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Ogden Nash Quotes


An American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry".
(1902 - 1971)

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A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
 

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
 

Another good thing about gossip is that it is within everybody's reach, And it is much more interesting than any other form of speech.
 

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.
 

Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying then without money?
 

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
 

Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.
 

Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early?
 

Door: What a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
 

Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.
 

Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
 

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
 

Here lies my past, Goodbye I have kissed it; Thank you kids, I wouldn't have missed it.
[The Past]
 

Here's a good rule of thumb Too clever, is dumb.
[Intellect]
 

I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.
 

I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.
 

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.
 

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
 

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all.
 

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.
 


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