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Dan Dilling
Associate Editor, ISHLT Links Newsletter
Loyola Univ Medical Center
Maywood, IL, USA

In honor of our new year, we offer some smart and tart wisdom to tickle your funny bone and to remind you not to take life too seriously!

Mark Twain:
New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.

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Bill Vaughan:
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

P J O'Rourke:
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.

Aleister Crowley: "May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!"

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Jay Leno:
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average ... which means, you have met your New Year's resolution.

Bill Vaughan:
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

Mark Twain:
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.

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Benjamin Franklin: Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce: 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.

James Agate: "New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."

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