Screen icon Elizabeth Taylor died today. She made her mark in classics like Butterfield 8, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf but the star’s outsized personal life made headlines just as often as her professional achievements: she was married eight times (to seven different men) and was a veritable one-liner producing machine. Even in Hollywood, Taylor (that’s Elizabeth, she didn’t like ‘Liz’) had a gigantic personality: a wry, self-deprecating wit and a big heart (she devoted much of her later years to work with HIV-related charities) packed into one of the world’s most legendary figures. So, in honor of Liz, here’s a bunch of beautiful photos of her (though you couldn’t really take a bad one) accompanied by a bunch of awesome things she said.

…Though here’s my personal favorite: “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”