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It is strange that the years teach us patience;
by Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

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

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

 

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

Big girls need big diamonds.
- 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

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

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

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

I have a woman's body and a child's emotions.
- 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 sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage is a great institution.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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

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

Success is a great deodorant.
- 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

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

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

Everybody seems to know me.
It's very strange.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

We've all got strange things about us and Lynch picks those things up.
- Jack Nance

How strange this fear of death is!
We are never frightened at a sunset.
- George MacDonald

Also, I have found that I really like to work in English.
It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite
of what I thought it would be like.
- Olivier Martinez

I have had strange animals as pets all my life.
I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact
better with animals than people.
Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig

There is nothing so powerful as truth,
and often nothing so strange.
- Daniel Webster

That strange feeling we had in the war.
Have you found anything in your lives since to equal
it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was,
holding us together.
- Noel Coward

It's very strange writing science fiction in a world
that moves as fast as ours does.
- Daniel Keys Moran

The New York Quarterly is an amazing,
intelligent, crazy, creative, strange,
and indispensable magazine.
- James Dickey

You know, I find it very strange when movies that I
made that were just excoriated -
I mean that I was just vilified for -
are now looked at as classics.
- John Milius

Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet
who warms to fantasy by a strange flame,
making an idea that inspires him the subject of his
own very different treatment?
- Franz Schubert

I extract what I consider the best material from different sources.
But often the material I perform comes from a very
strange location in history,
which are minstrel shows.
- Leon Redbone

There were wonderful moments when I was singing for
the first time in the Olympia Theatre and I was pregnant with my son,
which was very, very strange for a singer.
- Nana Mouskouri

What is also strange to me is that public libraries
have always been in the forefront of opposing censorship.
- Matthew Lesko

With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that
the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat.
- Kelly Miller

Having gone through all of this, I feel in some ways calmer now.
It's strange, but sad.
I think I'll always be sad.
- Nicole Kidman

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Don't accept rides from strange men -
and remember that all men are strange as hell.
- Robin Morgan

It is strange how little harm bad codes do.
- Frederick Pollock

It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have
any moral objection to someone else's sexuality.
It's like telling someone else how to clean their house.
- River Phoenix

What in heaven's name is strange about a grandmother
dancing nude? I'll bet lots of grandmothers do it.
- Sally Rand

Saw a wedding in the church.
It was strange to see what delight we married people
have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
- Samuel Pepys

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people
to admit they enjoy life.
- William Lyon Phelps

Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one
person on account of another person.
- James Thurber

I don't know if I was a star.
I was certainly working a lot and that was strange
because there were good things about it and things that were difficult.
- Jennifer Connelly

It's a strange world.
Let's keep it that way.
- Warren Ellis

I have to say, though, it's a little strange doing
both because Durant is very straight and stern and austere.
- Corbin Bernsen


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