- 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
- May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
- Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
- 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.
- Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
- Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
- 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.
- 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.
- New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time
- From New Year’s on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining
- A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.