19 Quotes from The Notebook

In this blog we present you a list of curated quotes from Nicholas Sparks “The Notebook”.

Quotes from The Notebook

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is one of the most well-known novels that has since become an iconic romantic drama since it’s adaptation as a movie that was released worldwide in 2004 directed by Nick Cassavetes.

This tragic and drama filled love story follows the tumultuous but deep love of Noah Calhoun and  Allison (or Allie) Hamilton. These characters were played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the movie adaptation. 

The novel is said to be a commentary of not just young love and personal growth but also on the hypocrisy of social hierarchy and how it impacts the lives of many but the central motif is that love conquers- as in the case of Protagonist Allie and Noah who are reunited after their forced separation from Allie’s disapproving father. 

Both the book and the novel has captured the hearts of millions and is known as Nicholas Sparks most famous literary contribution in spite of it being his first. 

Here are some quotes from The Notebook curated by Kiddal:

“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’.

“She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’.

“You’d gone on with your life and I didn’t want to think about you loving someone else. I wanted to remember us like we were that summer. I didn’t ever want to lose that.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’.

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“Every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. “- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

” There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

 “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

 “A person can get used to anything if given enough time.” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’.

“Southern summers are indifferent to the trials of young love. Armed with warnings and doubts, Noah and Allie gave a remarkably convincing portrayal of a boy and a girl traveling down a very long road with no regard for the consequences.” – Nicholas Sparks,’The Notebook’.

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

 “When I look at you, I see your beauty and grace and know they have grown stronger with every life you have lived.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“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’d hoped to give you forever.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“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 a summer beneath the trees learning from each other and growing in love.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life.”

– Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

Here is a list of Romantic quotes from The Notebook curated by Cherry Kendra for Hypable:

“So it’s not gonna be easy, it’s gonna be really hard. And we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Everyday.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“I am no one special, just a common man with common thoughts. 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’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and for me, that has always been enough.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common. They are shooting stars, a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they’re gone.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“Look, guys. That’s my sweetheart in there. I’m not leaving her. This is my home now. Your mother is my home.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“I think our love can do anything we want it to.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do you want?”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“She had come back into his life like a sudden flame, blazing and streaming into his heart. Noah stayed up all night contemplating the certain agony he knew would be his if he were to lose her twice.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“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’d hoped to give you forever.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other every day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“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?”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

Here are some heart breaking quotes from The Notebook curated by Kenny Thapoung for WomenshealthMagazine:

“I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote to you everyday for a year. It wasn’t over… it still isn’t over.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be really hard. And we’re going to have to work on this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me.”

If this wasn’t a part of your wedding vows, you’re doing it wrong. – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“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?” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“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.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do you want?” – Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

“I think our love can do anything we want it to.”- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

FAQ related to Quotes from The Notebook

What is the last line of The Notebook?

The last line of the Notebook by Nicholas Sparks says:

“Read this to me, and I’ll come back to you.”

It was not said by any of the characters in the movie adaptation but was inscribed at the end. 

What did the letter say in The Notebook?

The letter that Noah writes to Allie says,

“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.”

How old was Rachel McAdams in The Notebook?

Rachel McAdams, american actress, who portrayed Allie in the movie adaptation of The Notebook was 26 at the time of filming. 

Was The Notebook a true story?

The story and plot of ‘The Notebook’ was inspired by the grandparents of Sparks’ ex-wife and is actually based on a real-life love story.

The relationship between the main protagonist Noah and Allie is inspired by the relationship between the grandparents of Sparks’ ex-wife, Cathy Sparks who have been married for over 60 years. 

Is the wedding a sequel to The Notebook?

The sequel to Nicholas Sparks’ book The Notebook is titled The Wedding which was published in 2003. The book follows the protagonist Jane, who is Allie and Noah’s daughter and her own romantic journey with a man named Wilson. 

What poem does Allie remember in the notebook?

In The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, Allie remembers the lines from “Song of Myself,” one of the poems Noah reads to her during their summer of love.

How long were Noah and Allie apart?

In The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, Allie and Noah broke up and were separated for 7 years. It is during this separation that they both grew as individuals and they reunited again after these seven years. 

Did Allie and Noah get married?

In the Nicholas Sparks book “The Notebook”, the main protagonist’s Duke/Noah and Allie did get married, and to each other. It is mentioned that after their reunion, they got married, had children and they stayed together till their deaths.

References

Cherry.K. 15 ‘The Notebook’ quotes that are still giving us unrealistic expectations for love. Hypable. Retrieved on 28th Feb 2022. https://www.hypable.com/the-notebook-quotes/

55 Iconic ‘The Notebook’ Quotes To Fall In Love With. Kiddal. Retrieved on 28th Feb 2022. https://kidadl.com/articles/iconic-the-notebook-quotes-to-fall-in-love-with

Thapoung. K. 8 Quotes from ‘The Notebook’ That STILL Make You Feel Things. Women’s Health Magazine. Retrieved on 28th Feb 2022. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/relationships/a19916338/quotes-from-the-notebook/

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