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
Contributed by: Zaady
Linguistics becomes an ever eerier area, like I feel like I'm in Oz, Just trying to tell it like it was.
Source: What do you want, a meaningful dialogue or a Satisfactory Talk?
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.
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.
Source: Versus, I949. For a Good Dog, st. 3
Here lies my past. Good-bye I have kissed it; Thank you, kids. I wouldn't have missed it.
Source: You Can't Get There from Here, 1957. Preface to the Past
He tells you when you've got on too much lipstick, And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick.
Source: Versus, I949. The Perfect Husband
Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.
There are two kinds of people who blow through life like a breeze, And one kind is gossipers, and the other kind is gossipees.
Source: I’m a Stranger Her Myself, 1938, I Have It on Good Authority
Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer
Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, Title of poem
I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all.
Source: Happy Days, 1933, Song of the Open Road
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