Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy 2010!

Wow! A new year -- and a whole new decade -- has started. To commiserate or commemorate, depending on your mood, I’d like to share some of my favorite New Year quotes.

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1. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions! -- Joey Adams
2. We spend Jan. 1 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
3. One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. -- John Burroughs
4. An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. -- Bill Vaughan
5. I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. -- Anais Nin
6. Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God it can go. -- Brooks Atkinson
7. From New Year's on, the outlook brightens, good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. -- Leonard Bernstein
8. Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. -- Eric Zorn
9. 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
10. It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets. -- William Thomas
11. Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that. --Judith Crist
12. Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. -- Oscar Wilde
13. Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. -- Oprah Winfrey

May 2010 find you well and be kind to you!


  1. May the new year be kind to you. Great quotes--esp #4.

  2. I like no. 6. Thank goodness mistakes of the past can go.

  3. #6 is very true for me...but I love #9 :-)

  4. I love number 2. Great quotes.

    Happy New Year!

  5. I think a lot of us did #4 this year. I really liked #9. Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Journeywoman,
    Happy New Year! I like number 4 too.

    I agree. It's fun to think good things about ourselves.

  7. Americanising Desi,
    Yeah, I thought number 11 was a good one too. Happy TT!

    I'm with you. There is something so freeing starting anew. Thanks.

  8. Love this whole concept today....great list, wonderful idea.

    My list of 13 is posted now. It's "If you are from Colorado you know....". It's HERE But, if you wish to stop by to visit you'll find the 13 below my newest pencil sketch, scroll down a bit.

    Have a super Thursday.

  9. Adelle Laudan,
    Yeah, life has a way reminding us of what needs work so it's great to spend time building ourselves up. Happy TT!

    Ha! Many of my friends were practicing number four too. :)Thanks for commenting.

  10. Happy New Year! I still don't feel like its 2010, yet. Maybe I will before it's 2011.

  11. #8 is great! Thanks for all these quotations.

  12. Great list. I love # 3 and 4 :D I really enjoyed reading it.

    Happy T13!

    Mariposa's T13!

  13. Brenda - thanks for stopping by My Birthday Wish Post on The PopArtDiva Rertro Blog.
    I'm not a New Year Resolution type person - I think every day should be a day to review and resolve to change what we didn't like.

    That being said, I have always liked the Oscar Wilde quote.

    Happy 2010!

  14. Hootin' Annie,
    Thanks. I'll pop on over to your site and check out your sketch.

    Yeah, I'm not quite ready for 2010 either, but I'm sure it will be an adventure.

  15. Julie,
    I appreciate your visit.

    I like number 8 too. It makes me feel better when I find that candy bar in my hand heading for my mouth. Thanks.

  16. Mariposa,
    Thanks. I too try to rise above the little things. Grin.

    Pop Art Diva,
    I'm an Oscar Wilde fan too. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Great TT! Happy New Year!


    My TT is at

  18. I'm really, really hoping my New Years resolutions outlast my troubles this year. After all, I actually made the effort to make some.

  19. Oscar Wilde made me laugh. Cynical, what?

  20. Happy New Year to you...#1 is my favorite!

  21. I never did resolutions, I would forget them anyway, lol ! Happy New Year !

  22. sobeit,
    I like number one too!:-)

  23. Colleen,
    Yea, a clean slate or it could be like a new fallen snow--something both of us have gotten a lot of lately. Happy New Year to you too!

  24. Gattina,
    You're probably better off not making resolutions. I've been too busy with the ones I was working on last year to set any new resolutions this year.

  25. Oscar Wilde - did he ever say anything that wasn't incredibly funny and scathing at the same time? My favorite type of humor, by the way.

    Happy New Year!

  26. I'm thinking that Oprah has the right idea.

    Have a great new year!