"Somebody once asked me once what quality it was in me that made me a survivor. I think it's my passion - for life, for people, for everything. I've always been very aware of the inner me, that has nothing to do with the physical me. It has to do with a connection with nature, God, your inner being - whatever you want to call it. It's about being in contact with yourself and allowing God to mold you.
Because I'm not afraid. Life is just an adventure to me."
Elizabeth Taylor, who would have been 82 today.
From a RollingStone article by Jonathan Cott.
(And here's Peter Travers recommending her best films for a freebee.)