75 Funny New Year Quotes, Sayings, And Captions For 2021

Good Riddance, 2020! 75 Funny New Year Quotes For Literally Any Mood

October 5, 2020 Updated February 5, 2021

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This is officially the year we say, “Thanks, but no thanks, 2020!” Just because we’re faced with a quarantine, though, doesn’t mean we can’t have a fun New Year’s Eve. As a matter of fact, doesn’t that seem like all the more reason to celebrate (safely)? We made it! We survived! We can only hope 2021 will be happier and healthier, right? Right? Bueller?

If you’re forcing yourself to be optimistic about next year, you’re not alone. If you’re genuinely optimistic: Good on you! Share some of that energy with your more cynical friends. This is the New Year’s Eve we’ve waited, well, at least nine months for. So, let’s find a way to put our best foot forward. Whether your NYE plans are filled with glitter, streamers, and social distanced besties… or just a night of Netflix and chill, you’ll probably take time to acknowledge the new beginning on social media, right? Snap a picture and feel free to use any of these funny New Year’s quotes and sayings for your captions. We’ve got a little something for everyone… no matter how optimistic or pessimistic they are about our future.

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New Year’s Eve Captions for the (Cautiously) Optimistic

  1. 8 p.m. is the new midnight!
  2. My resolution: Stop procrastinating. But, ya know, it’s a holiday. I’ll start next week.
  3. Cheers to the people who love us, the losers who lost us, and the lucky ones who still get to meet us.
  4. Any excuse to wear sequins.
  5. But first, champagne.
  6. No wishing. No hoping. This year, I’m just “doing.”
  7. All that glitters is…probably part of my outfit.
  8. New year, same me.
  9. Have a sparkling new year!
  10. Devote this year to loving yourself.
  11. Before I get drunk and get naked, happy New Year, bitches!
  12. “May all your troubles last as long as your resolutions.” — Joey Adams
  13. New year. Who dis?
  14. Headed into the new year like…
  15. Hats on. Masks on. Party’s on. 2021, let’s do this!

New Year’s Quotes and Captions for the Realist

  1. Welcome, 2021! Here’s hoping you can’t be worse than last year.
  2. Seriously? We saw how 2020 went. Do we really want to do this, again?
  3. Happy 2021! Spoiler Alert: We’re still social distancing.
  4. Whatever you do, don’t ask what’s next!
  5. On the bright side, thanks to lockdown we never got used to writing 2020 on things, so 2021 should come easier.
  6. Here’s hoping 2020 really is hindsight!
  7. We’re social distancing from 2021 until we see how it goes…
  8. First rule of 2021: No one talks about 2020.
  9. I lived through 2020. Please don’t kiss me at midnight.
  10. Here’s hoping 2021 figures out which Zoom meetings could have been emails!
  11. After 2020, my 2021 expectations are lowering faster than the ball in Times Square.
  12. Sorry we couldn’t come to your NYE party. We’re socially distancing.
  13. A wish for 2021: May the dumpster fire belong to someone else.
  14. Pop, Clink, Fizz! (That’s Alka Seltzer, not champagne. #thanks2020)
  15. “Every New Year’s I have the same question: ‘How do I get home?'”

New Year’s Quotes from Famous People

  1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
  2. “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
  3. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” — Thomas Jefferson
  4. “You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” — Dr. Seuss
  5. “To the old, long life and treasure; to the young, all health and pleasure.” — Ben Jonson
  6. “Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes next year and forever.” — Neil Gaiman
  7. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis
  9. “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  10. “You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” — Charlie Brown
  11. “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — Bill Vaughn
  12. “First, you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” — Prince
  13. “New Year’s Day — now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” — Billy Crystal
  14. “’Out with the old, in with the new’ is a fitting expression for a holiday that is based on vomiting.” — Andy Borowitz
  15. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey
  16. “Don’t make resolutions without an action plan. The secret to success is right in your hands.” — J. Allen Shaw
  17. “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” — Oscar Wilde
  18. “Most people will passively do exactly what they did last year. Whatever you do, don’t let that person be you.” — Richie Norton
  19. “May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall.” — Aleister Crowley
  20. “This New Years I was going to make a resolution never to be late again, but I didn’t wake up until January 2nd.” — Melanie White
  21. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” — David Bowie
  22. “New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of future.” — Munia Khan
  23. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Micheal Altshuler
  24. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” — Buddha
  25. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein
  26. “You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” — Hillary DePiano
  27. “In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.” — Beyoncé
  28. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma
  29. “Sometimes a year has been so disastrous and so terrible that entering a new year will automatically mean entering a wonderful year!” — Mehmet Murat ildan
  30. “I would quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.” — Unknown
  31. “So tonight I’m going to party like it’s 1999.” — Prince
  32. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” — Taylor Swift
  33. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” — Melody Beattle
  34. “I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.” — Henry Moore
  35. “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.” — Charles Kettering
  36. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
  37. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot
  38. “New Year— a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” — Alex Morritt
  39. “The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough
  40. “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” — Vern McLellan
  41. “So excited for you guys to ruin another year of your life. Have a merry and Happy New Year.”
  42. “May your dreams get fulfilled as well as your bills. Best of luck with the New Year, dear.”
  43. “May this New Year bring you more problems, more tears, and more pains. Don’t get me wrong. I just want you to be a stronger person.”
  44. “New years are like pages in a book that’s so boring. You always think that the next page will be interesting, but it turns out to be the same every time. Happy New Year!”
  45. “The funniest part of a new year is making new resolutions. I am pretty sure you have one too. Let me know about your resolution and I’ll try not to laugh as I did in the last year.”