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

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Entry from May 04, 2019
“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough”

"Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many images. “Eddie Robinson told me this at Grambling about sports/life: Sometimes takes an overwhelming breakdown to get to an undeniable breakthrough” was posted on Twitter by Michael Wallace on March 3, 2012. It is known known when Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson (1919-2007) said this.

“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown, to have an undeniable breakthrough”—phrased just slightly different—was posted on Twitter by Tasêên… on March 28, 2012. The saying was put on an image—without credit to Eddie Robinson—and became popular in 2014.


Wikipedia: Eddie Robinson (American football coach)
Eddie Gay Robinson Sr. (February 13, 1919 – April 3, 2007) was an American football coach. For 56 years, from 1941 to 1942 and again from 1945 to 1997, he was the head coach at Grambling State University, a historically black university (HBCU) in Grambling, Louisiana. Robinson is recognized by many college football experts as one of the greatest coaches in history. During a period in college football history when black players were not allowed to play for southern college programs, Robinson built Grambling State into a “small” college football powerhouse. He retired in 1997 with a record of 408–165–15. Robinson coached every single game from the field and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Robinson is arguably the most successful college football coach in FCS history and third most victories in college football history.

Twitter
Michael Wallace
@MyMikeCheck
Eddie Robinson told me this at Grambling about sports/life: Sometimes takes an overwhelming breakdown to get to an undeniable breakthrough.
3:59 PM - 3 Mar 2012

Twitter
Lou Geneux
@louisgeneux
“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to get to an undeniable breakthrough.” - Eddie Robinson
4:22 PM - 3 Mar 2012

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Tasêên…
@t4seen
“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown, to have an undeniable breakthrough”
4:27 PM - 28 Mar 2012

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His Audi Princess♡
@AudiPrncess
Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough
11:50 PM - 10 Jan 2014

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Real Talk Kim
@RealTalkKim
Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough. Press through. You can do it. It will be so worth it.
4:38 PM - 27 Jul 2014

sitepoint
Entrepreneur September 25, 2015 By Lauren Holliday
October’s Editorial Theme: The Struggle
Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.

Google Books
The Night Before Breakthrough:
From Midnight to the Miraculous

By Shari Pouncey
Xlibris (Xlibris.com)
2017
Pg. ?:
Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough. —Unknown

Google Books
Beyond The Spotlight
By Wale Ayantoye
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2018
Pg. 17:
“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough. Keep striving for greatness’’

YourTango
21 Encouraging & Uplifting Quotes To Get You Back On Your Feet When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom
Beth El Fattal
May 4, 2019
(...)
9. This isn’t the end of the race.
“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.” — Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, May 04, 2019 • Permalink