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Inspirational January Quotes

January…. I went for a run this morning along with about a zillion other Londoners.  Everyone is out in January aren’t they?   We are all trying to get the best start on the new year and undo the damage done by too much food and sitting around during the holidays. The common was so busy with people exercising and it got me thinking about January and you know I love a quote so this is a collection of January quotes that I hope will make you smile and maybe even inspire you to keep on keeping on…

Before we get into the awesome January quotes that I have compiled let me give you my thoughts on January. I am not a fan! 

It is not the month itself that I dislike, but it is the pressure from society and the fact that my feed on social is just jam packed with people trying to sell me shit I don’t need to make me thinner!  I won’t like I need to be thinner – lockdown has not been kind.  I also need to do more exercise.  I have really slowed down on that recently and I know I feel better when I am doing something everyday so I need to get back to it, but not because it is January.  I needed to do it in December too and all the months before that…

So I dislike January because the world has decided that this is the time for us to be better and it is just so much pressure for people which is why I think many are done with trying to be perfect by February. 

I also dislike it because it is cold…  It occurred to me today that the southern hemisphere definitely have this whole January thing better as their January is sunny and hot and it is so much easier, to be the best you, when it is sunny don’t you think?

Anyway as you can tell from that if anyone needs some uplifting January quotes it is me!  So lets get into it…  January quotes that will help make the time fly by or that you can just use for your socials to make my feed less about needing to be perfect.

Below, you will find some of the best quotes about January all about the happy new year.

Funny January Quotes

If it is cold and dark we all need something to smile about don’t we so here are a collection of funny January quotes for you

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

  • Roald Dahl

Stewart Stafford

January is the calendar's ingrown hair

"I think it would be more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second."

  • Helen Fielding.

"January 26th. The day when nothing remarkable happens to anyone else."

  • Ashley Newell, 'Freakhouse'.

"Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken."

  • Alexandra Guarnaschelli.

January, month of empty pockets!"

  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

January is just a practice month – try everything and see what sticks.  Then start real life in February  

  • Unknown

"January is the Monday of months."

  • Unknown

"January? The month is dumb. It is fraudulent. It does not cleanse itself."

  • Anne Sexton.

"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.

Positive January Quotes

It isn’t all negative when you start looking at what the world has to say about January and so these are some delightfully positive January quotes

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.

"No one ever regarded the first of January with indifference."

  • Charles Lamb.

"January looks forward to the new year and back to the old year. He sees past and future."

  • M. L. Stedman.

"Feeling a little blue in January is normal."

  • Marilu Henner.

"January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow."

  • Sara Coleridge.

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.

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.


"January is my favorite month, when the light is plainest, least colored. And I like the feeling of beginnings."

  • Anne Truitt.

 "January is here, with eyes that keenly glow, a frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow."

  • Edgar Fawcett.

 "January is the month for dreaming."

  • Jean Hersey.

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."

  • Plato.

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

  •  Jerry Spinelli.

"The magic in new beginnings is the most powerful of them all."

  •  Josiyah Martin.

Inspirational January Quotes

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

  • Alex Morritt.

‘When you can’t find the sunshine – be the sunshine’ 

  • Unknown

"To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June."

  •  Jean Paul.

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

  •  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter waiting to be written."

  • Sarah Ban Breathnach.

 "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."

  • Oprah Winfrey.

 "Treat every day like it's a new year because it is."

  •  Temitope Ibrahim.

"Somewhere along the way, I realized that the new year doesn't begin for me in January."

  • Betsy Cañas Garmon.

"I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's."

  • Henry Moore.

"If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers... February is for doers."

  •  Marc Parent.

"Every man should be born again on January first. Start with a fresh page."

  • Henry Ward Beecher.

"January is the quietest month in the garden… But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening."

  •  Rosalie Muller Wright.

 "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."

  •  Albert Camus.

"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.

I hope you all have a marvellous January that leads to a great year.  We all deserve it!

7 thoughts on “Inspirational January Quotes”

  1. January is our best month – it’s Summer, Sydney has a festival and it’s pre covid, usually pqacked with parties and fun. It’s a bit of a weird one with La Nina and covid creating chaos….but still…#MischiefandMemories

  2. It’s definitely the pressure from others we feel in January too! Making a new start and setting new goals, we need to be more easy on ourselves this month x #mischeieveandmemories

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