It's a terrible thing, to outlive your entire family.

Laura Brown

Angelica Bell: What happens when we die?
Virginia Woolf: What happens?
Virginia Woolf: We return to the place that we came from.
Angelica Bell: I don't remember where I came from.
Virginia Woolf: Nor do I.

I know, you think am I still up for this, all this intensity, all those arguments, doors being slammed, well, you know what it's like.

Louis Waters

Virginia Woolf: Do you think I may one day escape?
Vanessa Bell: One day.

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

Julia: You can't see that Louis Waters is weird?
Clarissa Vaughn: I can see that he's sad.
Julia: Well. All of your friends are sad.

Angelica Bell: Goodbye.
Virginia Woolf: Goodbye, little girl.

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

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

Richard Brown

I've stayed alive for you. But now you have to let me go.

Richard Brown

Angelica Bell: What were you thinking about?
Virginia Woolf: I was going to kill my heroine. But I've changed my mind.

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

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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