Start a Fresh Chapter with 75 New Year Sayings to Inspire a Fresh Start to the Year
Start 2023 off right with New Year quotes that will inspire hopes for the future and motivate you to reach for your dreams
Quotes for the new year
Who’s ready for 2024? New Year’s is often a welcome occasion, and that has been doubly true the last couple of years. Even if you’ve enjoyed the past year, New Year’s Eve is still an exciting time to look ahead (especially if you’ve got a New Year’s Eve party planned). The key to making 2024 your best year yet is going into it with the right mindset. These inspirational new year quotes will help you do just that.
“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” —Jonathan Lockwood Huie, author
These hope quotes will help you look forward to the future.
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” —William E. Vaughan, journalist and author
Get a chuckle from these funny New Year’s jokes.
“New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.” —Oscar Auliq-Ice, author
These lucky New Year’s foods will help you take full advantage of new opportunities in the coming year.
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.” —Hal Borland, author, journalist and naturalist
These strength quotes will get you through the next year.
“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” —Hillary DePiano, playwright and author
Not sure what to get excited about? Try checking your New Year’s resolution based on your zodiac sign.
“The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” —Edith Lovejoy Pierce, poet
If another new year has you marveling at how time flies, read these “life is short” quotes.
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” —Rainer Maria Rilke, poet
These quotes about change will prepare you for all the new chances in the new year.
“You can find inspiration in everything. If you can’t, then you’re not looking properly.” —Paul Smith, fashion designer
Here are many more inspirational quotes to wake up to.
“Plant seeds every single day that you know who you are, you know what you’re about and you know what goals you’ve set for yourself.” —Stephen Curry, athlete
These self-love quotes will help you do it!
“Don’t make plans. Make options.” —Jennifer Aniston, actor
These uplifting quotes will stay with you.
“If you don’t find your passion in your paycheck, go find it somewhere else.” —Sara Haines, journalist
These confidence quotes just might give you a boost to do so.
“It is your right to choose what you do and don’t do, to choose what you believe in and don’t believe in. It is your right to curate your life and your own perspective.” —Lady Gaga, musician
These powerful kindness quotes will make an impression on you.
“The way I look at it, every day that I’m moving forward is a day I’m not moving backward.” —Bobby Bones, radio personality
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” —David Bowie, musician and actor
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“You have those moments where you reflect and say, ‘No matter what I’m going through at the moment, you know what? Life ain’t bad.'” —Dwyane Wade, athlete
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“It’s a myth that you can’t have it all. You can have it all—just maybe not all at the same time.” —Eva Longoria, actor
Read some inspirational quotes about teaching.
“It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.” —Larry Page, entrepreneur
“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” —Mary Oliver, poet
Read these romantic quotes to prep for your New Year’s kiss.
“Don’t be scared if you don’t do things in the right order. I didn’t think I’d have dessert before breakfast today, but hey, it turned out that way and I wouldn’t change a thing.” —Mindy Kaling, comedian
“I think the more unexpected something is, the more there is to learn from it.” —Michael J. Fox, actor
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“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer
“Happiness was always important to me, even at a young age. People would ask, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ I’d tell them, ‘I just want to be happy.'” —Goldie Hawn, actor
These holiday quotes capture the warmth of the season.
“Whenever it feels uncomfortable to tell the truth, that’s often the most important time to tell it.” —Jennifer Lopez, musician and actor
“Don’t wait your turn. Bet on yourself and have the confidence to stand up and say, ‘My time is now.'” —Robert F. Smith, businessman
Ring in the New Year with these life-changing quotes.
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” —John Steinbeck, writer
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot, novelist
“You never go wrong when you take the high road—it’s less crowded up there.” —Gayle King, journalist
Find out the history behind the New Year’s Eve kiss.
“You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn’t strong.” —Angelina Jolie, actor
“You don’t have to be perfect to help people. All you have to be is real.” —Trent Shelton, motivational speaker
“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” —Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice
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“‘Life is short’ really means ‘do something.'” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” —Pablo Picasso, artist
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” —Doug Larson, columnist
That sounds like a perfect patience quote as well.
