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New Year features

The years come to us silently. (Ovid)

A new year has a clean slate until you put it on. (Hans Fallada)

A new year again… Another coaching inn where fate changes horses. (George Gordon Byron)

This month, every day is New Year’s Day and every Sunday. (Gianni Rodari)

New year, new impetus. (Christine Heurtault)

New Year is good precisely for its senselessness, for its rejection of any roots — ethnic or religious. This is a holiday about nothing, and therefore — for everyone. (Dmitry Glukhovsky)

When the first morning of the new year dawns, the sky appears no different than the day before, but it still feels strangely fresh. (Yoshida Kenko)

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. (G.K. Chesterton)

Every new year is a farewell to a role that can no longer be played in the future. (Senta Berger)

A year that ends is a stone thrown to the bottom of the cistern of the ages and which falls with resonances of farewell. (Firmin Van den Bosch)

New Year’s Eve: smoke and mirrors already dominate at the beginning of the year! (Gerhard Uhlenbruck)

New Year is another reason to forget himself and forgive everyone. (Rinat Valiullin)

The New Year and its celebration is something like a break from the theater — you go to the buffet for a drink and come back to your seat. The optimists hope that the next act will be better than the previous ones. (Gabriel Laub)

New Year’s greetings

A new heart for a New Year, always! (Charles Dickens)

— I bring you my best wishes.
— Thanks. I will try to do something about it. (Jules Renard)

January is the month when you offer your best wishes to your friends. The other months are those in which they will not come true. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

New Year’s greetings remain an illusion in which people have sunk their hopes. (Varel Tchitembo Tchissafou)

I thought we should wish each other a happy week every Monday rather than a happy new year once every 365 days. (Françoise Dorin)

The old woman with New Year’s wishes: We don’t ask for much: work and health. (Albert Camus)

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

Let’s greet together this new year which ages our friendship without aging our heart. (Victor-Hugo)

Let us look forward to it as we do and rejoice when a child is born to us. Let’s laugh at it, the new year, let’s smile at it! (Charles Dickens)

Here is the new year, smiling, beribboned, which for our destiny, by the sky is given to us: it is at midnight that it was born. Years are born at midnight. One arrives, the other flees. New Year! Joy and happiness! (Tristan Dereme)

New Year’s wish: less talk, more thoughts, fewer interests, more community spirit, less knowledge, more judgement, less discord, more character. (Walter Rathenau)

For this new year, the President of the Republic wishes you all his best wishes for happiness and peace. And now “La Marseillaise”: “To arms citizens, form your battalions…” (Patrick Sébastien)

People and New Year

New year, old you. (A.D. Aliwat)

Why wait until New Year’s to create a new you? (Jen Selinsky)

What will the new year bring us? You believe in some wonderful things! But hear how this question sounds: what do we bring to the new year? (Paul Valery)

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. (Vern McLellan)

The more gifted among you will have noticed that January starts first. I mean it wasn’t me who started it. (Pierre Desproges)

Welcome the new year with confidence and without prejudice, then you’ve already half won it as a friend. (Novalis)

It is up to you whether you want to use the New Year as a brake or as a motor. (Henry Ford)

Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives. (Steven Spielberg)

The new year stands before us with its demands; and even if we go in bent over, we don’t go our way completely empty-handed. (Soren Kierkegaard)

Children need a New Year for a fairy tale, losers — as a starting point for new hope, and the rest — for fun. (Ishkhan Gevorgyan)

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. (Bill Vaughan)

December 31: Here we are. The end of the year. We hope for resolutions and, above all, rebirth. As if a change in numbers could clear us of everything, reset the counters to zero. You have to close. (Samantha Bailly)

Life and New Year

The lights shone from all the windows and there was a wonderful smell of roast goose: it was New Year’s Eve. Yes, she thought of that! (Hans Christian Andersen)

Life is a journey, New Year’s a milestone. (Theodor Fontane)

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. (Robin Sharma)

Last day of the year, you picture of the last life! Teach, oh teach me, that my life was not once fled and gone like the year gone! (Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock)

The new year is intoxicating, everyday life is sobering. (Aleksandr Ratner)

New Year = A New Life! Decide today who you will become, what you will give how you will live. (Anthony Robbins)

Although the New Year does not bring us everything absolutely new, it gives new life to the old. (Viktor Sukhorukov)

Does it get better? Does it get worse? one asks every year. Let’s be honest: life is always life-threatening. (Erich Kaestner)

Each New Year in a person’s life is fragile and unique, like a snowflake pattern, and melts just as quickly and imperceptibly, leaving delightful moments of happiness in memory and unhealed scars on the soul. (Tigran Babayan)

Again, the year of the name of some regular cattle is coming … and so I wanted to live like a human being! (Stas Yankovsky)

