It is not true that life is one damn thing after another- it is one damn
thing over and over.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
KGB Report welcomes you to the Eve of 2015: May this arbitrary, transient point in your solipsistic sense of the space-time continuum delineate the initiation of a series of random events which trend in a manner which you perceive to be favorable.
After two years without missing a single daily post, I'm taking tomorrow off, immediately eliminating the pressure of attempting to attain illusory perfection in 2015. If there's something you can skip tomorrow, I heartily recommend it.
As long as it doesn't involve personal hygiene.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more
important than any other one thing.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist
stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every
new year find you a better man.
Before celebrating too much, you should be certain the statute of
limitations expires on January 1 and not the date of the original
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
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.
Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's
words await another voice.
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they
have no account.
He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.
I am resolved to grow fat, and look young till forty.
I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a
good deal about their acts.
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.
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.
Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions,
and I've stuck with it ever since.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
.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 usual.
New Year's Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march
of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man
has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of
darkness on other nights.
-Hamilton Wright Mabie
New Year's Eve is like the death of a pet- you know it's going to
happen, but somehow you're never really prepared for how truly awful it
New Year's Eve we got five dollars for the evening- but that was from
eight to unconscious.
New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course,
those tests come back positive.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does
not encourage them to take up more of my time.
New Years Eve: when the beautiful promise of tomorrow is transformed
into the ugly reality of today, and the disgusting miasma of now becomes
the rosy nostalgic netherworlds of yesterday.
Resolutions, like the good, die young.
-Fulton J. Sheen
Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you
cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single
sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at
the end of the year.
Resolve, then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and
tinny blasts on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may
he be ours, he may be us.(From the comic strip Pogo)
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the
world ugly and bad.
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm
to announce the beginning of a new year. It is only we mortals who ring
bells and fire off pistols.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all
the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and
swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community.
Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds
and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your
joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle
age is when you're forced to.