New Year Quotes

New Year Quotes From Great Writers: Famous Novelists And Poets Quotations

Reflect on the New Year quotes from great writers and poets. Be encouraged and inspired to meet the challenges of another year.

New Year Quotes from Famous Writers

  • “The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.” – W.H. Auden
  • “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.” – Robert Burns
  • “The New Year, like an Infant Heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.” – Charles Dickens
  • “A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!” – Charles Dickens
  • “Why won’t they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can’t they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping – rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year’s and Easter and Christmas – But, goodness, why need they do it?” – John Dos Passos
  • “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
  • “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.” – Andre Gide
  • “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb
  • “Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.” – Charles Lamb
  • “Time has no divisions to mark its passage. There is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.” – Thomas Mann
  • “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
  • “Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.” – Walter Scott
  • “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • “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
  • “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
  • “We meet today, To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
  • “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” – Oscar Wilde

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