The Notebook is often cited as one of the best, most romantic dramas out there. While the book by Nicolas Sparks was quite popular, it was really the blockbuster film interpretation that made this story so important to the pop culture canon. The story of Allie and Noah and their love that was able to last through a lifetime (and many things that tried to keep them apart) was one that many people found beautiful and relatable.
It’s no wonder that the book and movie were filled with romantic quotes that would make almost anyone swoon. We've put together a list of the 10 most romantic quotes from The Notebook that will remind you of how romantic this story really is.
10 “IF YOU’RE A BIRD, I’M A BIRD.”
One of the things that made The Notebook so compelling was the portrayal of the lead characters, Allie and Noah (by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling respectively). These two had a lot of on-screen chemistry that made this love story believable.
One iconic scene from the movie is when the two of them are at the beach and Allie pretends to be a bird. Noah then says this line to her that reminds her that they are in this together and that he will go along with what she needs him to be.
9 “IT WAS REAL, WASN’T IT? YOU AND ME.”
Another thing that made the story of The Notebook so powerful was how these two were able to overcome everything that tore them apart to be together in the end. Relationships can be difficult, and they all have their own struggles.
When Allie and Noah meet again years later, Allie says this line to him. This romantic quote shows that despite the time and distance, the feelings these two had for each other were very strong. The quote continues with, “such a long time ago, we were just a couple of kids. But we really loved each other, didn't we?"
8 “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.”
This might be one of the most romantic quotes from the movie. This is a general quote that speaks to the feeling of love and how it impacts people.
This line reflects on the fact that true love should bring both passion as well as peace. It should also inspire people to want to do and be more. The relationship between Allie and Noah is definitely one that inspired them both to break free of their own constraints and perceptions.
7 “WHAT DO YOU WANT?”
This entire quote reads, “stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do you want?" This dramatic line comes from a scene after Allie and Noah have reunited but when Allie is still engaged to Lon Hammond.
Noah reminds Allie to think about herself and what she wants. Loving someone is often about respecting what they want and need, and Noah reminding her to follow her own desires is definitely powerful.
6 “I’VE LOVED ANOTHER WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL, AND TO ME, THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ENOUGH.”
The Notebook is told in two different time periods. One story is the current time period where Allie and Noah are elderly, and the other is in flashbacks looking back on their story and how they got together. The beginning of the movie begins with this romantic monologue:
"I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am 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 I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough."
5 “YOU ARE EVERY REASON, EVERY HOPE, AND EVERY DREAM I’VE EVER HAD.”
This is another one of those lines from the movie that is deeply romantic and insightful. This line is from Noah about Allie, and it’s definitely a strong one. The entire quote continues, "I love you. 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."
This quote speaks to how love can change you for the better. Clearly, the love Noah has for Allie is deep and real.
4 “BUT DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENCES, THEY HAD ONE IMPORTANT THING IN COMMON. THEY WERE CRAZY ABOUT EACH OTHER.”
When Allie and Noah first meet, they are both young and wild. They don’t always have a smooth-sailing relationship and their personalities sometimes clash.
The narrator, who is Noah from the future, talks about how they didn’t often agree on many things and were always challenging and fighting each other. But, in a way, this is good for them, as they both pushed each other to be better and improve.
3 “I WROTE YOU 365 LETTERS. I WROTE YOU EVERYDAY FOR A YEAR. IT WASN’T OVER... IT STILL ISN’T OVER.”
If there is one thing from The Notebook that many people remember, it’s Noah writing all of those letters. Of course, Allie never got those letters as her mother kept them from her, which is especially infuriating as their continued separation wasn’t something they chose.
Noah says this dramatic line to Allie before going in for that iconic kiss. It’s definitely clear that these two have a deep passion for one another.
2 “I THINK OUR LOVE CAN DO ANYTHING WE WANT IT TO.”
The Notebook has both a sad and happy ending. It’s happy because Noah and Allie were able to be together and live a long, full life. But, Allie’s Alzheimers is crushing to see and watching these two pass away is also rough.
However, seeing them die at the same time was romantic and heartbreaking at the same time. When Noah says this line to Allie in her brief moment of remembering him, it’s extremely powerful.
1 “SO IT’S NOT GONNA BE EASY. IT’S GONNA BE REALLY HARD.”
This entire quote reads, "so it's not gonna be easy, it's gonna be really hard. And we're gonna have to work at this every day, but I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Everyday." This line might be the best-known and most powerful from the movie.
Noah says this to Allie as she is about to leave him again, and the interchange in this scene between them is especially raw emotionally. The way he implores her to work through the tough things with him is definitely a swoon-worthy moment.