"Dead Poets Society" quotes

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Maverick teacher John Keating uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression.

Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Tom Schulman
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 1989
MetaScore: 79/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: $95,860,116
Released: 09 Jun 1989
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 19 nominations total

146 Clips

She's practically engaged - Dead Poets Society 00:15 She's practically engaged I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference - Dead Poets Society 00:10 I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the... How was your summer Slick Keen - Dead Poets Society 00:12 How was your summer Slick Keen Laughing crying tumbling mumbling - Dead Poets Society 00:20 Laughing crying tumbling mumbling I love the clarinet I hated it - Dead Poets Society 00:14 I love the clarinet I hated it Come on Charlie let it fill your soul - Dead Poets Society 00:09 Come on Charlie let it fill your soul Next time I see you - Dead Poets Society 00:11 Next time I see you What's going on guys - Dead Poets Society 00:38 What's going on guys Discipline - Dead Poets Society 00:15 Discipline She's also in London - Dead Poets Society 00:26 She's also in London You want me out - Dead Poets Society 00:08 You want me out You can't be in here - Dead Poets Society 01:09 You can't be in here I don't have a problem - Dead Poets Society 00:27 I don't have a problem Me and Pitts are working on a hi fi system - Dead Poets Society 00:18 Me and Pitts are working on a hi fi system Don't you guys miss having girls around here - Dead Poets Society 00:11 Don't you guys miss having girls around here You're in the club - Dead Poets Society 00:12 You're in the club They made everybody sign it - Dead Poets Society 00:20 They made everybody sign it Business as usual - Dead Poets Society 00:09 Business as usual What do you mean 'no' - Dead Poets Society 00:24 What do you mean 'no' Women swoon - Dead Poets Society 00:18 Women swoon To the Virgins to Make Much of Time - Dead Poets Society 00:19 To the Virgins to Make Much of Time That wouldn't be a radio in your lap - Dead Poets Society 00:14 That wouldn't be a radio in your lap It's a tragedy - Dead Poets Society 00:12 It's a tragedy Don't just walk off the edge like lemmings - Dead Poets Society 00:13 Don't just walk off the edge like lemmings I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling - Dead Poets Society 00:11 I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling And that is - Dead Poets Society 00:30 And that is At least I won't be disobeying him - Dead Poets Society 00:05 At least I won't be disobeying him Don't think that I don't know that this assignment scares the hell out of you - Dead Poets Society 00:10 Don't think that I don't know that this assignment scares... That she was thinking about me - Dead Poets Society 00:23 That she was thinking about me I was good - Dead Poets Society 00:13 I was good Evans Pritchard - Dead Poets Society 00:28 Evans Pritchard Time to inherit the earth - Dead Poets Society 00:06 Time to inherit the earth I'll try anything once - Dead Poets Society 00:10 I'll try anything once Gather ye rosebuds while ye may - Dead Poets Society 00:16 Gather ye rosebuds while ye may I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself - Dead Poets Society 00:07 I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think... Free thinkers at 17 - Dead Poets Society 00:05 Free thinkers at 17 We're laughing near you - Dead Poets Society 00:04 We're laughing near you Congratulations - Dead Poets Society 00:24 Congratulations What are the Four Pillars - Dead Poets Society 00:14 What are the Four Pillars I just talked to my father - Dead Poets Society 01:12 I just talked to my father Welton Academy - Dead Poets Society 00:15 Welton Academy Phone call from God - Dead Poets Society 00:13 Phone call from God O Captain my Captain - Dead Poets Society 00:30 O Captain my Captain I'm exercising the right not to walk - Dead Poets Society 00:04 I'm exercising the right not to walk And the casualties could be your hearts and souls - Dead Poets Society 00:08 And the casualties could be your hearts and souls Carpe diem - Dead Poets Society 00:11 Carpe diem Now we all have a great need for acceptance - Dead Poets Society 00:27 Now we all have a great need for acceptance Thank you for playing - Dead Poets Society 00:17 Thank you for playing So what are you going to do - Dead Poets Society 00:14 So what are you going to do It's not the Bible - Dead Poets Society 00:07 It's not the Bible Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone - Dead Poets Society 00:06 Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the... What's going on - Dead Poets Society 00:56 What's going on They're not that different from you - Dead Poets Society 01:20 They're not that different from you No matter what anybody tells you - Dead Poets Society 00:11 No matter what anybody tells you A sweaty toothed madman - Dead Poets Society 00:53 A sweaty toothed madman You must strive to find your own voice - Dead Poets Society 00:20 You must strive to find your own voice O Captain - Dead Poets Society 00:53 O Captain I'll second that - Dead Poets Society 00:20 I'll second that We don't read and write poetry because it's cute - Dead Poets Society 01:16 We don't read and write poetry because it's cute There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution - Dead Poets Society 00:11 There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution But only in their dreams can men be truly free - Dead Poets Society 00:26 But only in their dreams can men be truly free Next time I see you you die - Dead Poets Society 00:04 Next time I see you you die Gentlemen what are the four pillars - Dead Poets Society 00:13 Gentlemen what are the four pillars She's pretty She's also in London - Dead Poets Society 00:16 She's pretty She's also in London So you want me out No I want you in - Dead Poets Society 00:08 So you want me out No I want you in Then you wouldn't be here warning me about Chet - Dead Poets Society 00:36 Then you wouldn't be here warning me about Chet Keating said that everybody took turns reading - Dead Poets Society 00:20 Keating said that everybody took turns reading Me and Pitts are working on a hi fi system - Dead Poets Society 00:16 Me and Pitts are working on a hi fi system Don't you guys miss having girls around here - Dead Poets Society 00:06 Don't you guys miss having girls around here Don't you guys miss having girls around here - Dead Poets Society 00:04 Don't you guys miss having girls around here What does that mean You're in the club - Dead Poets Society 00:09 What does that mean You're in the club Mr Keating they made everybody sign it Quiet - Dead Poets Society 00:17 Mr Keating they made everybody sign it Quiet Business as usual huh - Dead Poets Society 00:07 Business as usual huh The point is that there's nothing you can do about it - Dead Poets Society 