Copyright The Quipping Queen 2006. DOG DITTY DAILY #4 A Motivational Moment for Misguided Masters & Mutts Compiled by Hugo Hotagen, DDD (Duke of Doorknobs & Doghouses), a loyal lapdog-in-training apprented to the affable, agnostic and all-round air-headed Court of the Quipping Queen. A quirky, quizzical and sometimes questionable quotidian quotation, in honor of the "Year of the Dog", follows herewith: "Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside a dog, it's too dark to read." Author: Groucho Marx (American Comedian).