58 of the Best January Quotes

January is the first month of the calendar year. It is known as one of the coldest months of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and one of the warmest months of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. January has 31 days in the month, and New Years is celebrated on the 1st of January. The month also features holidays such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States), Constitution Day (Mongolia), and Arbor Day (Egypt).

The birthstone for January is garnet, and the birth flower is the pink dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus. If you were born January 1st – January 19th your zodiac sign is Capricorn and if you were born January 20th – January 31st your zodiac sign is Aquarius.

January Quotes

“’The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.” – P. J. O’Rourke

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

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

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell

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

“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.” – Mark Twain

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

“I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.” – Gary Cole

“I blink January’s lashes and gush down December’s cheeks” – Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

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

“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

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

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

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

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“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

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

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

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

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

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

“Come, ye cold winds, at January’s call, On whistling wings, and with white flakes bestrew The earth.” – John Ruskin

“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

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

“Cleaning out your locker the first week of January is not a whole lot of fun and it always leaves a lousy taste in your mouth.” – Adam Vinatieri

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

“Sometimes the wind made her feel like she was not alone. The icy blasts there seemed to whisper and call her name; they had done so tonight. Not only whispered her name but told her to do it. A frigid voice from somewhere in those January howls had told her to kill them, kill them all.” – Don Roff, Snowblind

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

“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

“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

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“Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” – Hal Borland

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

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

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

“If you go to Minnesota in January, you should know that it’s gonna be cold. You don’t panic when the thermometer falls below zero.” – Peter Lynch

“Dickensian poverty tends to occur after Christmas in January. For it is then, with pockets empty, diary decimated and larder bare, that the general populace sinks into a collective pauper’s hibernation until Valentine’s Day.” – Stewart Stafford

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

“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

“He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.” – F. M. Knowles

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

“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

“And instead of dying Immediately after they shot him, he would go on to survive several days solely because of the cold that January. Maybe that’s why we are drawn to those who posses the coldest of hearts … In effort to survive. ” – Bethany Brookbank, Write Like No One is Reading

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

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

“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

“Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.” – Dave Barry

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, Frances and Bernard

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

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

“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.” – Henry Moore

“Each January, nearly half a million people visit the small town of Saundatti for ajatre or festival, to be blessed by Yellamma, the Hindu goddess of fertility.” – Beeban Kidron

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“It’s January and I’m kicking snow off the ground. I just threw out the flower you made me promise to water, handle with care, because I was too careless.” – Charlotte Eriksson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Many Famous people were born in January, some of these famous people include; Cuba Gooding Jr. (Radio), Mel Gibson (What Women Want), Bradley Cooper (Hangover), Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider), Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge), Rod Stewart (Singer), Pitbull (Singer), Betty White (The Proposal), Dolly Parton (Singer/Actress/Entrepreneur), Ellen DeGeneres (TV Show Host), Oprah Winfrey (TV Show Host/Entrepreneur), Christian Bale (Batman), and many others.

January is a good month to be born in, as it is the beginning of a new year.

Send a quote to your family member or friend that was born in January, or maybe you were born in January. Whatever your January quote needs are, these are the best January quotes to use.

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