20 New Year’s Quotes to Inspire You to Paint

By Milan Art Institute on December 31, 2020
20 New Year’s Quotes to Inspire You to Paint

Photo caption: Like one sparkler lighting another, these New Year’s quotes may be just the thing that inspires you to start painting once again. Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Some artists are lucky. They know what to paint almost every time they go to their easel. However, even the most ardent among them sometimes find that while they may have plenty of ideas to paint, they don’t know why they should paint. This can be problematic when those times roll around where they just don’t feel like painting. 

It’s for this reason that we’re doing a follow up to our Christmas quotes from last week. Unlike last week’s quotes that were chosen, because they invoked visual images, this week’s quotes were chosen, because they touch the heart. Their purpose is to help you find the culture warrior within and to strengthen your resolve when you just don’t feel like painting.

Have a look!

20 New Year’s Quotes to Inspire You to Paint

  1. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. Alan Cohen
  3. For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. TS Eliot 
  4. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates
  5. Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard
  6. And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Maria Rilke
  7. New Year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of the future. Munia Khan
  8. What the New Year’s brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. Vern McLellan
  9. Packaged inside of every mistake there lays a great lesson. And while I don’t want to take the mistake into the New Year, I most certainly want to take the lesson that’s packaged inside of it. Craig D. Lounsbrough
  10. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are. JP Morgan
  11. Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction. Germany Kent
  12. It always seems impossible until it's done. Nelson Mandela
  13. Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  1. Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings. Jonathan Huie
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Life's not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it's about doing, being and becoming. Mike Dooley
  5. Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams. Avina Celeste
  6. Each year's regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year. John R. Dallas Jr.
  7. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King

That’s it! 

From all of us here at the Milan Art Institute, we wish you the happiest of New Year! 

Go out and paint the world bright in the coming year!

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