American poet Ogden Nash was born in Rye, New York in 1902. He studied at Harvard. He was popular for a wide assortment of immensely quotable verses, ranging from urbane satire to absurdity in their subject and rhyme. He also wrote plays and children's books. His collections include Hard Lines, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Selected Verse, Versus, The Private Dining Room, You Can't Get There from Here, Verses From 1929 On, Everyone But Thee and Me, and Bed Riddance. Ogden Nash died in 1971.