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 John Ciardi - “But when the pen is in his hand he has to write by itch and twitch, though certainly his itch and twitch are intimately conditioned by all his past itching and twitching, and by all his past theorizing about them.”
 John Ciardi - “The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.”
 John Ciardi - “Nothing goes further toward a man's liberation than the act of surviving his need for character.”
 John Ciardi - “Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.”
 John Ciardi - “A dollar saved is a quarter earned.”
 John Ciardi - “Written by a sponge dipped in warm milk and sprinkled with sugar.”
 John Ciardi - “Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.”
 John Ciardi - “Bah You asked for it. This is your life. The price is right enough. You've got no secrets. People are . . . well, never mind. But tell me, boys and girls and Federal gentlemen, has anyone had time to think of Khrushchev lately”
 John Ciardi - “Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope”
 John Ciardi - “The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it”
 John Ciardi - “A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.”
 John Ciardi - “It's not a how-to-do-it school but more nearly a confessional in which people who have spent their lives at the writing process itemize their failures while clinging to their hopes.”
 John Ciardi - “There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.”
 John Ciardi - “There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation”
 John Ciardi - “Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it”
 John Ciardi - “Poetry lies its way to the truth.”
 John Ciardi - “The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself”
 John Ciardi - “The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.”
 John Ciardi - “Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.”
 John Ciardi - “Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone”
 John Ciardi - “You don't have to suffer to be a poet adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.”
 John Ciardi - “You don't have to suffer to be a poet adolescence is enough suffering for anyone”
 John Ciardi - “You don't have to suffer to be a poet adolescence is enough suffering for anyone”
 John Ciardi - “The reader deserves an honest opinion. If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow.”
 John Ciardi - “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.”

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