I take this from Wikipedia..... Ogden Nash:
Nash's poetry was often a playful twist of an old saying or poem. He expressed this playfulness in what is perhaps his most famous rhyme. Nash observed the following in a turn of Joyce Kilmer's words "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree."
- 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.
Similarly, in Reflections on Ice-Breaking he wrote:
- Is dandy
- But liquor
- Is quicker.
He also commented:
- I often wonder which is mine:
- Tolerance, or a rubber spine?
His one-line observations are often quoted.
- People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
- Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.