I love Robin Williams and what he has put out into this world. He has also been in a lot of movies with great inspiring quotes. One of the movies I like a lot is “Good Will Hunting”. But here I just wanted to share one of my favorite quotes from the movie “Dead Poet Society”. Read it at least 3 times 😛 Like really! Understand the message in this quote!

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Words and ideas CAN change the world

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?

If you are too lazy to read, well even if not… you should watch the scene from the movie:

What will your verse be?

Look, life isn’t always this beautiful thing that we get told. Life can be and is hard… but there are beautiful things! And the thing is: we are here NOW. One day your story will end… But your story will be part of a bigger story: sooo, what are you going to contribute to that story?

The play goes on and on… even without you. So make something out of your part!

no one else can play your part

Words and ideas can change the world… you know how? Something actually very simple: BE NICE! You would be surprised how big of a positive impact you can have on other people’s life just by being nice. Imagine you have a bad day and you meet a stranger that is nice to you and makes you laugh: yes, that will make your day. So go out there and be that person! Make their day!

Our time is limited, so let’s not waste energy on being dicks… men already have dicks, so we already have enough of them.