15 ‘The Notebook’ Quotes You Must Reread Every Now & Then to Swoon! 

Noah and Ally are immortal. Painfully beautiful, here are some of its best quotes for you to look back on. It kindles a range of emotions in even the toughest of us.

Written by Manal Yahya

On Oct 16, 2020 – 10 minutes read

The Notebook Quotes You Must Reread Every Now & Then To Swoon!

It is no news that Nicholas Sparks makes his readers cry their eyes out while leaving them longing for more. His timeless classic and emotional rollercoaster, ‘The Notebook’ is no different.

Fans who were swept away by Sparks’ powerful words and narration still carry with them The Notebook quotes that tugged at their heart strings. Not to mention, the movie adaption starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams(1) gave the book a whole new level of a fan base that believes “it wasn’t over, it still isn’t over.”

The ongoing chemistry between them is so beautiful that they steal hearts as much as the breathtaking setting keeps the viewers captivated to the end. But even after 18 years, the words are still the star of the show. 

‘The Notebook’ Quotes!

I am reminded daily that I don’t have a romantic bone in me and I am not even surprised as I practically barf over sappy books and movies with cheesy, cliche lines and have stayed clear of them most of the time. I hadn’t read or watched The Notebook — for obvious reasons — until recently. Oddly, once I did (ignoring the scenes I didn’t like), to say that I was surprised would be an understatement. As I am a sucker for tragedy, I do enjoy shedding a few tears and The Notebook did it all for me.

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Noah Calhoun gave me a few ideal qualities I should look for in a partner, albeit dreamy because almost everything he did seemed too good to be true. The way they found each other at the end is a perfect storyline for a fairytale. Nevertheless, what Noah and Allie have taught us is to acknowledge that love is ultimately a struggle.

A struggle worth fighting for. Tugging at our heartstrings with countless quotes that can make any woman swoon and think, The Notebook has set the bar too high for a love story. One of many such gut punches of The Notebook that stayed with me is “read this to me, and I will come back to you.” This inscription to the notebook was shown at the end of the movie revealing Allie wrote it for Noah to read to her. Cue the gushing!

The Notebook; A Summer Romance That Lasted A Lifetime

It was indeed a summer romance that turned too sweet to handle considering how the older Noah continued to help Allie fall in love with him again, and again until the end. From quotes that could make you feel hopelessly romantic (or lonely if you are single) to quotes that you could add to your wedding vows, here are our 15 favorite The Notebook quotes(2), 26 years later, thematically categorized. You must reread them even if they give unrealistic expectations, because why not?!

Disclaimer: As there are so many beautiful quotes, it was hard to choose a few to list. But we’ve done our best!

The Notebook Romantic Quotes

What is the famous line from the notebook?

“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.”

This is an iconic and most quotable line from The Notebook to this day. Although it doesn’t make literal sense, it might be Noah’s promise to be anything Allie wanted. A promise of “I will be whatever you are.” He reminds her that they are in this together and he will be what she needs him to be. 

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“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.”

If somebody said this to you, you would have swooned then and there. Right? Now, imagine Ryan Gosling saying this to you? The theatre must have swooned.


“I love you now as I write this, and I love you now as you read this.”

Share this quote with your significant other and see how they respond. Everyone needs an assurance like this from time to time, be it between husband and wife, or between lovers.


“I am who I am because of you. 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. I will always be yours.”

No words can better describe the feeling of falling in this once-in-a-lifetime love that transforms us. When it takes us into this world where now everything about you revolves around the other person that gave meaning to your life.

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“She made me who I am and holding her in my arms was more natural to me than my own heartbeat.

Nicholas Sparks sure knows how to throw right at our feels!  Relationship goals right there. You know in your gut that this was the person meant for you when you experience love that flows as naturally as a river into the ocean.

Love is…

What is the notebook about short summary?

“The best of 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.”

This quote speaks about the feeling of love and how it impacts people. More than that, it reflects on how true love is not just passion but peace as well. It must inspire people to want and be more and Noah’s and Allie’s love for each other was just that. And more.


“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.”

I don’t know about you. But I for one strongly believe that strong friendship is key to a strong relationship.

