Ogden Nash Quotes (193 quotes)
“I don't care how unkind the things people say about me so
long as they don't say them to my face.”
As quoted in: The American Magazine, Volume 130 (1940), p. 10
As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 120, 1982, p. 174
“To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.”
Marriage Lines: Notes of a Student Husband (1964), p. 79, "A Word to Husbands"
The Anatomy of Happiness - I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938)
“Sure, deck your lower limbs in pants; Yours are the limbs, my sweeting. You look divine as you advance— Have you seen yourself retreating?”
What's the Use? l. 1 (1931)
Reflections on Ice-Breaking in Hard Lines (1931); this statement is often misattributed to Dorothy Parker.
Good Intentions (1942)
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Picture Source: WikipediaOgden Nash
Born: August 19, 1902
Died: May 19, 1971 (aged 68)
Occupation: Poet, author, lyricist
Bio: Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry. Ogden Nash wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse. The best of his work was published in 14 volumes between 1931 and 1972.
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