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100 Hello January Quotes to Inspire Your New Start to a New Year

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Our Favorite January Quotes

Here are our favorite January quotes.

“January is the month for dreaming.” – Jean Hersey.

“January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.”- Sara Coleridge

Frosty bushes with January Quotes by Sara Coleridge

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”- Plato                                                                                        

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

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

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

“January is here, with eyes that keenly glow, A frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow.” – Edgar Fawcett

Snowflakes with January quotes by Fawcett

“Like January weather, The years will bite and smart, And pull your bones together To wrap your chattering heart.”- Dorothy Parker

“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

“I love the Mediterranean for the fact that winter is over in a minute, and the almond blossom arrives in January.” – Jade Jagger

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley

Fuzzy sparkles with short new year's quotes for Instagram by Brad Paisley

“January is my favorite month, when the light is plainest, least colored. And I like the feeling of beginnings.” – Anne Truitt

“I blink January’s lashes and gush down December’s cheeks” ― Sanober Khan                  

 If you like quotes about different months, check out our lists of February Quotes, March Quotes, April Quotes, May Quotes, June Quotes, July Quotes, August Quotes, September Quotes, October Quotes, November Quotes and December Quotes.                                                                                                     

“Feeling a little blue in January is normal.”- Marilu Henner

“‘Dear world, I am excited to be alive in you, and I am thankful for another year.’”- Charlotte Eriksson


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

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

Foggy frozen lake with cute quotes on January by Roald Dahl

“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

“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

“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

“Bare branches of each tree on this chilly January morn look so cold so forlorn. Gray skies dip ever so low left from yesterday’s dusting of snow. Yet in the heart of each tree waiting for each who wait to see new life as warm sun and breeze will blow, like magic, unlock springs sap to flow, buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow.” – Nelda Hartmann

“No one ever regarded the first of January with indifference.” – Charles Lamb

Snowy mountain reflected in lake with quotes for January 1 by Charles Lamb

“Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page.”- Henry Ward

“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

“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

“Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first day of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“January, month of empty pockets! … let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.” –  Colette

“I killed my ex lovers and buried to my memories’ grave. It is January and I am tired of being brave.” – Arzum Uzun

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

“January 26th. The day when nothing remarkable happens to anyone else.” – Ashley Newell

“There’s something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden.” – Bill Skarsgard.

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

“It’s January and I’m kicking snow off the ground.” – Charlotte Eriksson

Snowbank with quotes about January by Charlotte Ericksson

“One of my current pet theories is that the winter is a kind of evangelist, more subtle than Billy Graham, of course, but of the same stuff.” –  Shirley Ann Grau

“In January a man crawls into a cave of hopelessness; he hallucinates sympathies catching fire. Letters are glaciers, null frigates, trapping us where we are in the moment, unable to carry us on toward truth.” – Carlene Bauer

“There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues.” – Hal Borland

“Welcome January: If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

“Married when the year is new, He’ll be loving, kind and true . . . Married in January’s roar and rime, Widowed you’ll be before your prime.”- New Zealand Proverb

“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

“Little January Tapped at my door today. And said, “Put on your winter wraps, And come outdoors to play. Little January Is always full of fun; Until the set of sun. Little January Will stay a month with me And we will have such jolly times – Just come along and see.”- Winifred C. Marshall

“January is the quietest month in the garden. … But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening.” – Rosalie Muller Wright

Inspirational January Quotes

These January inspirational quotes will help you start the new year off right! If you like inspirational quotes check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.”- Josiyah Martin

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


Snowy field at sunrise with inspirational January quotes by Sarah Ban Brethnach

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

“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt                                                                                                   

“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, The first month of the year, A perfect time to start all over again, Changing energies and deserting old moods, New beginnings, new attitudes.”- Charmaine J. Forde 


Sparkles with short inspirational new year quotes by Charmaine J. Forde

“If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers… February is for doers.” – Marc Parent

“Somewhere along the way, I realized that the new year doesn’t begin for me in January.” – Betsy Cañas Garmon

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift

Snowy trees with motivational January quotes by Taylor Swift

“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

“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

“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

“Treat every day like it’s a new year because it is.” – Temitope Ibrahim

Welcome January Quotes

Check out these welcome January quotes to help usher in the beginning of the new year!

Welcome January!

Welcoming the month of January

Thankful to be welcoming the month of January

Welcome January! Nice to see you!

Welcoming January one day at a time

Welcome January: Chapter 1 of 12

Snowflakes with Welcome January quotes

Welcome January: now go do what you do best

Happy to be welcoming  January and the start of a new year!

