Wit of the Day: Groucho Marx

I love, love, LOVE used book sales! Look at all the books I picked up for just a couple bucks! One of my favorite books in the pile is that Treasury of Wit & Wisdom. Because a. I love a good witticism and b. I can use all the wisdom I can get.
Sadly, I do not always have time for wit and wisdom. But then, in what can only be called a witty and wise moment, I had a thought. I bet you like wit and wisdom, too! So I’m going to share here, on the blog; that should motivate me. Occasionally. And possibly, I’ll share a bit of trivia about the person I’m quoting. Because I love, love LOVE bizarre factoids about people, too. I’m not sure why.
To wit:

“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”

~Groucho Marx

I’m pretty sure I could have used this line earlier today, trying to figure out something on the Internets. And now a few odd tidbits about Groucho. He dropped out of school at the age of 12, but wrote several books and was friends with T.S. Eliot and Carl Sandberg. He was also friendly with Elton John (though he called him John Elton). And for many years, on stage and the movies, that trademark moustache? Greasepaint.
What about you? Got a favorite Groucho Marx quote or story? Do share!

(P.S. That’s a candy scarecrow necklace, propped up there, on top of the books. Though when I wore it, I felt like it was this cute, little candy person, swinging by its poor little candy neck. Ew.)

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5 thoughts on “Wit of the Day: Groucho Marx

  1. Okay, I was wondering what that mess of candy was, but knowing you I was pretty sure it was there for a reason. And as for your quote, my five year old child understands a lot and none of it makes any sense to me. But she'd LOVE to enlighten me, I'm sure. I'm kind of afraid to open that can of worms. 🙂

  2. “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” That's my favorite Groucho quote. I hadn't thought of it in years.Candy Scarecrow made me think he could be a dance partner for Cathy-on-a-Stick. If she likes to cut a rug, that is.

  3. Okay, the Girl Scouts were selling the candy guys, and as a former Troop Leader (Yes, I was a Troop Leader. Which is odd because I only lasted two weeks as a GS…)I wanted to support the girls. Plus I thought the exact same thing about Cathy-on-a-Stick, Val.How weird is that?Sally, this was my church festival's sale–I could not believe how cheap the kid's books were! (5 for a buck!)Linda, I'm hopping over to your blog. And Debra, 5 year olds kind of scare me.P.S. Val: HAHAHAHHA!

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