NEW YEARS 2014 QUOTES
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
New Year’s is a time particularly celebrated by the world. New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve are both times of new beginnings. A time to take stock and a time to resolve to change those inconvenient habits or ways.
New Year’s Day is also a time of taking a day off and getting ready for the new year. That new year lies in front of us beckoning.
Reflection is usually the name of the game on New Year’s Eve–unless your past year wasn’t so great. In which case, you’re probably one of those who do things to distract yourself from thinking of the past year.
Perhaps that’s why New Year’s Eve parties are so popular?
No wonder the world celebrates the New Year. Hope usually triumphs on New Year’s Eve when making resolutions for the coming year. It makes it easier to forget the failures and disappointments of the year just completed.
With that in mind, we’ve collected 30 New Year’s quotes: 18 for New Year’s Day and 12 more for New Year’s Eve. These quotes come from the Bible, actors, movies, books, writers as well as comedians. We’ve even included 2 bonus quotes sprinkled throughout the 30: for a total of 32 quotes!
Enjoy and Happy New Year!
18 NEW YEARS DAY QUOTES TO KICK OFF YOUR 2014 NEW YEAR
BONUS: 12 New Year’s Eve Quotes
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.”
“The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.”
–George William Curtis
“New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.”
“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”
“Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.”
“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
“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.”
“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.”
“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.”
–Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
“No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.”
“It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.”
“He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
He who makes one is a fool.”
“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.”
“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.”
“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 and 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.”
–Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary
10 NEW YEAR’S EVE QUOTES
“Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it’s midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!”
–Ogden Nash, Collected verse from 1929 on
“Nothing beats New York on New Year’s Eve.”
–Stan Harris, New Year’s Eve
“It goes Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day. Is that fair to anyone who’s alone? If you didn’t get around to killing yourself on Christmas or New Year’s, boom, there’s Valentine’s Day for you. There should be a holiday after Valentine’s Day called ‘Are you still here?’”
“Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world we can’t control. Earthquakes, floods, reality shows… But it’s important to remember the things that we can. Like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts… Because the one thing that turns the world from the longing place to a beautiful place… is love. Love and any of its forms. Love gives us hope… Hope for the New Year. That’s what New Year’s Eve is to me. Hope and a great party!”
–Sam, New Year’s Eve (2011)
“I wish I didn’t watch [Dick Clark] because New Year’s Eve is that one little time when you get to suspend the disbelief that next year is going to be crap. You forget about it! You look at the person next to you and kiss them and say “Happy New year!” and you have a moment of happiness. I don’t wan to be reminded at that exact moment of my own mortality.”
“”What you do for Jewish New Year is you go down to Times Square… It’s a lot quieter than the regular New Year. It’s just a few Jews walking around going, ‘sup?’”
“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. “
“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
“Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average, which means you’ve already met your New Year’s resolution.”
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by Jeremiah J. Jameson
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