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 August 03, 2015
“Worry is like a rocking chair—it doesn’t get you anywhere”

Entry in progress—B.P.

22 June 1947, The Sunday Courier and Express (Evansville, IN), pg. 8A, col. 3 ad:
“Worry is like a rocking chair—it gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere!”
(CItizens National Bank.—ed.)

28 December 1947, Sunday World-Herald (Omaha, NE), “Nebraska Scene” by Robert Phipps, magazine, pg. 2C, col. 1:
Worry is like a rocking chair. It give you something to do, but gets you nowhere.

Google Books
The Comic Encyclopedia:
A Library of the Literature and History of Humor Containing Thousands of Gags, Sayings, and Stories

By Evan Esar
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
1978
Pg. 382:
Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

Twitter
John O’Hanlon
‏@YourITHelpGuy
Thought of the day:
Worry is like a rocking chair.
It keeps you going but gets you nowhere.
9:02 AM - 3 Aug 2015
Cork, Ireland

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, August 03, 2015 • Permalink