Harpo Marx quotes

  • If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Thinking #World #Too Much

  • Many years ago a very wise man named Bernard Baruch took me aside and put his arm around my shoulder. "Harpo my boy," he said, "I'm going to give you three pieces of advice, three things you should always remember." My heart jumped and I glowed with expectation. I was going to hear the magic password to a rich, full life from the master himself. "Yes sir?" I said. And he told me the three things. I regret that I've forgotten what they were.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Funny #Wise #Regret

  • He looked like something that had gotten loose from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving Day #Parades

  • In 1944 James Arthur and Minnie Susan were added to the Marx household.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Arthur #Minnie #Household

  • In the house in Beverly Hills where our four children grew up, living conditions were a few thousand times improved over the old tenement on New York's East 93rd Street we Marx Brothers called home.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Brother #New York #Children

  • Like the East Side tenement, our house was seldom without the sound of music or laughter or questions being asked or stories being told.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Laughter #House #Sound

  • The passing of an ordinary man is sad. The passing of a great man is tragic, and doubly tragic when the greatness passes before the man does.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Greatness #Men #Ordinary

  • I don't know whether my life has been a success or a failure. But not having any anxiety about becoming one instead of the other, and just taking things as they come along, I've had a lot of extra time to enjoy life.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Enjoy Life #Anxiety #Becoming

  • I am the most fortunate self-taught harpist and non-speaking actor who has ever lived.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Self #Actors #Taught

  • But I guess that's the way it is. When you lose something irreplaceable, you don't mourn for the thing you lost. you mourn for yourself.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Way #Lost #Irreplaceable

  • I saw the most frightening, most depressing sight I had ever seen - a row of stores with Stars of David and the word 'Jude' painted on them, and inside, behind half-empty counters, people in a daze, cringing like they didn't know what hit them and didn't know where the next blow would come from. Hitler had been in power only six months, and his boycott was already in full effect. I hadn't been so wholly conscious of being a Jew since my bar mitzvahs, and it was the first time since I'd had the measles that I was too sick to eat.
    -- Harpo Marx

    #Depressing #Stars #Blow