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 20, 2019
“When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen”

"When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many images. “I like this RT @MidnightViews: When writing the story of your life...don’t let someone else hold the pen” was posted on Twitter by Smith Wit on June 10, 2010.

“‘When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen’ - wisdom from a Harley Davidson print ad” was posted on Twitter by Tim Emery on July 25, 2010. The saying probably was coined by Harley-Davidson, an American motorcycle manufacturer.


Wikipedia: Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson, Inc., H-D, or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression, along with Indian. The company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements, periods of poor economic health and product quality, and intense global competition to become one of the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturers and an iconic brand widely known for its loyal following.

Twitter
Smith Wit
@SmithWit
I like this RT @MidnightViews: When writing the story of your life...don’t let someone else hold the pen.
12:28 PM · Jun 10, 2010 · TweetDeck

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Ron Purtee
@RealRonPurtee
When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen
8:25 PM · Jun 13, 2010 · TweetDeck

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Tim Emery
@sdtpe65
“When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen” - wisdom from a Harley Davidson print ad
11:57 PM · Jul 25, 2010 · Twitter for iPhone

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@Dream2Screen ™
@dream2screen
When it comes time to write the story of your life - don’t let someone else hold the pen. Take charge of your own destiny. RT
@MidnightViews
5:10 PM · Aug 12, 2010 · TweetDeck

marc & angel Hack Life
10 Ways to Write a Life Story Worth Living
WRITTEN by MARC CHERNOFF
When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen.

Twitter
LargerThanWords™
@TheLifeDiaries
When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen.
1:41 AM · Nov 21, 2012 · Twitter for BlackBerry®

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ihatequotes™
@ihatequotes
When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen.
10:45 PM · Jun 13, 2013 · Hootsuite

Google Books
No Startup Hipsters:
Build Scalable Technology Companies

By Samir Rath and Teodora Georgieva
Published by authors
2014
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Harley Davidson translated his ideal of “When writing the story of your life,don’t let someone else hold the pen” to create a lifestyle product for the Americans who yearned the open road and a life of safe rebellion.

Twitter
Reminiscences of an American Capitalist
@4Awesometweet
When writing the story of your life,
Don’t let someone else hold the pen
Unknown
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#quotes #qotd
#success #attitude
6:45 PM · Jul 20, 2019 · Twitter for iPad

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, July 20, 2019 • Permalink