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December 28, 2023

15 Inspirational Quotes to Kickstart 2024

Inspirational Quotes to Kickstart 2024

Whether you are a resolution maker or not, no one can deny the excitement of a new year and all the possibilities that come with it. It offers us a chance to turn the page on the previous year and start anew with a blank slate. As we leave 2023 behind and step into 2024 with a commitment to make this year better than the last, may we use the following quotes about new beginnings to guide us along the way.

1. “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been.”

—Rainer Maria Rilke

2. “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

— Neil Gaiman

3. “New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.”

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

4. “Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present.”

— Hillary DePiano

5. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

— Thomas Jefferson

6. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

— C.S. Lewis

7. “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

Inspirational Quotes to Kickstart 2024

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8. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.”

— Francis Bacon Sr.

9. “I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.”

— Nick Frederickson

10. “Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.”

— Michael Jacobson

11. “Celebrate what you want to see more of.”

— Tom Peters

12. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”

— Robin Sharma

13. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

— Carl Bard

14. “And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”

— Meister Eckhart

15. “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”

— Dale Turner


Looking for more quotes to inspire your 2024? Explore our collection in Bella Grace magazine.

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. Marlene

    December 30, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    A new year is even better than a birthday on the calendar. It stretches our imagination and feels limitless.

  2. Stephanie

    January 2, 2024 at 10:19 am

    Encouraging and good fuel for thought. Cheers

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