Quotes from Burton, on Taylor:
“The most astonishingly self-contained, pulchritudinous, remote, removed, inaccessible woman I had ever seen.”
“I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.”
“Elizabeth has great worries about becoming a cripple because her feet sometimes have no feeling in them. She asked if I would stop loving her if she had to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. I told her that I didn`t care if her legs, bum and bosoms fell off and her teeth turned yellow. And she went bald. I love that woman so much sometimes that I cannot believe my luck. She has given me so much.”
“I love her, not for her breasts, her buttocks or her knees but for her mind. It is inscrutable. She is like a poem.”
“I just suddenly found myself with Elizabeth again. What the devil was I thinking of? She wanted to get married again. I didn’t. But I married her again all the same. What Liz wants, she gets … I found her irresistible, and in the end I found myself on one knee — literally — proposing to her.”
Richard describing his first sight of a 19-year-old Elizabeth Taylor: “She was so extraordinarily beautiful that I nearly laughed out loud. She … [was] famine, fire, destruction and plague … the only true begetter. Her breasts were apocalyptic, they would topple empires before they withered … her body was a miracle of construction … She was unquestionably gorgeous. She was lavish. She was a dark, unyielding largesse. She was, in short, too bloody much … Those huge violet blue eyes… had an odd glint… Aeons passed, civilizations came and went while these cosmic headlights examined my flawed personality. Every pockmark on my face became a crater of the moon.”
Are you sad by the death of Elizabeth Taylor? Do you love the Burton/Taylor romance as much as me?