Oliver Herford Quotes & Wallpapers

Oliver Herford
Total Quotes: 44

Alas! my child, where is the Pen That can do justice to the Hen? Like Royalty, she goes her way, Laying foundations every day, Though not for Public Buildings, yet For Custard, Cake and Omelette.... No wonder, Child, we prize the Hen, Whose Egg is Mightier than the Pen. Oliver Herford

Song is the licensed medium for bawling in public things too silly or sacred to be uttered in ordinary speech. Oliver Herford

Actresses will happen in the best-regulated families. Oliver Herford

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. Oliver Herford

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. Oliver Herford

I heard a bird sing In the dark of December A magical thing And sweet to remember. 'We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September,' I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. Oliver Herford

Children, behold the Chimpanzee; He sits on the ancestral tree From which we sprang in ages gone. I'm glad we sprang: had we held on, We might, for aught that I can say, Be horrid Chimpanzees to-day. Oliver Herford

Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you. Oliver Herford

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure. Oliver Herford

Tact is to lie about others as you would have them lie about you. Oliver Herford

The bubble winked at me, and said, You'll miss me brother, when you're dead. Oliver Herford

To babble is to make a feminine noise somewhat resembling the sound of a brook, but with less meaning. Oliver Herford

I sometimes think the Pussy-Willows grey Are Angel Kittens who have lost their way, And every Bulrush on the river bank A Cat-Tail from some lovely Cat astray. Oliver Herford

Diplomacy: lying in state. Oliver Herford

A man is known by the silence he keeps. Oliver Herford

There are more fish taken out of a stream than ever were in it. Oliver Herford

My wife has a whim of iron Oliver Herford

Gather kittens while you may, Time brings only sorrow; And the kittens of today; Will be old cats tomorrow. Oliver Herford

If some people got their rights they would complain of being deprived of their wrongs. Oliver Herford

Diplomacy is living in state. Oliver Herford

Some take their gold in minted mold, and some in harps thereafter, but give me mine in bubbles fine and keep the change in laughter. Oliver Herford

A pest is a person who can talk like an encyclopedia, and does. Oliver Herford

Many are called but few get up. Oliver Herford

Children, behold the Chimpanzee: He sits on the ancestral tree From which we sprang in ages gone. Oliver Herford

Why and Wherefore set out one day, To hunt for a wild Negation. They agreed to meet at a cool retreat On the Point of Interrogation. Oliver Herford

Here's to old Adam's crystal ale, Clear sparkling and divine, Fair H2O, long may you flow, We think your health (in wine). Oliver Herford

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember. Oliver Herford

A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well. Oliver Herford

A hair in the head is worth two in the brush. Oliver Herford

Bigamy is one way of avoiding the painful publicity of divorce and the expense of alimony. Oliver Herford

There is always room at the top - after the investigation. Oliver Herford

Age, like distance lends a double charm. Oliver Herford

The Elf and the Dormouse UNDER a toadstool crept a wee Elf, Out of the rain to shelter himself. Under the toadstool, sound asleep, Sat a big Dormouse all in a heap. Trembled the wee Elf, frightened and yet Fearing to fly away lest he get wet. To the next shelter-maybe a mile! Sudden the wee Elf smiled a wee smile. Tugged till the toadstool toppled in two. Holding it over him, gaily he flew. Soon he was safe home, dry as could be. Soon woke the Dormouse-"Good gracious me!" "Where is my toadstool?" loud he lamented. -And that's how umbrellas first were invented. Oliver Herford

Actresses will happen in the best regulated families. Oliver Herford

An epicure is one who gets nothing better than the cream of everything but cheerfully makes the best of it. Oliver Herford

A kiss is a course of procedure cunningly devised, for the mutual stopage of speech at a moment when words are superfluous. Oliver Herford

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't got the joke yet. Oliver Herford

I would like to throw an egg into an electric fan. Oliver Herford

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often. Oliver Herford

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. Oliver Herford

When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from. Oliver Herford

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet. Oliver Herford

Only the young die good. Oliver Herford

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg at an electric fan. Oliver Herford

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