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Ogden Nash

Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse.

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today's thought while driving in: Parsley is Garsley (thank you Ogden Nash)
A peculiar bird the pelican: his beak holds more than his belly can. Ogden Nash paraphrased
I claim there ain't Another Saint As great as Valentine. -Ogden Nash
"The Dog" by Ogden Nash. The truth I do not stretch or shove. When I state that the dog is full of love. I've also...
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. ~Ogden Nash. 🍑
We're late, darling we're late. The curtain descends . Everything ends. Too soon. Too soon. - Ogden Nash. .
some pain is physical & some is mental but the 1 that's both is dental. -Ogden Nash. :)
One thing about the past.It's likely to last.-- Ogden Nash
Fleas by Ogden Nash: Adam had 'em. (And so does my cat)😾
“Progress is a fine thing, but it's gone on long enough.” ― Ogden Nash
"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.". — Ogden Nash. (MGClicks Photography)
Girls who wear glasses seldom get passes Ogden Nash. wow
Edward Lear + Ogden Nash + Nancy Ekholm Burkert's luminous illustrations = favorite of my childhood.
Some tortures are physical and some are mental, but the one that is both is dental. Ogden Nash
Can you confirm Two-L not One-L? I don't *think* it makes a difference, but it does let me go all Ogden Nash.
I have to bring one of my favorite poems to class I DON'T HAVE A FAVORITE POEM LET ALONE ONE APPROPRIATE FOR TEENS 😭. maybe ogden nash lmao
- "Bankers are just like anybody else, only richer" - Ogden Nash
One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
Never defend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor. ~ Ogden Nash
Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy,. But it's very funny -- did you ever try buying them without money?. -- Ogden Nash
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. . ~ Ogden Nash…
Why did the Lord give us agility,. If not to evade responsibility?. - Frederic Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
"His beak can hold more than his belly can." - Ogden Nash, I believe
You'd probably put him in the same league with Ogden Nash Rambler, from the sounds of it.
. Let others think his heart is big, . I think it stupid of the pig. . - Ogden Nash
. But me, I can not even think. Why pork is white and ham is pink. --Ogden Nash
Being a father. Is quite a bother. You are free as air. With time to spare. And then one morn. A child is born. Ogden Nash
No, you never get any fun out of things you haven't done - Ogden Nash
"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else." Ogden Nash
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore - Ogden Nash
RIP David Nash. My deepest condolences and unending love go to Sandra, Lou, Debby, Jason and the entire family.
"People who work sitting down, get paid more than the people who work standing up".. -Ogden Nash
Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long. Ogden Nash LLPPA
“Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.”. ― Ogden Nash (b.8/19/1902) https:…
If you were curious, this is fine. Contestant recently said "is that Ogden Nash?"
Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the tel...
8.“Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.” -Ogden Nash
Yes. You should be excited. You and Ogden Nash have something in common.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Ogden Nash.
Like my man Ogden Nash said, "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. ~Ogden Nash 😂😂❤️
"Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker." Witty one-liners from Ogden Nash and Dorothy Parker:
"The only problem with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat." -Ogden Nash (Just kidding! I love cats!)…
"Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all". (Ogden Nash)
To keep ur marriage brimming with love in the wedding cup , when ur wrong, admit it; when ur right, shut up . --Ogden Nash
"No man is greater than his estimation of sleep." Ogden Nash
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My senior quote is now:. "Candy is dandy. . But liquor is quicker." - Ogden Nash
Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.-- Ogden Nash
"Ogden Nash wrote: 'Who and what is Stevie Smith? / Is she woman? Is she myth?'".
I just wrote a hilarious villanelle. Seriously, I don't think a poem's been that funny since Ogden Nash was alive.
"When you're wrong admit it, when you're right, shut up." Ogden Nash
Betty Jo is said to have a flair for light comic poetry in the style of Ogden Nash.
Tomorrow's 7.30pm concert, Songs from America also features lyrics by Charles Ives & Ogden Nash. What's not to love?
We have found debate as to the true author. It has been attributed to Strickland Gilian, Ogden Nash & Shel Silverstein.
Just what does the poet mean when he says he came down like a wolf on the fold? - Ogden Nash
Being non-gluten intolerant isn't unmeaningless. It only provokes you to raise the pen thanks to Ogden Nash, and...
Fair to say, that Boris is notorious. (If I were Ogden Nash that'd be wittier.) He was dead drunk the once I saw him.
"Adventures of Isabel," by Ogden Nash. We had fun with the different characters' voices!
So sweet! - Drinking an Ogden Nash's Pash Rash by -
The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond you...
