Professor Keating: “Avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy.”

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”

– Robin Williams as Professor Keating in the film Dead Poets Society