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...a wry face]. No, no: the Englishwoman is too prosaic for my taste, too material, too much of the animated beefsteak about her. The ideal is what I like. Now Larry's taste is just the opposite: he likes em solid and bouncing and rather keen about him. It's a very convenient difference; for we've never been in love with the same woman.
NORA. An d'ye mean to tell me to me face that you've ever been in love before?
BROADBENT. Lord! yes.
NORA. I'm not your first love?
BROADBENT.First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.No, my dear Nora: I've done with all that long ago. Love affairs always end in rows. We're not going to have any rows: we're going to have a solid four-square home: man and wife: comfort and common sense--and plenty of affection, eh [he puts his arm round her with confident proprietorship]?
NORA [coldly, trying to get away]. I don't want any other woman's leavings.
BROADBENT [holding her]. Nobody asked you to, ma'am. I never asked any woman to marry me before.
NORA [severely].... Shaw, George Bernard
Source: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, John Bulls Other Island, act IV, Selected Plays with Prefaces, vol. 2, p. 596 . These words are spoken by Broadbent. · This quote is about love · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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