By now, you’ve made appetizers for your annual New Year’s Eve party, made a list of goals for the coming year, and have your New Year’s Eve song playlist curated to perfection. What else is there to do on New Year’s Eve—besides, you know, classic New Year’s Eve traditions like watching the ball drop and celebrating with a New Year’s movie marathon? Why, get inspired for what’s to come, of course! There’s no better way to do it than via a few best New Year quotes like the ones we’ve compiled here.
Let these words of wisdom, grace, positivity, and motivation inspire you to have your best year yet. We’ve got the classics (“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice,” from famed writer T.S. Eliot) and a few words you may have never heard before (“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties,” from Helen Keller).
We’ve even got some funny New Year quotes thrown in for good measure, like Bill Vaughan’s words about New Year’s Eve: “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” From happy New Year quotes to inspirational New Year quotes and everything in between, we know you’ll find something here that fits the bill and gives you the boost you’re looking for. You’ll be on the road to an inspirational 2020—or just a brilliant New Year caption for Instagram—in no time.