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Quintus Quotes: Groucho Marx

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Groucho Marx is probably one of the most famous, and most recognizable, comedians of the 20th Century. Here are a few of my favourite quotes, along with a bit of history on the man himself. Enjoy!

Stephanie Huesler

Julius Henry Marx (1890-1977) is best known as Groucho Marx, a member of the Marx Brothers comedy group (along with three of his brothers, Harpo,and Chico and Zeppo).  He was known for his rapid-fire wit and snappy comebacks.

He also once said, “I get credit all the time for things I never said.”  A case in point is a quote that is famously attributed to him, though he denied ever having said:  When Marx was hosting a television show called You Bet Your Life, he asked a contestant why she had chosen to raise such a large family (19 children), to which she is said to have replied, “I love my husband”.  Marx supposedly retorted, “I love my cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once in awhile.” Though the show was pre-recorded for editing purposes (he was known for innuendo-laced remarks), there was never any footage…

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A melancholic pragmatist with a wide streak of mischief and an active imagination that turns into novels.

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  1. Priscilla Winslow

    I came upon your blog while viewing ambiguous photo of tb/lupus/burn victim. How do I find all your writings about the woman?

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    • If you search “lupus” on my search bar, you’ll come to that article; then click on the links in the article for further information. I only wrote the one article, but have links to the university of Arizona, and the Burn’s Archive.

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