00:19 The point is that there's nothing you can do about it Come on Knox It'll help you get Chris - Dead Poets Society 00:14 Come on Knox It'll help you get Chris Mr Pitts will you open your hymnal to page 542 - Dead Poets Society 00:19 Mr Pitts will you open your hymnal to page 542 That wouldn't be a radio in your lap would it Mr Pitts - Dead Poets Society 00:09 That wouldn't be a radio in your lap would it Mr Pitts Too bad It's worse than too bad Pitts it's a tragedy - Dead Poets Society 00:11 Too bad It's worse than too bad Pitts it's a tragedy I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling - Dead Poets Society 00:09 I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling Don't just walk off the edge like lemmings look around you - Dead Poets Society 00:05 Don't just walk off the edge like lemmings look around you And a wise man understands which is called for - Dead Poets Society 00:25 And a wise man understands which is called for And a wise man understands which is called for - Dead Poets Society 00:20 And a wise man understands which is called for Now language was developed for one endeavor and that is - Dead Poets Society 00:21 Now language was developed for one endeavor and that is If I don't ask him at least I won't be disobeying him - Dead Poets Society 00:04 If I don't ask him at least I won't be disobeying him Mr Anderson - Dead Poets Society 00:09 Mr Anderson The point Charlie - Dead Poets Society 00:19 The point Charlie I was good - Dead Poets Society 00:07 I was good Excrement - Dead Poets Society 00:19 Excrement Carpe diem that's seize the day - Dead Poets Society 00:15 Carpe diem that's seize the day I thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself - Dead Poets Society 00:07 I thought the idea of education was to learn to think for... Mr Meeks time to inherit the earth - Dead Poets Society 00:04 Mr Meeks time to inherit the earth I'll try anything once Except sex - Dead Poets Society 00:04 I'll try anything once Except sex Free thinkers at 17 - Dead Poets Society 00:04 Free thinkers at 17 We're not laughing at you we're laughing near you - Dead Poets Society 00:04 We're not laughing at you we're laughing near you The cat sat on the mat - Dead Poets Society 00:17 The cat sat on the mat Gentlemen what are the four pillars - Dead Poets Society 00:10 Gentlemen what are the four pillars I can't talk to him this way Then you're acting for him too - Dead Poets Society 00:35 I can't talk to him this way Then you're acting for him too I sound - Dead Poets Society 00:21 I sound Welton Academy hello - Dead Poets Society 00:13 Welton Academy hello O Captain my Captain - Dead Poets Society 00:28 O Captain my Captain Phone call from God - Dead Poets Society 00:08 Phone call from God Exercising the right not to walk - Dead Poets Society 00:04 Exercising the right not to walk For the first time in my whole life I know what I want to do - Dead Poets Society 00:11 For the first time in my whole life I know what I want to do This is a battle a war - Dead Poets Society 00:07 This is a battle a war Now we all have a great need for acceptance - Dead Poets Society 00:22 Now we all have a great need for acceptance So what are you gonna do - Dead Poets Society 00:10 So what are you gonna do Why do I stand up here Anybody - Dead Poets Society 00:15 Why do I stand up here Anybody It's not the Bible You're not gonna go to hell for this - Dead Poets Society 00:05 It's not the Bible You're not gonna go to hell for this Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone - Dead Poets Society 00:06 Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the... Hey Hey - Dead Poets Society 00:34 Hey Hey They're not that different from you are they - Dead Poets Society 00:33 They're not that different from you are they There close your eyes Close your eyes close them - Dead Poets Society 00:36 There close your eyes Close your eyes close them No matter what anybody tells you words and ideas can change the world - Dead Poets Society 00:08 No matter what anybody tells you words and ideas can change... Do you hear me Sit down - Dead Poets Society 00:36 Do you hear me Sit down Boys you must strive to find your own voice - Dead Poets Society 00:17 Boys you must strive to find your own voice I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately - Dead Poets Society 00:16 I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race - Dead Poets Society 00:36 We read and write poetry because we are members of the human... Sure there's a time for daring and there's a time for caution - Dead Poets Society 00:08 Sure there's a time for daring and there's a time for... Show me the heart Unfettered by foolish dreams - Dead Poets Society 00:19 Show me the heart Unfettered by foolish dreams So you can just butt out - Dead Poets Society 00:34 So you can just butt out It'll help you get Chris - Dead Poets Society 00:24 It'll help you get Chris A girl this beautiful in love with such a jerk - Dead Poets Society 00:31 A girl this beautiful in love with such a jerk We're not gonna let you ruin your life - Dead Poets Society 01:58 We're not gonna let you ruin your life Are you a man or an amoeba - Dead Poets Society 00:22 Are you a man or an amoeba I was really good - Dead Poets Society 00:09 I was really good For the first time in my whole life - Dead Poets Society 00:38 For the first time in my whole life Why do I stand up here - Dead Poets Society 00:38 Why do I stand up here This is your final warning - Dead Poets Society 00:23 This is your final warning I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life - Dead Poets Society 00:55 I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately - Dead Poets Society 00:55 I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately It's worse than  too bad - Dead Poets Society 00:33 It's worse than too bad If I don't ask him - Dead Poets Society 00:18 If I don't ask him You really have a problem with that - Dead Poets Society 00:37 You really have a problem with that Business as usual huh - Dead Poets Society 00:21 Business as usual huh And a wise man understands which is called for - Dead Poets Society 00:28 And a wise man understands which is called for You can't save Keating - Dead Poets Society 00:17 You can't save Keating We're trying very hard to understand why it is that you insist on defying us - Dead Poets Society 02:22 We're trying very hard to understand why it is that you... We're not laughing at you - Dead Poets Society 00:17 We're not laughing at you This is a battle - Dead Poets Society 00:20 This is a battle The name is Nuwanda - Dead Poets Society 00:17 The name is Nuwanda That's the one - Dead Poets Society 00:32 That's the one That there's nothing you can do about it - Dead Poets Society 00:34 That there's nothing you can do about it Oh captain - Dead Poets Society 00:11 Oh captain My captain - Dead Poets Society 00:11 My captain Language was developed for one endeavor - Dead Poets Society 00:28 Language was developed for one endeavor Just give me one chance - Dead Poets Society 01:28 Just give me one chance