Welcome to the first day of January

Welcome, January! A bounty of beautiful beginnings and never ending blessings.

Good things are going to happen. Welcome, January!

Welcome 1st January and end January by setting goals, saying prayers, and working hard.

Entering into the 1st month of the year means new beginnings start now.

Short Quotes for January

Check out these short quotes for January. If you like these check out our list of Best Short Quotes.

“I blink January’s lashes and gush down December’s cheeks” ― Sanober Khan 

“January is the calendar’s ingrown hair.”- Stewart Stafford

“January 26th. The day when nothing remarkable happens to anyone else.” – Ashley Newell

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

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

Snowy trees with short January quotes by Stedman

“The year is going, let him go; ring out the false, ring in the true.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

“When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!” ―Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding” ―C.J. Cherryh

Funny Quotes About January

These funny January quotes will put a smile on your face. Check out our Tuesday Motivation Quotes, Wednesday Motivation Quotes, Thursday Motivation Quotes and Friday Motivation Quotes for those days you need a little extra motivation.

“January is the calendar’s ingrown hair.”- Stewart Stafford

“January? The month is dumb. It is fraudulent. It does not cleanse itself.”- Anne Sexton

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

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

Snowy trees with funny quotes about January by Helen Fielding

“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

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

“January is the best time of year for gym owners. You all come. It’s great! And then, by Valentine’s Day, you’re not coming in anymore.” – David Kirsch

“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer.” – Vita Sackville-West

Hello January Quotes and Sayings

Here are some Hello January quotes and sayings.

Hello, January please be awesome!

Keep Calm and Hello January!

Hello, January, make my dreams come true

Welcome January, one day at a time

Hello January! it’s a fresh start!

Frosty leaves at sunrise with Hello Janary quotes and sayings

New Year, New Beginnings, Welcome Jan 2021

Goodbye December, Hello, January!

New Year Quotes

January is all about starting a new year. You might like our list of Short New Year’s Quotes.

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Frosty tree at sunrise with new year quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – William E. Vaughan

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” – Bill Vaughan

“The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make New Year’s resolutions. Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!”- D.S. Mixell

“The attraction of New Year is this: The year changes, and in that change we believe that we can change with it. It is far more difficult, however, to change yourself than turn the calendar to a new page.” – R. Joseph Hoffmann

Confetti with short new Year's eve quotes by R. Joseph Hoffman

“Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.” – John R. Dallas Jr.

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.” – Melody Beattie

“A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it.”- Anusha Atukorala

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

“When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world.” – Holly Black

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!” – Joey Adams

New Month Quotes

If you like monthly then you might like our list of New Month Quotes. And check out our list of New Day Quotes.

“Let this new month bring great miracles, new visions and greater blessings for you and your beloved ones.” – Rajesh Goyal

“I wish you a beautiful new month from the first day of this month to the last day.” – J. K. Rowling

Sunrise with new month quotes by J.K. Rowling

“The object of a new month is not that we should have a new month…we should have a new soul.” — G. K. Chesterton

“It is worth taking the time to stop and contemplate at the beginning of each new month.” – Nadine Locke

“New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light, and new beginnings.” – April Mae Monterrosa

January Sayings

No on is sure who said these January sayings first but they are classics.

“Slow as molasses in January.”

“Trust the magic of new beginnings.”                   

“January 1st is the first page of a 365-page novel.”

Snowy field at sunrise with January sayings

“January: Sparkling winter sunshine, face all aglow, making resolutions, and angels in the snow – steaming cups of cocoa, a year that’s fresh and new…all of this is magic – unfolding just for you.”

“Welcome January: January is a time of quiet and new beginnings – is the perfect time to reflect on how you want to live your life. January is the perfect time to refocus on your priorities and set goals.”

January Captions

If you are looking for January captions for Instagram or your January pics then look no further. You might also like our lists of Funny Captions, Short Captions, Cute Captions and Clever Captions.

  • January is the beginning of anything you want
  • 365 new days, 365 new chances
  • Beginning of something new
  • I have decided that this will be a very good year
  • Starting a new chapter
  • I’ll be sticking with my resolution all January long
  • Ready for the best year ever
Woman throwing snow with January captions that says ready for the best year ever
  • January means always moving forward
  • Ready to take on this year’s adventures
  • Dreaming of the new year
  • January is like a Monday, but longer
  • New year. Same me. Bigger Goals.
  • Happy January!

And there you have it! Our list of the best quotes for January and January sayings. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

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Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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