Noah: I am nothing special; just 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 in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.
The notebook this scene...Allie opens a letter from the stack her mother gave her.....after keeping them hidden for so long. Noah says : I'm not bitter anymore because I know that what we had was real ~