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January 1st Quotes


"Rewrite formula: 2nd Draft = 1st Draft - 10%." - Stephen King

"September is the other January." - Gretchen Rubin

"Young India, (12 January 1928)." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The answer is hard work. What are you doing on Christmas Eve? Are you riding your bike? January 1st - are you riding your bike?" - Lance Armstrong

"Under current law, on January 1st, 2013, there is going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases." - Ben Bernanke

"We get to see it! January 1st, 2000! We get to see... all those fundamentalist preachers having to do their backpedaling when the Armageddon doesn't occur." - David Cross

"January is the month for dreaming." - Jean Hersey

"Graham, Paul. 'Schlep Blindness,' January 2012." - Hooked

"Our pleasures in literature do not, I think, decline with age; last 1st of January was my eighty-second birthday, and I think that I had as much enjoyment from books as I ever had in my life." - Maria Edgeworth

"In Chicago 3,000 people have been shot since January 1st. We're not going to let that happen. Our inner cities are almost at an all-time low, run by the Democrats for sometimes more than a hundred years, chain unbroken." - Donald Trump

"In Chicago, they've had thousands of shootings, thousands since January 1st [2016]. Is this a war-torn country? What are we doing? And we have to stop the violence." - Donald Trump

"There is this expectation that as January 1st dawns, we're going to do it differently. Moreover, there's this kind of pressure, that even if I've been trying to be different for a while, January 1st, from here on in - I have to be different. There's a cultural expectation, there's a personal expectation. I think it's worth just taking pause for a minute and talking about that." - Rod Stryker

"They should move 1st base back a foot to avoid all those close plays" - John Lowenstein

"I wrote my 1st song at age 11. I haven't stopped since!" - Tina Parol

"Said Marx, Don't be snobbish, we seek to abolish The 3rd class, not the 1st." - Christopher Logue

"The truth lies in between the 1st and the 40th drink" - Tori Amos

"You know what I'm doing starting 1st November? Jesus Christ Superstar." - Sebastian Bach

"The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend." - Byron White

"It's June in January because I'm in love." - Leo Robin

"No one ever regarded the first of January with indifference." - Charles Lamb

"January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow." - Sara Coleridge

"How to make our ideas clear, Popular Science, January 1878" - Charles Sanders Peirce

"George Bush is not my neighbor. -January 10, 2004" - Howard Dean

"I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February." - Gary Cole

"Feeling a little blue in January is normal." - Marilu Henner

"You can't party all the time - especially in January!" - Neon Hitch

"We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential." - Ellen Goodman

"You look at the inner cities and you see bad education, no jobs, no safety. You walk to the grocery store with your child and you get shot. You walk outside to look and see what's happening, and you get shot. In Chicago 3,000 people have been shot since January 1st. I am not going to let that happen." - Donald Trump

"The 1st question the effective decision-maker asks is: 'Is this a generic situation or an exception?'" - Peter Drucker

"You're a black belt in the 1st round but sometimes you're a purple belt in the 5th." - Gilbert Melendez

"It is the 1st mild day of March. Each minute sweeter than before... there is a blessing in the air." - William Wordsworth

"Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness." - Karen Joy Fowler

"The cosmic calendar compresses the local history of the universe into a single year. If the universe began on January 1st it was not until May that the Milky Way formed. Other planetary systems may have appeared in June, July and August, but our Sun and Earth not until mid-September. Life arose soon after. We humans appear on the cosmic calendar so recently that our recorded history occupies only the last few seconds of the last minute of December 31st" - Carl Sagan

"It is deep January. The sky is hard. The stalks are firmly rooted in ice." - Wallace Stevens

"Pale January lay In its cradle day by day Dead or living, hard to say." - Alfred Austin

"Look lak she been livin' through uh hundred years in January without one day of spring." - Zora Neale Hurston

"(Leonato:) You will never run mad, niece. (Beatrice:) No, not till a hot January." - William Shakespeare

"You'ld be so lean that blasts of January Would blow you through and through." - William Shakespeare

"Pale January lay In its cradle day by day Dead or living, hard to say." - Alfred Austin

"The thousands small birds of January in their smooth soaring cloud finding the trees." - Naomi Shihab Nye

"My dad liked how January went with Jones. My sisters' names are Jina and Jacey Jones" - January Jones

"Blessing will happen to you and your family throughout the year because you faster in January." - Jentezen Franklin

