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:

    One of the saddest things is that the only thing that a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can’t eat eight hours a day nor drink for eight hours a day nor make love for eight hours—all you can do for eight hours is work. Which is the reason why man makes himself and everybody else so miserable and unhappy.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    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)

    ... everybody who is human has something to express. Try not expressing yourself for twenty-four hours and see what happens. You will nearly burst. You will want to write a long letter or draw a picture or sing, or make a dress or a garden.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)