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 October 31, 2009
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikiquote
Alice Roosevelt Longworth (12 February 1884, in New York City, NY - 20 February 1980, in Washington D.C), was the only daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee.

Unsourced
. If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.

Google Books
12 January 1867, Once a Week, “Joyce Dormer’s Story” by Jean Boncoeur, pg. 57:
“If you can’t say anything pleasant, don’t say anything at all.”

Google Books
December 1903, The Smart Set, “Heard on the Beach” by May Isabel Fisk, pg. 136:
I always hold that if you cannot say something good about anybody, don’t say anything at all.

Google Books
The Arrow of Pi Beta Phi
v. 30
1913
Pg. 130:
If you can’t say something nice — don’t say anything at all! — Sigma Kappa Triangle.

20 September 1922, Gettysburg (PA) , pg. 5, cols. 2-7 cartoon:
DOINGS OF THE DUFFS
Wilbur Does a Little Talking
BY ALLMAN
Panel three balloon:
THEY OUGHT TO TAKE A BUNCH OF YOU OLD HENS AND LOCK YOU ALL UP IN THE COOLER FOR A FEW WEEKS!  IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT PEOPLE DON’T SAY ANYTHING!

Intenet Movie Database
Memorable quotes for
Bambi (1942)

Thumper: He doesn’t walk very good, does he?
Mrs. Rabbit: Thumper!
Thumper: Yes, mama?
Mrs. Rabbit: What did your father tell you this morning?
Thumper: [clears throat] If you can’t say something nice… don’t say nothing at all.

OCLC WorldCat record
If you can’t say anything nice, say it in Yiddish : the book of Yiddish curses and insults
Author: Lita Epstein
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format: Book : English

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