The Notebook Monologues

The Notebook (Allie)

ALLIE: Low class? Don”t you ever call him low class. He may not have any money, but he”s got more class than you and you and all of your stupid society friends put together! It”s not final for me. You can tell me how I have to dress, and what schools and social events I have to attend. (shouting, near tears) But you”re not going to tell me who I have to love! I know. He”s not what you want for me. He doesn”t fit. He doesn”t have any money or status, but I don”t care. Because he has a soul. And I love him from the tips of my toes with everything I have. He makes me prickle.More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Lon)

LON: So, the way I see it, I have three choices. One, I shoot him. That way, he”s dead, I go to prison, and you”re left with nobody. And let me tell you, right now, that doesn”t seem like such a bad option. Two, I kick the crap out of him. Which is probably not the best choice, because I”m not much of a fighter. Three, I leave you, call off the wedding, play the jilted lover, and expose your indiscretions to the entire community. But all of it”s no good, you see? None of those options give me you. And in spite of everything, I love you. And if you want to work it out, forget that our wedding is in three weeks. Forget what people will say, and they will talk. Believe me, it”s started already. Forget everything. This is about you and me. And if you want to work it out, let”s go home. I meant what I said when I gave you that ring. Look, it”s normal not forget your first love. I love you, Allie, but I want you for myself. I don”t want to have to convince my fiancĂ©e that she should be with me.More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Noah Calhoun)

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. 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.

The Notebook (Noah)

NOAH: Allie, they”re not crazy. They”re right. And you shouldn”t talk to them like that. I don”t have a mother, but if I did, I would never speak to her the way you did. It”s not going to work out, Allie. You and me. You”re seventeen years old. You”ve got a million things to do. You”ve got school and a big future ahead of you. I”d just be getting in the way. We”re different, Allie. All my dreams are here. What am I supposed to do, follow you to New York? Sneak around, spent time with you on weekends? Hope no one sees us and tells your parents? I know we love each other, but your parents are right. It”s not enough. Let”s just finish the summer and say goodbye.More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Lon)

LON: You know, I”ve been thinking a lot about why we shouldn”t get married. At first, I couldn”t think of any reasons. But then it dawned on me. The one dark secret that will absolutely be the wedge that keeps us apart. Your parents. Dear old Mom and Dad. You see, here”s the problem. They love me. I am exactly the type of man your parents want you to marry. From the south, have a good job… And an absolutely wonderful dancer, if I do say so myself. If you marry me, your parents will be ecstatic, and you will have lost a lifelong battle of defiance against them. See what I”m saying? I think you have to marry me. Because if you do, your parents will always know the unhappiness you feel for not being able to disappoint them. Imagine the guilt they would feel for not allowing you to choose your husband unwisely. They”d be racked with guilt. They”d be miserable. So even though you”ve technically lost, you”ve really won.More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Noah Calhoun)

Well that’s what we do, we fight… You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you are a pain in the ass. Which you are, 99% of the time. I’m not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 second rebound rate, then you’re back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing. … 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, for ever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 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.

The Notebook (Noah)

NOAH: That”s right. We do that sometimes, remember? We don”t cut each other any slack. If I”m being a jerk or an arrogant sonofabitch, you tell me. If you”re a pain in the a -, which you are ninety-nine percent of the time, I”ve got no problem telling you, or hurting your feelings, which have about a two second rebound rate before you”re off doing the next pain in the a – thing. So, it”s not going to be perfect. We”ll have to work at it every day. But I want you. Not for today, or next week, but forever. Every day, you and me. Think about your life twenty years or fifty years from now. Where do you want to be? If it”s with that guy, go. I lost you once. I suppose I can do it again. Just don”t take the easy way out. Answer one question for me. Forget about me and your fiancĂ© and your parents for a minute. Forget about what you should do. What about you? What do you want?More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Frank)

FRANK: I”m worried about you, son. You know I”m not one to give a lot of advice, but you”re letting this young lady take over your life. It”s not right to be so crazy over a house. Working day and night, never eating or sleeping, never having a moment to enjoy yourself. It”s not going to bring her back. If building a house could restore a lost love, your mother”d be here and we”d all be living in the Taj Mahal. Understand? Now, I”m going to grab a beer and sit down by the fire. I”m freezing my tail off out here. You going to come?More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Allie)

ALLIE: Do you remember sneaking over here the first time you told me about this place? I got home late that evening, and my parents were furious when I finally came in. I can still picture my daddy standing in the living room, my mother on the sofa, staring straight ahead. I swear, they looked as if a family member had died. That was the first time my parents knew I was serious about you, and my mother had a long talk with me later that night. She said to me, “Sometimes, our future is dictated by who we are, not what we want.” And I know it was wrong of her to keep your letters from me, but just try to understand. Once we left, she probably thought it would be easier for me to just let go. In her mind, she was trying to protect my feelings, and she probably thought the best way to do that was to hide the letters you sent. Not that any of it matters, now that I have Lon. He”s handsome, charming, successful. He”s kind to me, he makes me laugh, and I know he loves me in his own special way… but there”s always going to be something missing in our relationship – the kind of love we had that summer.More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Allie)

ALLIE: Do you remember sneaking over here the first time you told me about this place? I got home late that evening, and my parents were furious when I finally came in. I can still picture my daddy standing in the living room, my mother on the sofa, staring straight ahead. I swear, they looked as if a family member had died. That was the first time my parents knew I was serious about you, and my mother had a long talk with me later that night. She said to me, “Sometimes, our future is dictated by who we are, not what we want.” And I know it was wrong of her to keep your letters from me, but just try to understand. Once we left, she probably thought it would be easier for me to just let go. In her mind, she was trying to protect my feelings, and she probably thought the best way to do that was to hide the letters you sent. Not that any of it matters, now that I have Lon. He”s handsome, charming, successful. He”s kind to me, he makes me laugh, and I know he loves me in his own special way… but there”s always going to be something missing in our relationship – the kind of love we had that summer.More Monologues from “The Notebook”