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

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

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

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
- 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 adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine.
You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

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

Marriage is a great institution.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Big girls need big diamonds.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

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

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

Success is a great deodorant.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

I feel exuberant. I don't pretend.
- Bono

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass,
because of Gene Simmons of Kiss.
Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss -
I liked Gene the best.
- Jason Newsted

An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight.
I'm going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.
- Robbie Williams

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God,
I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane.
I said, if I have a stroke on a plane,
I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane.
I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards

When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend,
it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
- Gene Tierney

Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters.
- Peter Jennings

I wonder: when a Jehovah's Witness dies and goes to Heaven,
does God hide behind the door and pretend He's not home?
- Brian Celio

Everyone was going to play their part honestly,
and not try and pretend to be good or bad guys.
- Stephen Hopkins

Always keep that happy attitude.
Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
- Earl Nightingale

Well, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I
haven't been a rogue most of my life.
- Jack Nicholson

During Breaking The Waves, I was on my own in a hotel room.
I think I would have been impossible to live with.
When you go home, you have to pretend to be the person you are at home.
- Emily Watson

You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure
even when your autographs are bouncing.
- Kinky Friedman

As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver,
of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home,
Country Roads.
- Skeet Ulrich

Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which
makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin,
and pretend to be somebody else.
- Solomon Schechter

The thing is, is to raise your hand.
It's not to hide, and it's not to try and pretend or do anything like that.
You raise your hand, that's the best thing about it.
- Liza Minnelli

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest.
That would seriously interfere with business.
- Clarence Darrow

I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I'm someone else.
- David Byrne

A lot of my audience are in their 50s.
But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.
- Pete Townshend

We have a good arrangement.
Roman lies to me and I pretend to believe him.
- Sharon Tate

I don't pretend anything anymore.
I don't have time, desire or energy to calculate anymore.
- Thomas Kretschmann

If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives
them the right to subjugate other races,
nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

I do not pretend to write much of a letter.
You know under what circumstances I am writing.
- Joshua Chamberlain

Because we're actors we can pretend and fake it,
but I'd rather the intimate investment was authentic.
- Keanu Reeves

I can't pretend to be enjoying this.
I can't pretend I'm enjoying going out there and playing this style.
- Tiffeny Milbrett

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel,
for love is not ours to command.
- Alan Watts

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered
from a disappointed passion.
Such wounds always leave a scar.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To be able to pretend to be something that I'm frankly
not is very liberating and exciting.
- Hugh Laurie

But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world
exists altogether independently of us.
- Alan Watts

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment
to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

I have a hard enough time speaking for myself -
I don't pretend I can be a spokesman for anybody.
I have no interest in playing that role.
- Mathieu Kassovitz

Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are
too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state
of harmonious understanding between men.
- Alva Myrdal

You can pretend to be serious; but you can't pretend to be witty.
- Sacha Guitry


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