other's thoughts about new years
- Mark Twain
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.
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for
it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
P. J. O'Rourke
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.
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight
people. So overweight people are now average which means, you have
met your New Year's resolution.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this
does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and
repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces
humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A
pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
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
Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on
anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year
and leave it at that.
Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!
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.