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 February 04, 2017
“If one door closes and another door opens, you’re probably in prison”

“When one door closes, another opens” is an old proverb about opportunity. A joke variation is:

“If one door closes and another door opens, you’re probably in prison.”

“When one door closes another one opens. That’s how security systems in prison & secret government labotatories work” was posted on Twitter on October 22, 2010. “If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably in prison. Lol” was posted on Twitter on April 21, 2012. The “prison” saying has been printed on several GIFs.


Wiktionary: when one door closes, another opens
Proverb
when one door closes, another opens

1. When one opportunity is lost, another opportunity soon becomes available.

Twitter
Naddir
‏@_naddir
in life when one door closes another door opens, except for in prison otherwise you’d just be able to walk out
9:20 PM - 17 Dec 2009

Twitter
Cris Gray
‏@CrisGray
When one door closes another one opens. That’s how security systems in prison & secret government labotatories work.
1:57 PM - 22 Oct 2010

Twitter
Sean Murray
‏@seanmurray
“When one door closes, another one opens” probably doesn’t have the same inspirational effect in prison.
6:42 PM - 14 Dec 2010

Twitter
Bo Mills jr.
‏@Jimboleem
When one door closes, another one opens.....
except in prison.
6:10 PM - 16 May 2011

Twitter
♥BaRBie ♥̸̨♡̷̴̬̩̃̊
‏@zoeellard
If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably in prison. Lol
5:55 PM - 21 Apr 2012

Twitter
Heat Lifer
‏@Koopa790
If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably in prison
10:02 PM - 21 Apr 2012

Twitter
Ben McBride
‏@UncyBarrel
I often wonder if people in prison use the phrase “when one door closes another one opens”
3:35 PM - 17 Oct 2012

Twitter
Sarcasm Machine
‏@Sarcasm_Machine
If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably in prison.
3:15 PM - 28 Nov 2013

Funny Status
If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably…
May 14, 2014 Silly Status Updates
If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably in prison.

Chicago (IL) Tribune
Commentary: My 40 favorite tweets of the past two years
By Eric Zorn
Change of Subject
APRIL 10, 2016, 10:47 AM
(...)
Here’s the list that I read from in roughly the order I read them:

. If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably in prison....@o__0Dev

Twitter
Bill Murray
‏@BiIIMurray
If one door closes & another door opens, you’re probably in prison.
3:30 PM - 7 Dec 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, February 04, 2017 • Permalink