Quite simply, Groucho Marx was a comedy giant, a Hollywood legend who could say a perfectly pitched one-liner as easily as the rest of us breathe. Along with his brothers Chico and Harpo, Groucho set the standards for comics to follow as he audiences in stitches with his hilarious quips. Below are eight of his finest from his many films.
When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well I have others.
If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.
Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.
Policeman: A hermit eh? So why’s your table set for four?
Groucho: That’s nothing. My alarm is set for eight.
I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.
I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty
Now there’s a man with an open mind – you can feel the breeze from here!