"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
Being a festive season, the whole world is in the midst of fun and frolic on New Year's Day. Everybody has a list of 'people-to-wish' ready with them. Greetings and texts are circulated to wish each other a prosperous year, and that's exactly where New Year quotes come handy. Adding funny quotes to your wishes is like icing on the cake, as it is bound to bring a smile on the person's face.
Funny Quotes about the New Year
You can personalize your New Year wishes by adding these quotes. They are guaranteed to make the reader smile. And let's say, you don't plan to use them in the wishes; you can still put them on your desk at the workplace or your home.
"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."
"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."
"Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits."
"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."
"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."
"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."
"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution."
"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account."
"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."
"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!"
"Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever."
"Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since."
Some Inspirational Quotes by Famous People
The beginning of the year has some or the other significance for everybody. Some prefer to spend time with their friends and family, while others take this opportunity to make new resolutions. It's the time to begin afresh ... time for some rethinking. If you are looking for some quotes to inspire you as you enter the New Year, we have a couple of them for you.
"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."
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man."
"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."
"No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam."
"The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months."
"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."
"The New Year, like an infant heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings."
"Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go."
"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things."
"Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right."
To round off, these were a few quotes by some famous people, expressing their views about celebrating the first day of the year. You can also come up with such funny or inspirational quotes of your own. You never know, you might see your own quote flashing in between the quotes of some famous people ... some day.