I was born a jackdaw; why should I try to be an owl?
Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
Contributed by: Zaady
There was a young belle of old Natchez Whose garments were always in patchez. When comment arose On the state of her clothes, She drawled, "When Ah itchez, Ah scratchez!"
Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, Requiem
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.
Source: The Primrose Path. 1935, A Drink with Something in It
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
Discretion is the better part of virtue, Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.
Source: The Old Dog Barks Backwards, 1972, Political Reflection
Dogs display reluctance and wrath If you try to give them a bath. They bury bones in hideaways And half the time they trot sideaways.
Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, An Introduction to Dogs, st. 4
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
Source: The Private Dining Room, 1953. A Dog's Best Friend Is His Illiteracy
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