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 May 09, 2016
“We’re not born just to pay bills and die”

"We’re not born just to pay bills and die” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The positive (jocular?) saying came first. “My saying is your born, work, pay bills, and die” was cited in a newsgroup on 1997. “We are born to pay bills and die!” was cited on Twitter on August 19, 2009.

“I wasn’t born just to make a living, pay bills and die, I’m Created to make a difference!” was cited on Twitter on October 13, 2012. The expression went viral in 2014. “Ain’t no way i was born to just pay bills and die!” was cited on Twitter on November 19, 2014. “We weren’t born to just pay bills and die. Find your passion” was cited on Twitter on December 1, 2014.


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Thanks
Elizabeth Sobotta
11/8/97
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My saying is your born, work, pay bills, and die

Twitter
JUDAH
‏@JUDAHontheBEATS
We are born to pay bills and die! ------> R.I.P david
11:16 AM - 19 Aug 2009

Twitter
WiseMan Thuso
‏@Fields116
I wasn’t born just to make a living, pay bills and die , I’m Created to make a difference! I came to deliver something that u suppose to hav
5:45 PM - 13 Oct 2012

Twitter
3Hunna
‏@Jbroyer99
We were born to grow up , pay bills and die 😞
11:55 PM - 3 May 2013

Twitter
trueauthoritychurch
‏@tachurchtweets
You were not born to pay bills and die. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.
6:48 AM - 20 Dec 2013

Twitter
Sarah aka Unique
‏@sarahtrav_sarah
Ain’t no way i was born to just pay bills and die !
2:23 PM - 19 Nov 2014
Antwerp, Belgium

Twitter
rii.
‏@isntthatkamarii
Ain’t no way I was born to just pay bills and die..
8:20 AM - 21 Nov 2014

Twitter
Mariah
‏@MariahMurff_
There is no way I was born to just pay bills and die.
5:02 PM - 25 Nov 2014

Twitter
Crystal Nicole
‏@CnBlasiaNN
There is no way that I was born just to pay bills and die..
9:40 PM - 25 Nov 2014

Twitter
Oktane
‏@BOWoktane
We weren’t born to just pay bills and die. Find your passion.
9:11 PM - 1 Dec 2014

Google Books
Miami Stretch:
The Life, Times, and True Confessions of a South Beach Chauffeur

By Nigel Anthony Conrad Leader
BLoomington, IN: Archway Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
Like the old saying goes were not born to just pay bills and die; we must all have a purpose in life.

Gecko & Fly
20 Quotes On Office Job Occupation, Working Environment and Career Success
Updated: January 24, 2016
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We’re not born just to pay bills and die.

The Huffington Post
Cait Flanders (Personal finance blogger)
You Weren’t Born To Pay Off Debt And Die
Posted: 04/14/2016 3:24 pm EDT Updated: 04/14/2016 3:24 pm EDT
I’ve seen this picture float around the internet that says, “You weren’t born to pay bills and die.” I can see the point it’s trying to make: life is about more than working and paying bills. But, not to burst the picture’s bubble, the simple fact is that there will always be bills to pay.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, May 09, 2016 • Permalink