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New Year’s Eve Quotes

New Year’s Eve quotes recognize the last day of the year — December 31 — and pay tribute to the year ahead.

There are many ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Some will reflect on the past year or look forward to the year ahead with new resolutions. Others may honor the day by attending a New Year’s Eve party.

However you choose to ring in the new year, you can learn more about the holiday by learning the answers to the following frequently asked questions about New Year’s Eve. Also, check out our quotes, toasts, resolutions, and captions.

Cool New Year's Eve Quotes.

Funny New Year’s Eve Quotes

1.) Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.
David Beard

2.) New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
Jay Leno

3.) Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals?
Ogden Nash

4.) YEAR: A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.
Ambrose Bierce

5.) May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!
Joey Adams

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6.) Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

7.) 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.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce

8.) You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

9.) Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Oprah Winfrey

10.) New year—a new chapter, a new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.
Alex Morritt

11.) 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

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12.) What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.
Vern McLellan

13.) I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January 2.
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary

14.) Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Hal Borland

15.) We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, and 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

16.) I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

17.) My New Year’s resolution list usually starts with the desire to lose between 10 and 3,000 pounds.
Nia Vardalos

18.) The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.
Josiah Martin

Sayings about New Year’s Eve

19.) It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.
William Thomas

20.) 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

21.) Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
Charles Kettering

22.) The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…
Gilbert K. Chesterton

23.) Many years ago, I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I have stuck with it ever since.
Dave Beard

24.) Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
Oscar Wilde

25.) The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
Melody Beattie

Sentiments About the New Year

26.) I’ve had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year’s Eve.
Debbie Harry

27.) A new year brings not only happiness; it makes us happy with a hope to fulfill our dreams or a new beginning of our life. So, a new year is very special to everyone.
Santonu Kumar Dhar

28.) 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

29.) To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can not explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can not coach.
Bobby Bowden

30.) New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Best New Year’s Quotes

31.) Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.
Avina Celeste

32.) Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.
John R. Dallas Jr.

33.) Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.
Melody Beattie

34.) I want your midnights, but I’ll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year’s Day.
Taylor Swift

35.) Some people swear there’s no beauty left in the world, no magic. Then, how do you explain the entire world coming together on one night to celebrate the hope of a new year? 
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Short New Year’s Eve Quotes

36.) There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
C.S. Lewis

37.) Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous New Year by believing.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

38.) A little party never killed nobody. 
The Great Gatsby 

39.) New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.
Charles Lamb

40.) Each age has deemed the newborn year The fittest time for festal cheer.
Sir Walter Scott

41.) The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

42.) The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Michael Altshuler

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43.) New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.
Auliq Ice

44.) Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy and your joy, and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Hellen Keller

45.) Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Carl Bard

46.) We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, and 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

47.) With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

48.) You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time.
Charlie Brown

Toasts for the New Year

49.) To the old, long life and treasure; to the young, all health and pleasure.
Ben Jonson

50.) Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin

51.) I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.
Edna, “The Incredibles”

52.) Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten. 
Natasha Bedingfield

53.) May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
Joey Adams

54.) And now we welcome the new year — full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

55.) Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going; let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Quotations on New Year’s Resolutions

56.) 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.
Göran Persson

57.) New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
James Agate

58.) Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
Jonathan Edwards

59.) 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

60.) Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

61.) Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.
Brad Paisley

Neil Gaiman’s Thoughts on New Year’s

62.) 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.
Neil Gaiman

Short New Year’s Eve Quotes

63.) Ringing in the New Year in style!

64.) Less bitter; more glitter!

65.) New Year, New Me!

66.) Sparkling in the New Year!

67.) To peace and purpose.

68.) Let’s your colors burst this year!

69.) Our lives, our time, our year!

70.) Time to start something new.

71.) 10 p.m. is the new midnight.

72.) Make me Happy!

73.) Out with the old and in with the new.

74.) Stir the eggnog, and drink the toddy. Happy New Year, everybody!

75.) My New Year’s resolution is to stop making resolutions.

76.) A new chapter, a new life, and a new year!

77.) Page one of 365 is tomorrow.

78.) Embrace the change!

79.) It’s a do-over starting at 12:01 a.m.!

80.) New Year’s Resolution: Goes in one year and out the other!

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81.) That’s so 2020.

82.) Cheers, my Dears!

83.) Auld Lang Syne, My Darling.

84.) Sip, Sip, Hooray!

85.) May your new year sparkle and shine!

86.) To old friends and new starts!

87.) Brace yourself.

