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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 10, 2019
“Words have wings, so speak good things”

"Words have wings, so speak good things” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Words have wings” (or “winged words") was frequently written by the ancient Greek poet Homer.

“Words have wings, so speak good things” was posted to Dave’s ESL Cafe’s Student Discussion Forums on May 4, 2003. AUthorship of the saying is unknown.


Stack Exchange—English Language & Usage
What does Homer mean when he says, “her words had wings”?
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After translating Homer for 10 years, I’ve come to believe that winged words connote words of unusual truth, urgency, or import. They usually occur before an action or change of setting, and thus convey the forward motion of the story.
answered Jul 27 ‘16 at 15:29
J. Leone

Dave’s ESL Cafe’s Student Discussion Forums
Posted: Sun May 04, 2003 3:01 pm Post subject: http://www.friends-in-english.com
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Ruth Harnish
Hartlepool, England
http://www.friends-in-english.com
‘WORDS HAVE WINGS, SO SPEAK GOOD THINGS’

Google Books
Eternity: Healing Quotations and Thoughts in Times of Sadness and Loss
By Suzanne Maher
Illustrated by Cate Edwards
Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing
2007
Pg. ?:
words have wings
speak good things

Twitter
C G
@_Syndi
My quote of the day. “Words have wings… so speak good things.” Anon
11:33 AM - 1 Apr 2009

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Pushpa Narayan
@mahimamedia
“Words have wings - so speak good things.” Anonymous
12:30 AM - 18 Jul 2009

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Zen Doodle:
Tons of Tangles

Edited by Tonia Jenny and Amy Jones
F+W Media, Inc.
2013
Pg. ?:
“Words have wings, so speak good things.” —Nancy V. Revelle

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‎Wendy Rameka‎ to Montessori Rotorua Preschool
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“Words have wings, so speak good things”. 👍 💐💐💐💐 thanks Janet Du Fall

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Hockey Confidence:
Train Your Brain to Win in Hockey and in Life

By Isabelle Hamptonstone MSc.
Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books
2016
Pg. 39:
Words Have Wings, so Speak Good Things

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Sophia
@IFinestQuotes
“Words have wings… so speak good things.” Anon
11:13 PM - 10 Jun 2019

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