14 November 2011

Posted by Lisa-Marie Dutt |
One of the most inspirational and touching movies of all time with unforgettable quotes and characters. There is but one quote in particular that I would like to focus on for the completion of this post and that is as follows:

"They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." 

I'm sure everyone knows exactly what the meaning is behind such a phrase as Carpe Diem, but if you don't then pay attention. Carpe Diem is another way of saying Seize The Day and by right, everyone should have such passion through everything they come across in life. To have the power to stride through anything, both joys and obstacles by repeating this phrase either silently to yourself or out loud for the world around you to hear, is something that will take you far. 

In this movie, this wonderful teacher had the miracle idea to use such words and phrases to urge his classroom of uninterested teenage boys toward achieving their dreams. The goal was that if you have a dream then you go for it, no matter what. Never allow anyone to tell you that you cannot reach it and never let anyone stand in your way of what makes you, you. 

After watching this movie multiple times and being inspired repeatedly by these words alone, it makes you feel worth something. It makes you feel as though your passion in life, what you know you're good at and what you hope to be even better at, is worth your time and energy. Although the terrible fate of one character throughout the movie can knock all those previous thoughts of running ahead for what you believe in, it's importance and truth cannot be denied and will forever remain one of the most inspirational lines in movie history. 

If you have not seen Dead Poets Society, I suggest you consider purchasing it's magnificence, or at least rent a copy or find it somewhere online. It does not matter where or how you watch it, it's something you cannot miss and in your lifetime, it has to be watched. I would recommend watching it's trailer first of all to get a feel of what you're preparing yourself for. Although the movie is incredibly inspirational and filled with guidance for those of us who don't wish or try hard enough to make our lives happy ones, it's also tragic and unforgiving. View the trailer below and decide whether it's worth your time, but believe me, it definitely is!


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