Ogden Nash Quotes

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.

Ogden Nash (Hard Lines - Reflections on Ice-Breaking, 1931)

Progress is a fine thing, but it's gone on long enough.

Ogden Nash

The trouble with a kitten is.. that.. eventually it becomes a cat.

Ogden Nash

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.

Ogden Nash (I'm a Stranger Here Myself, 1938)

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

Ogden Nash

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.

Ogden Nash

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash

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 (Hard Lines)

God in His wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.

Ogden Nash (Good Intentions, 1943)

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Ogden Nash

I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.

Ogden Nash (Everybody Tells Me Everything - The Face Is Familiar, 1940)

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
Whenever you're right, shut up.

Ogden Nash

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all. 

Ogden Nash (Happy Days - Song of the Open Road, 1933)

Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!

Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash Biography

Born: August 19, 1902
Died: May 19, 1971

Ogden Nash was an American poet. He was best known for his poetic rhyme style which sometimes involved misspelling for humoristic effect.

Notable Works

I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938)
Many Long Years Ago (1945)
There's Always Another Windmill (1968)