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Огден Нэш

Дата рождения: 19. Август 1902
Дата смерти: 19. Май 1971

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Огден Фредерик Нэш — американский поэт-сатирик.

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

— Ogden Nash
"The Parent"; paraphrased variants: Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

„A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.“

— Ogden Nash, Private Dining-room and Other New Verses
"A Dog's Best Friend Is His Illiteracy" in The Private Dining Room (1953) Paraphrased variant: A door is that which a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

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„There are two kinds of people who blow through life like a breeze,
And one kind is gossipers, and the other kind is gossipees,
And they certainly annoy each other,
But they certainly enjoy each other“

— Ogden Nash
Context: There are two kinds of people who blow through life like a breeze, And one kind is gossipers, and the other kind is gossipees, And they certainly annoy each other, But they certainly enjoy each other, Yes, they pretend to flout each other, But they couldn't do without each other...

„Abracadabra, thus we learn, The more you create, the less you earn.“

— Ogden Nash
Context: Abracadabra, thus we learn, The more you create, the less you earn. The less you earn, the more you're given, The less you lead, the more you're driven, The more destroyed, the more they feed, The more you pay, the more they need The more you earn, the less you keep, And now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul should take If the tax collector hasn't got it before I wake. "One From One Leaves Two" http://holyjoe.net/poetry/nash9.htm

„How pleasant to sit on the beach,
On the beach, on the sand, in the sun,
With ocean galore within reach,
And nothing at all to be done!“

— Ogden Nash
Context: How pleasant to sit on the beach, On the beach, on the sand, in the sun, With ocean galore within reach, And nothing at all to be done!.

„How are we to survive? Solemnity is not the answer, any more than witless and irresponsible frivolity is. I think our best chance lies in humor, which in this case means a wry acceptance of our predicament. We don't have to like it but we can at least recognize its ridiculous aspects, one of which is ourselves.“

— Ogden Nash
Context: Among other things I think humor is a shield, a weapon, a survival kit... So here we are several billion of us, crowded into our global concentration camp for the duration. How are we to survive? Solemnity is not the answer, any more than witless and irresponsible frivolity is. I think our best chance lies in humor, which in this case means a wry acceptance of our predicament. We don't have to like it but we can at least recognize its ridiculous aspects, one of which is ourselves. Commencement address at his daughter Linell's boarding school, as quoted http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/05/AR2005050501359_pf.html in The Washington Post (8 May 2005)

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