“I miss Montgomery Clift. I miss talking to him, exchanging thoughts and ideas. I miss laughing together and doing silly things together. He was the best friend I’ve ever had. And I think he would say the same about me. He was so brilliantly talented and such a tragic figure. Oh, I loved him- and I still do. -Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun. (1951)


There’s never been anyone like her from the way she looked with those incredible eyes, to the way her life went with pain and joy. She was… she wrote her own chapter in a book that’s hers. Larry King 

She didn’t give a damn about looking camera-ready. She was very low-key, very hippie, very sweet. And maternal too – like your fantasy mother, the one who lets you do fun things. Firooz Zahedi 

The things that are important to me—being a mother, a businesswoman, an activist—are all things that were borne out of great passion. Elizabeth Taylor

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. Richard Burton

She had all the designers—Valentino, Versace—and things she’d picked up in the market in Mexico too. We’d sit on her bed. She’d open her jewelry closet, bring out drawer after drawer, and tell us stories of her life through each piece—like her “Ping-Pong diamond rings,” which she won in a game of Ping-Pong with Richard Burton [in 1970]. We lapped it up. She always said she was a custodian of her jewelry: It didn’t belong to her; she was just a part of its journey. If you were a woman in Elizabeth Taylor’s life, she’d likely dress you up. She knew she was lucky to have the things she had, and a big part of how she enjoyed them was by sharing them. Naomi Wilding


Me. Reading a poem. That I literally was up until 5am writing last night, and then finished in the last few hours. It’s a rough video and I’m talking too fast but I couldn’t not make a video because I am just so excited about this poem so yeah.