This is my right; it is the right of every human being. I choose not the suffocating anesthetic of the suburbs, but the violent jolt of the Capital, that is my choice. The meanest patient, yes, even the very lowest is allowed some say in the matter of her own prescription. Thereby she defines her humanity. I wish, for your sake, Leonard, I could be happy in this quietness.

Virginia Woolf

But if it is a choice between Richmond and death, I choose death.

Virginia Woolf

Walter Fane: I'd like to press on, if you don't mind.
Kitty Fane: Surely my comforts are no concern to you

I don't know what's happening to me. I seemed to be unraveling.

Clarissa Vaughn

I don't think two people could have been happier than we've been.

Richard Brown

Leonard, I believe I may have a first sentence.

Virginia Woolf

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

Dan Brown

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

[in 1921]
Virginia Woolf: [writing in her book] Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
[in 1951]
Laura Brown: [reading in bed] Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
[in 2001]
Clarissa Vaughan: Sally, I think I'll buy the flowers myself.
[waking up]
Sally Lester: What? What flowers?
[realizing]
Sally Lester: Oh, shit! I forgot!

I've been attended by doctors, who inform me OF MY OWN INTERESTS.

Virginia Woolf

When love and duty are one, grace is within you.

Mother Superior

John Smith: Option A: You talk, we listen, no pain. Option B: You don't talk, I remove your thumbs with my pliers, it will hurt. Option C: I like to vary the details but the punchline... you die.

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