A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 10, 2015
“Everybody wants to be a diamond, but very few are willing to get cut”

"Everybody wants to be a diamond, but very few are willing to get cut” is a motivational saying that has been printed on posters. The saying was popularized by American author Eric Thomas, who posted on Twitter on December 5, 2012:

“You can’t shine like a diamond until you are ready to be cut like a diamond. No pressure no prize!!! Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable!”

“Everybody wants to shine bright like a diamond but nobody wants to get cut” was cited on Twitter on December 31, 2012. “Everyone wants to be a diamond, but no one wants to get cut!” was cited on Twitter on January 1, 2013. “ Everybody wants to be a diamond, but very few are willing to get cut” was cited on Twitter on July 3, 2013.


Twitter
Eric Thomas
‏@Ericthomasbtc
You can’t shine like a diamond until you are ready to be cut like a diamond. No pressure no prize!!! Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable!
3:35 AM - 5 Dec 2012

Twitter
Brandie Coppett
‏@LuckyRaggedyAnn
Everybody wants to shine bright like a diamond but nobody wants to get cut.
6:36 PM - 31 Dec 2012

Twitter
Derek Pierce
‏@quintonpierce10
“Everybody wanna shine bright like a diamond, but nobody wants to get cut.”
7:22 PM - 31 Dec 2012

Twitter
James Jarod
‏@James_Jarod
Everybody wants to be a diamond but nobody’s willing to get cut.
2:45 PM - 1 Jan 2013

Twitter
Brian
‏@BCcarter10
“Everyone wants to be a diamond, but no one wants to get cut!” @Ericthomasbtc #raw
3:04 PM - 1 Jan 2013

Twitter
David Badura
‏@Hack258
“Everyone wants to shine like a diamond...but no one wants to get cut” - Eric Thomas
8:11 PM - 1 Jan 2013

Twitter
Rickey Medley
‏@ImaBusinessMan1
“ Shine bright like a diamond” Everybody wants to be a diamond but nobody wants to get cut! - Eric Thomas
12:21 AM - 2 Jan 2013

Bringing Out The Millionaire In Me
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Everybody wants to shine like a diamond but no one is willing to get cut

Twitter
Eric Thomas
‏@Ericthomasbtc
“Everybody wants to shine bright like a Diamond but nobody wants to get cut” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il6kRPacPPo … #HeartofDetroit
5:26 PM - 10 Jan 2013

Empower Network
Shine Bright Like a Diamond by Eric Thomas
Posted by Glen Gould on January 15, 2013
Everybody want to shine like a diamond but nobody wants to get cut! Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas talks about what it really means to shine bright like a diamond. A diamond in its original form is indestructible. You can rub it against rocks, throw it against concrete, and nothing will happen. The only way to change the form of a diamond is to take it to get cut.

Donaldsonville (LA) Chief
Harvey plays limited role for SLU’s lady basketball
By DERON TALLEY, EDITOR
Posted Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM
If you want to shine like a diamond, you have to get cut like one. For Donaldsonville native Bianca Harvey, she’s learning that and is making adjustments as she works her way up the depth charts on Southeastern Louisiana University’s women’s basketball team.

Twitter
Shanka_B
‏@Shanka_Bitch
RT @StefCue #message “@dulceruby: Everybody wants to be a diamond, but very few are willing to get cut.”
11:30 AM - 3 Jul 2013

Funny Status
Everybody wants to SHINE bright like a diamond, but nobody wants to get cut like one.
December 22, 2013

reddit
“Everyone wants to be a diamond, but very few are willing to get cut” (self.NoFap)
submitted October 26, 2014 by Susuman

Google Books
Beautifully Broken
By Kimberly Jones-Pothier
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2015
Pg. ?:
Everybody wants to be a diamond but nobody wants to get cut.

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