88.) It’s the final countdown.

89.) Fearless and Confident into the new year.

90.) May your new year sparkle brighter than the Times Square Ball. 

Funny New Year’s Captions

91.) My New Year’s resolution is to stop making resolutions.

92.) I can hardly wait.

93.) Pop, fizz, clink.

94.) An excuse to wear sequins.

95.) Time to put on my party pants.

96.) Bring on the new adventures.

97.) I’ve got a bubbly personality.

98.) 365 new excuses.

99.) Another opportunity for us to get it right.

100.) The best endings always have confetti.

Inspirational New Year’s Eve Takes

101.) New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
James Agate

102.) Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go.
Nido Qubein

103.) You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.
Hillary DePiano

104.) Sometimes a year has been so disastrous and so terrible that entering a new year will automatically mean entering a wonderful year!
Mehmet Murat Ildan

105.) Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.
Steven Spielberg

106.) In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!
Mehmet Murat Ildan

107.) And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

New Year’s Eve FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions with answers about the holiday.

When is New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve is celebrated every December 31, the last day of the calendar year (to those who follow the traditional Gregorian calendar). The year-end holiday comes the day before New Year’s Day on January 1 of the new year.

What are other names for New Year’s Eve?

In some countries, New Year’s Eve is known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day.

What is the New Year’s Eve song?

The traditional song of New Year’s Eve is Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns. In 1788 the Scottish poet wrote Auld Lang Syne and teamed it up with the melody of a traditional folk song.

The tune is known worldwide as the theme of New Year’s Eve, but especially in English-speaking countries. It is traditionally played at midnight as a farewell to the old year.

For many years Auld Lang Syne was performed on New Year’s Eve in New York by Guy Lombardo and his orchestra. It became his signature song by the end of his career.

What are the New Year’s Eve customs?

Here are some common New Year’s Eve traditions and customs in the United States:

Make a New Year’s resolution – For the new year, you may choose to lose some weight, connect with old friends, read a book, or become a better person — there are many resolutions to which you can aspire.

Attend a New Year’s Eve party – You’ll find many party choices available for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Some parties are formal-dress affairs, but most generally include noisemakers, confetti, funny hats, music, dancing, champagne, and toasts. (See below for great examples of New Year’s Eve drinking toasts.)

Kiss someone at the stroke of midnight – Many New Year’s Eve celebrations build up to a tradition at the stroke of midnight: people kiss each other to greet the new year and say goodbye to the old year. The old saying goes, “Kiss the person you hope to keep kissing.”

Wish someone “Happy New Year!” – At midnight, greet others and celebrate the new year with words of good cheer.

Take in the fireworks – Fireworks can be seen worldwide on New Year’s Eve. One of the largest fireworks displays is at “America’s Party” on the Las Vegas Strip.

What are the traditions to bring in the New Year?

Listen to live music – Many parties and events feature live music on New Year’s Eve. Musician Pitbull holds his annual New Year’s Eve concert at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Watch the ball drop – Since 1908, in New York City’s Times Square, a large crystal ball is lowered down a pole on the One Times Square building at midnight. Around the U.S., other items are also lowered in honor of New Year’s Eve, like at Atlanta’s famous Peach Drop celebration.

Watch New Year’s Eve TV shows – For years, Americans watched New Year’s Eve programs like New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Dick Clark (later hosted by Regis Philbin and Ryan Seacrest). Many networks offer similar broadcast celebrations of the new year if you can’t make it out on the town to attend a party in person.

Go to a theme park – Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California offer celebrations to their fans to usher in the new year.

Attend Watchnight services – Many Christians attend “Watchnight” services that extend past midnight into the new year. Services involve expressing thanks for the previous year’s blessings and praying for what’s to come in the new year.

Auld Lang Syne – The traditional New Year’s Eve song is played throughout the evening. Learn more about the Auld Lang Syne song.

New Year Fun Facts

1.) Christmas Island (Kiritimati) and Tonga are some of the first locations in the world to celebrate the arrival of the new year.

2.) Baker Island, part of American Samoa southwest of Honolulu, is among the last places to welcome in the new year.

3.) Inspired by the historical practice of lowering time balls to signal and coordinate times with ships at sea, the grand tradition of the ball drop at Times Square in New York City is memorable.

4.) Waterford Crystal panels and LED lights make up the Times Square crystal ball. According to the organizers of the ball drop celebration, the value of the ball is over $1 million.

5.) The ball weighs almost 12,000 pounds and measures 12 feet in diameter.

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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