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Barbara Cartland

  • I'll wager you that in ten years it will be fashionable again to be a virgin.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in The Observer ()
  • 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.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Wendy Leigh, Speaking Frankly ()
  • [Asked if she thought class barriers had come down:] Of course they have, or I wouldn't be sitting here talking to someone like you.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Jilly Cooper, Class ()
  • France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in The Observer ()
  • I consider myself an expert on love, sex, and health. Without health you can have very little of the other two.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Gwen Robyns, Barbara Cartland ()
  • Love is next to Godliness with certain safeguards.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Gwen Robyns, Barbara Cartland ()
  • Every woman dreams of love. When she is young she prays she will find it. When she is middle aged she hopes for it and when she is old she remembers it.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Gwen Robyns, Barbara Cartland ()
  • Good must triumph over evil. It usually does in life and in any case it's bad for young people to believe it doesn't.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Gwen Robyns, Barbara Cartland ()
  • I said ten years ago that in ten years time it would be smart to be a virgin. Now everyone is back to virgins again.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in The Observer ()
  • 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.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Libby Purves, "Luncheon à la Cartland," in The Times ()
  • We romantic writers are here to make people feel and not think.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Authors' Guild Bulletin ()
  • My heroines are always virgins. They never go to bed without a ring on their fingers; not until page 118 at least.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Authors' Guild Bulletin ()
  • People don't roll around naked in my books. I do allow them to go to bed if they're married, but it's all very wonderful and the moon beams.

    • Barbara Cartland,
    • in Authors' Guild Bulletin ()
  • I always wear boot polish on my eyelashes, because I am a very emotional person and it doesn't run when I cry.

    • Barbara Cartland
  • When you get past fifty, you have to decide whether to keep your face or your figure. I kept my face.

    • Barbara Cartland

Barbara Cartland, English writer

(1902 - 2000)

Full name: Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland McCorquodale.