films The Best Notebook Movie Quotes

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The best quotes from The Notebook capture the tone of undying love present in both the original book by Nicholas Sparks and its movie adaptation.

What are the top quotes from The Notebook movie? The Notebook: A romantic melodrama that sends some women into swoons - and their significant others scrambling madly for the remote. Quotes, with movie clips, from 'The Notebook' are numerous and memorable. The lifelong romance between Allie and Noah, based on the popular book by Nicholas Sparks, is one for the ages. Somewhat formulaic, but nevertheless, sweet and bittersweet. This 2004 movie features an all-star cast, including Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden and Joan Allen. Love it or hate it, enjoy these memorable 'Notebook' movie quotes!

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Young Allie: "Stay with you? What for? Look at us, we're already fightin'."
Young Noah: "Well that's what we do, we fight... You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you are a pain in the ass. Which you are, 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 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. 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, for ever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 years from now? What's it look like? If it's with him, 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."

Noah pushes Allie hard, and of course, the high-spirited Allie pushes right back, even harder. But Noah has a point here: He and Allie compliment each other, fighting or not. And he's clearly laying it all out here - asking her to envision her life without him, if she can.
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"It Still Isn't Over"

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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 everyday for a year."
Young Allie: "You wrote me?"
Young Noah: "Yes... it wasn't over, it still isn't over."

No, it's definitely not over. Poor Allie. Poor Noah. She never knew he wrote every single day? Evil mother, EVIL!

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Noah: "I am nothing 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 to me, this has always been enough."

Grab the Kleenex, people, because this movie is chock full of these sorts of sentiments. And true ones. For those lucky enough to find true love, you know: Living a life together with that person and loving them completely is a thing to be proud of.
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"I'm A Bird"

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Young Allie: "Now say you're a bird too."
Young Noah: "If you're a bird, I'm a bird."

Ah, young love. Allie is frolicking at the beach with her Noah, and their budding relationship is reaching full bloom. Noah is enthralled by her free spirited nature - her imagination, her carefree attitude and her dreams of being truly free (as a bird, get it?)

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Young Noah: "My Dearest Allie. I couldn't sleep last night because I know that it's over between us. I'm not bitter any more, 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."

This is the last letter Noah sends to Allie - at this point, all his previous (364) letters have gone unanswered, so he's resigned to the fact that she's gone forever. But he describes the "best love" and it's spot on - the kind that plants a fire that never goes out, no matter the time or the distance.

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Young Noah: "I'm not usually like this, I'm sorry."
Young Allie: "Oh yes you are."
Young Noah: "I could be fun, if you want. I could be pensive, uhh... smart, superstitious, brave? And I, uhh, I can be light on my feet. I could be whatever you want. You just tell me what you want, and I'm gonna be that for you."
Young Allie: "You're dumb."
Young Noah: "I could be that."

When Allie meets Noah, she falls hard - and fast. With charm like his, how could she not?
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"Wherever She Is"

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Duke: "That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is."

Duke's kids are at the nursing home, trying to convince their father that he needs to come home and stop spending so much time with Allie. He sets them straight very, very quickly.
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Allie: "Do you think our love can make miracles?"
Duke: "I do."

He does, and they did. Many miracles. And we got to see each and every one of them.