happy birthday, elizabeth taylor // february 27, 1932 - march 23, 2011 // "my mother wisely made very sure when i was young that i wouldn’t get big-headed about my looks. she said, ‘you have nice eyes, but they’re only nice as long as the expression in back of them is nice. and that depends solely on what you are as a person inside. you are not beautiful, but you can be attractive when you’re nice inside."


"There has been an evolution. It came with the music. I love the idea of being able to get up on stage in my favourite denim shorts and my favourite linen shirt and wear a pair of gold bands and diamonds. It is so freeing. When I first got on stage—four years ago—I felt like what I had to do was put a dress on and be presentable in some way."