New Year’s resolutions

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other. (Anon)

New Year’s snow covered the landscape — and our good resolutions. (Werner Mitch)

Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another. (Alex Morritt)

At New Year’s, the renewed resolutions from last year also do. (Peter E. Schumacher)

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)

The good intentions of New Year’s Eve are already inedible on New Year’s Day! (Peter E. Schumacher)

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)

Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come. (Melody Beattie)

My New Year’s resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy. (James Lafferty)

Old year and New Year

I hope the new year will be like the old one: only better. (Berthold Brunnputz)

Only at the end of a year do you know what it was like at the beginning. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

No matter what the fortune tellers say, the year will always end in December. (Lope de Vega)

The new year looks kindly on me and I quietly leave the old one behind with its sunshine and clouds. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

As the old year draws to a close, people will soon be celebrating the turn of the year. (Willy Meurer)

Whether the old year was good or not, it’s in the past. (Leo Beckew)

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)

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. (T.S. Eliot)

Drinking and New Year

Stir the eggnog. Lift the toddy. Happy New Year, everybody! (Phyllis McGinley)

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)

On New Year’s Eve, people drink to the power of the bright hopes of New Year’s Eve, or they get drunk to the year of more hopelessness. (Andrea Mira Meneghin)

If during the celebration of the New Year it came to the cake — the holiday was not a success! (Mikhail Zadornov)

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)

I float in a sweet euphoria. Blissful, and a bit tipsy. Tipsy, a pretty word, is that what you say, when you no longer quite belong to yourself, under the influence of drink? Tipsy, that’s how I am. (Jacques Expert)

Since it is an old superstition that what one does on New Year’s Eve one will do all year round, friendly and truly refreshing perspectives open up for us. Happy New Year! (Kurt Tucholsky)

Changes and New Year

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. (Taylor Swift)

A year from now you will wish you had started today. (Karen Lamb)

If you don’t want a year to be wasted, you have to start early. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

A decision for something new can be made at any time. You don’t have to wait for New Year’s Eve. (Traudel Zölffel)

It is not so difficult to start a new life from the New Year, as it is difficult from January 1st. (Boris Krutier)

It is fundamental to learn more each year than the year before. (Peter Ustinov)

The attraction of New Year is this: The year changes, and in that change we believe that we can change with it. It is far more difficult, however, to change yourself than turn the calendar to a new page. (R. Joseph Hoffmann)

Hope and New Year

Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’… (Alfred Tennyson)

On New Year’s Eve you celebrate or bury your hopes. (Andrea Mira Meneghin)

The New Year is a sad parting with old illusions and a joyful meeting with new ones … (Faina Ranevskaya)

Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year. (John R. Dallas Jr.)

The greater probability of having our wishes fulfilled still leaves a doubt; that is why, when our hopes come true, we are always surprised. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

I hope to be able to want more and have to have less in the new year. (Hans Klein)

Books and New Year

This year’s book, at midnight turns to footnote in the next. (Terri Guillemets)

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

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)

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. (Melody Beattie)

New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours. (Alex Morritt)

Problems and New Year

New Year’s is the gateway through which your problems smuggle their way from one year to the next. (Willy Meurer)

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! (Joey Adams)

Don’t go into the new year holding a grudge from last year. Leave the hurts and disappointments behind. (Joel Osteen)

New Year’s implies failures and omissions — everyone wishes you to do better in the new year. (Andrea Mira Meneghin)

It is a pity that the New Year comes exactly when it is most difficult to get a Christmas tree. (Aleksandr Ratner)

Time and New Year

The New Year is a sealed time that renews itself. (Mazouz Hacene)

Tomorrow from the belly of time will arise a new year. (Njabulo S Ndebele)

The future never ceases to fascinate us, especially at the beginning of a new year. (George Kreisler)

Time has no divisions or marks to indicate its passage; neither thunder, nor lightning, nor the roar of trumpets announces the coming of the New Year. Even as the new century begins, only we mortals ring the bells and fire the pistols. (Thomas Mann)

I don’t wish you every possible gift, I only wish you what most people don’t get. I wish you time, to rejoice and laugh. (Elli Michler)

Opportunities and New Year

Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. (Michael Josephson)

A new year. A fresh, clean start! It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities! (Bill Watterson)

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)

On the night of December 31 to January 1, fate opens the doors to a new life for you, but how difficult it is to get into them at this time. (Vladimir Borisov)

Attitude to New Year

When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies! (Ernest Agyemang Yeboah)

To rejoice at such nonsense as the New Year, in my opinion, is absurd and unworthy of the human mind. (Anton Chekhov)

I take New Years with a grain of salt and three aspirins. (Milton Berle)

As the saying goes, «everything was better in the old days». In that sense, New Year’s is a sad affair. (Berthold Brunnputz)

