This is kind of cool–Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton…–a book about their chaotic romance, contains Burton’s tortured (although, sadly, not that well-written) love letters to Taylor.
In it, the alcoholic Shakespearean professes to the purple-eyed temptress:
“You must know, of course, how much I love you. You must know, of course, how badly I treat you. But the fundamental and most vicious, swinish, murderous, and unchangeable fact is that we totally misunderstand each other.
“We operate on alien wavelengths. You are as distant as Venus – planet, I mean – and I am tone-deaf to the music of the spheres. I love you and I always will. Come back to me as soon as you can.”