love at first sight
Definitionsphysical attractiveness, sex appeal, physical arousal, or romantic circumstances.
(1) George (Roland Young) meeting Nell Kenner (Leila Hyams) in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935):
-- George: ' I say, do you believe in love at first sight? '
-- Nell: ' No. Do you? '
-- George: ' No. That's why I'd like to stay for a while, if you don't mind.'
(3) Tenny/Tennyson (E.E. Clive) to Phyllis Clavering (Louise Campbell) in Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937): 'Love at first sight is rather like a mule, Miss Clavering. It kicks backward.'
(4) Joe Fabrini (George Raft) and Cassie (Ann Sheridan) in They Drive by Night (1940):
-- Joe: ' Oh, Cassie, do you believe in love at first sight? '
-- Cassie: ' It saves a lot of time.'
(5) Holly Reed (Mia Farrow) in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989): ' My ex-husband and I fell in love at first sight. Maybe I should have taken a second look.'
(6) Alexander Midnight (Fisher Stevens) to Amanda (Sandra Bullock) in When the Party's Over (1991): ' When I saw you earlier I knew that we had been together before. That's what love at first sight is. It's a reconnection of two old entertwined souls.'
(7) Don Juan (Johnny Depp) describes his love for Dona Ana (Geraldine Paililas) in Don Juan DeMarco (1994): ' There are those who do not believe that a single soul born in heaven can split into twin spirits and shoot like falling stars to earth where over oceans and continents their magnetic forces will finally unite them back into one. But how else to explain love at first sight? '
(8) Ed Walters (Tim Robbins) after falling in love at first sight of Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan) in I.Q. (1994): ' You wouldn't believe it. I looked at her, she looked at me, and it happened. You could feel it. It was like death, but in a good way.'
(9) Robin (Cary Elwes) and Marian (Amy Yasbeck) in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993):
-- Robin: ' Maid Marian, do you believe in love at first sight? '
-- Marian: ' Depends on what you're looking at.'
(10) On their first meeting, both Douglas Hall (Craig Bierko) and Jane Fuller (Gretchen Mol) have a feeling of déja vu in The Thirteenth Floor (1999): ' They say that déja vu is usually a sign of love at first sight.'
(11) Humorously defined by Louis J. Safian in An Irreverent Dictionary of Love and Marriage (1966) as: ' A time-saver; but lots of married people wish they had wiped their glasses for a good second look.'
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