December 27, 2009

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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29 Random Sassy Comments:

Vodka Logic said...

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!!

gayle said...

Loved the quotes!!! Especially the last poem!!

Steven Anthony said...

Im with Logic...looking forward;)

Brian Miller said...

great quotes...hope your new year is amazing! so how was PNs christmas?

otin said...

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

rachel... said...

Happy New Year! Hope you have a wonderful 2010!

Secretia said...

Do the same, nothing changes, get the same.

Martha in PA said...

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!!!

Maggie said...

Execellent quotes Stacy! Lets see what awaits us in 2010!

LT said...

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.”

Shelley said...

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!!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Such Great Quotes! I am truly ready for the New Year!

diane said...

Haha, love Mark Twain's!
Happy New Year Babe! xo

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Oh, I love the second one :D

Happy Holidays to you and your family!!!

honeypiehorse said...

I'm partial to the Mark Twain quote

won said...

Love this post, particularly the T.S. Eliot quote.

Karen MEG said...

Have a great 2010 Stacy!

Raven said...

Awesome quotes! I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Patty O. said...

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!

Life with Kaishon said...

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

Mrsbear said...

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.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

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!

Beth said...

I love quotes and this is a great collection!

Happy New Year!

Unknown Mami said...

"Out with old, in with the new!"

shopannies said...

what wonderful qoutes

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

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

Casey said...

I think I'm going pessimistic style this year and staying up to make sure 2009 takes off..

Becca said...

I love the first quote...it really shows how perception is everything!

Jeff Gold said...

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