It’s the beginning of the year, a time when we remember the year that’s past, make resolutions, and plan for the year ahead. At WNBA-SF Chapter, we celebrate the world of words, the community of the book. We wish you the inspiration and joy that literature and creativity can bring!
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Writers have said a lot about the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Here are a few quotes to begin 2013:
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” - T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”
“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
“We spend January 1 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