"Never has a tale of amour fou seemed as dour and depressing as that of ..."
The above quote is part of a film review, obviously not the most riveting film! The phrase amour fou means uncontrollable or obsessive passion. It comes from the French, literally meaning 'insane love'. Quite unlike amour propre which means 'sense of one's own worth' or 'self-respect'.
HOBSON'S CHOICE, meaning no choice at all, comes from stablemaster Tobias Hobson who insisted customers take the horse nearest the stall, or not at all