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John Keating: 'Have you ever told your father what you just told me? About your passion for acting? You ever showed him that?'
Neil Perry: 'I can't.'
John Keating: 'Why not?'
Neil Perry: 'I can't talk to him this way.'
John Keating: 'Then you're acting for him, too. You're playing the part of the dutiful son. Now, I know this sounds impossible, but you have to talk to him. You have to show him who you are, what your heart is!'
Neil Perry: 'I know what he'll say! He'll tell me that acting's a whim and I should forget it. They're counting on me; he'll just tell me to put it out of my mind for my own good.'
John Keating: 'You are not an indentured servant! It's not a whim for you, you prove it to him by your conviction and your passion! You show that to him, and if he still doesn't believe you - well, by then, you'll be out of school and can do anything you want.'
Neil Perry: 'No. What about the play? The show's tomorrow night!'
John Keating: 'Then you have to talk to him before tomorrow night.'
Neil Perry: 'Isn't there an easier way?'
John Keating: 'No.'
Neil Perry [laughs]: 'I'm trapped!'
John Keating: 'No you're not.'”
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