The Hours

The Hours quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 280)

Clarissa Vaughan
Laura Brown
Multiple Characters
Richard Brown
Virginia Woolf


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


I am saying, Vanessa, that even crazy people like to be asked.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Leonard, I believe I may have a first sentence.

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.

Just wait till I die. Then you'll have to think of yourself. How are you going to like that?

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

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