quote by Groucho Marx

[He] may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: he really is an idiot.

— Groucho Marx

Valuable Grouch quotations

The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.

I don't mind playing absolute bastards... I just don't want to play the grouch.

The fact that slang is apt and forceful makes its use irresistibly tempting.

Coarse or profane slang is beside the mark, but "flivver," "taxi," the "movies," "deadly" (meaning dull), "feeling fit," "feeling blue," "grafter," a "fake," "grouch," "hunch" and "right o!" are typical of words that it would make our spoken language stilted to exclude.

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.


I look a little like Beaker. I think I'm a cross between Beaker and The Count. My hair looks like Oscar the Grouch. It's Muppety hair.

Expressing criticism of society is not being a grouch.

I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch.'

Make two grins grow where there was only a grouch before.

I just don't want to play the same guy again over and over.


Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!

My life has been a fortunate one; I was born under a lucky star. It seems as if both wind and tide had favoured me. I have suffered no great losses, or defeats, or illness, or accidents, and have undergone no great struggles or privations; I have had no grouch. I have not wanted the earth.

I believe I have a sunny disposition, and am not naturally a grouch.

It takes a lot of optimism, after all, to be a traveler.

If we haven't a grouch against Fortune, we seem unable to avoid one against ourselves.

I`ve had few dull moments [in my life] and not too many sad and defeated ones.

In saying this I am by no means overlooking the rough and rocky years I`ve lived through. But I was not brought up thinking life would be easy. I always expected to work hard for my money and to get nothing I did not earn. And the bad years, it seems to me, were so few that only a dyed-in-the-wool grouch who enjoys feeling sorry for himself would complain.

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