The month of January is a beloved period of renewal for many. We hope the January quotes below encourage you to welcome this chilly month with open arms.
In the quotes below, we hope to share the positivity often radiating throughout the month.
January 1st is the first page of a 365-page novel.”
“January is the calendar’s ingrown hair.”
“January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.”
“To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.”
“I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day would be January 1.”
“Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“I like starting projects in January. That’s the best time to start something. It’s so inward.”
Come, ye cold winds, at January’s call, On whistling wings, and with white flakes bestrew The earth.
January is my favorite month, when the light is plainest, least colored. And I like the feeling of beginnings.
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
“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
“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 is the quietest month in the garden. … But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.”
Rosalie Muller Wright