No Evidence that Life is Serious – Quote

“There is not a shred of evidence that life is serious” – Ogden Nash

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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5 Responses to No Evidence that Life is Serious – Quote

  1. Davis says:

    wish we still had a pithy humorist of that ilk with us today

  2. Indeed, indeed…

    I actually met him when I was a young girl since my father was his investment counselor and I went to school with his granddaughter and know some of his other family members… He was a brilliant writer and I loved the way that he played with words. I also deeply envy him for being able to support himself as a poet of such silliness. A true gift! ;~)

  3. John Brady says:

    Hi – I’m not sure, but I’m worried that this quote may not be from Ogden Nash. Brendan Gill of the New Yorker said: ” Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.”

    Can you make sure this is an Ogden Nash quote? Just asking because I know the Nash family is very sensitive about misquotations and this one seems to have already gone a bit viral…

    Thanks! It’s still a great quote no matter who really said it.

  4. Hi John,
    Honestly, I cannot prove that this is an Ogden Nash quote other than to tell you that I purchased a magnet with the quote on it and it was attributed to Ogden Nash at the bottom of the quote. The exact quote on the magnet is: “There is not a shred of evidence that life is serious.”

    I still have the magnet and on the back it has a sticker that says “Borealis Press, Surry, Maine”. You will probably want to contact them.

    Btw, I know some of Ogden Nash’s family here in Baltimore and my parents were personal friends of Ogden Nash. My father worked professionally with him. It’s wonderful that you are working with them.

    all the best,

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