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.

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!

Julia

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

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.

Virginia Woolf

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.

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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