18 Quotes From 'The Notebook' That Prove Romance Is Alive & Well

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An ode to one of the best modern romances of all time.

If you enjoy reading romance novels, then you’re probably familiar with The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Of course, there’s also a film version of the novel, which is perfect for watching during sleepovers if you and your friends are in the mood for a tearful love story.

A classic story of a love that doesn’t die, The Notebook is about a romance between a man named Noah and a woman named Allie. In the novel, the two face obstacles in their relationship, like the fact that they’re from two completely different social classes and that Allie’s parents disapprove of her talking to someone of a lower class.

In the book, the two lovers eventually go through a period of separation. Noah and Allie are long-lost loves that readers just KNOW belong to each other. Even when they are separated, their love stays true and strong.

The Notebook is an uber-inspiring novel to romantics who believe in the true power of love.


Sometimes, the experience of feeling tied to someone even after a breakup is completely relatable. The idea of someone being “the one that got away” is definitely common.

Do you ever think back at a past love and wonder if things would have worked out better if circumstances were different?

Sometimes, relationships die because of circumstances that are outside your control like, for example, geographic distance. In situations like this, wouldn’t it be romantic to think that love could still have a chance years later?

Some romances are just stronger and more lasting than others. The romantic in all of us would like to think that true love can live on like it did in The Notebook.


If you want to read more about the experience of missing a long-lost love, here are 18 romantic quotes from The Notebook guaranteed to convince you that love really CAN be like in the movies. 

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

“We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened 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.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“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 reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“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.” ― Nicholas Sparks

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

“How would it feel, I remember wondering. to be always together yet forever apart?” ― Nicholas Sparks

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

“Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other... I know I've spent each life before this one searching for you. Not someone like you but you, for your soul and mine must always come together.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“I love you now as I write this, and I love you now as you read this” ― Nicholas Sparks

“We're not the same people we were then. We've changed, we've grown.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“The romantics would call this a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy. In my mind it’s a little bit of both....” ― Nicholas Sparks

“I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I'd turned out. Regrets about the journey, maybe, but not the destination.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“And if, in some distant place in the future, we see each other in our new lives, I will 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

“Perfect love did that to a person, and this had been perfect.” ― Nicholas Sparks