Ogden Nash

1902 - 1971

A Quote by Ogden Nash on dance and truth

There is something about a martini, Ere the dining and dancing begin, And to tell you the truth, It is not the vermouth- I think that perhaps it's the gin.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: The Primrose Path. 1935, A Drink with Something in It

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on justice and trying

Linguistics becomes an ever eerier area, like I feel like I'm in Oz, Just trying to tell it like it was.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: What do you want, a meaningful dialogue or a Satisfactory Talk?

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on marriage and plants

Don't over-analyze your marriage; it's like yanking up a fragile indoor plant every 20 minutes to see how its roots are growing.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on betrayal, death, dogs, lies, and time

Ten years ago she split the air To seize what she could spy Tonight she bumps against a chair, Betrayed by milky eye. She seems to pant, Time up, time up! My little dog must die, And lie in dust with Hector's pup; I So, presently, must I.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Versus, I949. For a Good Dog, st. 3

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on children, good, kiss, lies, and past

Here lies my past. Good-bye I have kissed it; Thank you, kids. I wouldn't have missed it.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: You Can't Get There from Here, 1957. Preface to the Past

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A Quote by Ogden Nash

He tells you when you've got on too much lipstick, And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Versus, I949. The Perfect Husband

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on progress

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on danger

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One would be in less danger From the wiles of the stranger If one's own kin and kith Were more fun to be with.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Hard Lines,1931, Family Court

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on hope, learning, and wives

An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Marriage Lines, 1964.

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on kindness, life, and people

There are two kinds of people who blow through life like a breeze, And one kind is gossipers, and the other kind is gossipees.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: I’m a Stranger Her Myself, 1938, I Have It on Good Authority

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