Funny Quotes to Say Happy New Year

Start off With Some Humor

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Ring in the New Year on a cheerful note. Say, "Happy New Year" with funny quotes. With a sprinkling of wit and loads of imagination, these New Year quotes can be the proverbial icing on the cake. The last day of December is bittersweet. It heralds the time to bid goodbye to the old year and prepare for a new beginning. The first of January is not just another date on the calendar. It is a chance to make amends and start fresh.

Quotes to Ring in the New Year

Jim Gaffigan

"My New Year's resolution for 2010? I will be less lazy."


"Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits."

Eric Zorn

" 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."

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?'"

Jay Leno

"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution."

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."

Rainer Maria Rilke

"And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been."

Aleister Crowley, "Moonchild"

"May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue so that I triumph even when I fall!"

Robert Clark

"I would say Happy New Year but it's not happy; it's exactly the same as last year except colder."

Ring in the Celebrations With New Year Resolutions

Making New Year resolutions is a time-honored tradition in many families. In the course of making and breaking resolutions, do not forget to have fun. This is the holiday week, a time when even the worst boss will cut you some slack. Have you been invited to a New Year party? Have you thought about what you will wear for the occasion? And who will accompany you?

Live it up this New Year's Eve. Appreciate the wisdom in this quotation by Benjamin Franklin, "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." Read more New Year quotations to encourage you to celebrate.

Spend Time With Family

Not a party animal? That is no excuse to stay hidden indoors. Arrange a cozy get-together for your family. What better way to ring in the New Year than in the company of your favorite people? Rewind to the words of the great Thomas Jefferson: "The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family." This evergreen quote highlights the importance of family.

Remember Last Year's Lessons

When the New Year comes calling, look forward to the opportunities it brings. However, do not forget the hard knocks that life dealt you over the last one year. Those experiences have only made you stronger. While you are at it, dwell on the joys of the past year. As we stand on the line that separates the old from the new, we can only guess what the New Year might bring. Amid the joy we feel at bidding goodbye to the old year, there is usually a pang of regret too. As Charles Lamb once wrote, "Of all sound of all bells, the most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year."

Appreciate and Use Humor

New Year's Day is dedicated to joy, optimism, and laughter. Humor is always welcome. Put a little New Year's joke on your New Year's greeting card. A little line like musician Joe King's "New year, same goal" usually brings on the chuckles. If you want something longer, and a little more irreverent, turn to the ever-funny Jay Leno. One popular line by the American comedian goes, "New Year's Eve, where an auld acquaintance is forgotten! Unless, of course, those tests come back positive."

Welcome a Brand New Year

If the past year has been unkind to you, hope that the New Year is different. Read a few more inspirational New Year quotes. They could give you the strength to think positive once again. Believe in that statement as you prepare to welcome a brand new year. Rather than sulk in the sidelines, think about that utterly joyful quotation by former baseball player Barbara Hoffman, "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!" Put that smile on your face and wish everybody a Happy New Year!