Dead Poets Society (1989) is still alive in people’s hearts even after three decades. Its new and fun topic set it apart from the usual stories of movies getting a rise at its time. If you are interested in literature, specifically poetry, it would be right up your alley. But for now, for a tiny convincing from us, here is a list of Dead Poets Society Quotes which would enlighten the interest to watch the movie. Let’s start.
Find your own voice
“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. Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!”
Listen to Mr. Keating here! Search for yourself and then focus on what you want to do. You can’t just go about living in a cycle everyone else is living as it will just become effortless and boring. Take some risks and breakthroughs. Most importantly, find your footing and then stand still.
Daring or Cautious?
“There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.”
This is as simple as it sounds, a wise person knows what to do or what to say according to a specific situation. This is why we should analyze the room before doing or saying something. Some things are truly worth the risk while others are plain stupid. Think wisely.
Poetry = Passion
“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, you can do better than that. Free up your mind. Use your imagination. Say the first thing that pops into your head, even if it’s total gibberish. Go on, go on.”
Try to use your brain for different things and try to make your path. Even if some things are stupid, you need to try to know the mistakes. Here its context is poetry but if we look into it, it’s more than just poetry.
College will destroy your love for poetry
“College will probably destroy your love for poetry. Hours of boring analysis, dissection, and criticism will see to that. College will also expose you to all manner of literature—much of it transcendent works of magic that you must devour; some of it utter dreck that you must avoid like the plague.”
Who doesn’t know that the current teaching system is lacking in teaching and is just based on finishing with good grades? No one seems to focus on the learning aspect and it’s quite sad. For creative subjects, like literature, imagination needs to be used and the current system unknowingly destroyed that concept.
Live to the Fullest!
“Seize the day. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold and die.”
Don’t ever take a single moment for granted. Yes, you have responsibilities and deadlines but that shouldn’t take you away from the fun. Look for the joy in small things and live every moment before the time runs out.
Words change the world
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
No matter how many times we say it, it’s always taken as an idealist thought. Yes, it may be a bit idealist but there is definitely some truth to it. Think of it how we get moved by certain dialogues, books, or speeches. That is the power words hold so don’t ever underestimate the power they hold.
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”
Although the message is a simple one, it just tells us to explore more. Find interesting alternatives to the boring usual life. Our dialogues and speech are a reflection of what we are thinking so why not make it interesting at least?
These are all the Dead Poets Society Quotes we thought were impressive enough to put into this list. Is there any other that you may like to suggest? If yes, comment below to let us know.