The entertainment world and film fans at large are still reeling from the death of Elizabeth Taylor, one of the last truly old-school Hollywood movie stars.  As a last look back at the famed actress (beyond, you know, watching her films), we collected a group of her more—and often pretty funny—famous quotes.  Gal definitely had a way with words.

“Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.”

“If it is not to make the world better what is money for?”

“I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.”

“I’m not worried about dying. I consult with God, my maker. And I don’t have a lot of problems to work out. I’m pretty squared anyway.”


“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.”

“One problem with people who have no vices is that they’re pretty sure to have some annoying virtues.”

“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.”

“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”


What is your favorite Elizabeth Taylor quote?