This quote made me think of someone I love. Someone who I think sometimes forgets about the poetry, in his noble efforts to sustain life. Poetry and passion are what make the life worth sustaining.
“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. So 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.”
― N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society