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Quotations from The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife is a fantasy romantic drama film about a man with a gene that forces him to time travel involuntarily. The film follows the lives of Henry DeTamble and Clare, his wife, as they deal with the impossible events of his time traveling. Henry finds out early on that his time traveling happens to bring him to specific places and events throughout his life, but he is unable to change anything except for minor details, such as seeing more of himself at the location each time he goes there. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Eric Bana, Ron Livingston, and Rachel McAdams. Based on the novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger.

The Time Traveler's Wife received mixed reviews upon its release. However, it still went on to have success in theaters, particularly due to the novel's popularity. The premise of the film sounds promising--and it truly is promising--but it is more about romance than it is events in the man's life. Because, well, that's exactly how the novel is. So guys, you'll be let down with the many other possibilities the story has to offer. Nonetheless, continue reading for some quotes from The Time Traveler's Wife.


Henry at Six: [giving up] I can't sing.
Annette DeTamble: That was fine, Henry.
Henry at Six: I can't sing like you.
Annette DeTamble: Of course not. You're supposed to sing like you.
Clare Abshire: I wouldn't change one second of our life together.
Clare at Eight: Are you married?
Henry DeTamble: Yes, I am.
Clare at Eight: Is your wife a time traveler?
Henry DeTamble: No. No, thank God.
Clare at Eight: Do you love her?
Henry DeTamble: Yes. Very much. What's wrong?
Clare at Eight: Nothing. I was just hoping you're married to me.
Richard DeTamble: [many years after his wife's death] I still miss her. I miss her every day.
Clare Abshire: I wrote down every time that you came to visit me.
Henry DeTamble: Which I gather I did, or will do, fairly often.
Clare Abshire: The last time that I saw you, I was 18. Seems that you go back to the same places a lot.
Henry DeTamble: Yeah, it's like gravity. Big events pull you in.
Clare Abshire: I was a big event.
Henry DeTamble: So it would seem.
Richard DeTamble: Well, I suppose I have to meet her parents. Henry DeTamble: Her Dad is a Republican, and a hunter. Richard DeTamble: Oh dear!
Clare Abshire: Honey, do you know who that is playing with Alba?
Henry DeTamble: That's Alba.
Clare Abshire: Yes, I know, but who is that with her?
Henry DeTamble: That's your daughter. She's time-travelling. Is it too weird for you?
Clare Abshire: No, it's actually kind of magical.
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