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10 Quotations about Resolutions by Jessica Barrah

It’s seven days into the New Year, so by now you should all be into your new routine, whatever that may be. Writing 1000 words before you get out of bed, going vegan, hitting the gym…or have you given up already? Here are some quotations about resolutions – either to inspire you, or put you off completely.









1. “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




2. “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”
― G.K. Chesterton, A Chesterton Calendar


3. “A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.”
― Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd


4. “Good resolutions are like babies crying in church. They should be carried out immediately.”
― Charles M. Sheldon



5. “For a change, don’t add new things in your life as a new year’s resolution. Instead, do more of what’s already working for you and stop doing things that are time-waste.”
― Salil Jha


6. “I will do it tomorrow. How often we all do so and what a pity it is that when morning comes and tomorrow is today we so frequently wake up feeling quite differently. Careless or impatient and not a bit inclined to do the fine things we planned to do overnight.”
― Susan Coolidge, What Katy Did


7. “Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night’s panties in the laundry basket. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobic’s, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts. And especially will not fantasize about a particular person who embodies all these things”
― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary


8. Life goes by so very fast, my dears, and taking the time to reflect, even once a year, slows things down. We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live that it’s important we take at least this one collective sigh and stop, take stock, and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee
-Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve



9.“It is a new day, new month, new year, but it isn’t a new you. You are the same person dealing with the same problems that you cannot dispatch by tearing off the calendar page. Solutions come incrementally, however much the sliding into magical thinking seems permissible when grass lies under a foot of snow.”
― Thomm Quackenbush, A Creature Was Stirring


10. “But to tell the truth (to tell the truth!) I have never been particularly resolute, I mean given to resolutions, but rather inclined to plunge headlong into the shit, without knowing who was shitting against whom or on which side I had the better chance of skulking with success.”
― Samuel Beckett



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Jessica Barrah
Published on
06/01/2019
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Quotations, New year, Writers, Authors, Writing, and Resolutions