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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What we stay alive for

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.

John Keating, as played by Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society (1989)

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