Ogden Nash


American Poet Know as Writer of Light Verse

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Too clever is dumb.

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.

If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly.

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

Some pains are physical, and some pains are mental, but the one that's both is dental.

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.

I prefer charity to hospitality because charity begins at home and hospitality ends there.

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Everybody who has somebody who thinks they are wonderful also has somebody who thinks they are terrible.

Purity Is obscurity.

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American Poet Know as Writer of Light Verse