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 November 13, 2012
“I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight”

"I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight” said comedian Rita Rudner, who was probably exaggerating her vegetarianism. The one-line saying has been published on many websites and has been part of Rudner’s comedy act since at least the early 1990s.


Wikiquote: Rita Rudner
Rita Rudner (born September 17, 1953) is an American comedian and writer.
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Unsourced
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.

Google Books
The Fifth and Far Finer Than the First Four 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
By Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Fawcett Crest
1994
209
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
Rita Rudner

22 December 1995, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), “Tidbits” by Bill St. John:
Food for thought: “I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.” - Rita Rudner.

Google Groups: alt.folklore.ghost-stories
Rayvyn
1/26/98
(...)
“I was a vegetarian until I started leaning towards sunlight.”
-- Rita Rudner

Google Books
Funny Ladies:
The Best Humor from America’s Funniest Women

By Bill Adler
Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel
2001
Pg. 131:
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward sunlight. — Rita Rudner

Google Books
Tweet This Book:
The 1,400 Greatest Quotes of All Time in 140 Characters Or Less

By Sayre Van Young and Marin Van Young
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press: Distributed by Publishers Group West
2011
Pg. 159:
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the light.
Rita Rudner

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • Permalink