Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

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True creative cities produce the legacy of an idea that does what funding cannot do: to foster.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Cities
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Toronto is a city that has yet to fall in love with itself.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Falling In Love
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The true measure of a city is its soul. This is the restless energy that doesn't wait for political leadership.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Cities
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In the future, all cities will be distinguished by one thing only. The nature of their enthusiasm.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Cities
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A city's greatness is manifest in a people confident in their ability to take risks, to encounter
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Greatness
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The most adorable thing about Toronto is that she remains fiercely aloof and indifferent to the fads and entrepreneurial fevers of her lovers. She is intractably herself, admissive to the most vagrant, sober in a way that gets misinterpreted as stodginess. Her generosity extends to the meek as well as the gold diggers. Mercifully, she doesn't give a hoot about our portraits of her, but just waits, patiently, for our affection and citizenship.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Giving
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A city's art must give the impression that art is as indispensable a thing as water, or food.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Art
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A city without passion is just a city of artistic events.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Passion
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A strategist is one who helps people relax into their creative skills. People won't rally unless an idea is beautiful... Everyone is hanging on every word... Amazing.
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Collection: Beautiful
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I am honoured to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of my esteemed colleague and fellow poet Mr. Dennis Lee, it will be with pride and passion that I carry forward the mandate of the Poet Laureate position for the City of Toronto and its residents.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Passion
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When civic leaders are in love with their cities they are listened to; they are credible.
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Collection: Cities