Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some Quotes For The New Year

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Some New Year's Day quotes and sayings can be funny and humorous and add inspiration (or indigestion) to our outlook for the new year.

As usual, our favorite humorist, Mark Twain, shows up. And our old buddy Anon sneaks in too!

Enjoy what lies ahead, my friends! Keep eyes and ears open, prepare to be amazed, look for the wonder around you and stop playing pinochle in the bottom of the boat!

(Do you know where that expression comes from?)

* "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

* "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

* "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." ~Oprah Winfrey
* "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

* "Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let every new year find you a better man." ~Benjamin Franklin

* "Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever." ~Mark Twain

* "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

* "It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets." ~William Thomas

* "Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet." - Samuel Beckett

* "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

* "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

* "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

* "From New Year’s on the outlook brightens, good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining." ~Leonard Bernstein

* "Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits." ~Anon

* "New Year's Eve, where old acquaintance be forgot...Unless, of course, those tests come back positive." ~Jay Leno

* "New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time." ~James Agate

* "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

* "Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you. But your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others." ~Anon

And finally - this fascinating thought -

"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." ~T.S. Eliot

1 comment:

  1. I love your choise of new year wishes quotes. I particularly like this one: * "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. Very inspiring.