The Notebook Monologues

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: Am I okay? Seven years ago you walked out of my life without so much as a goodbye, and I never heard from you again. You want to know how I”m doing? I fought in the war. Fin”s dead. That”s how I”m doing. My dad sold his house and we sunk every penny both of us ever had into buying this place and fixing it up, and we did. We built this place with our bare hands. Me, hoping in some crazy way that it would bring you back, but it didn”t. And, now Dad”s dead, too. That”s how I”m doing. And still, even now, after all this time, when I hear a car pull up the driveway, or somebody says my name, or a letter comes, or the phone rings, I get excited, because I think maybe, just maybe, it might be you. But it never is. And now here you are. This ghost, standing in front of me, asking me if I”m okay. Yeah, Allie. I”m just fine. Thanks for stopping by.More Monologues from “The Notebook”

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 (Allie)

ALLIE: I love to paint. Most of the time I have all these thoughts bouncing around my brain and no place to put them. But when I paint, I”m relaxed. I”m probably not even very good. But with a brush in my hand, I feel like myself, you know? Anyway, it”s a passion. You make me nervous, you know that? And don”t smile like the cat in the tree, because I don”t mean that kind of nervous, okay?More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Allie)

ALLIE: I prayed for you to die. During the war. I really did, Noah. Well, not die. I would”ve felt terrible if you”d died. I just wanted you to kind of not be alive anymore. I couldn”t bear the thought of us never being together again, of your being with someone else, which is why I should go now, don”t you think? Oh, God, Noah, I am so confused. It may not seem like it, but I am. For seven years, no matter what I did, I couldn”t get you out of my mind, and then I met Lon, and he”s really great, and I told him I”d marry him. And I want to marry him, I really do, but then I saw your picture in the paper. And I knew I couldn”t marry him until I saw you again, because we never really finished things, not really. And now here I am, and all those adolescent feelings have come back, and I still love Lon, and I”d never break off our marriage. But, basically, all I want to do is crawl under a rock and stay there for the rest of the life. So, what do I do? Leave before I make a total mess of things, right? Or do I say the hell with everything and just stay here and enjoy whatever time we”ve got left? You tell me. What do I do?More Monologues from “The Notebook”

The Notebook (Allie)

ALLIE: (Allie puts two fingers together) We”re like this, remember? Right? This isn”t a summer thing. Not for me, anyway. Oh, hell. Why wait until summer ends? Why not do it right now? Go ahead. No, I”ll do it. It”s over between us. You hear me, Noah Calhoun? Over. Don”t touch me. I hate you, you know that? I hate you! Just leave. Get out. Go.Noah walks away from the house, disappearing into the moonlight. Allie calls out after him.Wait a minute, Noah. We”re not really breaking up forever, right? This is just a thing we”re having, a difference of opinion, and tomorrow it”ll be like it never happened, right? Because it still was kind of a special night for me…More Monologues from “The Notebook”

Noah walks away from the house, disappearing into the moonlight. Allie calls out after him.Wait a minute, Noah. We”re not really breaking up forever, right? This is just a thing we”re having, a difference of opinion, and tomorrow it”ll be like it never happened, right? Because it still was kind of a special night for me…More Monologues from “The Notebook”

Wait a minute, Noah. We”re not really breaking up forever, right? This is just a thing we”re having, a difference of opinion, and tomorrow it”ll be like it never happened, right? Because it still was kind of a special night for me…More Monologues from “The Notebook”