27+ Best January Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational january quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous January Quotes

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

I’ll never understand why everybody puts so much emphasis on January first. There are three hundred and sixty-four other days in the year that you can make a change. – Elizabeth Eulberg

No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February. – Suze Orman

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter waiting to be written. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

I like starting projects in January. That’s the best time to start something. It’s so inward. – Carolyn Chute

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

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

January looks forward to the new year and back to the old year. He sees past and future. – M.L. Stedman

January is the calendar’s ingrown hair. – Stewart Stafford

The first day of January always presents to my mind a train of very solemn and important reflections and a question more easily asked than answered frequently occurs viz: How have I improved the past year and with [what] good intentions do I view the dawn of its successor? – Charlotte Brontë

I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day would be January 1. – Jerry Spinelli

On the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past. – Henry Ward Beecher

I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. – Helen Fielding

January is always a good month for behavioral economics: Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken. – Sendhil Mullainathan

New Year’s resolutions have always been something to beat myself up with by the second week of January. It seems perverse to set yourself up for failure right at the start of the year. – Romesh Ranganathan

Call it ‘the New Year’s resolution effect’— it’s why gyms that were crowded in January are only half full in July and why so many slightly used guitars are available on Craigslist. – Anders Ericsson

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

January? The month is dumb. It is fraudulent. It does not cleanse itself. – Anne Sexton

If I had my way, I would remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead. – Roald Dahl

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

Feeling a little blue in January is normal. —Marilu Henner

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June. – Jean Paul

Let January open with joy in the Lord, and December close with gladness in Jesus. – Charles H. Spurgeon

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

Leaving any bookstore is hard . . . especially on a day in January, when the wind is blowing, the ice is treacherous, and the books inside seem to gather together in colorful warmth. – Jane Smiley

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

January is the coolest month of the year for most of the Caribbean. . . daytime highs are typically comfortably hot, while the nights remain warm. – Liz Osborn