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?

John Keating

Thank you, boys. Thank you.

John Keating

O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It's from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain.

John Keating

What we do know is that, as the chemical window closed, another awakening took place; that the human spirit is more powerful than any drug - and THAT is what needs to be nourished

Dr Malcolm Sayer

C'mon, Jack, what do you think the Crusades were? A Pope's publicity stunt?

Parry

I can't see any situation where I'd send federal troops to the South, ever. It could cause another Civil War.

President Eisenhower

Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.

Wardaddy

Boyd 'Bible' Swan: Here's a Bible verse I think about sometimes. Manytimes. It goes
Norman Ellison: [Mumbling] Send me.
Wardaddy: Book of Isaiah, Chapter six.

[Referring to Fury] It's my home.

Wardaddy

It will end, soon. But before it does, a lot more people have to die.

Wardaddy

You see this right here? That is your heart line. You're gonna have one great love in your life.

Norman Ellison

I had the best gunner in the entire United Army in S.E. Now I have you.

Wardaddy

FREE Movie Newsletter