Ogden Nash

1902 - 1971

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 good and poets

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I'd rather be a great bad poet than a good bad poet.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on agreement

I myself am more and more inclined to agree with Omar and Satchel Paige as I grow older: Don't try to rewrite what the moving finger has writ, and don't ever look over your shoulder.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: There's Always Another Windmill,1968. If a Boder Meet a Boder, Need a Boder Cry? Yes

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on achievement, clarity, conscience, and happiness

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, Interoffice Memorandum

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on bankers and justice

Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, Title of poem

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A Quote by Ogden Nash

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.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Happy Days, 1933, Song of the Open Road

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on death and love

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When I remember bygone days I think how evening follows morn So many I loved were not yet dead, So many I love were not yet born.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: Versus, I949. The Middle

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