|Dame Barbara Cartland
|Born||Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland
9 July 1901
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
|Died||21 May 2000
Camfield Place near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
|Spouse||Alexander McCorquodale (m. 1927â€“1933)
Hugh McCorquodale (m. 1936â€“1963)
Ian Hamilton McCorquodale
|Relatives||Diana, Princess of Wales (step-granddaughter)|
To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her.
A woman asking 'Am I good? Am I satisfied?' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
As long as the plots keep arriving from outer space, I'll go on with my virgins.
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.
A woman should say: 'Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?' If he does, then it's the wife's fault because she is not trying to make him happy.
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.
Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex.
France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.