The Hours

The Hours quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 280)

Clarissa Vaughan
Laura Brown
Multiple Characters
Richard Brown
Virginia Woolf


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.


Virginia: You return to what?
Vanessa: Tonight. Oh, just some insufferable dinner not even you could envy, Virginia.
Virginia: But I do.

A woman's whole life in a single day. Just one day. And in that day her whole life.

Leonard, I believe I may have a first sentence.

Oh I'm gonna make a cake. That's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna make the cake for daddy's birthday.

When I'm with him I feel... Yes, I am living. And when I'm not with him... Yes, everything does seem sort of silly.

I am ungrateful? You call me ungrateful? My life has been stolen from me. I'm living in a town I have no wish to live in. I'm living a life I have no wish to live. How did this happen?

Obviously, you feel unworthy. Gives you feelings of unworthiness. You survive and they don't.

I had this fantastic notion. I took the Xanax and the Ritalin together. It had never occurred to me!

Sally, I think I'll buy the flowers myself.

It's on this day. This day of all days. Her fate becomes clear to her.

Did it matter, then, she asked herself, walking toward Bond Street. Did it matter that she must inevitably cease, completely. All this must go on without her. Did she resent it? Or did it not become consoling to believe that death ended absolutely? It is possible to die. It is possible to die.

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

I can't think of anything more exhilarating than a trip to London.

I've been attended by doctors, who inform me of my own interests.