No matter how you feel about New Year's Eve, you have to admit there's a definite celebratory feel to the last day of the year and it can't be ignored, no matter how hard you try. Keeping a few New Year's Eve quotes close to your heart can even get you pumped up for the coming year.
You may think the holiday is overdone. I believe that for the most part. But there's no denying that New Year's Eve is incredibly special and makes my heart hammer a little more than usual. It's a new start. It's the beginning of a year that is going to define your life in some way. How many times have you been able to pinpoint exactly when something happened in your life by saying, "that was in 2007" or "back in 2010"? A new year is a big deal. Things are going to happen in the next 12 months that are going to tear you down and build you back up again. There are going to be huge, momentous moments, and there are going to be forgettable, tiny instances that you swear you'll always remember. Instead of focusing on some incredible New Year's Eve party that isn't going to live up to your expectations anyway, take a look back at 2015 and enjoy these 13 quotes about New Year's even and the new yea to get you pumped for all 2016 has in store.
"So when that ball drops at midnight, and it will drop, let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other, and not just tonight, but all year long." — New Year's Eve
"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." — Neil Gaiman
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." — Oprah Winfrey
"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 new beginning." — T.S. Eliot
"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
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." — Benjamin Franklin
"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity in the finest sense of the word." — Goran Persson
"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress." — Charles Kettering
"Don't you just love New Year's? You get to start all over." — Forrest Gump
"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
"You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I'm only going to dread one day at a time." — Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
"Dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second." — Bridget Jones's Diary
"A new heart for a New Year, always!" — Charles Dickens's The Chimes