MICHAEL: Love. Do you believe in love at all, Mrs. Bannister?
ELSA: I was taught to think about love in Chinese.
MICHAEL: The way a Frenchman thinks about laughter in French?
ELSA: The Chinese say, it is difficult for love to last long. Therefore, one who loves passionately is cured of love, in the end.
MICHAEL: Sure, that’s a hard way of thinking.
ELSA: There’s more to the proverb: human nature is eternal. Therefore, one who follows his nature keeps his original nature, in the end.