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

Virginia Woolf

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

Richard Brown

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

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

Virginia Woolf

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

Dan Brown

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

Baby. Baby, you have to be brave now.

Laura Brown

Leonard, I believe I may have a first sentence.

Virginia Woolf

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

Kitty: Oh, you're reading a book?
Laura Brown: Yeah.
Kitty: What's this one about?
Laura Brown: 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.

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

Virginia Woolf

Don't worry, honey. Everything's fine. We're going to have a wonderful party. We've made Daddy such a nice cake.

Laura Brown

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The Hours Quotes

Clarissa Vaughn: I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself: So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me it wasn't the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment. Right then.

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

Virginia Woolf