“The Hours” quotes(2002)
Plot – Three different eras, three different cities and three different women converge together into a single story. Every woman is unconsciously attracted to the others by the force of a great literature work, which inexorably is changing their lives. At first, there's Virginia Woolf who lives near London during the '20s: she's struggling against madness while she's writing her novel 'Mrs. Dalloway'. Twenty years later there's Laura Brown, a wife and a mother who lives in Los Angeles after World War II: she's reading 'Mrs. Dalloway', a novel that radically will change her life. Finally during present time, there's Clarissa Vaughan in New York, who represents a modern version of Mrs. Dalloway herself: Clarissa is in love with her friend Richard, a brilliant poet who is dying of AIDS. The stories of these three women mystically intertwine each other.
All actors – Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, Miranda Richardson, Eileen Atkins, Margo Martindale, Linda Bassett, George Loftus, Charley Ramm, Sophie Wyburd, Lyndsey Marshal, Christian Coulson, Michael Culkin, Jack Rovello, Colin Stinton, Carmen De Lavallade, Daniel Brocklebank, Michael Cunningham, Kate Supershow all
“The Hours” Quotes 20 quotes
“That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other.”
“It's a terrible thing, to outlive your entire family.”
“You live with the threat, you tell me you live with the threat of my extinction. Leonard, I live with it too.”
“To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Leonard, always the years between us, always the years. Always, the love. Always, the hours.”
“A woman's whole life in a single day. Just one day. And in that day her whole life.”
“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.”
“Always giving parties to cover the silence.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It's on this day. This day of all days. Her fate becomes clear to her.”
“- 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.”
“The thought of this life, that's what kept me going. I had an idea of our happiness.”
“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. It's contrast.”
“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.”
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard.”
“- Angelica Bell: What happens when we die?
- Virginia Woolf: What happens? ...We return to the place that we came from.
- Angelica Bell: I don't remember where I came from.
- Virginia Woolf: Nor do I.”