mr. keating


“‘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?”

“El día de hoy no se volverá a repetir. Vive intensamente cada instante, lo que no significa alocadamente; sino mimando cada situación, escuchando a cada compañero, intentando realizar cada sueño positivo, buscando el éxito del otro; y examinándote de la asignatura fundamental: el Amor. Para que un día no lamentes haber malgastado egoístamente tu capacidad de amar y dar vida”.

La sociedad de los poetas muertos

Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean choking on the bone. There is a time for daring, and there is a time for caution. And a wise man understands which is called for.
—  Mr. Keating (Robin Williams), Dead Poets Society
Inspiration for generations

Dead Poet’s Society.  What a movie.  A movie that literally changed my life.  It made me want to write.  To paint.  To read, write, live and breathe words and poetry.  I showed me that it was okay to be different…it was okay to have passion.

Robin Williams…made me believe that he was John Keating…Made me believe that I was one of his students.  Made me believe that I could unleash my inner barbaric “Yawp!”

Dead Poet’s Society…Showed me that my beliefs were important.  That I was important and that out there somewhere…someone believed me.

Dead Poet’s Society…taught me that just because you are an “expert” in something does not mean that you truly feel it.  That you know it…and that you should be able to feel and taste the words like honey…dripping from your tongue.

It also taught me that companionship and friendship was important.  That trust and love was key.  And that the feelings that I had been feeling were validated and real.  That I was not alone.  And that in every group there is a misfit…and that I was probably that misfit.  :)

I learned that we should strive to inspire others…

This movie inspired a whole generation of youth…and I often wonder, could anyone else had pulled it off as well as Robin Williams?  And the answer is simple…“No.”  He was the man who was to inspire all of us.  The script was beautiful…the whole cast was amazing…but he…he who delivered it in the most awe inspiring manner.

O Captain my Captain…Thank YOU…