"I write one poem a year, usually in January or February." - Emily Susan Rapp

"Plant carrots in January and you'll never have to eat carrots." - Anonymous

"Russia has two generals in whom she can confide - Generals Janvier [January] and Fevrier [February]." - Nicholas I

"Your hair is winter fire January embers My heart burns there, too." - Stephen King

"No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February." - Suze Orman

"In January 1776, Thomas Paine issued 'Common Sense,' advocating independence from Great Britain." - Mike Crapo

"My dad liked how January went with Jones. My sisters' names are Jina and Jacey Jones." - January Jones

"January is expected to do well due to the strong sales of gift cards and promotions." - David Keating

"For it ne sits not unto fresh May Forto be coupled to cold January." - John Lydgate

"In January '77 I went out to LA and have been here 26 years." - Ted Shackelford

"There's something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden." - Bill Skarsgard

"Poverty existed before January 20, 2008, OK? Before President Obama took office." - Hill Harper

"The 1st day, I stood in the kitchen leaning against the counter watching Annie feed the cats, and I knew I wanted to do that forever." - Nancy Garden

"My childhood was spent in my local library in a San Diego suburb. It's where I became a writer - by 1st becoming a reader!" - Tess Gerritsen

"Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press" - Hugo Black

"I'm playing somebody who is a recovering drug addict who got out of prison. It takes place in 2 weeks-the 1st 2 weeks I'm out of prison." - Maggie Gyllenhaal

"There are three great truths, 1st, That there is a God; 2nd, That He has spoken to us in the Bible; 3rd, That He means what He says." - Hudson Taylor

"One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment." - William O Douglas

"Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press." - Hugo Black

"I think then, 1st, that the only safety of the South from abolition universal is to be found in an early dissolution of the Union." - Henry L. Benning

"The church is not going to survive if they are going to tell people that they have to twist their minds into 1st century pretzels." - John Shelby Spong

"I do not like January very much. It is too stationary. Not enough happens. I like the evidences of life, and in January there are too few of them." - Vita Sackville-West

"On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer, so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years, and I've loved every minute of it." - Johnnie Cochran

"Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page" - Henry Ward Beecher

"January is my favorite month, when the light is plainest, least colored. And I like the feeling of beginnings." - Anne Truitt

"If I had my way, I'd remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead." - Roald Dahl

"January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead." - Colette

"In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944." - Gyorgy Legeti

"January is here, with eyes that keenly glow, A frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow." - Edgar Fawcett

"Two incidents, widely different in character yet bound together by results, marked the night of January the twenty-third." - Anonymous

"It was a Monday in Washington, January 21; Jefferson Davis rose from his seat in the Senate." - Shelby Foote

"Through the chill of December the early winter moans... but it's that January wind that rattles old bones." - John Facenda

"[Vladimir] Lenin died in January, 1924; three months later [Joseph] Stalin expounded in writing Lenin's conception of the proletarian revolution." - Leon Trotsky

"We've got to look toward two years from now [January 2017] to at least provide some balance in congress." - Al Sharpton

"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for, but I admire their discipline and their organization. -January 30, 2005" - Howard Dean

"No other woman had that air of spring in January, that ever-bubbling fount of love and hope." - Rosalind Miles

"It's June in January Because I'm in love It always is spring in my heart with you in my arms." - Leo Robin

"The first time we all played as a band, I think it was in January 1998, in Jonny's bedroom." - Will Champion

"January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"The first time I came to California was in January 2013, when I auditioned for 'Vampire Academy.'" - Lucy Fry

"In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944." - Gyorgy Ligeti

"January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out." - Michael Caine

"January. It was all things. And it was one thing, like a solid door. Its cold sealed the city in a gray capsule. January was moments, and January was a year. January rained the moments down, and froze them in her memory: [...]Every human action seemed to yield a magic. January was a two-faced month, jangling like jester's bells, crackling like snow crust, pure as any beginning, grim as an old man, mysteriously familiar yet unknown, like a word one can almost but not quite define." - Patricia Highsmith

"Your Soviet players are cheating, losing the games on purpose to my rival, Botvinnik, in order to increase his points on the score. - (to Stalin in Moscow 1936 where he finished in 1st place, 1 point ahead of Botvinnik)" - Jose Raul Capablanca

"The new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is now Pope Francis the 1st. Francis was not his first choice for a name. But the Vatican wisely talked him out of Pope Boo Boo." - Craig Ferguson