CHILDREN aren't happy with nothing to ignore, that's what parents were created for. ~ Ogden Nash
This Seymour Chwast illustration for Ogden Nash would make a good Dent May LP sleeve.
'To keep your marriage brimming. full of love in the loving cup,. whenever you're wrong,admit it,. whenever you're right,shu…
I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it. -Ogden Nash
Man is a victim of dope in the incurable form of hope. Ogden Nash
I remember my mixed ability state school class at 10 enjoying (selected) Wordsworth & Blake as well as Ogden Nash.
"";Middle age: When you're sitting at home on Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.""; - Ogden Nash
"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold." - Ogd…
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets. By Ogden Nash
Bud and Ralph OGDEN under Bud's retired Jersey at Santa Clara University next to Steve Nash's banner.
In the Vanities. No one wears panities. - Ogden Nash
The drier the wit said in perfect deadpan, is a thing of beauty. The works of Calvin Trillin or Ogden Nash come to mind.
"Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;. Whenever you’re right, shut up" (A Word to Husbands). Such a short funny poem by Ogden Nash 😁
The only incurable troubles of the rich are the troubles that money can't cure." Ogden Nash
I am a conscientious man, when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no ternunstoned.-- Ogden Nash, "Everybody's Mind to M
'To keep your relationships brimming with love, when you're wrong admit it, when you're right, shut up' (Ogden Nash) via
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I believe a little incompatibility is the spice of life, particularly if he. has income and she is pattable. -- Ogden Nash
I find this Ogden Nash bathroom key strangely appropriate for a library bathroom.
"No man ever forgets where he buried the hatchet." —Ogden Nash. Which is why forgiveness is more "forgiving" (ongoing) than "-ness" (done).
acc. to Ogden Nash "When called by a panther, don't anther." Acc. to "if a bobcat knocks, …
Ogden Nash poem Bankers are just like anybody else, except richer.
I like when Ogden Nash called Duty "fifty percent martyr and fifty-one percent Tartar."
. There's an Ogden Nash. Who's considered my bestie. She is very sweet. Is nimble on her feet. But is not white haired like a Westie.
One bliss for which. There is no match. Is when you itch. To up and scratch. . (Ogden Nash). (
Channeling some Ogden Nash here. In a good way.
Or as Ogden Nash.wrote~Candy is dandy...but liquor is quicker.
. The trouble with a kitten is that it eventually becomes a cat. - Ogden Nash
All I know of Kansas City I learned from Ogden Nash's "Spring Comes to Murray Hill"; said to be his very first...
I've also found, by actual test, A wet dog is the lovingest - Ogden Nash 2/2
Ogden Nash comes to mind. Confessions of a born spectator :)
If they're fans of Ogden Nash, you're safe.
If you are married, it just takes one to make a quarrel...! [Ogden Nash]
I just love Ogden Nash Poems - here's one for all you dog lovers out there!
A friend's post and Ogden Nash are responsible for this:. Feline is fine. When supine. Jaws, claws in action. Prey is a byline.
CandyIs dandyBut liquorIs quicker.-- Ogden Nash, "Reflections on Ice-Breaking"Fortune updates the great quotes: is da
Gorgeous black panther. Wow. In the words of Ogden Nash: "If a panther calls, don't anther."
The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin. - Ogden Nash
The world's shortest poem is Fleas by Ogden Nash! :P .
People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they don't want it. -- Ogden Nash
Minute 20 of this call. I wonder if she knows this Ogden Nash poem:
I'm more Ogden Nash but the challenge is on!
But at least he's not having a bash. At Ogden Nash
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And thats what parents were created for. (OGDEN NASH).
"I remember Daddy's warning that raping is a crime; Unless you rape the voters a million at a time" (Ogden Nash, adopted by…
If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work. . Ogden Nash
"I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance,. Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance." Ogden Nash
'The Lord in His wisdom made the fly. And then forgot to tell us why.' . - Ogden Nash
I can't remember who wrote it. Ogden Nash, maybe?
POTD: Egmont Key, FL. "A wonderful bird is the pelican,. His bill will hold more than his belican," Ogden Nash
I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.-Ogden Nash
"Any kiddie in school can love like a fool,. But hating, my boy, is an art." ~ Ogden Nash
The camel has a single hump; The dromedary two; Or else the other way around. I'm never sure. Are you? -- Ogden Nash
""Some days are good… and some days you just feel like the only dog at a llama orgy." Ogden Nash...
The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk. Ogden Nash 5/15
Get the Ogden Nash people on the Upton Sinclair. Your Prussian library card is revoked. Sounds like the beach. US moonlight
Graham Burchell & Ogden Nash in Belarus. Burchell: 'The quality of mercy is not strained?' Nash: 'On the fiddle!'
