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 December 31, 2016
“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it”

"Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since” is a jocular New Year’s one-line saying that has been printed on many images. Baseball pitcher Dave Beard, who played from 1980 to 1989, is credited with the remark.

However, contemporary (1980s) or early (pre-2000) citations have not been found. The line was posted on Twitter on December 31, 2009.


Wikipedia: Dave Beard
Charles David Beard (born October 2, 1959) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and Detroit Tigers from 1980 to 1989.

Twitter
Raqhun
‏@Raqhun
Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.
5:39 AM - 31 Dec 2009

Twitter
PopArtDiva™
‏@PopArtDiva
Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since. ~Dave Beard
8:00 PM - 20 Nov 2010

28 December 2011, Omineca Express (Vanderhoof, BC), “New Year Resolutions” by Hannah Wright, pg. 6:
However perhaps the best possible advice is that of the man who said that “many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since!”

Psychology Today
Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
23 New Year’s Quotes
Enjoy these quotes on starting a new year.

Posted Dec 29, 2011
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Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since. - Dave Beard

30 December 2011, Chattanooga (TN) Times-Free Press, “Laugh Lines,” pg. H31:
“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.”—Dave Beard

Google Books
Resolutions & Reflections for the New Year:
A Time for Creative Change

By Alicia Brent
Published by author
2014
Pg. ?:
Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.
Dave Beard

The Telegraph (UK)
30 Dec 2016
30 great New Year jokes and quotes
“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.”
Baseball star DAVE BEARD, seen here celebrating during a game for Oakland Athletics against Kansas City in 1981

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Saturday, December 31, 2016 • Permalink