The Notebook

The Notebook quotes

34 total quotes (ID: 426)

Allie Hamilton
Duke
Noah Calhoun


It was real, wasn't it? You and me. Such a long time ago, we were just a couple of kids. But we really loved each other, didn't we?


I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. And I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect, I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived. I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and for me, that has always been enough.

They didn't agree on much. In fact, they rarely agreed on anything. They fought all the time, and they challenged each other every day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.

Young Allie: Why didn't you write me? Why? It wasn't over for me. I waited for you for seven years. But now it's too late.
Young Noah: I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you every day for a year.
Young Allie: You wrote me?
Young Noah: Yes. It wasn't over. It still isn't over.
[kisses Allie]

Young Noah: I see you got my letters, finally. What are you gonna do, Al?
Young Allie: I don't know.
Young Noah: We're back to that? Are we back there? What about the past couple of days? They happened, you know.
Young Allie: I know that they happened, and they were wonderful. But they were also very irresponsible. I have a fianc? waiting for me at a hotel who's going to be crushed when he finds out what I did.
Young Noah: So you make love to me, and go back to your husband. Was that your plan? Was that a test I didn't pass?
Young Allie: No, I made a promise to a man. He gave me a ring and I gave him my word.
Young Noah: And your word is shot to hell now, don't you think?
Young Allie: I don't know. I'll find out when I talk to him.
Young Noah: This is not about keeping your promise, and it's not about following your heart. It's about security.
Young Allie: What is that supposed to mean?
Young Noah: Money!
Young Allie: What are you talking about?
Young Noah: He has a lot of money.
Young Allie: Now I hate you, you smug bastard.
Young Noah: Well, I hate you. If you leave here, I hate you.
Young Allie: Have you been paying attention to anything that's happening?
Young Noah: I guess not, I think I must have misread all of those signals.
Young Allie: Well I guess you did!
Young Noah: You're bored! You're bored and you know it! You wouldn't be here if there wasn't something missing.
Young Allie: You arrogant son of a bitch.
Young Noah: Would you just stay with me?
Young Allie: Stay with you? What for? Look at us, we're already fighting.
Young Noah: Well, that's what we do! We fight! You tell me when I'm being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you're being a pain in the ass, which you are 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings. They have, like, a two second rebound rate, then you're back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing.
Young Allie: So what?
Young Noah: So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. And we're gonna have to work at this every day. But I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day. Can you do something for me? Please? Will you just picture your life for me? Thirty years from now? Forty years from now? What's it look like? If it's with that guy, go. Go! I lost you once. I think I can do it again if I thought that's what you really wanted. But don't you take the easy way out.
Young Allie: What easy way? There is no easy way. No matter what I do, somebody gets hurt!
Young Noah: Would you stop thinking about what everyone wants?! Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do you want? What do you want?
Young Allie: It's not that simple!
Young Noah: What do you want? Goddammit, what do you want?
Young Allie: I have to go.

Allie: Do you think our love can create miracles?
Duke: I do.

Young Noah: I'm Noah Calhoun.
Young Allie: So?
Young Noah: So it's really nice to meet you.
Edmond: Allie, who is this guy?
Young Allie: I don't know, Noah Calhoun.

Allie: Do you think our love can take us away together?
Duke: I think our love can do anything we want it to.

Young Allie: This place is gigantic.
Young Noah: Yeah, a gigantic piece of crap.

When I see something I like, I gotta have it...I love it.

[His last letter to Allie] My Dearest Allie. I couldn't sleep last night because I know that it's over between us. I'm not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I'll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I'll be seeing you. Noah.

You're gonna kill me woman! I need sleep, I need food, to regain my strength!

You know I want to give you all the things you want. But I can't. Because they're gone. They're broken.

You gotta be kiddin' me. All this time, that's what I've been missin'? Let's do it again.

Most of the time I have all these thoughts bouncin' around in my head. But with a brush in my hand, the world just gets kinda quiet.