Earliest? Musta been Shel Silverstein or Ogden Nash-- if Shel, then Diving Board was my first love
Michael The Lord created the fly, then forgot to tell us why. A poem by Ogden Nash. Find the deep theological meaning here
Ogden Nash was wittier. . How odd. of God . to choose. the Jews. Not news. not odd. the Jews . chose God.
Had my final calligraphy session, and re-did the Ogden Nash piece. Apparently it is traditional to have wine after, and who am I to argue?
Nothing but Wodehouse edited by ogden nash (1932, Hardback)
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The one L lama, he's a priest. The two L llama, he's a beast. And I will bet my silk pyjama. There isn't any three L lllama. - Ogden Nash
. Sorry, Ogden Nash. "I love eels. Except as meals. And how they feels"
Spring has sprung, the grass has riz. I wonder where the bunny is. . Bases on a poem by Ogden Nash.…
Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind. (Ogden Nash)
What message was Ogden Nash trying to send with his poem Adventures of Isabel?
You're confusing a hipster beard with an Ogden Nash beard. Move over, owls! :-)
I never saw a purple cow , I never hoped to see one , but I can tell you anyhow; I'd rather see than be one. Ogden Nash
Sins of omission, or sins of commission? Surely the latter. Thanks, Ogden Nash!
The Perfect Husband (Ogden Nash): "He tells you when you've got on too much lipstick, And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick."
Wert thou but houri instead of a hag. Then would my halo indeed be in the bag!. -- Ogden Nash
WINTER MORNING by Ogden Nash. Winter is the king of showmen. Turning tree stumps into snow men. And houses into...
You are the man! Would you like to recite some Ogden Nash in an upcoming musical performance w/a fellow Juilliard grad?
Ha ha it's Ogden Nash, but next time I get snow peas Imma try them with honey :D Canned peas are foul :P
Dad is forcing us to listen to recitations of Ogden Nash poems.
I'm not sure if I've seen that or not. Was the screenplay written by Ogden Nash?
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'I wish I were a cassowary, on the plains of Timbuktu. I would eat a missionary and eat his hymn book too' Ogden Nash
Mathewson is mentioned in the poem "Line-Up for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash:
Bard Ogden Nash died before blogs; But he sometimes wrote verse about dogs;
"There is only one way to achieve happiness...& that is to have either a clear conscience, or none at all." -O Nash htt…
In high school, we barely brushed against Ogden Nash, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, or any of the other so-unserious writers who delight every
Happy National Liqueur Day! 'Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker'~ Ogden Nash #
This little poem by Ogden Nash turned out to be perfect thing to read at a sweet & quirky wedding:
I loved Ogden Nash when I was little :) ❄️
"He is not drunk, who from the floor, can rise and stand and shout for more.". ― Ogden Nash
I'm in the mood for recommending things to you tonight. We've done Latin and Greek, now try the poems of Hilaire Bellock and Ogden Nash -fab
Happy October 12th, via Ogden Nash: In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Someone sailed the ocean blue. Somebody borrowed the fare in Spain For a business trip on the bounding main, And to prove to the people, by actual test, You could get to the East by sailing West. Somebody said, Sail on! Sail on! And studied China and China's lingo, And cried from the bow, There's China now! And promptly bumped into San Domingo. Somebody murmured, Oh dear, oh dear! I've discovered the Western Hemisphere. And that, you may think, my friends, was that. But it wasn't. Not by a fireman's hat. Well enough wasn't left alone, And Columbus was only a cornerstone...
Life is sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating. -Ogden Nash
Women would rather be right than reasonable.-Ogden Nash
Then Isabel quietly ate the bear up. - Ogden Nash
- Ogden Nash: "Marriage is the alliance of two people,
Seems likely that Prince Albert (1819-1861) had , and Ogden Nash (b.1902) definitely did. Did not go well for them.
I never see anyone mentioning Ogden Nash anywhere which makes me sad because he's one of my favourite poets.
Which Snodgrass do you speak of? I did find a nice tribute by Ogden Nash
Great humorist/poet Ogden Nash is pretty much forgotten, but I still quote his, "A bit of talcum is always walcum."
Yesterday I discovered Ogden . Today brevity is preceded by a tagged .
For Ogden Nash fans (and cat lovers!!):. 'The Kitten'. The trouble with a kitten is. THAT. Eventually it becomes a. CAT.
Go to resale shops & buy randoms for $1. How I found Noel Coward reading Ogden Nash's words for "Carnival of the Animals"
Great from Ogden Nash. "you are only young once, but you can be immature indefinitely."
