love in distinction to infatuation or puppy love. See love for synonyms.
(1) Angela Brooks (Kay Johnson) as Madam Satan (1930): ' True love is believing that the one you love is quite above defeat.'
(2) Oliver (Walter Connelly) and Owen (Roscoe Karns) speaking of stage director Oscar Jaffe's (John Barrymore) obsession with Lily Garland/Mildred Plotka (Carole Lombard) in Twentieth Century (1934):
-- Oliver Webb: ' Do you know how much he paid for long distance calls to Hollywood last year? Eighteen hundred bucks! And she hung up on him every time.'
-- Owen O'Malley: ' In some Humpty Dumpty way that was true love.'
(3) Sentence completed by Macaulay Connor (James Stewart) in The Philadelphia Story (1940):
' The course of true love... Gathers no moss.'
(5) Sheila Kingston's (Rosie O'Donnell) voice over commentary at the end of Exit to Eden (1994): ' So, what did I learn from this case? No matter what your sexual preference is true love is still the ultimate fantasy.'
(6) John Boys (James LeGros) about his promiscuous girlfriend Jessica (Lisa Zane) in Floundering (1994): ' If you want someone to fulfill an image and they don't you are eventually going to have a big, big problem with who they really are. I thought true love conquered all. That's the supreme fiction. If you walk into a room and find yourself instantly attracted to someone there, get the fuck out of that room because that is the wrong person for you.'
(7) John Travolta as Michael (1997): ' You've got to learn to laugh; it's the way to true love.'
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