The New Year is here, curlfriends! What better way to help kick-start the positive days ahead than by reading a few lovely quotes from literature? We love positive, inspirational messages; they bring happiness when we need it and help re-frame our outlook when we need that, too. Life is beautiful and you are work of art. Here’s to making this New Year great!
1 Fear Doesn’t Shut You down
This quote from Divergent by Veronica Roth tells us that sometimes fear is good; it gets our attention and reminds us that we are alive. Life is full of positive possibilities. Learn from your fears; be bold. Wake up and experience something new.
2 Never Give up Longing
I love this quote from The Mill on Floss by George Eliot. It implores us to never give up, to set goals and work hard for the future you want. Hunger for it. Make it happen. You deserve it!
3 Life Doesn’t Stop
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a fantastically quirky coming-of-age novel by Stephen Chbosky that is chock-full of relevant life quotes for the New Year. This one reminds us that life is change and we must be present in each moment. People and things come and go, but life continues. Focus on the things you want; create a positive future for yourself. Life waits!
4 Can’t Go Back
Lewis Carroll’s famous story reminds us that tomorrow is a new day; a chance for new beginnings. You are an ever-evolving flower, one day older and a little bit wiser than the day before. Embrace it!
5 Tomorrow is Fresh
Don’t you just love this quote from Anne of Green Gables? Whenever I read it I am reminded that tomorrow is another chance to make new memories. Tomorrow is a clean slate so make it count!
When you feel a little overwhelmed this quote from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein can help you refocus. So get out there and get to it. Live. Make a difference.
7 Go to It Laughing
We cannot always know the future but we can choose the way we approach it. Start each day with positive energy. You will be amazed at how it will impact the rest of your day.
8 Everything around Us Becomes Better
The story of The Alchemist from Paulo Coelho encourages us to strive to become better. Spread positive vibes will improve the space around you. Share the joy! Improve your space, day by day, for a fantastic new year.
9 I Am. I Am. I Am
How inspirational and compelling is this lovely quote from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
10 I Am as Radiant as the Sun
You are radiant; you are a gem! Live it, express it every day. Beauty on the inside radiates more than words can describe but these words from The Hunger Games come close.
11 It’s Going to Be Worth It
If I Stay is a beautiful and emotional novel from Gayle Foreman. This quote reminds about the benefits of hard work and difficult decisions.
These are just a few quotes from some famous works we love. Hopefully, you found a line or two inspirational for your new year ahead. Cheers to you! What have you planned for the year ahead? We would love to hear about it. Inspiration comes from all sorts of places, especially each other!