Ogden Nash

Poet, Author

1902 – 1971

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Who was Ogden Nash?

Ogden Nash was a screenwriter, lyricist and poet.

Famous Quotes:

  • A flea and a fly
  • Man is a victim of dope in the incurable form of hope.
  • If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
  • They take the paper and they read the headlines. So they've heard of unemployment and they've heard of bread-lines. And they philanthropically cure them all by getting up a costume charity ball.
  • And one of his partners asked Has he vertigo? and the other glanced out and down and said Oh no, only about ten feet more.
  • The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.
  • One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
  • A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
  • To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.
  • Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.

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Born
Aug 19, 1902
Town of Rye
Also known as
  • Frederic Ogden Nash
  • Nash, Ogden
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
    (1920 - )
  • St. George's School, Newport
Lived in
  • Baltimore
Died
Mar 19, 1971
Baltimore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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