"Specificity. Emotional Honesty. Catharsis."
"I struggled with the idea that this character, being the parent, would go so far as to stop speaking to her daughter and not make more of an effort. We had it in bits and pieces, but it was hard for me to justify – that I wouldn’t try harder, that I wouldn’t reach out more, that I could stand to be away from her for that long."
— Lauren Graham
"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."
— Robin Williams
(From Dead Poet’s Society)