Law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.
I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.
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.
Boys, 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.
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.
The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.
But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.
The question, O me! so sad, recurring - What good amid these, O me, O life? That you are here - that life exists and identity, that the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Mr. Anderson thinks that everything inside of him is worthless and embarrassing. Isn't that right, Todd? And that's your worse fear.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.
Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone.
Truth like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold screenwriter of Dead Poets' Society.
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?
We're not laughing at you - we're laughing near you
Carpe diem. (Seize the day.)
I am that merry wanderer of the night.
The meek may inherit the earth, but they don't get in to Harvard.
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