Here’s to new beginnings.

Caustic or cerebral, funny or philosophical we all love a great quote.

A few for you, to ring in the New Year.

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The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to – P J O’Rourke.

 

 

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New Year’s Eve (2011)

Sam, “…there are so many things in this world we can’t control. Earthquakes, floods, reality shows. But it’s important to remember the things that we can. Like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts… Because the one thing that turns the world from the longing place to a beautiful place… is love. Love and any of its forms. Love gives us hope… Hope for the New Year.

 

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Laura Kightlinger

“It goes Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day. Is that fair to anyone who’s alone? If you didn’t get around to killing yourself on Christmas or New Year’s, boom, there’s Valentine’s Day for you. There should be a holiday after Valentine’s Day called ‘Are you still here?’ – Laura Kightlinger

 

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Anais Nin

 

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

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Oscar Wilde

 

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account – Oscar Wilde

 

 

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New Years Eve (2011)

Claire Morgan, “And to remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken, the times we opened ourselves up to great adventures… or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt, because that’s what new year’s all about, getting another chance, a chance to forgive. to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more, and to stop worrying about what if… and start embracing what will be. so when that ball drops at midnight, and it will drop, let’s remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other, and not just tonight but all year long.”

 

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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.

 

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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

 

Ellen-GoodmanWe spend January 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

 

And finally, Neo imparts his wisdom on letting go of fear.

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Neo, “I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid… afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone and then show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.”

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We all have choices to make. Here’s wishing you the right ones in 2015.

Have a gloriously healthy year ahead.

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