Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Mrs. Patrick (Beatrice Stella Tanner Campbell) Campbell (18651940)
Does it really matter what these affectionate people doso long as they dont do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
Attributed to MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL, rebuke to a young actress reporting that an old actor in the company was too fond of the young and handsome leading-man.Alan Dent, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, p. 78 (1961).
Various versions of the first clause occur in different sources. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 3d ed., p. 128 (1970), has I dont mind where people make love and Bartletts Familiar Quotations, 15th ed., p. 706, no. 16 (1982), My dear, I dont care what they do