Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year 2011 to 2012





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. ~ AnaΓ―s Nin #quote

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time. ~ Jean Paul Richter #quote





Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. ~ Thomas Mann #quote







He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
He who makes one is a fool.
~ F.M. Knowles #quote





 







I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's. ~ Henry Moore #quote



It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets. ~ William Thomas #quote

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions. ~ Joey Adams #quote





I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. ~ Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary #quote



Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since. ~ Dave Beard #quote











One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~ John Burroughs #quote



And ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,
And been bow'd to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.
~Thomas Hood #quote




People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~ Author Unknown #quote

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits. ~ Andre Gide #quote








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. ~ Mark Twain #quote






Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850 #quote #poetry




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 #quote






Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~ Hal Borland #quote

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey #quote





A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~ Author Unknown #quote

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~ Bill Vaughan #quote







Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~ Author Unknown #quote

















We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce #quote











All the above pictures 
taken around Cuenca during the last few weeks 
leading up to Christmas & the New Year.