Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read" is a dictum attributed to Groucho Marx.

This may be original with Groucho, but the Quote Investigator[1] mentions the earliest report found in a 1958 issue of Boy's Life magazine where it is attributed to Jim Brewer.




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