Here's to a new year!

By Emily VanSchmus
December 22, 2020

It's safe to say 2020 didn't go the way any of us planned. But rather than dwell on how hard the past year was, I'm choosing to approach 2021 with hope and optimism. To help you do the same, I've rounded up some of my favorite New Year's-inspired quotes. No matter how you're ringing in the new year (I'll be celebrating New Year's Eve at home), use these quotes from celebrities, authors, and characters to get you in the "new year, new me" spirit.

Whether you're in need of inspiration for your New Year's resolutions or simply looking for a pick-me-up as we head into 2021, these New Year's quotes about overcoming challenges and embracing new beginnings are sure to lift your spirits.

"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."

— Alan Cohen

“We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.”

— Beyoncé

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

— Tony Robbins

“For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.”

— T.S. Eliot

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”

— Buddha

"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

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.”

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.”

— Nido Qubein

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.”

— Hillary DePiano

"The best is yet to come."

— Frank Sinatra

“Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.”

— Avina Celeste

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

— George Eliot


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