When we first heard this famous quote in the film adaptation of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, we thought this was just another one of Roald Dahl's incredible truisms. However, this phrase happens to be the beginning of a wonderful poem by Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode!
- We are the music makers,
- And we are the dreamers of dreams,
- Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
- And sitting by desolate streams;—
- World-losers and world-forsakers,
- On whom the pale moon gleams:
- Yet we are the movers and shakers
- Of the world for ever, it seems.
Above, you can see the first verse; you can find the full poem here. Don't you think it's absolutely beautiful? We still think the first two lines are the most illustrative - the most renowned anyway -, but now that we know the entire poem, they seem to mean even more. We sure can't wait to get to work and make something out of this!
Lisa & Ivanna