“If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other, fantastical things can happen.” —Sheryl Crow, musician
“The sky isn’t the limit—the sky has no limit.” —Sarah Barker, astrophysicist
“We’re at our best when we support each other. Not when we cancel each other out for our past mistakes but when we help each other to grow.” —Joaquin Phoenix, actor
These best friend quotes sum up the value of friendship.
“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” —Juansen Dizon, poet
“My best ideas come to me when I’m bored. I’d love to be bored more, but there just isn’t time.” —Sam Reich, producer
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol, artist
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“I’m deciding to be my own individual self, and it looks nothing like what anyone else is doing. There’s something so powerful about being unique.” —Alicia Keys, musician
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” —C.S. Lewis, author
“Age is not the enemy. Stagnation is the enemy. Complacency is the enemy.” —Twyla Tharp, dancer
Read these success quotes to inspire you in the fight against stagnation.
“The ‘success’ parts of life look good to others, but the best parts are actually the simple, daily experiences. This is true whether you’re an actor or a teacher or a waitress. I know because I’ve been all three.” —Lauren Graham, actor
“The world is not yours for the taking, but for the trying. Try hard.” —Scott Galloway, professor
“You’re never too broken to be fixed.” —Jonathan Van Ness, television personality
These “be yourself” quotes will empower you to embrace your best and truest self.
“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles, athlete
“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.” —Charles Kettering, engineer and businessman
“I could give example after example of how doing the right thing ended up making us more money.” —Yvon Chouinard, businessman
Make doing the right thing your New Year’s resolution!
“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing; it’s about doing, being and becoming.” —Mike Dooley, author and speaker
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady
Read these presidential quotes for more inspiration.
“I listen to everyone. Then I do what I want.” —Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer
“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” —Helen Keller, author and activist
“There are more people doing good stuff and moving us forward than there are people sowing division. I surround myself with people who have faith.” —Maria Shriver, journalist
Love that insight? You’ll love these truth quotes.
“I strive to be a skeptic, in the best sense of that word: I question everything, and yet I’m open to everything.” —Amy Tan, author
“Next time you are discussing an important issue with someone, ask yourself, ‘Is this a monologue or dialogue?’ Personally, I’m only interested in the latter.” —Reese Witherspoon, actor
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet and philosopher
Even with every day being the best day, you can still make the countdown to 2021 special with these New Year’s decorations!
“Be the hardest-working person you know. If you’re not, someone else will be.” —Ian Brennan, screenwriter
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss, author and illustrator
Read these inspiring kids’ quotes about life, success and the things that really matter.
“When we get home at night, we plug in our phones. But we don’t think of ourselves as phones that need to be recharged. You need to make sure you’re getting back up to 100 percent.” —Bobby Berk, designer
“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.” —Clint Eastwood, actor
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“The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.” —James Baldwin, author, playwright and activist
“When you’re young, you’re encouraged to try new things. At a certain age, nobody says that to you anymore. If you’re lucky enough to be alive, why not say yes to all of it at any age?” —Mary Steenburgen, actor
“Don’t let a win get to your head, and loss to your heart.” —Chuck D, rapper
“Some people feel confusion and uncertainty and do nothing. Don’t do nothing.” —Alex Dimitrov, poet
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” —Dan Millman, gymnast, coach and lecturer
“We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” —Carlos Castaneda, writer
“When juggling as much as you are, remember that some balls are glass, and some are rubber. You can’t drop the glass balls.” —Nora Roberts, author
If you feel like you are juggling too much, these New Year’s resolution cartoons will make you laugh!
“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” —Germany Kent, journalist
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” —T. S. Eliot, writer
“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” —Neil Gaiman, author
Once you’ve read all these New Year quotes, get a chuckle from these funny New Year’s memes.
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —J.P. Morgan, financier
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates, philosopher
These gratitude quotes are a great place to start.
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” —Kurt Vonnegut, author
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each year find you a better man.” —Ben Franklin, founding father
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” —Henry David Thoreau, author
For more brilliant sayings, try these Albert Einstein quotes.