Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”

Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (1890-1977)


Groucho’s comedy career spanned vaudeville, radio, film and later television. He made 26 movies, half of them with his brothers, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo. His solo career included the radio and television show “You Bet Your Life” which ran for 11 years in the 40’s and 50’s. Self-deprecating and self-taught, he was a voracious reader who said his greatest achievement was to have one of his books listed as a cultural treasure by the Library of Congress. Another favorite quote among his many witticisms is “Outside of a dog, man’s best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

Greg Bover


  • Thanks Greg! I love Groucho and his brothers.


  • Jay McLauchlan told me this one:

    When Jay was a young man in New York, he once rounded a corner on a hot summer day and literally bumped into Groucho.

    “You’re Groucho Marx!” he exclaimed as they dusted themselves off. “I’m a huge fan of yours!”

    Without missing a beat, Groucho replied, “On a hot day like today, I could use a huge fan!”


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