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Ogden Nash

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A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
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"A Dog's Best Friend Is His Illiteracy" in The Private Dining Room (1953)
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Paraphrased variant: A door is that which a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

 
Ogden Nash

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