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“Do you think our love can take us away together?”

“I think our love can do anything we want to.”

Cue the waterworks! This was a sweet scene right after Allie remembers Noah for a brief moment before their love actually did what they wanted it to and realizes love has no limits.


“I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us.”

It’s no wonder they call it “falling” in love. Once you meet the right person, love just happens whether you want it or not. I’m sure every Noah and Allie among us can agree with that.


“For me, love like that has happened only once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.”

You might have heard people say that one never forgets one’s first love. Well, let’s put it this way – one never forgets one’s true love. There seems to be a universal consensus that true love happens only once. After all, is love really love if it isn’t exclusive?


“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.”

I love this one for how it describes love as a journey, and not as a destination. The end doesn’t matter so long as you have loved with all your heart, at least for Noah.

Together We Fight for Love – The Notebook Quotes


“Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do you want?

This is more than just a dramatic, romantic quote. In fact, this is a powerful reminder from The Notebook that all of us should take note of. Noah reminds Allie to think about herself and follow her own desires. Ultimately, our choices must be what we want and what is right for us. Not for others.


“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.”


“In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt.”

Being in love isn’t always roses all the way. But in times of grief and sorrow, if you had your lover speak these words to you, how would you feel?

Distance makes the heart grow fonder


“Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we truly love each other .”



“The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.”



“I know what it’s like to be day and night now; always together, forever apart.”



“I know what it’s like to be day and night now; always together, forever apart.”


The Notebook Dream Quotes


“You are, and always have been, my dream.”



“What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories?”



“She was my dream. She made me who I am, and holding her in my arms was more natural to me than my own heartbeat. I think about her all the time. Even now, when I’m sitting here, I think about her. There could never have been another.”


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A man who would write you 365 handwritten letters? Get me more than one, please! Another iconic quote from The Notebook that just proves Noah is worthy of another chance. One thing everyone remembers from the movie is how Noah wrote her letters for a year and he yells this at her followed by that iconic kiss. 

notebook quotes it's not gonna be easy

“Noah is, also, left with the belief that miracles, no matter how inexplicable or unbelievable, are real and can occur without regard to the natural order of things.”

Noah’s belief in miracles brought a miracle right in front of his eyes. Miracles happen every day but we cloud them with other feelings and fail to witness them.

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“It was real, wasn’t it? You and me.”

Despite the time and distance, the feelings Allie and Noah had for each other were stronger than they’d imagined. Yes, they were young, but that doesn’t mean the love wasn’t real.  

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“Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we truly love each other.”

“The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.”

This quote in The Notebook about distance is another piece of advice to each of us. Time spent apart can either make your relationship or break it. Unlike Noah and Allie who find their way back to each other, chances of our stories ending the same are close to slim.

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“It’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard.”

Another piece of advice for people who think relationships are easy to take care of. Not any relationship is easy to handle. It is always going to be hard but in the end, what matters is whether you are ready to work at it or not. And with whom you are choosing to work, of course.

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“But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.”

Relationships do not always sail smoothly. As Noah’s and Allie’s personalities crash from time to time, they don’t often agree and fight over so many matters.

They challenged each other. But that was not entirely a bad thing. A relationship is not good just because the couple doesn’t fight. It is good when the couple is ready to work out the issues despite the amount of fighting.

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“What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories?”

We will leave you with this final quote from The Notebook. Ask yourself, what are we? 

The Notebook not only has romantic quotes but life advice as well that all of us can consider while taking care of our relationships. Being a morose reader myself, one thing I like and dislike in Sparks’ books is how he adamantly makes us love a character and mercilessly kills them at the end — and how I enjoy it while being sad (is that even normal?).

Thankfully, he gives the famous Noah and Allie a wholesome ending they truly deserved, albeit unrealistic. If you haven’t devoured The Notebook yet, you should grab a bowl of popcorn and Kleenex and start at it already! Get sappy for two hours straight!

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Manal Yaha

Manal Yahya

Writer by day and reader by night. With a thoughtful lens, Manal authors in-depth blog posts on all things health and beauty. She tries to cover here basically anything a woman wants to know.

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