“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.”
Happy 82nd birthday, Elizabeth.
Thank you for your work, in both film and humanitarianism. Thank you for shedding light onto the horrors of AIDS and the stigma that surrounded it during your time. Thank you for your love for all, be they human or animal. Thank you for your strength in battling your addictions. Thank you for simply being you.
May you rest in peace, dear Elizabeth. Happy birthday.
She asked if I would stop loving her if she had to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. I told her that I didn’t care if her legs, bum, and bosoms fell off, and her teeth turned yellow and she went bald. I love that woman so much sometimes that I cannot believe my luck. She has given me so much.
"I have often have wondered what kind of a person I would be today if I did not have these enormous guilts — if everything had gone easily and I had not made such horrific mistakes. I think I would have been the most awful, pontifical goody two shoes. I was really so smug, so sweet, so good, so spoiled — so intolerant of anybody else’s downfall. But tragedy, mistakes, and shame for your mistakes cannot leave you untouched. All the superficial things that one gave so much value to before — money, luxury, indulging in whims — calamity makes them seem so incidental. I swear to God I’d be just as happy living with Richard and the kids in a shack. And I treat the happiness I have now with great respect, great appreciation, because I know how fragile and precarious it is — how easily it can go."
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor aka Elizabeth Taylor | February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAME ELIZABETH!
"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."
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, February 27th, 1932 - March 23rd, 2011.
Title: Over the Rainbow
Album: The Wizard of Oz Soundtrack
♪ Somewhere over the rainbow,
skies are blue,
and the dreams that you dared to dream
really do come true ♪
Over the Rainbow || Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz)