This past year the world witnessed its first Oscar selfie, the 22nd Olympic Winter Games and the birth of the new word: bae. Whether your 2014 was full of highs or lows, now is the time to share good wishes for the new year and commit to some resolutions you plan to keep.

Before you watch the ball drop and snag someone to kiss when the clock strikes midnight, below are 15 quotes to share with family and friends on New Year’s.


“I would say happy new year but it's not happy; it's exactly the same as last year except colder. ” ― Robert Clark

“My new year’s resolution for 2010? I will be less laz…” — Jim Gaffigan

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

“It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.” ― William Thomas

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” – Bill Vaughn


“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Tom Peters

“All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives.” ― Steven Spielberg

“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

“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

On Resolutions

“For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

“Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” ― Göran Persson

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.” ― John Burroughs