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 02, 2013
“Fear is temporary; regret is forever”

"Fear is temporary; regret is forever/permanent” is a saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts, posters and bumper stickers. The saying has been cited in print since at least April 1999 and is of unknown authorship; two 1999 citations are from a skydiving newsgroup.


1 April 1999, Victoria (TX) Advocate, “Writer’s worst fear is regret” by Stacy Hagaman Novak:
She said, “Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.”

Google Groups: rec.skydiving
ZSKYJMPR
4/23/99
Fear is temporary, Regret is forever.  You must have complete confidence in your drop zone and your tandem master.

Google Groups: rec.skydiving
JWJUMPS
11/8/99
FYI 1400 jumps 32 hours...5 years
It only gets better...keep jumping!!
Fear is Temporary...Regret is permanent.

Google Books
Never Die Wondering:
The Alistair MacLeod Story

By Alistair MacLeod
Cooper Plains, Qld.: Book Pal
2009
Pg. 300:
Fear is temporary regret is permanent.

Tampa Bay (FL) Times
An intriguing Rays stadium idea for Tampa
Ernest Hooper, Times Columnist/East Hillsborough Bureau Chief 
Sunday, September 25, 2011 9:38pm
(...)
Seen on a T-shirt: Fear is temporary. Regret is forever. …

Google Books
Don’t Let Me Go
By J. H. Trumble
New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corp.
2012
Pg. 111:
He read the tattoo out loud. “Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, June 02, 2013 • Permalink