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(The New York Times)   Secret diaries of Richard Burton reveal feverish romantic entanglements with wife Elizabeth Taylor, cemented by books, celebrity parties, Sambuca, and "delicious and derailing" Goop   (nytimes.com) divider line 1
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squealie: As a former English major I appreciate the man's poetic phrasing. Probably would have written a great novel or two if he had gotten around to it.
/and if the booze hadn't gotten the best of him
//apocalyptic boobies are apocalyptic!


If Richard Burton had written a novel, it probably would've been so powerful and so passionate, that we'd be erecting marble monuments to it.

"At 34 she is an extremely beautiful woman, lavishly endowed by nature with a few flaws in the masterpiece: She has an insipid double chin, her legs are too short and she has a slight potbelly. She has a wonderful bosom, though." - Richard Burton

"I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out." - Richard Burton

"The most astonishingly self-contained, pulchritudinous, remote, removed, inaccessible woman I had ever seen." - Richard Burton

"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
 
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