Collection of Best New Years Quotes and Sayings

A collection of some of the best New Year's Eve quotations and New Year's sayings including clever and serious passages by famous poets and writers, and funny and satirical sayings by well-known humorists and comedians. Useful for creative inspiration and for projects such as scrapbooks or using as signatures in online discussion forums and emails or toasting on that special New Year's Eve. Also includes general quotes for the future:

Poetic / Sentimental / Serious Quotes

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“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
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"Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer,
With never a thought of sorrow;
The old goes out, but the glad young year
Comes merrily in tomorrow." -Emily Miller
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“New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights." -Hamilton Wright Mabie
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"In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." -traditional Irish toast
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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt
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“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.” -T.S. Eliot
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“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul." -G. K. Chesterton
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“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey
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Humorous / Fun / Satirical Quotes

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"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
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"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
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"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
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"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!" -Joey Adams
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"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." -Oscar Wilde
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"Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals?" -Ogden Nash
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“New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” -James Agate
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"New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive." -Jay Leno
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"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." -Wystan Hugh (W.H.) Auden
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"Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody." -Phyllis McGinley
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"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. ORourke
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See also:
Christmas and Winter Holiday Quotes

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