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.
* Brooks Atkinson
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
Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer,
With never a thought of sorrow;
The old goes out, but the glad young year
Comes merrily in tomorrow.
* Emily Miller
Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
* Sir Walter Scott
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.
* Lord Tennyson