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Science Quotes by Ogden Nash (4 quotes)

God in His wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
— Ogden Nash
'The Fly' (1942), Good Intentions (1943), 220.
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I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall
I’ll never see a tree at all.
— Ogden Nash
In 'Song of the Open Road', Happy Days (1933), 66.
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Progress may have been all right once, but it went on too long;
I think progress began to retrogress when Wilbur and Orville started tinkering around in Dayton and at Kitty Hawk, because I believe that two Wrights made a wrong.
— Ogden Nash
From poem 'Come, Come, Kerouac! My Generation is Beater Than Yours', in magazine New Yorker (4 Apr 1959).
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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.
— Ogden Nash
Good Intentions (1942), 261. In Gary William Flake, The Computational Beauty of Nature (2000), 261.
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