Quotes by John Ciardi

John Ciardi

American teacher, poet, writer

Alive from: 1916-1986

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.
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    A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
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    Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
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    Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
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    Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
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    The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
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    There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
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    You do not have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
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