"The combination of their beauty was staggering. Elizabeth was hypnotically beautiful – almost embarrassingly so. She was a perfect, voluptuous little doll. And those great violet eyes fringed by double lashes. But there was an enigmatic power and magnetism behind her looks which gave her beauty – and his – a sultry depth. One could see her as a goddess, mother, seductress, wife. One could see him as prince, saint, and madman." -Diana Lynn
"I loved him deeply. He was my brother, my dearest friend." —Elizabeth Taylor
"You know how it is when you love somebody terribly but you can’t describe why? That’s how I love Bessie Mae [Elizabeth Taylor]." —Montgomery Clift
Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in Raintree County (1957)
Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, photographed by Peter Stackpole.