Cast

John Keating - Robin Williams
Neil Perry - Robert Sean Leonard
Todd Anderson - Ethan Hawke
Knox Overstreet - Josh Charles
Charlie Dalton - Gale Hansen
Richard Cameron - Dylan Kussman
Steven Meeks - Allelon Ruggiero
Gerard Pitts - James Waterston
Mr. Nolan - Norman Lloyd
Mr. Perry - Kurtwood Smith
Mrs. Perry - Carla Belver
McAllister - Leon Pownall
Dr. Hager - George Martin
Chemistry Teacher - Joe Aufiery
Hopkins - Matt Carey
Joe Danburry - Kevin Cooney
Mrs. Danburry - Jane Moore
Ginny Danburry (scenes deleted) - Lara Flynn Boyle
Chet Danburry - Colin Irving
Chris Noel - Alexandra Powers
Directing Teacher - Pamela Burrell
Actor / Fairy - Allison Hedges
Mr. Anderson - John Cunningham
Mrs. Anderson - Debra Mooney
Mr. Dalton - Charles Lord
Lester - Kurt Leitner
Stage Manager - Catherine Soles
Welton Professor - Hoover Sutton
Procession Alumnus - James Donnell Quinn
Welton Vicar - Simon Mein
Phys. Ed. Teacher - Ashton W. Richards
Father of Spaz - Robert Gleason
Dormitory Porter - Bill Rowe
Russell - Keith Snyder
Woodsie - Jason Woody
Senior Student - Andrew Hill
Professor - Joel Fogel
Teacher in Teacher's Room - Newton Gilchrist
Language Teacher - Barry Godin
Mother in Opening Scene - Kate Kearney-Patch
Parent - Nancy Kirk
Theater Patron - Stephen Podolak
Public School Student - Jeffrey Santoro