure to me.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  28. Michael Jackson is part of my heart. We would do anything for each other.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  29. “I think I’m finally growing up – and about time.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  30. “I’ve only slept with men I’ve been married to. How many women can make that claim?” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  31. “I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  32. “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
  33. “Why shouldn’t gay people be able to live as open and freely as everybody else? What it comes down to, ultimately, is love. How can anything bad come out of love? The bad stuff comes out of mistrust, misunderstanding and, God knows, from hate and from ignorance.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  34. “You can’t choose between right and wrong by taking a census.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  35. “The things that are important to me – being a mother, a businesswoman, an activist – are all things that were borne out of great passion.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  36. “Fragrance is an incredibly intimate thing. It can evoke very specific thoughts or memories and is a little different for each person who wears it. I also think it’s the most accessible luxury.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  37. “I have never felt more alive than when I watched my children delight in something, never more alive than when I have watched a great artist perform, and never richer than when I have scored a big check to fight AIDS.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  38. “I never face the day without perfume.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  39. “I believe in mind over matter and doing anything you set your mind on.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  40. “Originally, we were going to set up a cappuccino bar in the showroom, but we’ve been so busy, … We decided when we’re old and grey, we’re going to set up a coffee shop, and we formed the company about 18 months ago when we thought of the name. It’s going to be TLC – Tastes Like Chocolate.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  41. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  42. “When I hear the name Michael Jackson, I think of brilliance, of dazzling stars, lasers and deep emotions. I think he is one of the world’s biggest and greatest stars, and it just so happens that he is one of the most gifted music makers the world has ever known. I think he is one of the finest people to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock, and Soul. I love you Michael.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  43. “If it is not to make the world better what is money for?” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  44. “When I hear the name Michael Jackson, I think of brilliance, of dazzling stars, lasers and deep emotions. I think he is one of the world’s biggest and greatest stars, and it just so happens that he is one of the most gifted music makers the world has ever known. I think he is one of the finest people to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock, and Soul. I love you Michael.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  45. “Now is the time for guts and guile.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  46. “I left home as soon as I could, when I was 18. I thought I was in love and got married – the press called it Prince Charming and Cinderella. He was a Hilton so I was the poor little Cinderella. And when I got a divorce nine months later I never told the court why, but he was cruel.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  47. “Everything makes me nervous – except making films.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  48. “Give. Remember always to give. That is the one thing that will make you grow.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  49. “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
  50. “Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  51. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  52. “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
  53. “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
  54. “People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  55. “On Michael Jackson and child stardom: He had one of the worst childhoods ever. I think I had the second.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  56. 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
  57. “Being able to go on location and see the world was the greatest perk of all.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  58. “If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re cooked!” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  59. “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  60. “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
  61. “It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  62. “I was so strictly brought up that the only time I could get away would be on my own pony. I could ride wherever I wanted on my godfather’s estate in Kent.I wasn’t brought up to be afraid of anything.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  63. “Big girls need big diamonds.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor
  64. “I’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

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