Joanie: Where is mommy?
Cole: I don't know, sweetheart.

Cole: What the fuck are we listening to?
Anton: Metallica.
[Cole raises his eyebrows]
Anton: What? College white boys can lose their mind over hip-hop; I can't listen to metal?

I'll always love her, but it was all over a long time ago.

Noah

Cole: You never reached out to her, even once, until you needed her organ.
Father: I'm not sure what you want me to say.

Noah: You should have told me.
Helen: Why would I have told you?
Noah: Because we're friends?
Helen: No, we're not.

Helen: Do you think I'm too young to be in menopause?
Vik: Don't you think I'm too young to die?

Noah: Your kid came to my house looking for help. I figured we could all just talk about it.
Anton's Dad: Why you all up in my family? Don't you have your own?

All my life I've been feeling needed, by men, by my children, because I thought that that's what I was supposed to do.

Helen

Alison: Helen, can I ask you something? And will you be honest with me?
Helen: I'll try.
Alison: Why do men look at me and see someone they can fuck with? Nobody thinks that about you. Like, what is it about me? It's like they can smell something on me.

If you don't like the way men are treating you, change the story. What's the worst it could do?

Helen

Alison: He said I almost drowned. Did he save my life?
Athena: Stop talking. You don't know what you're talking about.

If you want me to have your baby, at least try to be here with my when I do it.

Helen

The Affair Quotes

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.

Noah: When's she going to college?
Helen: Twelve years.