John Ciardi Quotes

Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.

John Ciardi

You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.

John Ciardi

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

John Ciardi

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

John Ciardi

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.

John Ciardi

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.

John Ciardi

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