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The Hours (film) Quotes

The Hours (film) is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Hours completed its run in 1970.

It features Scott Rudin as producer, Philip Glass in charge of musical score, and Seamus McGarvey as head of cinematography.

The Hours (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Hours (film) is 114 minutes long. The Hours (film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf, Meryl Streep as Clarissa Vaughn, Jack Rovello as Richard Brown, Julianne Moore as Laura Brown, Stephen Dillane as Leonard Woolf, Meryl Streep as Clarissa Vaughan, Allison Janney as Sally Lester, Toni Collette as Kitty, Miranda Richardson as Vanessa Bell, Claire Danes as Julia, Jeff Daniels as Louis Waters, Jack Rovello as Richie Brown, Allison Janney as Sally, and John C. Reilly as Dan Brown.

The Hours (film) Quotes

Jack Rovello as Richard Brown

  • (Jack Rovello) "Just wait till I die. Then you'll have to think of yourself. How are you going to like that?"
  • (Jack Rovello) "Oh, Mrs. Dalloway -- Always giving parties to cover the silence."
  • (Jack Rovello) "Who is this party for?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "What are you asking, what are you trying to say?"
  • (Jack Rovello) "I'm not trying to say anything. I think I'm staying alive just to satisfy you."
  • (Jack Rovello) "Like that morning, when you walked out of that old house and you were, you were eighteen, and maybe I was nineteen. I was nineteen years old, and I'd never seen anything so beautiful. You, coming out of a glass door in your early morning, still sleepy. Isn't it strange, the most ordinary morning in anybody's life? I'm afraid I can't make it to the party, Clarissa. You've been so good to me, Mrs. Dalloway, I love you. I don't think two people could have been happier than we've been."
  • (Jack Rovello) "We want everything, don't we?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "I suppose we do."

Meryl Streep as Clarissa Vaughn

  • (Meryl Streep) "All right Richard, do me one simple favor. Come. Come sit."
  • (Jack Rovello) "I don't think I can make it to the party, Clarissa."
  • (Meryl Streep) "You don't have to go to the party, you don't have to go to the ceremony, you don't have to do anything you don't want to do. You can do as you like."
  • (Jack Rovello) "But I still have to face the hours, don't I? I mean, the hours after the party, and the hours after that --"
  • (Meryl Streep) "You do have good days still. You know you do."
  • (Jack Rovello) "Not really. I mean, it's kind of you to say so, but it's not really true."
  • (Meryl Streep) "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."
  • (Meryl Streep) "I don't know what's happening to me. I seemed to be unraveling."
  • (Meryl Streep) "That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other."
  • (Meryl Streep) "He gives me that look."
  • (Claire Danes) "What look?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "To say your life is trivial. You are so trivial."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Just to let you know I am making the crab thing. Not that I imagine it makes any difference to you."
  • (Jack Rovello) "Of course it makes a difference. I love the crab thing."
  • (Meryl Streep) "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."

Julianne Moore as Laura Brown

  • (Julianne Moore) "Baby. Baby, you have to be brave now."
  • (Julianne Moore) "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."
  • (Julianne Moore) "I love you, sweetheart. You're my guy."
  • (Julianne Moore) "It's a terrible thing, to outlive your entire family."
  • (Julianne Moore) "Don't worry, honey. Everything's fine. We're going to have a wonderful party. We've made Daddy such a nice cake."
  • (Julianne Moore) "Obviously, you -- feel unworthy. Gives you feelings of unworthiness. You survive and they don't."
  • (Julianne Moore) "We're baking the cake to show him that we love him."
  • (Jack Rovello) "Otherwise he won't know we love him?"
  • (Julianne Moore) "That's right."

Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf

  • (Angelica Bell) "What were you thinking about?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I was going to kill my heroine. But I've changed my mind."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I was going to kill my heroine. But I've changed my mind. I fear I may have to kill someone else, instead."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel I can't go through another one of these terrible times and I shant recover this time. I begin to hear voices and can't concentrate. So, I am doing what seems to be the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I know that I am spoiling your life and without me you could work and you will, I know. You see I can't even write this properly. What I want to say is that I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. Everything is gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been. Virginia"
  • (Angelica Bell) "Goodbye."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Goodbye, little girl."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "You return to what?"
  • (Miranda Richardson) "Tonight. Oh, just some insufferable dinner not even you could envy, Virginia."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "But I do."
  • (Angelica Bell) "What happens when we die?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "What happens?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "We return to the place that we came from."
  • (Angelica Bell) "I don't remember where I came from."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Nor do I."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "A woman's whole life in a single day. Just one day. And in that day her whole life."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "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."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I can't think of anything more exhilarating than a trip to London."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I am saying, Vanessa, that even crazy people like to be asked."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Leonard, I believe I may have a first sentence."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Say something, Nessa. Didn't you think I seemed better?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "This is my right; it is the right of every human being. I choose not the suffocating anesthetic of the suburbs, but the violent jolt of the Capital, that is my choice. The meanest patient, yes, even the very lowest is allowed some say in the matter of her own prescription. Thereby she defines her humanity. I wish, for your sake, Leonard, I could be happy in this quietness."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "But if it is a choice between Richmond and death, I choose death."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Im dying in this town."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself."
  • (Julianne Moore) "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Sally, I think I'll buy the flowers myself."
  • (Allison Janney) "What? What flowers?"
  • (Allison Janney) "Oh, s***. I forgot."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I'm dying in this town."
  • (Stephen Dillane) "If you were thinking clearly, Virginia, you would recall it was London that brought you low."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "If I were thinking clearly? If I were thinking clearly?"
  • (Stephen Dillane) "We brought you to Richmond to give you peace."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "If I were thinking clearly, Leonard, I would tell you that I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know. Only I can understand my condition. You live with the threat, you tell me you live with the threat of my extinction. Leonard, I live with it too."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I've been attended by doctors, who inform me OF MY OWN INTERESTS."

Allison Janney as Sally

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Stephen Dillane as Leonard Woolf

  • (Stephen Dillane) "If I didn't know you better I'd call this ingratitude."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I am ungrateful? You call ME ungrateful? My life has been stolen from me. I'm living in a town I have no wish to live in -- I'm living a life I have no wish to live -- How did this happen?"
  • (Stephen Dillane) "Do you think it's possible that bad writing actually attracts a higher incidence of error?"

Miranda Richardson as Vanessa Bell

  • (Miranda Richardson) "Virginia."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Leonard thinks it's the end of civilization: People who are invited at 4 and arrive at 2:30."
  • (Miranda Richardson) "Oh God."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Barbarians."
  • (Miranda Richardson) "Your aunt is a very lucky woman Angelica. She has two lives. The life she is living, and the book she is writing."

Toni Collette as Kitty

  • (Toni Collette) "Oh, you're reading a book?"
  • (Julianne Moore) "Yeah."
  • (Toni Collette) "What's this one about?"
  • (Julianne Moore) "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."
  • (Toni Collette) "All my life I could do anything. I could do anything, really. Except the one thing I wanted."

Claire Danes as Julia

  • (Claire Danes) "So, that's the monster."
  • (Claire Danes) "You can't see that Louis Waters is weird?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "I can see that he's sad."
  • (Claire Danes) "Well. All of your friends are sad."

Jeff Daniels as Louis Waters

  • (Jeff Daniels) "The day I left him I got on a train and made my way across Europe. I felt free for the first time in years."
  • (Jeff Daniels) "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."

John C. Reilly as Dan Brown

  • (John C. Reilly) "The thought of this life, that's what kept me going. I had an idea of our happiness."

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