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 22, 2017
“Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee”

"Behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee” (or “Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee") is a coffee saying that has been printed on many images. “Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee” is from American artist Stephanie Piro and has been cited in print since at least 1997.

“Behind every successful person there is a substantial amount of coffee”—the less-popular version—was posted on Twitter on August 12, 2008.


StephaniePiro.com
Meet the Cartoonist!
In 1984, she began the Strip T’s Design Company through which she markets her award-winning T-shirt collection (including her popular cat line), and other products from aprons to place mats, plus her line of gift items for her Cafepress shop.

28 September 1997, Daily Record (Morristown, NJ), Front Row, pg. 13, col. 1:
Signs on the wall state “Give me latte or give me death” and “Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.”

29 September 2000, Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), “The List,” pg. D1:
BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IS A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF COFFEE.
- STEPHANIE PIRO

Google Books
Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Women in Business
By Linda Brakeall and Anna Wildermuth
Hawthorn Woods, IL: Hawthorne Press
2001
Pg. 257:
Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.
Stephanie Piro

Twitter
Dorian Dorey 💜& ☕‏
@coffeesister
coffee quote for the day: “Behind every successful [blogger] is a substantial amount of coffee.” ~ Stephanie Piro [edited] (|_|*cheers*|_|)
11:36 AM - 13 May 2008

Twitter
Martin C. Mueller‏
@MartinCMueller
I know, who is going to love this one: “Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee” wink
3:21 AM - 14 Jul 2008

Twitter
Oliver Pitsch‏
@ot
behind every successful person there is a substantial amount of coffee! #coffeeoclock
1:29 PM - 12 Aug 2008

Twitter
Dan Harris‏
@8101harris
Already downed one pot of coffee . Brewing pot 2.  Love this - “Behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee!”
8:13 AM - 26 Jan 2009

Google Books
The 2,320 Funniest Quotes:
The Most Hilarious Quips and One-Liners from AllGreatQuotes.com

Edited by Tom Corr
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2011
Pg. 120:
Behind every successful woman...is a substantial amount of coffee. — Stephanie Piro

International Business Times
National Coffee Day Quotes 2015: 13 Funny Sayings About Java
BY JULIA GLUM @SUPERJULIA ON 09/28/15 AT 4:11 PM
(...)
“Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.”—Stephanie Piro

Google Books
Coffee:
A Drink for the Devil

By Paul Chrystal
Gloucestershire, UK: Amberley Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.
Stephanie Piro

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, June 22, 2017 • Permalink