"Of course I love you-I'm programmed to love you. I'm a goddam lovebird."
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"Forty-eight years, Sarah, and I still go gaga when I look at you. I must be nuts."
Man and a woman sit in a living room; a sign on the wall behind them reads "100% Recycled Conversation".
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"Let's do it, let's fall in love."
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"Ah, the ecstasy of moving all the right muscle groups."
"Do you think we're a storybook romance transformed into a textbook case?"
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"Hold that thought—I've just got two chapters to go."
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"Surprising me- that's your life's work."
"But, first, my impression of Mussolini."
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"That's the best you can do - 'Time to call the gutter man'?"
"Is that you again?"
"Darling, let's get divorced."
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"How's this for a romantic moonlit interlude?"
"I can't help think of the lyrics to that old song: 'I want to sex you up.'"
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"Wow! From down here your nostrils look huge!"
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The M.R.I. of Love
"Maybe we mate for life because we're lazy."
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"So I leave eggs on the ground, and then you come along and drop your whatever on them? That's your idea of romance?"
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"Don't get your hopes up, honey. I call everybody 'honey.'"
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"I made a straightforward proposal, Moira, and all I ask is a linear response."
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"I don't know if I want to marry, but I would like a combined household income."
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"I'll never forget you...Heather, was it?"
"Will you stand by him through humiliating revelation after humiliating revelation, and then-once you're sure it couldn't possibly get any worse-when even more humiliating revelations come to light?"
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"I though I should get real and lower my expectations, and that's when I met Evan."
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"A year nowhere near Provence."