"Some of the big philosophical problems have been solved by science, at least to a 1st approximation. Examples: the problems of matter, and mind. Only philosophical reactionaries, like Noam Chomsky, claim that they are and will remain mysteries." - Mario Bunge

"The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart." - Dan Gable

"And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began." - Edward Everett

"There is a penalty for trying to knock down a cockpit door, but it's the people who try to go from coach to 1st class they really beat up." - Jay Leno

"You know, I'm the 1st black solo MC from Detroit. I didn't do the 50 Cent sales but hey... I got a long career, I'm still young and I'm trying to bring really good music." - Obie Trice

"When I turned 18, my mom, my nana and I all went and had tattoos of our favorite Bible verses put on the inside of our wrists. Mine is 1st Timothy, 4:12." - Jordin Sparks

"When I leave the office on January 20th, I will leave even more idealistic than I was the day I took the oath of office." - William J Clinton

"Everybody always resolves to start exercising, but they never do. You know why ? Because it's January. Who wants to go jogging in the freezing cold ?" - Ellen Degeneres

"Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he and I had communicated properly in January 1958, this whole history would have been entirely different." - Gordon Gould

"I think that standing onstage on January 19th, and my father had just defied all expectations and won Iowa, was by far the most surreal moment." - Vanessa Kerry

"My Department has already recognised this and has been working specifically on the technical support issue since January and will offer advice to schools during the Autumn term." - Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley

"On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York." - Edith Wharton

"The December - January period is the strongest time of the year. It is an easy time to shift states of mind." - Frederick Lenz

"December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February." - Mark Twain

"There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues." - Hal Borland

"I was born on the same day as Edgar Allan Poe and Dolly Parton: January 19. I am absolutely certain that this affects my writing in some way." - Eden Robinson

"The idea of negotiating with the President of the United States runs contrary to everything that the Republicans have done since January 20, 2009." - Keith Olbermann

"In March 2011 I'm trying to decide on a sermon series that I will preach in January 2012. So, I'm about six months out." - Max Lucado

"The first thing [Donald Trump] does on January 20th is take an oath to defend and adhere to the Constitution of the United States." - Chuck Todd

"I miss All Stars, by the way. I was just telling people: how am I going to get by until January?" - Jason Wu

"One afternoon in early January, the weather showed a lack of character. There was no frost nor wind: the trees in the garden did not stir." - Brian Aldiss

"16 January 1916 Source: Geraldine Taylor. Behind the Ranges: The Life-changing Story of J.O. Fraser. Singapore: OMF International (IHQ) Ltd., 1998, 151." - James O. Fraser

"...if you increase living standards you make labor more productive. This is why Asia today is becoming more productive than the United States. - January 1, 2011" - Michael Hudson

"It is more important what the jobs report shows in December and January - that will affect how many rate hikes we'll have this spring." - David Malpass

"Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent." - Dave Barry

"The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium." - Arthur C Clarke

"Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he and I had communicated properly in January 1958, this whole history would have been entirely different ." - Gordon Gould

"Widely distributed reports have noted in January 1968, Obama was registered as a Muslim at Jakarta's Roman Catholic Franciscus Assisi Primary School under the name Barry Soetoro." - Aaron Klein

"If you go to Minnesota in January, you should know that it's gonna be cold. You don't panic when the thermometer falls below zero." - Peter Lynch

"The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971, everyone was now an environmentalist. They had seen a new force, college students, who favored the environment." - Pete Mccloskey

"Nobody wants to see teams out of contention showcased in December and January. I'm sure this is something that will be discussed again this off-season." - Al Michaels

"Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January." - Hal Borland

"Both VisiCalc and MultiPlan were available when the IBM PC shipped in October 1981. 1-2-3 didn't hit the market until January 1983." - Mitch Kapor

"January has only one thing to be said for it: it is followed by February. Nothing so well becomes its passing." - Katharine Tynan

"Open government is, within limits, an ideal that we all share. U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed it when he took office in January 2009." - Peter Singer

"From the moment he took office in January of 1961, Kennedy had been eager to settle the Cuban problem without overt military action by the United States." - Robert Dallek

"The month of January, we were number one. Now, this is something we're proud of, because we recognize we're up against a formidable operation there at CNN." - Brit Hume

