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.

When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow.

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other and you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. Then you go about the business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way.

I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.

I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?

Money is the best deodorant.

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

Success is a great deodorant.

I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.

I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids.

I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too - for being married so many times.

You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal.

I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive.

I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them.

It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time the greater our capacity for waiting.

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.

It's all about hope, kindness and a connection with one another.

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.

Big girls need big diamonds.

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.

So much to do, so little done, such things to be.

People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz.

I have a woman's body and a child's emotions.

It's not the having, it's the getting.

I really don't remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.

Marriage is a great institution.

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.

I suppose 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.