‘The Notebook’ (Noah): “What do you want?”

THE NOTEBOOK by Jeremy Leven

From: Movie

Type: Dramatic

Character: Noah Calhoun is a "poor quarry worker" who falls in love with Allie. After getting caught by her parents, they ban her and Noah from seeing Noah.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 20's | 30's

Summary: After years apart, Noah tells Allie that he wants to be with her forever.

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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 fiancé and your parents for a minute. Forget about what you should do. What about you? What do you want?

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