When I see something I like, I gotta... I love it.
You're gonna kill me woman! I need sleep, I need food, to regain my strength!
[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 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. Noah.
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 to me, this has always been enough.
That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is.
Summer romances begin for all kinds of reasons, but when all is said and done, they have one thing in common. They're shooting stars, a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, fleeting glimpse of eternity, and in a flash they're gone.
Southern Summers are indifferent to the trials of young love, armed with warnings and doubts, Noah and Allie gave a remarkably convincing portrayaly of a boy and a girl traveling down a very long road with no regard for the consequences.
It was an improbable romance. He was a country boy, she was from the city. She had the world at her feet while he didn't have two dimes to rub together.
They didn't agree on much, infacet they rarely agreed on everything. The fought all the time, and they challenged each other everday, but despite their differences. They had one important thing in common they were crazy about each other.
She is out foolin' around with that boy until two o'clock in the morning and it has got to stop! I didn't spend seventeen years of my life raising a daughter and giving her EVERYTHING, so she could throw it away on a summer romance!
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.
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, forever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? Thirty years from now, forty 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
I know that they happened, and they were wonderful, but they were also very irresponsible. I have a fiancÈ waiting for me at a hotel who's going to be crushed when he finds out what I did.
No, I made a promise to a man. He gave me a ring and I gave him my word.
This is not about keeping your promise, and it's not about following your heart- it's about security.
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?
I did too. I did too. It's just that when I'm... when I'm with Noah I feel like one person and when I'm with you I feel like someone totally different.
Look, it's normal not to forget your first love. I love you, Allie, but I want you for myself. I don't want to have to convince my fiancÈ that she should be with me.