- 1+ 48- 4
"Picture Your Life For Me"v
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.
- 2+ 48- 12
"It Still Isn't Over"v
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!
- 3+ 23- 5
"I'm A Bird"v
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?)
- 4+ 12- 1
"What Do You Want?"v
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."
Allie says it's not that simple, when in fact, it is: She loves Noah. She should be with Noah, parents and society be damned. She's going to have to dig deep to find what's in her heart, and act accordingly, if she truly wants to be happy.
- 5+ 21- 5
"I've Loved Another With All My Heart"v
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.
- 6+ 18- 3
"I Know What We Had Was Real"v
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.
- 7+ 17- 3
"I Could Be Whatever You Want"v
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?
- 8+ 15- 3
"Wherever She Is"
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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