Quotes of the Day for 9 July 2005 – Romance
Barbara Hamilton Cartland was born at Edgbaston, West Midlands, England on this day in 1901. Born to wealth, the family fortunes were changed when her father was killed in Flanders during WW I. She went to work as a gossip columnist in 1920 and started her first novel the next year. By the time of her death in 2000 her 723 books had sold over 600 million copies. Her formula was romance, specifically set in 19th century aristocratic England, and she dominated the romance genre for decades.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
- Elinor Glyn, 1864 - 1943
Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
- Mason Cooley
And what’s romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it’s always daisy-time.
- David Herbert Lawrence, 1885 - 1930
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
- Barbara Cartland
When a writer calls his work a Romance, it need hardly be observed that he wishes to claim a certain latitude, both as to its fashion and material, which he would not have felt himself entitled to assume had he professed to be writing a Novel.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804–1864
Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.
- Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, 1890 - 1977
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