- May your coming year be filled with magic & dreams & good madness. I hope you read some fine books & kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, & don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can; & I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. – Neil Gaiman
- A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.
- The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to. – P. J. O’Rourke
- We are going to make it through this year if it kills us.
- He who breaks a resolution is a weakling. He who makes one is a fool. – F.M. Knowles
- New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights – Hamilton Wright Mabie
- We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
- I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin on New Year’s Day, don’t you? Since, because it’s an extension of New Year’s Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll & cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also, dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began, generally, on January the second. – Bridget Jones’s Diary
- May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. – Joey Adams
- I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning & molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. – Anais Nin
- For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. – T.S. Eliot
- People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas & New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between New Year & Christmas.
- Another fresh new year is here
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
– William Arthur Ward
- We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential. – Ellen Goodman
- An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughn
- New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. – James Agate
- Cheers to a new year & another chance for us to get it right. – Oprah
- One resolution I have made, & try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. – John Burroughs
- The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. – G. K. Chesterton
- An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughan
- Nobody can go back & start a new beginning, but anyone can start today & make a new ending. – Maria Robinson
- I’ve learned a lot this year… I learned that things don’t always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And, I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you. – Jennifer Weiner
- New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. – Mark Twain
- Drop last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, & thank God that it can go. – Brooks Atkinson
- I’ve got a feeling that this is gonna be your kind of year. That you’ll be happier than you’ve ever been, laughing harder, smiling wider, standing taller, walking lighter, dancing crazier, hugging longer, living grander, loving louder, & if you want, selling the pictures to a tabloid to raise money for your new charity.
- Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. – Unknown
- Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. – Bill Vaughn
- The New Year isn’t about what happened. It’s about what’s to come. But the past is always with us, just waiting to mess with the present. – from “Gossip Girl”
- Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, & let each New Year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin
- A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. – Unknown
- The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. – G. K. Chesterton
- Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. – Eric Zorn
- New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. – Charles Lamb
- Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. – Oscar Wilde
- I’m a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. – Robert Paul
- New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions. – Mark Twain
- Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let’s just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that. – Judith Crist
- From New Year’s on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. – Leonard Bernstein
- Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. – Henry Ward Beecher
- Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution. – Jay Leno
- We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. — Edith Lovejoy Pierce
- The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler
- Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. — Goran Persson
- The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
- New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot! Unless, of course, those tests come back positive. – Jay Leno
- Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer. — Sir Walter Scott
- What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year. – Vern McLellan
- Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein
- The old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! — Edward Payson Powell
- You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed. — Rabindranath Tagore
- The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey
- Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough. – Mark Twain
- Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller
- Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. – Jean-Paul
- Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it. – Franz Grillparzer
- What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest? – Aeschylus
- At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. – W. Somerset Maugham
- If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. – Cyril Cusack
- Celebrate what you want to see more of. – Tom Peters
- Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. – Plautus