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We mingle our smiles and our tears.
~Luella Clark (1832–1915), "The Old and the New," in Golden Hours: A Magazine for Boys and Girls, January 1875
So, hope-lit New Year, with thy joys uncertain,
Whose unsolved mystery none may foretell,
I calmly trust my God to lift thy curtain:
Safe in his love, for me 'twill all be well.
~Julia B. Cady (d.1869), "New-Year Thoughts," in Sabbath at Home, January 1870
You can press the old year betwixt the pages of a book, but alas! the new chapter always gets written. ~Terri Guillemets, "Pressed for time," 2005
In those days the sound of those midnight chimes, though it seemed to raise hilarity in all around me, never failed to bring a train of pensive imagery into my fancy. Yet I then scarce conceived what it meant, or thought of it as a reckoning that concerned me. Not childhood alone, but the young man till thirty, never feels practically that he is mortal. He knows it indeed, and, if need were, he could preach a homily on the fragility of life; but he brings it not home to himself, any more than in a hot June we can appropriate to our imagination the freezing days of December. But now—shall I confess a truth?—I feel these audits but too powerfully. I begin to count the probabilities of my duration; and to grudge at the expenditure of moments and shortest periods, like miser's farthings. In proportion as the years both lessen and shorten, I set more count upon their periods; and would fain lay my ineffectual finger upon the spoke of the great wheel.... I care not to be carried with the tide, that smoothly bears human life to eternity; and reluct at the inevitable course of destiny. I am in love with this green earth; the face of town and country; the unspeakable rural solitudes, and the sweet security of streets. I would set up my tabernacle here. I am content to stand still at the age to which I am arrived; I, and my friends. To be no younger, no richer, no handsomer. I do not want to be weaned by age; or drop, like mellow fruit, as they say, into the grave.— Any alteration, on this earth of mine, in diet, or in lodging, puzzles and discomposes me. My household gods plant a terrible fixed foot, and are not rooted up without blood.
New Year Wishes 2017Sun, and sky, and breeze, and solitary walks, and summer holydays, and the greenness of fields, and the delicious juices of meats and fishes, and society, and the chearful glass, and candle-light, and fireside conversations, and innocent vanities, and jests, and irony itself—do these things go out with life?
Can a ghost laugh; or shake his gaunt sides, when you are pleasant with him?...
In winter this intolerable disinclination to dying—to give it its mildest name—does more especially haunt and beset me....
Whatsoever thwarts, or puts me out of my way, brings death into my mind.... I have heard some profess an in difference to life. Such hail the end of their existence as a port of refuge; and speak of the grave as of some soft arms, in which they may slumber as on a pillow....
Those antidotes, prescribed against the fear of thee, are altogether frigid and insulting, like thyself.... In the meantime I am alive.... I survive, a jolly candidate for 1821. Another cup of wine—and... that turn-coat bell... just now mournfully chanted the obsequies of 1820 departed, [and] with changed notes lustily rings in a successor...
I thought hard about what to write in this card. After many hours of thinking, I went on the internet for inspiration and found what I was looking for: Happy New Years 2017!
The fireworks and the famous countdown to midnight. The things that make every New Years eve all that special. Happy New Years 2017!
“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. ” ― Anaïs Nin
Are you ready for the most famous countdown of the whole world? New Year is coming! And 10, 9, 8… 3, 2, 1... HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!!!
A brand New Year is about to begin. Hope you are ready for more great experiences and adventures! Happy New years !!
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, 1850
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.
New Year Greeting Messages 2017I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping - rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year's and Easter and Christmas - But, goodness, why need they do it?
~John Dos Passos, 1917
New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
~Jean Paul Richter
Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.
~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary
New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
~John Greenleaf Whittier
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.