Saturday, October 25, 2008
Recently we had an Extended Leadership Council meeting within out Aersopace domain at work, as part of which a video clip was shown from the movie 'Dead Poets Society' - the dialogues towards the end of the clip were stirring and brought tears to my eyes. The following are the stunning dialogues which Robin Williams utters in the role of the teacher (got to watch this whole movie!) :
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute.
We read and write poetry because
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 question of these
Of the endless trains of the faithless,
of cities fill'd with the foolish...
What good amid these O me, O life?
That you are here--That life exists and
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?
Yet another portion where two teachers are conversing (this clip I got from the person who had prepared the presentation for the meet - thanks to Sumit Rishi):
McALLISTER: "Show me the heart unfettered by foolish dreams and I'll show you a happy man."
KEATING (Robin Williams): "But only in their dreams can men be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be."