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Огден Нэш

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

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
Happy Days (1933), "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.

„And the prospects for my future social life couldn't possibly be barrener.
Did I tell you that the prospects for my future social life couldn't be barrener?“

—  Ogden Nash
Good Intentions (1942), So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much, Context: And what really turns my corpuscles to ice, I carry around clippings and read them to people twice. And I know what I am doing while I am doing it and I don't want to do it but I can't help doing it and I am just another Ancient Mariner, And the prospects for my future social life couldn't possibly be barrener. Did I tell you that the prospects for my future social life couldn't be barrener?

„I dont' mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it,
But I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it.“

—  Ogden Nash
Many Long Years Ago (1945), Context: People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it, And I wish I could afford to gather all such people into a gloomy castle on the Danube and hire half a dozen capable Draculas to haunt it. I dont' mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it, But I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it. "The Terrible People"

„A young person is a person with nothing to learn
One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn…“

—  Ogden Nash
Versus (1949), Context: A young person is a person with nothing to learn One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn... It knows it can spend six hours in the sun on its first day at the beach without ending up a skinless beet, And it knows it can walk barefoot through the barn without running a nail in its feet.... Meanwhile psychologists grow rich Writing that the young are ones' should not undermine the self-confidence of which. "Fortunately"

„Some primal termite knocked on wood
And tasted it, and found it good!“

—  Ogden Nash
Good Intentions (1942), Context: Some primal termite knocked on wood And tasted it, and found it good! And that is why your Cousin May Fell through the parlor floor today. "The Termite"

„I'll pepper his powder, and salt his bottle,
And give him readings from Aristotle.
Sand for his spinach I'll gladly bring,
And Tabasco sauce for his teething ring.
Then perhaps he'll struggle through fire and water
To marry somebody else's daughter.“

—  Ogden Nash
Many Long Years Ago (1945), Song To Be Sung by the Father of Infant Female Children, Context: A fig for embryo Lohengrins! I'll open all his safety pins, I'll pepper his powder, and salt his bottle, And give him readings from Aristotle. Sand for his spinach I'll gladly bring, And Tabasco sauce for his teething ring. Then perhaps he'll struggle through fire and water To marry somebody else's daughter.

„Just when you think that at least the outlook is so black that it can grow no blacker, it worsens“

—  Ogden Nash
Context: Just when you think that at least the outlook is so black that it can grow no blacker, it worsens, And that is why I do not like the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. "Everybody Tells Me Everything" in The Face Is Familiar (1940)

„Perhaps indeed the possession of wealth is constantly distressing,
But I should be quite willing to assume every curse of wealth if I could at the same time assume every blessing.“

—  Ogden Nash
Many Long Years Ago (1945), Context: Perhaps indeed the possession of wealth is constantly distressing, But I should be quite willing to assume every curse of wealth if I could at the same time assume every blessing. The only incurable troubles of the rich are the troubles that money can't cure, Which is a kind of trouble that is even more troublesome if you are poor. Certainly there are lots of things in life that money won't buy, but it's very funny — Have you ever tried to buy them without money? "The Terrible People"

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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