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 07, 2013
“I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol”

"I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol” is a jocular saying that has been printed on T-shirts. To “walk on water” is to accomplish an impossible task; the miracle of Jesus walking on water is in the New Testament (Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52 and John 6:16-21).

“I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol” has been cited in print since at least 1993 and is of unknown authorship.


Wikipedia: Walking on water
Walking on water is at times used as an example of an impossible task. The phrase is widely used to refer to the performance of extraordinary tasks, as in the titles of books that aim to show individuals how to break through their personal limitations and achieve dramatic success.

There are reports of miraculous acts of walking on water in several religions, such as in Buddhist texts, some Hindu stories, the Huang-Po story, the stories of Orion, the Aeneid and some Native American myths, in addition to the accounts of Jesus walking on water in the New Testament.

Wikipedia: Jesus’ walk on water
Jesus’ walk on water, or Jesus walking on water, is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels. Accounts of the miracle appear in three Gospels: Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52 and John 6:16-21.

Alcoholipedia
I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol.
- Author Unknown

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7/26/93
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11/30/93
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* OLX 2.1 * I can walk on water....I stagger on alcohol.

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4/11/94
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JABBER v1.2 I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol…

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11/6/00
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Cheryl
~~~I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol.~~~

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Aug 14 2007, 5:18 AM
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... Just my $0.02 worth; feel free to give change back.
... I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol.

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I can walk on water, but I stagger on alcohol. T-shirts
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I CAN’T WALK ON WATER, BUT I DO STAGGER ON ALCOHOL TEE SHIRTS
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Made on 7/4/2009 9:34 PM

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12.22.2012
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I can walk on water But I stagger on alcohol....

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, June 07, 2013 • Permalink