Ogden Nash quotes

Born
August 19, 1902 Rye, New York, U.S.

Died
May 19, 1971.

Occupation
Poet.

Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes.

One man’s remorse is another man’s reminiscence.
– Ogden Nash
The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.
– Ogden Nash
Women would rather be right than reasonable.
– Ogden Nash
Professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs.
– Ogden Nash
Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.
– Ogden Nash
Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, and that’s what parents were created for.
– Ogden Nash
Too clever is dumb.
– Ogden Nash
The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.
– Ogden Nash
Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.
– Ogden Nash
The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
– Ogden Nash
Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals?
– Ogden Nash
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
– Ogden Nash
Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.
– Ogden Nash
No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven’t done.
– Ogden Nash
I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
– Ogden Nash
Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
– Ogden Nash
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
– Ogden Nash
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
– Ogden Nash
I claim there ain’t Another Saint As great as Valentine.
– Ogden Nash
Commitments the voters don’t know about can’t hurt you.
– Ogden Nash
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
– Ogden Nash
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
– Ogden Nash
There are people who are very resourceful, at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends.
– 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
I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.
– Ogden Nash
Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.
– Ogden Nash
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
– Ogden Nash
Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.
– Ogden Nash
Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early?
– Ogden Nash