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

The most sentimental Harpo Marx quotes that will transform you to a better person

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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


Harpo, she's a lovely person. She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one.


Susan, an only child who never had any roots, and I, a lone wolf who got married 20 years to late, were adopted by the kids as much as they were by us.


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.


In the fall of 1943 we brought home our second son, whom we named Alexander.


I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist - I played by ear.


About Harpo Marx

Quotes 14 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Comedian
Birthday October 16

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.