Comparison Between Catcher in the Rye and Dead Poets Society Uotes

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Savor words and language; words and ideas can change the world

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.

Poetry, beauty, romance, love -- these are what we stay alive for

Let poetry work its magic

We didn’t just read poetry, we let it drip from our tongues like honey; spirits soared, women swooned, and gods were created.

Language was developed for one endeavor and that is to woo women

A man isn’t very tired, he is exhausted; don’t say very sad, say morose

We must constantly look at things in a different way

When you read, don’t just consider what the author thinks, consider what you think

Strive to find your own voice; dare to strike out and find new ground

Sometimes the most beautiful poetry can be about simple things – a cat or a flower or rain

Poetry can come from anything with the stuff of revelation in it

Don’t let your poems be ordinary

Say the first thing that pops into your mind even if it’s total gibberish;
describe what you see, now give it an action

Mr. Keating: I always thought the purpose of education was to teach one to think for himself
Mr. Nolan:No John, tradition, discipline, prepare them for college and the rest will take care of itself Will the rest take care of itself? Should teachers be concerned with “the rest” – developing independent thinkers

There is a time for daring and there is a time for caution; a wise man understands which is called for
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