“Dead Poets Society” quotes(1989)
Plot – In the fall of 1959, at Welton Academy, an exclusive college in New England, arrives a new literature teacher, John Keating. He immediately draws the attention because of his peculiar pedagogical methods, unusual for the time and the college. He shares the passion for poetry with his students using showy gestures and, above all, he believes in their intelligence. The situations gets worse when Neil argues with his authoritarian father and austere family because he wants to become an actor.
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“Dead Poets Society” Quotes 17 quotes
“Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.”
“For the first time in my whole life, I know what I wanna do! And for the first time, I'm gonna do it! Whether my father wants me to or not! Carpe diem!”
“It's not the Bible, you're not gonna go to Hell for this.”
“There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.”
“We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
- Hopkins: [reading his poem] "The cat sat on the mat".
- John Keating: Congratulations, Mr. Hopkins. You have the first poem to ever have a negative score on the Pritchard scale.
“There is a time for daring and a time for caution, and a wise man knows which is called for.”
“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.”
“All the good ones go for jerks. You know that.”
"Oh Captain, my Captain". Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It's from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, "Oh Captain, my Captain".