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

Your aunt is a very lucky woman, Angelica. She has two lives. She has the life she is leading, and also the books she is writing.

Vanessa Bell

Laura Brown: We're baking the cake to show him that we love him.
Richie Brown: Otherwise he won't know we love him?
Laura Brown: That's right.

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

Richard Brown

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

Virginia Woolf

[in 1921]
Virginia Woolf: [writing in her book] Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
[in 1951]
Laura Brown: [reading in bed] Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
[in 2001]
Clarissa Vaughan: Sally, I think I'll buy the flowers myself.
[waking up]
Sally Lester: What? What flowers?
[realizing]
Sally Lester: Oh, shit! I forgot!

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

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

Dan Brown

Leonard, I believe I may have a first sentence.

Virginia Woolf

I don't think two people could have been happier than we've been.

Richard Brown

I don't know what's happening to me. I seemed to be unraveling.

Clarissa Vaughn

Clarissa Vaughn: You do have good days still. You know you do.
Richard Brown: Not really. I mean, it's kind of you to say so, but it's not really true.

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The Hours Quotes

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

Dan Brown

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

Richard Brown