One of my favorite movies is “Scent Of A Woman” with Al Pacino in main role. Besides the perfect acting in the movie by Al Pacino, the most I‘m fascinated with dialogues.I especially like the part when Al Pacino respectively Lt.Col.Frank Slade comes to Baird School to disciplinary action .This part have a great message .
I don’t know who went to this place, William Howard Taft, William Jennings Bryan, William Tell — whoever. Their spirit is dead — if they ever had one — it’s gone. You’re building a rat ship here. A vessel for sea goin’ snitches. And if you think your preparing these minnows for manhood you better think again. Because I say you are killing the very spirit this institution proclaims it instills! What a sham. What kind of a show are you guys puttin’ on here today. I mean, the only class in this act is sittin’ next to me. And I’m here to tell ya this boy’s soul is intact. It’s non-negotiable. You know how I know? Someone here — and I’m not gonna say who — offered to buy it. Only Charlie here wasn’t sellin’.
There was a time I could see. And I have seen boys like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there isn’t nothin’ like the sight of an amputated spirit; there is no prosthetic for that. You think you’re merely sendin’ this splendid foot-soldier back home to Oregon with his tail between his legs, but I say you are executin’ his SOUL !!!
This is my favorite part , as I said already,because my friends, I meet a lot of people with amputated spirit.People where life is a bad master.People exhausted by life, by society, but friends, by family, by neighbors,by… . Their souls are loss,they gave up,they have no wishes,they have no passions .They’re tired of everything. As Lt.Col.Frank Slade said, for amputated spirit do not exist prosthetic. In this I do not agree with him.
There is prosthetic and it’s called Desire. Strong desire can picked up you from the bad,heal your from the worst disease ever .Strong will is prosthesis for your soul. this is the most important thing for you,this desire must came from you.No one can help you if you don’t want help. No one can help you if you not strong enough to admit to yourself that you need help.
No matter in how condition you are, no matter how things are complicated, believe me they are always easier than they look. Everything you need is strong desire for change. And you will make it.
Be brave.You deserve to have a great life,to have filled soul, and don’t forget that You Can Do It !!!