Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Saying goodbye to Mr. Keating

Today is a sad day. Mr Keating has left the classroom. Robin Williams was found dead in his house, he was 63 years old and one of the few actors that could make you cry with the same intensity as he could make you laugh.

His career was long and full of hits that made my 27 years a happier place. One of those great movies was the coming age story of a group of students that learn how to suck the marrow out of life! I can still hear you, Robin “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys”.

Dead Poets Society shaped my generation, shaped me. Part of me still yearns for a leader that could make me stand on a desk and yell out “Oh captain, my captain”!  Today, we pay homage to Robin Williams as Millennials and the world alike mourn the passing of Mr Keating.

10 quotes from “Dead Poet Socieciety” that get you every time:

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. ( Who can forget?)

Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone. 

We're not laughing at you - we're laughing near you. (Who never?)

It's not the Bible, you're not gonna go to Hell for this. 

This is a battle, a war, and the casualties could be your hearts and souls.

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. Don't be resigned to that. Break out!

Mr. Anderson! Don't think that I don't know that this assignment scares the hell out of you, you mole! ( he yells that to a scared Etahn Hawke and you really think he's screaming that at you and somehow you find the courage you need)

I SOUND MY BARBARIC YAWP OVER THE ROOFTOPS OF THE WORLD. (and Charlie steps out of the bathroom with a great lightning on his chest)

Now, don't just walk off the edge like lemmings! Look around you! (Thank you Mr Keating...)

There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for. (so long great teacher I have ever had)

Dead Poets Society iconic scene
Dead Poets Society iconic scene


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