For the next two gatherings at Men’s Cafe’, we will be viewing the classic 1989 film Dead Poets Society.
We will be meeting at the PEAKS in down town Prescott. at 8:00 A.M.
202 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the film that we will be looking into.
“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?”
“CARPE, CARPE. CARPE DIEM. SEIZE THE DAY, BOYS. MAKE YOUR LIVES EXTRAORDINARY.”
“NO MATTER WHAT ANYBODY TELLS YOU, WORDS AND IDEAS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.”
“THERE’S A TIME FOR DARING AND THERE’S A TIME FOR CAUTION, AND A WISE MAN UNDERSTANDS WHICH IS CALLED FOR.”
“JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU KNOW SOMETHING, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IN ANOTHER WAY. EVEN THOUGH IT MAY SEEM SILLY OR WRONG, YOU MUST TRY.”
“BUT ONLY IN THEIR DREAMS CAN MAN BE TRULY FREE. ‘TWAS ALWAYS THUS, AND ALWAYS THUS WILL BE.”
“WHEN YOU READ, DON’T JUST CONSIDER WHAT THE AUTHOR THINKS, CONSIDER WHAT YOU THINK.”
“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. THOREAU SAID, ‘MOST MEN LEAD LIVES OF QUIET DESPERATION.’ DON’T BE RESIGNED TO THAT. BREAK OUT!”
“‘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.”
“SUCKING THE MARROW OUT OF LIFE DOESN’T MEAN CHOKING ON THE BONE.”
When I was second guessing myself as to what we were doing rehashing the 1989 film, I happened across this recent Apple ipad add that stopped my second guessing.