Queen Elizabeth I: Give me hope.
Dr. John Dee: The forces that shape the world are greater than all of us, Majesty. How can I promise that they'll conspire in your favor even though you're the Queen? Yhis much I know, when the storm breaks, some are dumb with terror and some spread their wings like eagles and soar.
Queen Elizabeth I: You are a wise man.
Dr. John Dee: And you, Madame, are a very great lady.

- From «Elizabeth: The Golden Age»
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.

- Clarissa Vaughn, in "The Hours"