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The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger

Love Quotes

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Quote #1

[Clare:] "Do you love her?" [Henry:] "Very much" […] I'm astonished to see that tears are streaming across her face […] [Clare:] "It's just that I thought maybe you were married to me." (1.4.214-215)

Clare is devastated to find out that Henry is in love with another woman, because she doesn't know that the very woman he speaks of is her future self. But as the twelve-year-old girl that she is, how might she react if she did find out that the woman is her?

Quote #2

[Henry:] This is why I love to be drawn by Clare: when she looks at me with that kind of attention, I feel that I am everything to her. (1.5.280)

Henry's statement suggests that feeling loved has to do with getting your partner's full attention, with being in the moment together, no distractions.

Quote #3

[Grandmother Meagram:] "Do you ever miss him?" she asks me. [Clare:] "Every day, every minute." [Grandmother Meagram:] "Every minute," […] "Yes. It's that way, isn't it?" (1.7.99)

Clare's grandmother acknowledges that loving Henry means waiting for him. Every minute. Forever.

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