Quote of the Day ~ July 22, 2009

"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose
which it shall be."

– Groucho Marx


About Groucho Marx
Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx was the wisecracking central figure of the Marx Brothers comedy team, waggling his eyebrows in movies like Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. He was born in New York in 1890. His mother organized the family into a vaudeville act, which didn't become successful until Groucho began ad-libbing jokes and insults. In the forties and fifties, he hosted the wildly successful radio and TV quiz show You Bet Your Life. He died in 1977.

4 pinky-swear friends shared a thought or two...:

...just-rambling... said...

Good one! I'll have to remember that!

Gail said...

Great thought!

Melissa B. said...

Well-said! And it never occurred to me that Groucho ever had a "real" given name! Ya learn something every day, huh?

kathi said...

:: mingle, mingle ::

I like that quote! I don't think that I ever knew it was Groucho Marx, though.