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    Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes

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

    — John Ciardi

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    Modern art is what happens when painters

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

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    What has any poet to trust more

    “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.”

    — John Ciardi

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    Every parent is at some time the

    “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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    Every parent is at some time the

    “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

    “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

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    It is easy enough to praise men

    “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.”

    — John Ciardi

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    A good question is never answered. It

    “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.”

    — John Ciardi

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    Poetry lies its way to the truth.

    “Poetry lies its way to the truth.”

    — John Ciardi

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    Every parent is at some time the

    “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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    It is easy enough to praise men

    “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.”

    — John Ciardi

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