Ogden Nash Quotes

Celery, raw, Develops the jaw,
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Celery (l. 1-2). . . Faber Book of Useful Verse, The. Simon Brett, ed. (1981) Faber and Faber.
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Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "England Expects," I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).
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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.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Everybody Tells Me Everything, The Face Is Familiar (1940).
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First Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder, This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder. A staggering child, a child astounding, Dazzling, diaperless, dumfounding, Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed, A child to stagger and flabbergast, Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn, And the only perfect one ever born. Second Arrived this evening at half-past nine. Everybody is doing fine. Is it a boy, or quite the reverse? You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "First Child . . . Second Child," Versus, 1949.
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A young person is a person with nothing to learn One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn . . . It knows it can spend six hours in the sun on its first day at the beach without ending up a skinless beet, And it knows it can walk barefoot through the barn without running a nail in its feet. . . . Meanwhile psychologists grow rich Writing that the young are ones' should not undermine the self-confidence of which.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "Fortunately," Versus, 1949.
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Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Good-by, Old Year, You Oaf or Why Don't They Pay the Bonus? The Primrose Path (1935).
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Man is a victim of dope In the incurable form of hope.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Good-by, Old Year, You Oaf or Why Don't They Pay the Bonus? The Primrose Path (1935).
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Passivity can be a provoking modus operandi; Consider the Empire and Gandhi.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. I Never Even Suggested It (l. 13-14). . . Little Treasury of American Poetry, A. Oscar Williams, ed. (1948) Charles Scribner's Sons.
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It is my duty, gentlemen, to inform you that women are dictators all, and I recommend to you this moral: In real life it takes only one to make a quarrel.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. I Never Even Suggested It (l. 17-18). . . Little Treasury of American Poetry, A. Oscar Williams, ed. (1948) Charles Scribner's Sons.
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Here is a pen and here is a pencil, Here's a typewriter, here's a stencil, Here is a list of today's appointments, And all the flies in all the ointments, The daily woes that a man endures— Take them, George, they're yours!
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Let George Do It, If You Can Find Him, The Primrose Path (1935).
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