Ogden Nash


American Poet Know as Writer of Light Verse

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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.

The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin.

There are two kinds of people who blow through life like a breeze, and one kind is gossipers, and the other kind is gossipees, and they certainly annoy each other, but they certainly enjoy each other, yes, they pretend to flout each other, but they couldn't do without each other.

We love the kindly wind and hail, the jolly thunderbolt, we watch in glee the fairy trail of ampere, watt, and volt.

Who wants my jellyfish? I'm not sellyfish!

Thar She Blows: Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.

The only way I can distinguish proper from improper fractions is by their actions.

There has been a lot of progress during my lifetime, but I'm afraid it's heading in the wrong direction.

We'll All Feel Better By Wednesday: Your hair may be brushed, but your mind's untidy, you've had about seven hours' sleep since Friday, no wonder you feel that lost sensation; you're sunk from a riot of relaxation.

Women would rather be right than reasonable.

The ant has made himself illustrious through constant industry industrious. So what? Would you be calm and placid, if you were full of formic acid?

The Pig, if I am not mistaken, gives us ham and pork and Bacon. Let others think his heart is big, I think it stupid of the Pig.

There is one thing that ought to be taught in all the colleges, which is that people ought to be taught not to go around always making apologies.

Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.

You are much happier when you are happy than when you ain't.

The bear said, Isabel, glad to meet you, how do, Isabel, now I'll eat you! Isabel, Isabel, didn't worry. Isabel didn't scream or scurry.

The pirate gaped at Belinda's dragon, and gulped some grog from his pocket flagon, he fired two bullets, but they didn't hit, and Custard gobbled him, every bit.

There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is enjoy earning it.

Whales have calves, cats have kittens bears have cubs, bats have bittens, swans have cygnets, seals have puppies, but guppies just have little guppies.

You can take it as understood that your luck changes only if it's good.

The Bronx? No Thonx!

The sky is now indelible ink, the branches reft asunder; but you and I we do not shrink; we love the lovely thunder.

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.

When called by a panther, don't anther.

You don't need to interpret tea leaves stuck in a cup, to understand that people who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.

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American Poet Know as Writer of Light Verse