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Ogden Nash

Data de nascimento: 19. Agosto 1902
Data de falecimento: 19. Maio 1971

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Frederic Ogden Nash foi um poeta estadunidense conhecido por sua poesia humorística.

Por ocasião de sua morte, vítima da doença de Crohn, o New York Times publicou: "Ogden Nash, cujo verso divertido com suas rimas não convencionais fez dele o mais conhecido produtor de poesia humorística do país, morreu ontem no Hospital Johns Hopkins, em Baltimore.

Citações Ogden Nash

„Uma porta é o que o cão sempre está do lado contrário.“

—  Ogden Nash
A door is what the dog is perpetually on the wrong side of "The private dining room, and other new verses"‎ - Página 69, de Ogden Nash - Editora Little, Brown, 1953 - 169 páginas

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„A dificuldade com um gatinho é que, eventualmente, ele se torna um gato.“

—  Ogden Nash
The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat The face is familiar: the selected verse of Ogden Nash‎ - Página 72, de Ogden Nash - Editora Little, Brown and company, 1940 - 352 páginas

„Meia-idade é quando já se conheceu tanta gente, que cada pessoa que se conhece lembra alguém.“

—  Ogden Nash
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. "Versus‎" - Página 14, de Ogden Nash - Editora Little, Brown, 1949 - 169 páginas

„Adam
Had 'em.“

—  Ogden Nash
Misattributed

„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.

„Time who makes the years to whirl
Adorned as he adored you.“

—  Ogden Nash
Many Long Years Ago (1945), A Lady Thinks She Is Thirty, Context: Silly girl, silver girl, Draw the mirror toward you; Time who makes the years to whirl Adorned as he adored you.

„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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„People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.“

—  Ogden Nash
Many Long Years Ago (1945), Context: People expect old men to die, They do not really mourn old men. Old men are different. People look At them with eyes that wonder when... People watch with unshocked eyes; But the old men know when an old man dies. "Old Men"

„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

„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"

„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"

„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?

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

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