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

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Entry from April 28, 2019
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door”

“Opportunity knocks but once” is a proverb that dates, in various forms, to the 1500s. “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door” is a variation of the saying that has been printed on many images.

“Opportunity not only knocks at the door of some men, but actually beats down the door, goes in and drags them out of bed” was printed in the Caldwell (ID) Tribune on June 16, 1916. “Opportunity just knocks! It doesn’t beat down the door, learn keypunch” was printed in the Irving (TX) Daily News on August 17, 1971.

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.—Kyle Chandler” was posted on the newsgroup comp.dcom.sys.cisco on May 19, 1997. Chandler was presumably talking about breaking into the acting profession. Chandler is usually credited for the quotation, but it’s not known when he first said it.


Wikipedia: Kyle Chandler
Kyle Martin Chandler (born September 17, 1965) is an American actor. He has held roles such as Gary Hobson on Early Edition and as Coach Eric Taylor in the drama series Friday Night Lights, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2011. He has starred in the films King Kong (2005), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Super 8 (2011), Argo (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Carol (2015), Manchester by the Sea (2016), and Game Night (2018).[2] From 2015 to 2017, he starred in Netflix’s drama series Bloodline, for which he received his fourth and fifth Primetime Emmy Award nomination

16 June 1916, Caldwell (ID) Tribune, pg. 4, col. 4:
OPPORTUNITY AT WORK.
Opportunity not only knocks at the door of some men, but actually beats down the door, goes in and drags them out of bed.

17 August 1971, Irving (TX) Daily News, pg. 5, col. 3 classified ad:
Opportunity just knocks! It doesn’t beat down the door, learn keypunch. 357-4088.

16 December 1990, Rapid City (SD) Journal, “If it ain’t broke, don’t buy it” by Bill Harlan, pg. H1, col. 1:
Sometimes opportunity knocks.

And sometimes it beats down your door like a SWAT team, yanks you out of bed, drags you into the street and throws you, spread-eagled, onto the hood lof life’s squad car.

Google Groups: comp.dcom.sys.cisco
SNMP Problems with 11.1.8CA1 and 11.1.10CA IOS / 11.1(9)CA
p...@tandem.com
5/19/97
(...)
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
-- Kyle Chandler

Google Books
Your Career:
How to Make It Happen (Fourth Edition)

By Julie Griffin Levitt
Cincinnati, OH: Cengage South-Western
2000
Pg. 287:
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” Kyle Chandler

30 October 2001, New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), “SSCC cultivating fresh blood” by Glen Peters, pg. 3:
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door - Kyle Chandler

Buxrox
By Hana Kucharova October 6, 2017
30 Motivational Quotes To Change Your Mindset and Inspire Better Performance
(...)
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
-Kyle Chandler-

9 September 2015, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), “Celebrity Cipher,” pg. 4D, col. 3:
Previous Solution: “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”—Kyle Chandler

Tuko
Funny sarcastic quotes about life and love
Author: Nixon Aswani
November 8, 2018
(...)
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

Twitter
Nicholas Coriano JD
@NicholasCoriano
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.  –Kyle Chandler#motivation #inspiration #success #motivationalquotes #entrepreneur #goals #quotes
6:00 PM - 28 Apr 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, April 28, 2019 • Permalink