Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland, DBE, CStJ (9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000) was an English writer, and one of the most successful authors of romance novels of all time, specialising in historical love themes.
- The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.
- The Observer (London, Jan. 11, 1981)
- I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.
- The Isthmus Years, ch. 1 (1942)
- France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.
- The Guardian (London, Dec. 24, 1984)
- 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.
- Interview in Wendy Leigh's Speaking Frankly (1978)
About Barbara Cartland 
- Barbara Cartland, witch and hag. Too much make-up, fascist bag.
- Tony Slattery, Whose Line is it Anyway? Series 5, Episode 3 (1993)