quote by Ogden Nash

Some tortures are physical And some are mental, But the one that is both Is dental.

— Ogden Nash

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I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie.


To the person with a toothache, even if the world is tottering, there is nothing more important than a visit to a dentist.

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Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.

Never open your mouth,unless you're in the dentist chair

Low-income people, racial or ethnic minorities, pregnant women, seniors, people with special needs, people in rural areas - they all have a much harder time accessing a dentist than other groups of Americans.


Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades;

shoe makers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.

Photographers, along with dentists, are the two professions never satisfied with what they do. Every dentist would like to be a doctor and inside every photographer is a painter trying to get out.

There are two things in life that a sage must preserve at every sacrifice, the coats of his stomach and the enamel of his teeth. Some evils admit of consolations, but there are no comforters for dyspepsia and the toothache.

If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist's office would be full of luminous ideas.


I went to the dentist. He said "Say Aaah." I said "Why?" He said "My dog's died."

A gynecologist is the dentist for the downstairs mouth.

An aching tooth is better out than in. To lose a rotting member is a gain.

A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last.

But I can also write in crappy motel rooms, while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist's chair.


I want to get just as many people ready for Heaven as I can.

Hell is a place where there is 'weeping and gnashing of teeth'; Heaven is a place of joy, happiness and no tears . . . Being a soul winner is greater than being a preacher or a great doctor or a great dentist or a great businessman. Let's get people ready for Heaven.

I didn't want to be an actress. I wanted to be a dentist, but you never know what life will bring you.

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.

I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?

My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was.


Bluntly put, there's no chance that your doctor, dentist, or attorney is a high-school dropout. Your stockbroker, however, just might be.

I always wanted to be a dentist from the time I was in high school, and I was accepted to dental school in the spring of 1972. I was planning to go, but after the Olympics there were other opportunities.

I am keeping with tradition today. After I learned of my Golden Globe nomination, I went to the dentist, so today, let's make it the orthodontist.

Look, if you have somebody who doesn't have health insurance, who doesn't have a doctor or dentist, and in order to deal with their cold or flu or dental problem, they go to an emergency room - in general, that visit will cost ten times more than walking into a community health center.

It's no good protecting people or even looking after them past a certain point.

One can't grasp more than a piece of anyone. Most of the rest can only be protected by themselves and the remainder by hired specialists and doctors and dentists and professional protectors.


According to my mother, there pretty much wasn't anything I wouldn't eat as a child.... I was even inclined to dig into stuff about which she expressed open disgust... cheap Chinese food with pepper so hot it made your gums feel like a medieval dentist had been at them.

I don't believe in the hereditary principle in the House of Lords.

Imagine going to the dentist, sitting in the chair and he says, 'I'm not a dentist myself, but my father was a dentist and his father before him. Now, open wide!

What do people mean when they say, 'I am not afraid of God because I know He is good'? Have they never even been to a dentist?

Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.

A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth.


Maybe honeymoons are God's anesthesia.

Like the "laughing gas" used by dentists, perhaps honeymoons are designed to protect us from a bit of the pain and fear involved in doing something that, while scary and uncomfortable, is for our own good in the long run.

Although a life-long fashion dropout, I have absorbed enough by reading Harper's Bazaar while waiting at the dentist's to have grasped that the purpose of fashion is to make A Statement. My own modest Statement, discerned by true cognoscenti, is, "Woman Who Wears Clothes So She Won't Be Naked.

Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.

In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn;

color your hair; watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five. In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world; or you can just jump off it.