Quotable Sunday – New Year

Can you believe that 2009 is already coming to a close?  I don’t know about you, but it seems that it sped right on by at a precariously high rate of speed.  Here’s hoping 2010 will slow down just a smidge.  I thought it would be fun to find some New Year quotes for this week’s Quotable Sunday…enjoy! 

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
Bill Vaughn

“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

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”
T.S. Eliot

“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul”
G. K. Chesterton

“A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
Unknown

“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

“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

“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.”
Brooks Atkinson

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

William Arthur Ward

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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29 thoughts on “Quotable Sunday – New Year

  1. All great quotes but I have to say I relate to the pessimist the most. I am actually looking forward to a better 2010.

    Happy New year!!

  2. "A new year can only be as good as the foundation of the past year that it is built upon"- otin

  3. Wonderful quotes, I have some of the same! I love “A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
    Unknown

    I am so glad to have been able to get to know you this year!

    I hope you enjoy the next few days of Christmas break, and that 2010 brings you much happiness!!!

  4. I can't believe 2009 is coming to a close either! I hope you have a wonderful 2010 Stacy!

    My favorite quote for today is:
    “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.”

  5. Love your New Year quotes!

    This is my favorite:
    For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.”
    T.S. Eliot

    Happy New Year!!

  6. As usual, Mark Twain hit the nail on the head! Hell is paved with so many of my good intentions, including just about every New Year's resolution I have ever made!

  7. Oh my gosh. They are all so hilarious. I can't even stand it! LOVED the Mark Twain one… : )

  8. I really don't know where 2009 went. I blinked it was gone. "Last year's language" indeed. It already feels outdated. Hope you had a great holiday.

  9. What a lovely quote by Edith Peirce…

    “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.”

    Happy 2010!

  10. Ahhh, seriously where did the year go?! LOOOOOOOOVE the quotes! Have a happy new year!

  11. I've been contemplating why we celebrate a new year and these quotes help me put things in perspective. Thanks for sharing.