/8 New Years Eve quotes from movies and television

8 New Years Eve quotes from movies and television

It’s that time of the year again where millions of people worldwide will commemorate the celebration of New Year’s Eve before the clock strikes midnight, marking the beginning of 2019. As New Year’s Eve only comes once a year, there isn’t a more timely reason to celebrate the occasion than with quotes from television and film’s past that honor the festive holiday. Here’s a list of them about the last big hoorah of the year:


“Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world we can’t control. Earthquakes, floods, reality shows… But it’s important to remember the things that we can. Like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts… Because the one thing that turns the world from the longing place to a beautiful place…is love. Love and any of its forms. Love gives us hope…hope for the New Year. That’s what New Year’s Eve is to me. Hope and a great party!” —Sam (Josh Duhamel), New Year’s Eve 

“I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —Harry Burns (Billy Crystal), When Harry Met Sally…

“Only creeps and crazy people go out on New Year’s Eve.” —Abe (Josh Mostel), Radio Days

“I have willingly loved that man for over three miserable years! The absolute worst years of my life! The worst Christmas, the worst Birthday’s, New Years Eve’s brought in by tears and Valium. These years that I have been in love have been the darkest days of my life. All because I’ve been cursed by being in love with a man who does not and will not love me back. Oh God, just the sight of him! Heart pounding! Throat thickening! Absolutely can’t swallow! All the usual symptoms.” —Iris (Kate Winslet), The Holiday


“You know what? I am going to be happy this year. I’m going to make myself happy. Every day, I am going to do one thing I have never done before. That, my friends, is my New Year’s resolution.” —Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Friends

“Not every night has a happy ending. But all of it’s important. All of it was leading somewhere. Because suddenly, it was 2006.” —Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), How I Met Your Mother

“It’s the end of a decade. We should be doing something awesome, man. Something we have never done before.” —Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson), That ’70s Show

“We’re going to a New Year’s Eve party, right? So at midnight, I can kiss her. And if she kisses me back, great! Y’know? But if she says ‘Dude, what the hell are you doing?’ I can say ‘It wasn’t me, it was New Years!'” —Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), Friends

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia on January 1, 2019. Scott Barbour/Getty Images