John Ciardi Quotes
Most popular John Ciardi Quotes
The day will happen whether or not you get up.
I write as an alcoholic drinks, compulsively and for its own sake.
Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
The reader deserves an honest opinion. If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow.
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.
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.