The Quotidian, August 7, 2010 ~ Poetry

“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.” John Keating (character played by Robin Williams), “Dead Poets Society” (movie, 1989) [I added italics].

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I wish you much poetry, much beauty, and lots of romance and love.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, August 7, 2010 ~ Poetry

  1. Andy,
    Loved the quote. Thanks for the wishes. Back at ya’, Bud!

  2. Bud? Who’s that?


    You’re welcome, Carolyn.

    Sincerely, Andy

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