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

Laura Brown

Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. It's contrast.

Virginia Woolf

Why is everything wrong?

Clarissa Vaughn

Obviously, you... feel unworthy. Gives you feelings of unworthiness. You survive and they don't.

Laura Brown

Oh, Mrs. Dalloway... Always giving parties to cover the silence.

Richard Brown

Why do I always have to sit next to the exes? Is this some kind of a hint, sweetheart? Anyway, shouldn't the exes have a table of their own, where they can all ex together in ex-quisite agony?


It would be wonderful to say you regretted it. It would be easy. But what does it mean? What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It's what you can bear. There it is. No one's going to forgive me. It was death. I chose life.

Laura Brown

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.

A woman's whole life in a single day. Just one day. And in that day her whole life.

Virginia Woolf

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

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

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