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 November 09, 2014
“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.—Anonymous”

"Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.—Anonymous” is a popular joke saying. The line has been cited in print since at least 1999, but it is—unsurprisingly—of unknown authorship.


Wikiquote: Anonymous
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.

Straight Dope Message Board
Guest
04-11-1999, 10:48 PM
Guest
(...)
“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.” - Anonymous

Google Groups: comp.lang.javascript
Confused !!!
Bulldog
6/30/00
(...)
“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever”
Anonymous

Google Books
Winning a US College Sports Scholarship
By Barry McCormack
North Vancouver, BC: BMC Productions
2004
Pg. 97:
“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever”
Anonymous

5 November 2004, Shellbrook (Saskatchewan) Chronicle, “The Reflex Hammer” by Dr. Dave Hepburn, pg. 10, col. 2:
“Compose a wise saying and your name will live forever.”
Anonymous

Twitter
The Quotations Page
‏@quotations
“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.” - Anonymous http://tqpage.com/932
9:00 PM - 4 Oct 2007

Google Books
Everyday Useful Quotes
By Paul G. Blacketor
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2009
Pg. 244:
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
Anonymous

Twitter
FamousQuotes
‏@OnlyFamousQuote
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever - Anonymous http://is.gd/ofN1OP #sayings
6:57 AM - 23 Mar 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Sunday, November 09, 2014 • Permalink