from the 'Dead Poet's Society'

John Keating: 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. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? 


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John Keating: Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go,
[imitating a goat]
John Keating: "that's baaaaad." Robert Frost said, "Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."




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Comments

  1. Robert Frost is one my most loved poet. The graceful embodiment of life in lucid n poised words, is something rarely any other poet has achieved.

    Read his 'Mending WallS'.

    "Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go,"

    This is friggin brilliant.

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  2. please accept a virtual hug, and another one...he is my favorite too!!!! i mean he is brilliance =D

    no i havn't read that one but i will do for sure...
    read 'life and a question' by hi if u havn't.
    i rembr back in my orkut days i started a group (or whtever they were called) by his name =P

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  3. yeah watch the movie. it is a masterpiece.

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  4. The movie comes like once every 3-4 weeks on Zee Studio, never seen it. Will download it. :)

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  5. :) (((hugs)))) back!

    And I think you mean "Love and a question' honey. Yes, I've read it, love it.

    "...stranger I wish I knew..."

    :)

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  6. yup. love and a question. my bad =P

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  7. u shuld watch eternal sunshine on the spotless mind... its got some gr8 verses...

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  8. oohhh!!! i know i know!!!
    those two quotes are awesome!!!
    beautiful movie!!!

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  9. *How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! / The world forgetting, by the world forgot / Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! / Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd. *


    *Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders. *

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  10. lol...i recommended the bf to see "eternal sunshine.." when he asked my suggestions for movies to pass his time on his journey to puri a month bk...he came bk dazed, and pissed and said " I am fine with my bollywood slapstick comedy. We'll just have to have two different rooms."

    :D :D :D

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  11. R-O-F-L!!!!

    =D
    two different rooms!!! lolzies!!!
    no but i really have my fingers crossed for someone i can watch all my favorite movies with =P

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  12. happens to be one of the finest lines i have ever heard in a movie. it was awesome and see what Bollywood made out of it:P

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  13. bollywood adaptation of Dead Poet's??
    what?? when??

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