More Quotes – Groucho Marx – Rapier wit and hilarious views
Groucho Marx had a way of saying things that made you laugh and yet at the same time it said something pertinent.
Here’s a few of my favourite. I particularly like the politics one – it sums it up for me. Politicians poke their nose into things they know nothing about, pontificate, pass legislation and mess things up. There are many areas – like education – that they should keep their ignorant, dogma-filled, noses out of.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
I intend to live forever, or die trying.
Quote 11 – Groucho Marx – on politics
‘Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.’
There is nothing quite so pertinent as humour to get to the root of a problem. The Marx brothers were the beginning of the whole comedy thing for me – they led to Monty Python and the Goons.
Shreya got me in to this quoting and now I can’t stop!
This is Shreya’s blog site – https://shreyasharmasite.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/quote-challenge-day-2/#respond – so check that one out.
Trying desperately to market my books I make another inept attempt here:
Hopefully I’m a lot better at writing than I am at marketing!
These are my six books of poetry. They are available as paperback or on Kindle from Amazon – all for under £5 for a paperback. You could buy the whole lot for just £27.62!!
They are not conventional poetry books. They are like you find on my blog with a page of explanatory prose followed by the poem. The prose is as important as the poem to me.
Codas, Cadence and Clues – £4.97
Stanzas and Stances – £5.59
Poems and Peons – £4.33
Rhymes and Reasons – £3.98
Prose, Cons and Poetry – £4.60
Vice and Verse – £4.15
Science Fiction books:
Ebola in the Garden of Eden – paperback £6.95 Kindle £2.56 (or free on unlimited)
Green – paperback £9.98 Kindle £2.56 (or free on unlimited)
Rock Music books
In Search of Captain Beefheart – paperback £6.91 Kindle £1.99 (or free on unlimited)
Other selected books and novels:
Anecdotes-Weird-Science-Writing-Ramblings – a book of anecdotes mainly from the sixties and other writing.
More Anecdotes – following the immense popularity of the first volume I produced a second
Goofin’ with the cosmic freaks – a kind of On the Road for the sixties
The book of Ginny – a novel
In Britain :
In all other countries around the world check out your regional Amazon site and Opher Goodwin books.