quote by Robin Williams

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.

— Robin Williams

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Dead poets quote When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for oth

When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for others. Same thing when you are stupid.

Souls of poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? Have ye tippled drink more fine Than mine host's Canary wine?

Your True Nature Is Love. There's Nothing You Can Do About It.

Dead poets quote A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.

A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.

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.

Screamin' 'Carpe Diem!' until I'm a Dead Poet.

The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.

Dead poets quote When you stop doing thing for fun you might as well be dead.

When you stop doing thing for fun you might as well be dead.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.

We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.

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?

But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

Dead poets quote Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop

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.

But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.

Beneath the stars the lake lay dark and sombre," Stead wrote, "but on its shores gleamed and glowed in golden radiance the ivory city, beautiful as a poet's dream, silent as a city of the dead.

Dead poets quote At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

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.

In the beginning, said a Persian poet Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgram it was a woman.

What I might do is watch Mrs Doubtfire.

Or Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting and I might be nice to people, mindful today how fragile we all are, how delicate we are, even when fizzing with divine madness that seems like it will never expire.

Dead poets quote Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger

Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.

I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.

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

There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.

Dead poets quote You'll have time to rest when you're dead.

You'll have time to rest when you're dead.

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.

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.

Walt Whitman and Emerson are the poets who have given the world more than anyone else. Perhaps Whitman is not so widely read in England, but England never appreciates a poet until he is dead.

Dead poets quote If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone.

His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead.

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed.

Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.

Law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

Dead poets quote Failure is a detour, not a dead end street

Failure is a detour, not a dead end street

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All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.

I am that merry wanderer of the night.

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed.

Let the dead poets make way for others.

Dead poets quote Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead

Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead

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The experience on that movie (Dead Poets Society) was, for lack of a better term, life-altering. Peter Weir has a unique talent for making movies that are intelligent but also mainstream. I've never been terribly successful at doing that.

Truth like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold screenwriter of Dead Poets' Society.

We're not laughing at you - we're laughing near you

Dead poets quote A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the na

A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things.

When you read, don't just consider what the author thinks, consider what you think.

I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.

So, good night unto you all. Give me your hands, if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends.

The meek may inherit the earth, but they don't get in to Harvard.

Nine-tenths of English poetic literature is the result either of vulgar careerism or of a poet trying to keep his hand in. Most poets are dead by their late twenties.

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