You've been so good to me. A few months ago, I was on the brink, and now, thanks to you, I'm OK.


Noah: After someone dies, I think we want to tell ourselves a story of how it was our fault, because at least it gives us some control.
Juliette: I prayed for him to die, Noah.
Noah: I'm sure you did, but that's not why he's dead.

It happens sometimes. It's what we call terminal lucidity. The patient surfaces right before the very end. Like a sort of final gift.


Noah: Are you going to show me the real Paris?
Juliette: I don't know if you'd be welcome there.
Noah: Fuck the real Paris. Let's go get some cheese.

Whitney: I don't want to be an assistant. I love you! You said you loved me!
Fukrat: I said that, yes, when we were fucking! I like to fuck you!

Noah: I don't think I'm better than him.
Whitney: You're not!
Noah: I think you are. [pause] I'm listening to you defend a man I just watched hit you. I can tell you really believe what you're saying, and oh God, that kills me Whitney. Because I can see I failed you in the most important job I had, which was to protect you from men like me.

Helen: I just...I don't know what to do. I don't know how to live with this.
Vic: You just do.

Helen: You didn't do anything wrong, and neither did your dad.
Margaret: What?
Helen: It was me. I hit Scotty Lockhart. I was driving, it was not him. I don't know what I was thinking.
Elder son: You were driving?
Helen: I'm sorry I lied, but I can't keep lying.
Margaret: What is this nonsense?
Helen: I'm sorry. I need you all to know. And I need the Lockharts to know. I mean, my God, his poor mother. I, I, I have to tell her.

Margaret: We admit it. We failed you as parents.
Bruce: Your mother and I, uh, we've been seeing a therapist.
Margaret: He has made us see everything so much more clearly, and now we realize how utterly responsible we are for how disastrously your life has turned out.
Bruce: We want you know that we're here for you now, for whatever you need: vacations, clothing, counseling.
Margaret: You're a good person, Helen, despite your upbringing, and none of it, none of it, is your fault.

You explained to him about your moods, right? The Helen of today is not the Helen of tomorrow.


Everyone assumes that life is a given, but you and I know that it's not. You and I both know that breath can end, so we know that life is a gift. You'll miss Dawn, but you'll keep her memory alive. You'll live now for both of you.


Grieving Girl: What'd you do?
Alison: I had an affair. I wouldn't recommend it. It didn't turn out well.

The Affair Season 3 Quotes

Donna: You're the brother. The one that went to prison? You killed him you know, with your antics. He died of a broken heart.
Noah: I thought he died of emphysema.

Nina: Helen, thank you so much for coming. You didn't have to do that.
Helen: Well, I knew you father for 30 years, Nina. Where else would I be?