Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Quotes

1. I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. (Anaïs Nin, French-Cuban Author)


2. Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. (Oscar Wilde, Irish Writer & Poet)


3. From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. (Leonard Bernstein, American Conductor, Composer, Author)


4. 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, American Columnist & Author)


5. 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, American Author & Humorist)


6. Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. (Brooks Atkinson, American Theatre Critic)


7. For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. (T.S. Eliot, American Playwright & Literary Critic)


8. 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, English Writer)

9. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. (Benjamin Franklin, Author, Inventor & Diplomat)

10. Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since. (Dave Beard, Baseball Player)


11. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. (Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist)


12. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. (Oprah Winfrey, American Media Proprietor)

13. It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. (Jim Bishop, American Journalist & Author)


14. One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this - To rise above the little things. (John Burroughs, American Naturalist & Essayist)



15. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist, Lecturer & Poet)

16. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. (Michael Altshuler, Speaker & Trainer)


17. Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty. (John Selden, English Jurist)





18. Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. (Hal Borland, American Author & Journalist)


19. He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool. (F.M. Knowles, American Artist)



20. I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's. (Henry Moore, English Sculptor & Artist)


21. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions! (Joey Adams, American Comedian)


22. 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! (William Arthur Ward, American Writer & Author)


23. 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, American Political Satirist)

24. 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, American Poet & Pacifist)


25. 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, American Journalist)

26. 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, American author, political activist and lecturer)


27. Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. (William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright)





28. Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough. (Mark Twain, American author and humorist)



29. Good parties create a temporary youthfulness. (Mason Cooley, American aphorist)





30. First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. (F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author of novels and short stories)

31. If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult. (P. J. O'Rourke,  American Political Satirist)


32. I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home. (W. C. Fields, American comedian, actor, juggler and writer)

33. Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties. (Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist, author and television personality)




34. If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone. (Robert Fulghum, American author)


35. I don't even drink! I can't stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Year's Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I don't touch booze - I'm always the designated driver. (Kim Kardashian)

36. What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest? (Aeschylus)

37. All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives. (Steven Spielberg)


38. I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor. (Carl Sandburg)



39. At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. (W. Somerset Maugham)



40. Dinner was made for eating, not for talking. (William Makepeace Thackeray)

41. I get half a million just to show up at parties. My life is, like, really, really fun. (Paris Hilton)


42. Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture. (Natalie Portman)




43. Celebrate what you want to see more of. (Tom Peters)

44. New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. (James Agate)


45. I've had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year's Eve. (Debbie Harry)

46. Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. (Jonathan Edwards)

47. To be an ideal guest, stay at home. (E. W. Howe)

48. Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer. (Walter Scott)


49. My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties. They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people. All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment. (Ben Stiller)

50. I like to go to parties where I know everyone. How are you going to have fun with people you don't know? (Mary-Kate Olsen)


51. I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back. (Tucker Carlson)

52. To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach. (Bobby Bowden)


53. If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. (Cyril Cusack)






54. Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love. (Wally Lamb)

55. A year from now, you're gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now. (Phil McGraw)


56. I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have 'til December, right? (Catherine O'Hara)


57. Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy. (Akhenaton)

58. 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)


59. Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. (Samuel Pepys)





60. Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. (Cavett Robert)

61. Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. (Brad Paisley)


62. 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)

63. New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. (James Agate)


64. 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)

65. New Year's Day is every man's birthday. (Charles Lamb)


66. 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)



67. Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. (Anonymous)

68. I'm a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. (Robert Paul)




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