The Top 10 Literary New Year's Quotes

The Top 10 Literary New Year’s Quotes


In this post, we share a selection of our favourite literary new year’s quotes.

10 New Year’s Quotes

  1. 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
  2. I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. ~Neil Gaiman
  3. One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~ John Burroughs
  4. 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
  5. I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticising, sanctioning and moulding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ~Anaïs Nin
  6. 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
  7. Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. ~Oscar Wilde
  8. New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. ~James Agate
  9. Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals? ~Ogden Nash
  10. 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