Most Memorable Elizabeth Taylor Quotes On Love And Life
Who would forget Elizabeth Taylor? The talented Hollywood actress who captivated as by her beauty and elegance. She started her acting career when she was twelve. She starred in a number of Hollywood’s finest films, which include Cleopatra, The Sandpiper, Doctor Faustus, The Taming of the Shrew and so much more. Aside from her many notable films, she is also a known social activist. Elizabeth Taylor helped found the American Foundation for AIDS Research. She also started the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation or ETAF, after her dear friend Rock Hudson died of the dreadful disease. Taylor passed away in 2011 at the age of 79 because of congestive heart failure.
As a passionate actress, activist and mother, she left several inspiring quotes to live by. Following are some of them.
“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”.
Perhaps, Taylor saw that many aged men marry women who are the same old as their kids. Conceivably, Taylor feels that men do that because they cannot face the fact that they are getting old. Younger wives make them feel young and alive.
“I’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive”.
Taylor did survived many things. She went through divorce seven times. She went through divorce twice with Richard Burton. She was hospitalized more than 70 times and went through 20 major operations.
“I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage”.
When you survive so many things in life, you will learn to be courageous. That is what Taylor learned from so many trials and adversities that she went through in life. Yes, she made mistakes and decisions she might have regretted. Nevertheless, she learned. She became wiser and more secure.
“It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting”.
This is true. As you will notice, men during their prime are very busy. They value their time as if time is equivalent of money. They hate idle time and they especially do not like waiting. As men grow older, men become less active. They have more time to spend. They have greater capacity to wait for others who are too busy to make time for them.
“When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer – I haven’t had tomorrow”.
Life is a cycle. No man can live a thousand years or more. No one can boldly say that I got everything because it is not true. No man can confidently say if he or she is still alive tomorrow. Perhaps, you are too busy making money for your retirement that you are spending less time with your loved ones. Therefore, live one day at a time. It is okay to plan but do not live at the future. Live at the present.
“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance”.
As mentioned, Taylor is very active in her Aids Foundation. She sees that many people die of AIDS because they are unaware of the symptoms, the causative factors and the possible treatments. She believed that educating people of AIDS could help in reducing the number of mortality.
Elizabeth Taylor is indeed a woman of confidence, power and glamour. Aside from her inspiring films that she has left behind, her courageous words would remain a lifetime for all the readers and movie enthusiasts out there.
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