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11 Quotes to Get You Excited About the New Year

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As one year comes to a close and the new one inevitably approaches, you may be hit with mixed feelings and emotions. Wherever you currently stand on the mood spectrum, we hope this set of quotes help inspire and excite you for what's to come.

It isn’t only a new year; it is a new chance for everyone to restart. – Mohammed Sekouty

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


And I went into the New Year loving myself a little less, but a little more where it actually mattered.Dominic Riccitello

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, And next year’s words await another voice. - T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets


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

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


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

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

There is too much said at New Years about turning over a new leaf. Are the old leaves all so badly written that we must hasten to forget them? Is the blank whiteness of the untouched page more pleasant to the eye or more fortifying to the will than those closely written, underlined, untidy, but familiar pages which make up the story of one’s life? - Bliss Perry, “Turning the Old Leaves”, The Atlantic Monthly, January 1907


A special "thank you" to Shutterfly for contributing image quotes to this article. Looking for some great sayings for your holiday cards? Check out Shutterfly's interactive collection!

By Victoria Crispo

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