"Do you love me?"
"There was an awkward silence for a moment. Then Father gave a little chuckle. 'Jonas. You, of all people. Precision of language, please!'
'What do you mean?' Jonas asked. Amusement was not at all what he had anticipated.
'Your father means that you used a very generalized word, so meaningless that it has become almost obsolete,' his mother explained carefully.
Jonas stared at them. Meaningless? He had never before felt anything as meaningful as the memory."
Seriously, don't you think this interchange could have inspired the entire premise to Delirium??
Anyway, Delirium was teased to become a film for a while, then it was decided that it would make a better television series instead. So a pilot was made starring Emma Roberts, but then the series was cancelled before it was ever aired.
If you want to see it, though, you can check it out on Hulu. Here's the link, in case you're so inclined: http://www.hulu.com/delirium
A trailer for the pilot was also released:
By all accounts, the pilot was rubbish. But maybe die hard fans will like it anyway. Happy viewing!