Quotes that Changed My Life: Dead Poet Society


I’ll start this category off with one quote that changed how I looked at books and authors, since this blog is where I scatter my thought process as I plot story-lines for my characters.

When I watched this film, I had already fallen in love with poetry and the minds of those who write it, and after finishing this film, I had fallen in love with all types of writers. It made me appreciate how deep some people have to delve to come up with the things that they do, and how much effort it takes. Lack of inspiration does not mean you yourself lack that spark. It just means that you have so many layers to strip before you can get to your own inner core, and that in itself means you have it. So use it. 

On with the quote:

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”

Now, this made me think about the authors. I am willing to bet that when they did their tapping on the keyboard, they hit the backspace key at least once, for a reason other than fixing a typo. I have no idea how many words the English language has, but I know it has a lot.