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:

    There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    To treat a “big” subject in the intensely summarized fashion demanded by an evening’s traffic of the stage when the evening, freely clipped at each end, is reduced to two hours and a half, is a feat of which the difficulty looms large.
    Henry James (1843–1916)

    And when his hours are numbered, and the world
    Is all his own, retiring, as he were not,
    Leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art
    To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone,
    Built in an age, the mad wind’s night-work,
    The frolic architecture of the snow.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)