Who wrote “Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker”? May 29, 2011 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Literature Ogden Nash wrote the ditty in 1931. In 1968, he updated it: Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker. Pot is not. Related PostsWhich Brontë sister wrote Wuthering Heights and which one wrote Jane Eyre?Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?Who wrote the U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing school segregation?Who was the Beatrice that Dante wrote about in the Divine Comedy?Who wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb”?