Lest We Forget

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'Dead Poets Society', Peter Weir (1989)

”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. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
Professor John Keating

Putting the ice in Iceland.

Putting the ice in Iceland.

—Samuel Beckett, Endgame. 

—Samuel Beckett, Endgame. 

Alley of the Cats in Troyes, France. Must be lovely being a kitty in this town, lounging on beams and enjoying the ever present aroma of roasting coffee beans. What a life. ^^

Alley of the Cats in Troyes, France. Must be lovely being a kitty in this town, lounging on beams and enjoying the ever present aroma of roasting coffee beans. What a life. ^^

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. 

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. 

"Airplanes are beautiful, cursed dreams, waiting for the sky to swallow them up."
—The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki.
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"Airplanes are beautiful, cursed dreams, waiting for the sky to swallow them up."

—The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki.

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—James Joyce, Eveline (Dubliners). 

—James Joyce, Eveline (Dubliners). 

—Screencap from Spike Jonze’s Her. Didn’t expect it to hit me as hard as it did—can’t remember the last time a film made me cry this much. 

—Screencap from Spike Jonze’s Her

Didn’t expect it to hit me as hard as it did—can’t remember the last time a film made me cry this much. 

—W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming. 

—W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming

I think we all need to take a moment to appreciate the brilliance of this scene, and the whole of Sherlock’s post-shot mind palace bit. 

I think we all need to take a moment to appreciate the brilliance of this scene, and the whole of Sherlock’s post-shot mind palace bit.