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 29, 2012
“Skiing is the only sport where you can spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg”

"Skiing is the only sport where you can spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg” is a jocular saying about skiing that has been cited in print since at least 1990 and that has appeared on many lists of skiing quotations. The authorship is unknown, but a 1998 book (below) states it’s from Henry Beard.


Google Books
The American Legion
Volume 118, Issues 1-6
1985 (Google Books date may be incorrect—ed.)
Pg. 62:
Skiing is the sport that requires you to spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg.

28 September 1990, Daily Republican-Register (Mt, Carmel, IL), “The Light Touch” by Dave Fithian of Kozy Karpet, pg. 16, col. 1 ad:
Skiing is the only sport in the world that requires you to spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg.

Google Books
Little Giant Encyclopedia:
Toasts & Quotes

by Jane Johnson, Richard Hummerstone, Bruce Robertson, Diagram Group
New York, NY: Sterling Pub.
1998
Pg. 430:
Skiing is the only sport where you can spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg.
HENRY BEARD

TheSkiDiva.com
Skiing is the only sport where you spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg. ~Author Unknown
dloveski, Apr 7, 2008

The Ski Channel
Great all time ski quotes
Posted By: Glenn Steinbaum on October 13, 2009 5:11 pm
(...)
Skiing is the only sport where you spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg.  ~Author Unknown

Google Books
It’s All Part of the Alpine Experience
By John B. McGrath
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2010
Pg. 135:
“Skiing is the only sport where you spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg.”
Anon

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • (0) Comments • Friday, June 29, 2012 • Permalink