BOOK CLUB: What are your favourite Time Traveler's Wife quotes?

on Jun 05, 2009 @ 09:05 pm

Ok you gotta admit..the story was a tear jerker. While reading the other threads, I thought many of you quoted some great stuff from the book so I thought it would be great to share some favourite quotes or even favourite moments (for those who don't have their books with them).

I'm a hopeless romantic so I have to say my favourite moment was when Claire was reading Henry's last letter. He knows how much hardship she had to grow through because of him, but he needs for her to let go of him. At one point in the letter, he says "I hate to think of you waiting. I know that you have been waiting for me all your life.. ten minutes, ten days, a month.. What an uncertain husband I have been.. I have given you a life of waiting..Stop waiting and be free" pg 503

I think the author nailed that letter. Hands down the best quote in the book. If I were Claire, I would be so honoured to be his wife :)

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Yep on Jun 12, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

Even thought I'm pregnant and emotional, I only cried when I read that letter. I thought it was fantastically written, but I also thought it wasn't really Henry. He's not a romantic and although he cares about Clare and loves her deeply, I didn't feel he would have written something like that.

Well writen... on Jun 14, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

I thought the book was very well written, which made it very easy to read! I am at a loss to choose one passage or quote that stands out above so many great lines. But one of the scenes that stands out in my mind because it was written so beautifully was the scene where Clare draws Alba. The description of the sun and shadow on the baby, and the detail of how Clare was drawing, highlighting and shading the picture to capture the image of her daughter was so vivid and beautiful. It was a scene that was not really part of the overall narrative of the book nor did it further any plot developments. But it was a wonderful moment between mother and daughter I really enjoyed the images and feelings it provoked as I read it.

I'll remember the letter on Jun 15, 2009 @ 01:13 am

I think the letter Henry writes to Clare when he realizes he will be leaving her for good soon is one of the most touching and profound parts of the book. It shows that he knew Clare inside and out. He knew what she went through as his wife. The many, many hours and days she spent waiting for him and how painful that must have been for her. He wanted to both release her from the torment of wondering where he was, if he was safe and when he would return by telling her to be free but also wanted to comfort her by saying they would meet again. Just like he did when she was tormented by all the miscarriages she had; he told her just enough about the future to help her persevere.

True love to the end; no doubt.


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