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.

Do you think it's possible that bad writing actually attracts a higher incidence of error?

Leonard Woolf

They're all here, aren't they? All the ghosts... All the ghosts are assembling for the party!


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.

Clarissa Vaughn

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.

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

Virginia Woolf

Clarissa Vaughn: He came out behind me. He put his hand on my shoulder...”Good morning, Mrs. Dalloway." From then on I've been stuck.
Louis Waters: Stuck?
Clarissa Vaughn: Yep. With the name, I mean.

All my life I could do anything. I could do anything, really. Except the one thing I wanted.


You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard.

Virginia Woolf

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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