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 July 25, 2018
“If you ain’t makin’ waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough”

"If you aren’t making waves, you aren’t kicking hard enough” ("If you ain’t makin’ waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough") is a motivational saying that has been printed on many images. “If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kicking hard enough” was posted on the newsgroup misc.handicap on June 8, 1993. “If you are not making waves, you are not kicking hard enough” was printed in the Boston (MA) Sunday Globe on January 25, 1998. Authorship is unknown.


Google Groups: misc.handicap
Flipper 4 At Baytalk
Richard Webb
6/8/93
(...)
If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kicking hard enough

Google Groups: nz.general
ISP’s and Modems
Bob Side
5/4/96
(...)
If you ain’t makin’ waves you ain’t kickin’ hard enough! 

Google Groups: alt.support.mult-sclerosis
Bumper Stickers
Bill McCartney
12/18/97
(...)
If you ain’t makin’ waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough!

Google Groups: ncf.sigs.radio-tv.sailor-moon
Whose word is law? (Was Re: Ami’s gorgeous hair)
Matthew Pullen
1/7/98
(...)
That would be your answer. If you aren’t making waves you aren’t kicking hard enough.

25 January 1998, Boston (MA) Sunday Globe, “The Splendid Son? John-Henry Williams Seen as Protector, Exploiter” by David Armstrong, pg. A22, col. 1:
“A guy told me this the other day, `If you are not making waves, you are not kicking hard enough,’ “ Williams said.
(John-Henry Williams, son of baseball legend Ted Williams.—ed.)

Google Groups: rec.gambling.poker
Decline and Fall of the Horseshoe…
TBill
5/30/98
(...)
***If you ain’t making waves, you’re not kicking hard enough!***

Google Books
Net-Wit.Com:
A Smorgasbord of E-Mail and Internet Wit Blended with Humorous Incidents from the Author’s Wild and Woolly Life

By Marvin Rubinstein
Rockville, MD: Schreiber Publishing
2000
Pg. 152:
If you ain’t making waves, you’re not kicking hard enough.

Google Books
Impossible Dreams
By Patricia Rice
New York, NY: Ivy Books
2000
Pg. 152:
If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kicking hard enough.

Google Books
Shifting Gears:
How to Harness Your Drive to Reach Your Potential and Accelerate Success

By Ryan O’Reilly
New York, NY: Morgan James Publishing
2016
Pg. 90:
“If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kicking hard enough” (Unknown)

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • Permalink