Let this list of 22 quotations by the English dramatist John Ciardi lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational idea, poet, painters sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty
loses interest in students.
There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
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You do not have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves they have a better idea.
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.
What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen, and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down.
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Poetry lies its way to the truth.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
Nothing goes further toward a man's liberation than the act of surviving his need for character.
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.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.
The reader deserves an honest opinion. If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow.
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
The day will happen whether or not you get up.
Written by a sponge dipped in warm milk and sprinkled with sugar.
Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!
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