Ogden Nash's billboards and trees poem.
Speak low when you speak, love. Our moment is swift, like ships adrift,. we're swept apart, too soon. - Ogden Nash
Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals? -Ogden Nash
That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others. — Ogden Nash
I sold a greeting card of panthers - "If called by a panther, don't anther" ~Ogden Nash
I know. Very unsettling. Here's an Ogden Nash to restore equilibrium before bobos
My parents had a bunch of Ogden Nash books when I was young. I read that poem at my father's funeral.
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"Ogden Nash on Middle age.true enough I guess..
In his wisdom. God made the fly. But then forgot. to tell us why. Ogden Nash
"Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker" also applies to death from diabetes vs. cirrhosis. Yep, I just sucked the fun out of Ogden Nash.
Time is like the ocean, always there--always different!! Ogden Nash
I wish I was a glow worm,. A glow worm’s never glum. ‘Cos how can you be grumpy. When the sun shines out your bum!. - Ogden Nash.
Some sage advice for Ron Hextall regarding Vinny Lecavalier, by Ogden Nash: "When called by a Panther/don't anther."
Diaper, diaper, warm buffalo, Have you any powder? How Meryl Streep is Related to Ogden Nash: Oh, Too Bad
Everybody Tells Me Everything by Ogden Nash I find it very difficult to enthuse Over the current news. Just when you think that at least the outlook is so black that it can grow no blacker, it worsens, And that is why I do not like the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.
Marriage is the bond between a person who never. remembers anniversaries and another who never. forgets them. Ogden Nash
Last night, church campout with my daughter. Tonight, Ogden Nash volume from Goodwill. Tomorrow, sunshine & steak. Perfect weekend
A bit of talcum. Is always walcum. -- Ogden Nash
What can an arts non-profit dedicated to education & community do to convince you to recite some Ogden Nash live in concert?
Love this! Only know the humorous side of Ogden Nash. Must read further… Thanks!
We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it. ~Author Unknown There is still no cure for the common birthday. ~John Glenn A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip. ~Author Unknown Believing hear, what you deserve to hear: Your birthday as my own to me is dear... But yours gives most; for mine did only lend Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend. ~Martial Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. ~Menachem Mendel Schneerson Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ~Chili Davis Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. ~Dave Barry, "Your Disintegrating Body," Dave Barry Turns 40, 1990 Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars fo ...
From Ogden Nash: A million dollars could also be well spent in hiring somebody to invent some better rhymes for wife than rife and knife and strife, But I think what I would really do if I had a million would be to buy a million dollars' worth of books written by me and then besides having lots of good books I could sit back and live on the royalties for the rest of my life.
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Almost done with "The Mysterious Benedict Society" for 7 y/o & our 5 year requested poetry "Oh How Sylvester Can Pester". Need to find copy of Poetry Speaks to Children. It has works from artist like Langston Hughes; Sonia Sanchez; Nikki Giovanni; Roald Dahl; J. R. R. Tolkien; Robert Frost; Gwendolyn Brooks; Ogden Nash. Has anyone read from Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou ? I think this will be a good intro for my little ones to Dr. Angelou.
And Ogden Nash is asking for credit! :)
Ogden Nash : "Some people's money is merited and other people's is inherited."
Have you ever read poetry of Ogden Nash? You have a certain Nashean flair, it seems to me. An effective poem, there.
Private commission for Ogden Nash's "The Tale of Custard the Dragon"
"Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor. ~Ogden Nash"
I dreamt that my hair was kempt. Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it. -Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)
The reason for much matrimony is patrimony.-Ogden Nash
'To be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is' (Ogden Nash 1902-1971)
Challenge your brain today and try to memorize this fun poem! The Panther By Ogden Nash The panther is like a leopard, Except it hasn't been peppered. Should you behold a panther crouch, Prepare to say Ouch. Better yet, if called by a panther, Don't anther.
The turtle lives twixt plated decks Which properly conceals its sex I think it clever of the turtle In such a fix to be so fertile Ogden Nash
Photo: Closing in on this commission for Ogden Nash’s “The Tale of Custard the Dragon”.
Oops! Welcome gals & guys to the unalterable fact, getting old! Enjoy and ride a fact of life. It's getting near and somewhere! As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer. - Robert Quillen For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done. - Richard Needham When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled senile. - George Burns There is absolutely nothing to be said in favor of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it. - Patrick Moore Middle age ends and senescence begins, the day your descendant's outnumber your friends. - Ogden Nash Age mellows some people; others it makes rotten. - Anonymous Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back up. - John Wagner You know you're getting old when everything hurt. And what doesn't hurt doesn't work. - Hy Gardne .. ...
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