Favorite Quotations ~† Ogden Nash Pocket Book of Ogden Nash

"Happiness is having a scratch for every itch." ~ Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash

Senescence begins and middle age ends, the day your descendants outnumber your friends.

Good wine needs no bush, and perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push. Why not? Look at pot.

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

Indoors or out, no one relaxes /In March, that month of wind and taxes, / The wind will presently disappear, /The taxes last us all the year.

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.

Women would rather be right than reasonable.

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

The curtain descends. Everything ends. Too soon, too soon. I wait darling, I wait. Will you speak low to me? Speak love to me, and soon?

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.

Passivity can be a provoking modus operandi; Consider the Empire and Gandhi.

To keep a marriage brimming, with love in your loving cup. Whenever your wrong, admit it; Whenever your right, shut up.

Humor is the best means of surviving in a difficult world.

Too clever is dumb.

If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.

You have to personally superintend your grandchild from diapers to pants and from bottle to spoon because you know your own child hasnít sense enough to come out of a typhoon.

Progress might have been all right once, but itís gone on too long.