Noah: That took a while.
Helen: Yeah.
Noah: How do you like Petra?
Helen: Did you know she was going to call me?
Noah: No. What did she want?
Helen: What did you do with my wine?
Noah: I poured it out. I thought you were done.
Helen: I hate when people do that.

Helen: She asked a lot of questions about your dating history.
Noah: That's what I mean.
Helen: Why would she care?
Noah: I don't know.
Helen: I mean, it's not turning into some kind of MeToo story, is it?
Noah: No, and even if it is, Gatleev says he can kill it.
Helen: You've been talking to Gatleev?
Noah: I just want to make sure I'm prepared.
Helen: You just said there's nothing to worry about.
Noah: There isn't, but you know, this day and age, things have a tendency to spiral out of control.
Helen: Well, why not just tell me exactly what's going on? If this is going to affect me or the kids I have to know. I mean, I have to know. We've been through too much.

Helen: You brought lasagne?
Noah: I remembered.

Audrey paints you as a rather unapologetic misogynist.

Petra

You can't just throw money at a problem to make it go away.

Helen

Woman: You know you don't have the best reputation around this stuff, right?
Noah: That was in college. That was 30 years ago.
Woman: That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about your current reputation Noah... in the community.
Noah: What community?
Woman: The publishing world. You're seen as something of a loose cannon.
Noah: What? Why?
Woman: Well, you've had a storied past. You went to prison after all.
Noah: That's just fucking ridiculous ... I went to prison for my --
Woman: For what?
Noah: For my... I don't deserve that. I have the most boring fucking life. I work, I write, I see my kids, and I try to be a good person. That's it.
Woman: I know you do, but look, when you got out of prison, you were a little bit angry, right? A little bit bitter.
Noah: Sure, prison sucks.
Woman: Right, well do you remember teaching a class with a student named Audrey in it? Audrey Nelson.
Noah: Yeah, yeah I think.
Woman: Were you not very nice to her?
Noah: Well, I was as nice to her as I was to anyone else in that class. Why?
Woman: She's written a book.
Noah: Good for her.
Woman: Apparently, you're in it.
Noah: Really?
Woman: She doesn't name you directly, but it's a memoir about her abusive relationship with an older male professor. She's going around town telling people that the character is based on you.

Whitney: Why did you go?
Noah: I don't know how to answer that.
Whitney: Was it Alison? Did you just love her more than you loved us?

Hello Joanie. You are finally here.

Ben

Noah: I want to see Joanie.
Luisa: You can't just waltz in and out of her life when it's convenient.

Hi, I'm looking for Benjamin Cruz.

Joanie

EJ: Your mum. She died at the jetty, right? At least, that's what it says on the police report.
Joanie: You've seen the police report?

My mother was an irrational, unhinged, depressive, with a death wish.

Joanie

The Affair Quotes

Noah: I, I was a happy man back then. Proud of my family. My first book had just come out. Everything I dreamed I'd achieve as a young man, I'd done it.
Det; Jeffries: But.
Noah: That's just it. There is no but. When I look back, I can't tell you why it happened.

Noah: When's she going to college?
Helen: Twelve years.