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Quotes of the day: Barbara Cartland

Published Wednesday, July 08, 2015 @ 10:56 PM EDT
Jul 08 2015

Dame Barbara Cartland, DBE, CStJ (July 9, 1901 – May 21, 2000), born Mary Barbara Hamilton, was an English author of romance novels, who was one of the best-selling authors as well as one of the most prolific and commercially successful of the twentieth century. Her 723 novels were translated into 36 different languages, and she continues to be referenced in the Guinness World Records for the most novels published in a single year in 1976. As Barbara Cartland she is known for her numerous romantic novels, but she also wrote under her married name of Barbara McCorquodale. She wrote more than 700 books, as well as plays, music, verse, drama, magazine articles and operetta she reportedly sold more than 750 million copies. Other sources estimate her book sales at more than 2 billion copies. She specialised in 19th-century Victorian era pure romance. Her novels all featured portrait style artwork, particularly the cover art. As head of Cartland Promotions she also became one of London's most prominent society figures and one of Britain's most popular media personalities, right up until her death in 2000 (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.

France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.

Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex.

A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.

You can't lose if you give them handsome highwaymen, duels, 3-foot fountains and whacking great horses and dogs all over the place.

The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.

I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.

The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.


(July 9 is also the birthday of Dean Koontz.)

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