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Ogden Nash

Datum narození: 19. srpen 1902
Datum úmrtí: 19. květen 1971

Ogden Nash byl americký básník.


„Děti nejsou šťastné, nemají-li co ignorovat. Proto byli stvořeni rodiče.“

„Stáří začíná a střední věk končí, když počet našich potomků je větší než počet našich přátel.“


„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!“
Collected verse from 1929 on

„Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.“

„A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.“ Private Dining-room and Other New Verses

„To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.“

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

„Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.“ Hard Lines


„Some pains are physical, and some pains are mental, but the one that's both is dental.“

„I have an idea that the phrase “weaker sex” was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.“

„Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.“

„The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly.“


„Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.“

„If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.“ Hard Lines

„Certainly there are things in life that money can’t buy, but it’s very funny –
Did you ever try buying them without money.“

„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.“

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