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12 Alexandra Ripley Quotes That Explain Why She Had Such A Great Appeal

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Famous As: American writer

Born On: January 8, 1934

Died On: January 10, 2004

Died At Age: 70

Alexandra Ripley was a famous American writer renowned for penning down Scarlett, the sequel of ‘Gone with the Wind’. Scarlett sold over eight million copies in five years of its release in 1991. Despite vociferous attempts to destroy her work in the sequel of ‘Gone with the Wind’ by the critics, Scarlett toppled all records and climbed to the top of the British best-seller lists, within three days of its release. Best known for her historically themed romantic novels, she gained recognition through her debut hardback ‘Who's the Lady in the President's Bed?’ Ripley stole the limelight upon releasing   successive bestsellers novels namely Charleston, On Leaving Charleston, The Time Returns, and New Orleans Legacy. She shared her thoughts and observations over a vast range of subjects including the importance of knowledge, wisdom, literature, history, romance. We have curated her quotes and sayings from her writings and observations. Let us browse through some of the greatest quotes from this legendary British writer.

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If only' repeated again and again in her head like a battering ram...'if only' could break your heart.

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Should-haves solve nothing. It's the next thing to happen that needs thinking about.

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One of the injustices of the world was that it was so easy to make the innocent and caring ones happy with so little.

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And if things always stayed the same, Scarlett, what would be the reason for bothering to draw breath?

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No woman can be truly beautiful who is not, also sometimes, truly ugly.

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Everyone knew that once a woman was 30, she might as well be dead.

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To anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them the land they live on is like their mother. It's the only thing that lasts, that's worth working for, for fighting for...

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And the world is where we belong, all of it.

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But listen well. In Tir na nOg, because there is no sorrow, there is no joy. Do you hear the meaning of the seachain's song?

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They have a saying, the French, that no woman, can be truly beautiful who is not also sometimes truly ugly.

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Something happens to people when they're masked. They become too free, uncivilized. They may do anything.

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How could a man know the truth of his own soul?

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