Hours

Hours may refer to:

  • The plural of the unit of time, hour
  • an expression of time using the 24-hour clock system (e.g. "1300 hours")
  • Horae (Hours (mythology)), Greek deities
  • Hours, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, a commune in France
  • 'Hours...', a 1999 album by British musician David Bowie
  • Hours (album), a 2005 album by Welsh rock band Funeral For a Friend
  • Carnegie Unit and Student Hour or credit-hours are a measurement of completed coursework at a college or university.
  • The Hours (film), a 2002 drama film directed by Stephen Daldry
  • The Hours (novel), a 1998 novel written by Michael Cunningham
  • Canonical hours or liturgical hours, divisions of the day which are accompanied by prayers from the liturgy of the hours
    • Book of Hours, a printed book or often a manuscript containing prayers for such hours (e.g. the "Hours of Catherine of Cleves")

Famous quotes containing the word hours:

    Some hours seem not to be occasion for any deed, but for resolves to draw breath in. We do not directly go about the execution of the purpose that thrills us, but shut our doors behind us and ramble with prepared mind, as if the half were already done. Our resolution is taking root or hold on the earth then, as seeds first send a shoot downward which is fed by their own albumen, ere they send one upward to the light.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Great Wits are sure to Madness near alli’d
    And thin Partitions do their Bounds divide;
    Else, why should he, with Wealth and Honour blest,
    Refuse his Age the needful hours of Rest?
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    That big gun in your hand makes you look grown up—you think! I’ll bet you spend hours posing in front of a mirror holding it, trying to look tough!... You scum!
    Richard Brooks (1912–1992)