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 02, 2018
“Success is something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married”

"SUCCESS: Something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married” is a saying about success that was printed in a 1958 newspaper. “Success is something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married” was printed in a 1960 newspaper. Authorship is unknown.


29 July 1958, The Daily Reporter (Dover, OH), pg. 2, col. 4:
SUCCESS: Something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married.

22 June 1959, McComb (MS) Enterprise-Journal, “So This Is a Joke,” pg. 6, col. 8:
Success: Something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married.

15 December 1959, Harlan (IA) News-Advertiser, “Short Takes,” pg. 2, col. 1:
BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW…
(...)
...success always comes faster to the man your wife almost married.

21 April 1960, The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, AR), “It’s Been Said Dept.,” pg. 6, col. 3:
Success is something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married.

3 October 1967, Durham (NC) Sun, “Office Cat,” pg. 4, col. 6:
Success always comes faster to the man your wife almost married.

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Damie Okulaja
@DOkulaja
Success is something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married.
11:44 PM - 12 Apr 2010

Google Books
Great Funny Quotes:
Sweeten Your Life with Laughter

By David Young
Round Rock, TX: Wind Runner Press
2011
Pg. 219:
Success: Something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married. — Anonymous

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newyorknewart
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Success is something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married
5:49 PM - 24 Apr 2018

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New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, June 02, 2018 • Permalink