Groucho Marx Quotes (122 quotes)
“I got $25 from Reader's Digest last week for something I never said. I get credit all the time for things I never said. You know that line in You Bet Your Life? The guy says he has seventeen kids and I say: I smoke a cigar, but I take it out of my mouth occasionally? I never said that.”
Interview with Roger Ebert in Esquire magazine (7 March 1972); more on this at Snopes.com: I Love My Cigar
Liner notes of An Evening With Groucho (1972) the recording of his appearance at Carnegie Hall.
“I don't have a photograph. I'd give you my footprints, but they're upstairs in my socks.”
When asked for a photograph for identification
“To write an autobiography of Groucho Marx would be as asinine as to read an autobiography of Groucho Marx.”
Just after completing his second autobiography, as quoted in The Marx Brothers: A Bio-bibliography (1987) by Wes D. Gehring, p. 137
“Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don't anymore. I realized it was killing conversation. When you're always trying for a topper you aren't really listening. It ruins communication.”
As quoted in What Color is Your Paradigm: Thinking for Shaping Life and Results (2003) by Howard Edson, p. 184
“I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They're upstairs in my socks.”
In the film A Day at the Races
Duck Soup (1933)
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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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