“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.”
Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
— Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poet’s Society
Other notable works by Williams which I grew up watching: Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, Jumanji, Flubber, What Dreams May Come, August Rush, Alladin, Happy Feet, Bicentennial Man, and Patch Adams.