Religion and New Year

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

In this new year, be grateful that God has given you victory over many things over the past year. (Steven M. Hitchcock)

Resolve to make each day the beginning of a new year, a new morning, a new adventure. Enjoy the blessings of a new year, in Christ, one day at a time! (Debbie Carroccio)

You could drive away a lot of evil spirits on New Year’s Eve — you just have to start with your prejudices. (Khalid Chergui)

New Year’s meeting

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it. (Anusha Atukorala)

Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings. (Jonathan Lockwood Huie)

New Year’s mood is when I’m glad to see even those who have the wrong door. (Mikhail Mamchich)

Family and New Year

What I hope for this New Year is to give love to my family, and good wishes to all my friends. (Anon)

What are you going to do for the holidays?
— Christmas with the family and New Year’s Day not with the family, since on Christmas Eve we usually fight with the whole family. (Jean-Marie Gourio)

Family is a difficult dish to prepare. There are a lot of ingredients. Getting them all together is a problem — especially at Christmas and New Year. No matter the pot, cooking up a family requires courage, devotion and patience. (Francisco Azevedo)

Women and New Year

The first of January is the only day of the year when women forget our past thanks to our present. (Sacha Guitry)

Associated with the New Year — and this is not at all a joke or an exaggeration — is the fear of almost all women to spend this night alone. As if it was on this night that a woman must be with a man. (Janusz Leon Wiśniewski)

Girlfriends, I wish for more sincere excuses and lies from you for the New Year… (Elmar Kupke)

Gifts and New Year

Gifts are given for the pleasure of the giver, not for the merit of the recipient. (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

For New Year’s visits, all are more or less interested. One must, on New Year’s Day, skilfully combine the impulses of one’s heart and the capacity of one’s purse. (Horace Raisson)

Happy New Year! The old year slipped away quickly, it could hardly bear it, and happily left the big sack full of debts behind it. (Wilhelm Busch)

Losing weight and New Year

The easiest way to recognize New Year’s Day is to see the many overweight joggers. (Hauke Harms)

It’s not eating too much between Christmas and New Year that makes you fat, but eating between New Year’s and Christmas. (Markus M. Ronner)

Somewhere between the sixth strike of the chimes and the fifth of January, it is not known how I gain three or four kilograms, which disappeared by the millimeter throughout the previous year. (Irina Chashchina)

Quotes about losing weight

Birthday and New Year

Birthdays are just personalized New Years. (Josh Henderson)

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

It’s terrible to be born on December 31, you are counted for life for a whole year that you haven’t lived. What injustice! (Katherine Pancol)

Death and New Year

Everyone has a reason to celebrate the start of the new year. He survived the old one. (Lothar Schmidt)

Any birthday or, say, New Year’s is an extra reminder of how little you have left. Why not be sad? (Max Frei)

There is something tremendous in this thought of transience, which probably grips everyone in the last hour of the year, that terrifies our soul. (Theodor Storm)

Age and New Year

As a child you can stay up late on New Year’s Eve, as an adult you have to. (Peter Schumacher)

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. (Bill Vaughan)

A few dozen new years make a person old. (Emil Krotky)

Christmas and New Year

The contemplative days between Christmas and New Year have already brought many to their senses. (Joachim Ringelnatz)

Christmas angels die out after the New Year. (Anke Maggauer-Kirsche)

The tree is Christmas, not New Year! (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

Fireworks and New Year

The year goes by with firecrackers and rockets. The new is asked to be something better. (Leo Bekew)

Firecrackers already have neither hands nor legs. (Erhard Horst Bellermann)

When people make fireworks, it is usually of expensive value. (Roger Pfaff)

Happiness and New Year

I gave up believing that the years were new and could bring a happiness that is now behind me. But that doesn’t make me less keenly want those I love to be happy. (Marcel Proust)

Now we are all standing in front of the new calendars and looking forward to the new year. We want to improve, we want to change a lot, and we’re happy when things go back to how they were. (Karl Werner Dickhöfer)

Desires and New Year

Now the New Year reviving old Desires, The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires. (Omar Khayyám)

I have a New Year’s tradition. I lay all my travel dreams on the table, sort them out, prioritize, and begin the process of turning those dreams into reality. (Rick Steves)

Fear and New Year

You know how I always dread the whole year? Well this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time. (Charlie Brown)

If you woke up in an unfamiliar place under the Christmas tree and you are cold and scared, then do not rush to yell «Aw!» bad voice. It’s probably just New Year’s Eve. (Yuriy Tatarkin)

Calendar and New Year

Here, said the miser: here is a new calendar, and let it last you the whole year! (Jules Renard)

I will not take a calendar this year, because I was very unhappy with the one last year! (Alphonse Allais)

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