500 Great Quotes: #495
“you will learn to think for yourselves again. You will learn to savor words and language. No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
. ~ Tom Schulman, from his screenplay for the film “Dead Poets Society.”
Commentary: I wept when I watched “Dead Poets Society” at a sneak preview when it was first released in theaters. I love the film’s audacity. I wept, feeling the tragedy. I bought into it fully.
I remember my own feeling of wonder from choosing to study literature, and how thoroughly pleased I was with that choice again and again. I believe in well-chosen words.