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The Time Traveler’s Wife is an interesting novel with a lackluster adaptation, but the book full of timeless quotes that slap. In this quotefest, these Time Traveler’s Wife quotes touch upon love, loss, and relationship dynamics.

What is Time?

Clock time is our bank manager, tax collector, police inspector; this inner time is our wife.

Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density in this world than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you…Time is nothing.

Secret Silver Lining

This is a secret: sometimes I am glad when Henry is gone. Sometimes I enjoy being alone. Sometimes I walk through the house late at night and I shiver with the pleasure of not talking, not touching, just walking, or sitting, or taking a bath…Sometimes I am glad when Henry’s gone, but I’m always glad when he comes back.

Will You Remember Me?

Dead people need us to remember them, even if it eats us, even if all we can do is say I’m sorry until it is as meaningless as air.

Nevertheless … I Persisted

But don’t you think,” I persist, “that it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?


I hate to be where she is not, when she is not. And yet, I am always going, and she cannot follow.

Chaos Theory

"Chaos is more freedom; in fact, total freedom. But no meaning. I want to be free to act, and I also want my actions to mean something." – Audrey Niffenegger, #TimeTravelersWife #Quotes Click To Tweet

Could It All Be So Simple?

Everything seems simple until you think about it. Why is love intensified by absence?

Free Will is Inevitable

He said something interesting: he said that he thinks there is only free will when you are in time, in the present. He says in the past we can only do what we did, and we can only be there if we were there…You go to the future, you do something, you come back to the present. Then the thing that you did is part of your past. So that’s probably inevitable, too.

Your Turn

So…do these Time Traveler’s Wife quotes slap for you? Which Time Traveler’s Wife quotes do you love best? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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