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 April 18, 2019
“We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same”

"Broken crayons still color” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many images. The saying means that even imperfect people can contribute something.

“Broken crayons still color well, and they do so beautifully on odds and ends of paper” is a literal use that was printed in the St. Petersburg (FL) Times on July 14, 2007.

“Broken crayons still color” was posted on Twitter by “Whatever, Dude” on October 5, 2013. “@KevinDeanGander: Broken crayons still color” was posted on Twitter by beyoncé on October 6, 2013. The “@KevinDeanGander” tweet is no longer available, although it was cited by several others on October 6, 2013.

“We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same” has also been printed on many images. “@TrentShelton: We are all a little broken. But last time I checked broken crayons still color the same. #RehabTime” was posted on Twitter by Melissa Broderick on December 18, 2014. Trenton Shelton is the founder and president of a Christian-based non-profit organization, RehabTime.


14 July 2007, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, “Send supplies to needy school kids” by Linda D. Cole and Ingrid L. Kohler, pg. 2F, col. 2:
Do you buy new crayons each year for your kids’ backpack, and they wind up in pieces all over the house? Broken crayons still color well, and they do so beautifully on odds and ends of paper.

Twitter
Whatever, Dude
@que_veneno
Broken crayons still color.
8:21 PM - 5 Oct 2013

Twitter
beyoncé
@OMGitsQuoSea
“@KevinDeanGander: Broken crayons still color.”
2:47 AM - 6 Oct 2013

Twitter
SLY FOX
@TURBOFOX
“@KevinDeanGander: Broken crayons still color.”
9:10 PM - 6 Oct 2013

Twitter
chapter22 ❤
@TierraDashae
Food for thought: Broken Crayons still color The same. 👌
12:41 PM - 12 Oct 2014

Twitter
Mary
@HechoEnAfrica
“Broken crayons still color the same.” - Trent Shelton
1:18 PM - 18 Dec 2014

Twitter
Elissa
@keepitclassy87
“Last time I checked broken crayons still color the same” -@TrentShelton #RehabTime #PerfectlyFlawed
1:31 PM - 18 Dec 2014

Twitter
Nolan McConnell
@nol_mcc
“We are all a little broken. But last time I checked broken crayons still color the same.” - @TrentShelton
9:06 PM - 18 Dec 2014

Twitter
Melissa Broderick
@officiallissab
Replying to @TrentShelton
“@TrentShelton: We are all a little broken. But last time I checked broken crayons still color the same. #RehabTime”
9:27 PM - 18 Dec 2014

Atlantic Highlands Herald (Monmouth County, NJ)
The Arts Corner Presents “Broken Crayons Still Color”
Written by Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
Published: 25 May 2015
Atlantic Highlands, NJ - On May 29, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council’s Arts Corner presents “Broken Crayons Still Color,” an exhibition of works by local artists Maggi Brown and Ashley McFarland, with an opening reception on Friday, May 29 from 7-9pm at 135 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands.  Exhibition is free and runs from May 29 to June 27.

cure (Cancer Updates, Research & Education)
20 Inspirational Quotes for Cancer Survivors, Fighters and Caregivers
Keeping a positive outlook is proven to help with stress management, but when someone says to “think positive” or “be optimistic” during a time such as cancer, it can be much easier said than done.

PUBLISHED AUGUST 25, 2015
(...)
19. Broken crayons still color. Nobody’s perfect. If you feel broken, don’t let that determine your worth. You can still do so much.

OCLC WorldCat record
Broken crayons still color
Author: Shelley Hitz; Jennifer Waddle
Publisher: Colorado Spring, CO : Body and Soul Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format: Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First edition
Summary:
“Emma and Sophia discover the answer to this question in this fun and impactful children’s book. This is a book adults will love reading over and over again as the message brings hope to those of any age. It’s a perfect way to end the day and a gift appropriate for any occasion. The book includes discussion questions and a memory verse at the end. “—Amazon.com

OCLC WorldCat record
Broken crayons still color
Author: David Weaver
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2018]
Edition/Format: Print book : Fiction : English

YourTango
25 Quotes To Get Your Spirits Up When Everything Is Going Wrong
Alexis George
April 13, 2019
(...)
13. You will get through this.
“Broken crayons still color.” — Unknown

Twitter
Jeri Eckler
@eckler_jeri
Positive message board in one of our classrooms...I cannot get this one message out of my heart!  “Broken Crayons still color!” Anya
10:20 PM - 18 Apr 2019

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