CLARISSA VAUGHN: All right Richard, do me one simple favor. Come. Come sit.
RICHARD BROWN: I don’t think I can make it to the party, Clarissa.
CLARISSA VAUGHN: 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.
RICHARD BROWN: But I still have to face the hours, don’t I? I mean, the hours after the party, and the hours after that…
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.

Stephen Daldry, The Hours (2002); Meryl Streep, Ed Harris; musica di Philip Glass; sceneggiatura David Hare