50 Inspirational New Year’s Quotes for 2021
Start the new year off right with these inspiring thoughts.
Everyone is ready for this year to be over—but turning to a new page on the calendar won’t magically erase all of the hardship that 2020 has brought. The key to making 2021 a better year is going into it with the right mindset. These inspirational quotes will help you do just that. After, you might also want to take a look through these happy quotes, too.
On finding inspiration
“You can find inspiration in everything. If you can’t, then you’re not looking properly.”—Paul Smith, fashion designer. Here are 50 more inspirational quotes to wake up to.
On being intentional
“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.” —Steph Curry, athlete. Say these 14 mantras to help you achieve your goals.
On staying flexible
“Don’t make plans, make options.”—Jennifer Aniston, actor. These uplifting quotes will stay with you.
On doing what you love
“If you don’t find your passion in your paycheck, go find it somewhere else.” —Sara Haines, journalist. If you need inspiration, take a look at these motivational quotes to help.
On thinking for yourself
“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.
On making progress
“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. Did you know these popular quotes are constantly misattributed?
On keeping things in perspective
“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.'” —Dwayne Wade, athlete. Don’t miss these motivational quotes from eternal optimists.
On having it all
“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. Find out some inspirational quotes about teaching.
On following your dreams
“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. These quarantine quotes are actually pretty funny.
On being open to possibilities
“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” —Mary Oliver, poet. Read these romantic quotes from books.
On forging your own path
“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. These 15 quotes will help you love your body.
On learning from past experiences
“I think the more unexpected something is, the more there is to learn from it.” —Michael J. Fox, actor. These 25 educational quotes will inspire a love of learning.
On prioritizing happiness
“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.
On telling the truth
“Whenever it feels uncomfortable to tell the truth, that’s often the most important time to tell it.” —Jennifer Lopez, musician.
On asserting yourself
“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. These Winnie the Pooh quotes will tug at your heartstrings.
On letting go
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” —John Steinbeck, writer.
On being the bigger person
“You never go wrong when you take the high road—it’s less crowded up there.” —Gayle King, journalist.
On valuing brains over beauty
“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. Read these 27 hope quotes that will instantly lift you up..
On offering support
“You don’t have to be perfect to help people. All you have to be is real.” —Trent Shelton, motivational speaker.
On letting your work speak for itself
“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” —Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice. Read these confidence-boosting quotes from awesome women in history.
On accomplishing your goals
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” —Pablo Picasso, artist.
On mastering the work/life balance
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” —Doug Larson, columnist. These spring quotes celebrate the season.
On realizing your potential
“The sky isn’t the limit—the sky has no limit.” —Sarah Barker, astrophysicist.
On being a good friend
“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 63 best friend quotes sum up the value of friendship.
On enacting change
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol, artist. Here are some of the most beautiful quotes about nature.
On embracing your individuality
“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. These quotes about sunshine will cheer you up.
On enjoying the little things
“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. Read these 21 inspirational quotes that will make you more successful.
On making a sincere effort
“The world is not yours for the taking, but for the trying. Try hard.” —Scott Galloway, professor.
On believing in yourself
“You’re never too broken to be fixed.” —Jonathan Van Ness, television personality. Find out some of the most inspiring quotes from the People’s Princess.
On taking risks
“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles, athlete. Power through with these 13 motivational quotes from Olympic coaches.
On listening to your moral compass
“I could give example after example of how doing the right thing ended up making us more money.” —Yvon Chouinard, businessman.
On surrounding yourself with good people
“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.
On keeping an open mind
“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, writer. These funny marriage quotes might actually be true.
On taking pride in your work
“Be the hardest working person you know. If you’re not, someone else will be.” —Ian Brennan, screenwriter. These 12 powerful Mother Theresa quotes will definitely stay with you.
On finding true love
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”—Dr. Seuss, writer.
On thinking positively
“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. Here are 50 of the most famous movie quotes of all time.
On fitting in
“The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.” —James Baldwin, writer.
On not letting your failures define you
“Don’t let a win get to your head, and loss to your heart.” —Chuck D, rapper.
On taking action
“Some people feel confusion and uncertainty and do nothing. Don’t do nothing.” —Alex Dimitrov, poet.
“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, writer. Now, check out the 121 funniest quotes of all time.