Ogden Nash

1902 - 1971

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

I was born a jackdaw; why should I try to be an owl?

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on clothes

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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!"

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, Requiem

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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 children, happiness, and parenthood

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on children and parenthood

Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

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A Quote by Ogden Nash on discretion and virtue

Discretion is the better part of virtue, Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Source: The Old Dog Barks Backwards, 1972, Political Reflection

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