“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. 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?”
— Robin Williams, Dead Poet’s Society

wordsarefornerds:

"great writers are indecent people
they live unfairly
saving the best part for paper.
good human beings save the world
so that bastards like me can keep creating art,
become immortal.
if you read this after I am dead
it means I made it.”

- Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

lunarbahamut:

i had a political science teacher use this quote on a student, in an in class discussion. it was so beautiful, i still smile at the thought.

Other than “nice marmot” this is my favorite line in the movie.

lunarbahamut:

i had a political science teacher use this quote on a student, in an in class discussion. it was so beautiful, i still smile at the thought.

Other than “nice marmot” this is my favorite line in the movie.

“I don’t like compliments, and I don’t see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things he doesn’t mean.”
— Oscar Wilde (via jenshin)

Only say what you mean, kids.

(via drunkenbaby-deactivated20141015)

“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.”
— Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012

new_sketch_book #quotes #inspiration #skylightbooks #art #drawing (Taken with instagram)

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

tattoome:

Oscar Wilde

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