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Dead Poets Society Quotes to Make You Think Differently

Gain a new perspective on life and learning through these Dead Poets Society quotes. 

Dead Poets Society is the story of an English teacher, played by Robin Williams, at a boarding school who uses an unorthodox approach to teaching his class. He brings poetry alive to the students and challenges them to think about life in a different way, which they do. 

The film unravels around the personal lives of the students and includes both tragedy and plenty of emotions. While many loved the movie, others didn’t feel the same way. Either way, there’s a lot that you can learn from these Dead Poets Society quotes. 

Don’t forget to also read these Robin Williams quotes about laughter, love, and life.

Dead Poets Society quotes about poetry

1. “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.” – Dead Poets Society

2. “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.” – Dead Poets Society

3. “College will probably destroy your love for poetry. Hours of boring analysis, dissection, and criticism will see to that. College will also expose you to all manner of literature—much of it transcendent works of magic that you must devour; some of it utter dreck that you must avoid like the plague.” – Dead Poets Society

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