Whitney: I don't want to be an asshole.
Noah: Then you don't have to.
Whitney: Well then what do I do? How do I unsshole myself?
Noah: Just stop doing bad things.

Oh, so you're not only mean, you're also stupid.

Noah

Are you out of your mind?! A child just tried to take her own life because of what our kid did. Jesus! All you can think about is your money?

Noah

Det. Jeffries: One more thing.
Alison: Of course.
Det. Jeffries: The night of the wedding, did you notice anything off about him?
Alison: No, he was acting like himself.
Det. Jeffries: Did you see him leave?
Alison: No, we left first.
Det. Jeffries: And drove back to the city.
Alison: That's right.
Det. Jeffries: OK. Great. That's all my questions. Thank you again for coming in.

One day you will regret choosing him over me.

Athena

Athena: You're having an affair with that man.
Alison: What?! No I'm not.
Athena: Oh please, Alison, I'm an energy reader and I'm very familiar with lust energy. It's obvious. You just had sex.
Alison: What?! That's insane.
Athena: Oh fine. You don't have to admit it to me, but I just want you to know I totally approve. You deserve some joy. There's been so much pain. This is the first time I've seen your life force since we lost Gabriel. You think I"m not with you, but I am. Energetically, I am with you all the time and I know that the pain was unbearable so you shut down your heart. Well, now it's open. You are allowing a vital flow of energy to flow through you to connect with someone else in a real way. That's what life is, sweetie, It's not about some oppressive set of rules from about 2,000 years ago about good wife/daughter/mother-ness.

Det. Jeffries: So Oscar had a relationship with the victim?
Alison: Yeah. They were friends.
Det. Jeffries: And Scotty stopped by that day because...
Alison: I honestly don't know, Detective. You asked if I remembered them being together, and that's what I remember.
Det. Jeffries: Do you remember being worried at the time?
Alison: No. But I should have been.

I love that dress on you.

Cole

Alison: Can I ask you something?
Noah: Anything.
Alison: What do you see now, when you look at me?
Noah: What do you think I see?
Alison: Death.
Noah: No.
Alison: What do you see then? You don't want this.
Noah: Alison, I'm a grown man. I know what I want.

Cole has this tattoo on his back of the angel Gabriel and it's the first thing I see every fucking morning and I want to die.

Alison

Alison: I had a son.
Noah: Had?
Alison: He drowned.

But let me make one thing very clear, there's nothing about you that seems easy and whatever darkness you think you're hiding, well it's written all over your fuckin' face. And you know what? I kinda like it!

Noah

The Affair Quotes

Woman: You know you don't have the best reputation around this stuff, right?
Noah: That was in college. That was 30 years ago.
Woman: That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about your current reputation Noah... in the community.
Noah: What community?
Woman: The publishing world. You're seen as something of a loose cannon.
Noah: What? Why?
Woman: Well, you've had a storied past. You went to prison after all.
Noah: That's just fucking ridiculous ... I went to prison for my --
Woman: For what?
Noah: For my... I don't deserve that. I have the most boring fucking life. I work, I write, I see my kids, and I try to be a good person. That's it.
Woman: I know you do, but look, when you got out of prison, you were a little bit angry, right? A little bit bitter.
Noah: Sure, prison sucks.
Woman: Right, well do you remember teaching a class with a student named Audrey in it? Audrey Nelson.
Noah: Yeah, yeah I think.
Woman: Were you not very nice to her?
Noah: Well, I was as nice to her as I was to anyone else in that class. Why?
Woman: She's written a book.
Noah: Good for her.
Woman: Apparently, you're in it.
Noah: Really?
Woman: She doesn't name you directly, but it's a memoir about her abusive relationship with an older male professor. She's going around town telling people that the character is based on you.

Noah: I, I was a happy man back then. Proud of my family. My first book had just come out. Everything I dreamed I'd achieve as a young man, I'd done it.
Det; Jeffries: But.
Noah: That's just it. There is no but. When I look back, I can't tell you why it happened.