"When I left the Senate in January 2013, I decided to take a full year away from all media interviews, editorial articles, and direct political activities." - Jim Webb

"My Department has already recognised this and has been working specifically on the technical support issue since January and will offer advice to schools during the Autumn term." - Estelle Morris

"Last year was the fourth or fifth attempt to get fall launched till 'American Idol' comes in January. To be honest, the reality programming we had on last year was considered filler until we could get to the good stuff. It was meant to hopefully get us to January andor to November. To get past baseball. But (it) didn't work very well." - Mike Darnell

"The faster we grew, the more stores we had open, the more money we made. Employees move quickly up the ranks of a company that's growing fast. Shareholders made a lot of money. If you invested $25,000 from January 1987 to January 1994, you'd have more than a million dollars. I get a lot of personal satisfaction from that." - Wayne Huizenga

"An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million" - Gary Miller

"An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million." - Gary Miller

"Why don't you be together with me? If you can't say it out now, then you just answer by selecting... 1st, if you say YES, we will get married right away 2nd, if you say NO, I will use every possible way to make you say YES and get married right away 3rd, if you say you need time to consider, I will give you one day to think over it and then get married So you just choose, is it YES or NO? No, it's either 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Marry or not marry?" - Park Shin-yang

"Parenting @ a higher level of consciousness:1st love self so deeply that when ur child misbehaves U do not have 2 react @LoveNever_Fails When you give a little of yourself to a child, you give a little of yourself to their future!" - Kevin Heath

"After the week at the Fillmore we flew down to L.A. to hang out and pick up whatever gigs we could. We did a gig in Santa Barbara on July 1st and then the next night we opened for Sam & Dave at the Whisky..." - Mitch Mitchell

"If I have to made a Daredevil movie, I will take a completely different direction. My vision of the character is much more a drama. There will be a 1st part in the child hood of Matt Murdock and the universe of Hell kitchen. Something in the universe of the first Rocky Balboa." - Xavier Gens

"According to Bastardi, human-induced climate change "contradicts what we call the 1st law of thermodynamics. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. So to look for input of energy into the atmosphere, you have to come from a foreign source." - Joe Bastardi

"You can write a 1st paragraph that continues the same thought you expressed in your headline. If you stop a reader with a headline about house paint, you can be sure of at least one thing about that reader: He wants more info about house paint. You will not lose him as long as you continue to give him what he wants." - John Caples

"George H. W. Bush - King George the 1st - Beyond the Valley of the Gift Police" - Jello Biafra

"Jim Rosato was recently married, to a Greek nurse. Rosato was half Irish and half Italian, and there was a pool on at the 1st as to which of the two would arrive at work wearing the other's skin as a hat within the year." - Warren Ellis

"I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me." - Alan Kay

"No good government can ever want more than two things for its support: 1st, Its own excellence; and, 2dly, a people sufficiently instructed, to be aware of that excellence. Every other pretended support, must ultimately tend to its subversion, by lessening its dependence upon these." - James Mill

"By May, 1st, 1937, there should not be one single church left within the borders of Soviet Russia, and the idea of God will have been banished from the Soviet Union as a remnant of the Middle Ages, which has been used for the purpose of oppressing the working classes." - Joseph Stalin

"On the night of the 1st of September we observed for the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood. Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry, and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses." - William Bligh

"The 1st secret to success is to simply master your ability to get started, to take the first step. If you want to get physically fit, simply pack a gym bag everyday and get in the car. Once you do, where else are you going to go?" - Hal Elrod

"There is force and vitality in a first sketch from life which the after-work rarely has... In your sketches keep the first vivid impression! Add no details that shall weaken it! Look first for the big things! 1st. Proportions! 2nd. Values - or masses of light and shade. 3rd. Details that will not spoil the beginnings!" - William Morris Hunt

"I'm the 1st black platinum artist in Detroit, solo artist in Detroit." - Obie Trice

"No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam." - Charles Lamb

"The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist." - Harry Reid

"I have never been disappointed when I asked in a humble and sincere way for God's help. I pray often. I think I pray more often since January 12th." - Jimmy Carter

"There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001 schools census showed that teacher numbers were at their highest level than at any time since 1984 - and 11,000 higher than 1997." - Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley

"Frost in January minus 20 for a week. Dead birds frozen on the branch-they fall with the first thaw like ripe fruit-death-ripened. We shall all end like them-just a stain in the snow." - Lawrence Durrell



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