The Hours

The Hours quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 280)

Clarissa Vaughan
Laura Brown
Multiple Characters
Richard Brown
Virginia Woolf


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?


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Richard: Who is this party for?
Clarissa: What are you asking, what are you trying to say?
Richard: I'm not trying to say anything. I think I'm staying alive just to satisfy you.

Richard: We want everything, don't we?
Clarissa: I suppose we do.

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.

Laura: [We're] baking the cake to show him that we love him.
Richie: Otherwise he won't know we love him?
Laura: That's right.

Vanessa: Virginia.
Virginia: Leonard thinks it's the end of civilization: People who are invited at 4 and arrive at 2:30.
Vanessa: Oh God.
Virginia: Barbarians.

Kitty: Oh, you're reading a book?
Laura: Yeah.
Kitty: What's this one about?
Laura: Oh, it's about this woman who's incredibly — well, she's a hostess and she's incredibly confident and she's going to give a party. And maybe because she's confident, everyone thinks she's fine... but she isn't.

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.