The Hours

The Hours quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 280)

Clarissa Vaughan
Laura Brown
Multiple Characters
Richard Brown
Virginia Woolf


Dan: The thought of this life, that's what kept me going. I had an idea of our happiness.


Julia: So that's the monster.

Julia: They're all here, aren't they? All the ghosts... All the ghosts are assembling for the party!

Kitty: All my life I could do everything. I could do anything, really. Except the one thing I wanted.

Leonard: Do you think it's possible that bad writing actually attracts a higher incidence of error?

Louis: The day I left him I got on a train and made my way across Europe. I felt free for the first time in years.

Sally: Why do I always have to sit next to the exes? Is this some kind of a hint, sweetheart? And anyway, shouldn't the exes have a table of their own where they can all ex together in ex-quisite agony?

Vanessa: Your aunt is a very lucky woman, Angelica. She has two lives. She has the life she is leading and also the books she is writing.

Angelica: What happens when we die?
Virginia: What happens? [pause] We return to the place that we came from.
Angelica: I don't remember where I came from.
Virginia: Nor do I.

Angelica: What were you thinking about?
Virginia: I was going to kill my heroine. But I've changed my mind. [pause] I fear I may have to kill someone else instead.

Clarissa: He came out behind me. He put his hand on my shoulder... 'Good morning, Mrs. Dalloway.' [pause] From then on I've been stuck.
Louis: Stuck?
Clarissa: Yep. With the name, I mean.

Clarissa: He gives me that look.
Julia: What look?
Clarissa: To say: Your life is trivial. You are so trivial.

Clarissa: I'm having a party. My friend Richard has won the Carrouthers.
Florist: Well that's just terrific! If I knew what it was.

Clarissa: Just to let you know I am making the crab thing. Not that I imagine it makes any difference to you.
Richard: Of course it makes a difference. I love the crab thing.

Julia: You can't see that? You can't see that Louis Waters is weird?
Clarissa: I can see that he's sad.
Julia: Well. All your friends are sad.