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My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born,
by Elizabeth Taylor

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

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I have a woman's body and a child's emotions.
- Elizabeth Taylor

 

I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine.
You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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I really don't remember much about Cleopatra.
There were a lot of other things going on.
- Elizabeth Taylor

It is strange that the years teach us patience;
that the shorter our time,
the greater our capacity for waiting.
- Elizabeth Taylor

When people say, 'She's got everything',
I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I've only slept with men I've been married to.
How many women can make that claim?
- Elizabeth Taylor

So much to do, so little done, such things to be.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I feel very adventurous.
There are so many doors to be opened,
and I'm not afraid to look behind them.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Big girls need big diamonds.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Marriage is a great institution.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

I am a very committed wife.
And I should be committed too - for being married so many times.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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.
- Elizabeth Taylor

People who know me well, call me Elizabeth.
I dislike Liz.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Success is a great deodorant.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
- Elizabeth Taylor

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
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If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
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The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
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God Loves an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
So does Your Mother.
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Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby


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