October 24, 2016

Barbara Cartland Quotes

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

“A man will teach his wife what is needed to arouse his desires. And there is no reason for a woman to know any more than what her husband is prepared to teach her. If she gets married knowing far too much about what she wants and doesn’t want then she will be ready to find fault with her husband.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“As long as the plots keep arriving from outer space, I’ll go on with my virgins.”

“Every man has been brought up with the idea that decent women don’t pop in and out of bed; he has always been told by his mother that nice girls don’t. He finds, of course, when he gets older that this may be untrue – but only in a certain section of society.”

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

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

“Of course they have, or I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to someone like you.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“We romantic writers are there to make people feel and not think. A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.”