Groucho Marx Quotes (122 quotes)
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.”
Earliest attribution found in: The Brethren Evangelist, Vol. XCIV, January 1, 1972, No. 1
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
As quoted in: Reader's Digest, Volume 57 (1950), p. 80. Variant: "I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go into the library and read a good book.", as quoted in: The Essential Groucho: Writings by, for, and about Groucho Marx (Vintage, 2000)
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Duck Soup (1933), written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
As quoted in: A Century of the Marx Brothers (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007) by Joseph Mills, p. 1
As quoted in: Economist, 26 March 1988
As quoted in: L.A. Times, 16 February, 1937. Also in: People I have loved, known or admired (1970), p. 47, "Groucho"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGroucho Marx
Born: October 2, 1890
Died: August 19, 1977 (aged 86)
Bio: Julius Henry Groucho Marx was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators. He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born.
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