Each year on January 1, we shake off old habits and stake out plans for a better self and brighter future. Making new year's resolutions isn't limited to regular Joes and Janes – even the rich and famous have taken part in the age-old tradition. As we begin a new year, consider these timeless tidbits and words of wisdom from some of our favorite stars, as shared on brainpickings.org and in the 1941 issue of Good Housekeeping.
New Year's Resolutions
Never to make a resolution which won’t be as important on ... the 10th of July as it is on the 1st of January.
- Cary Grant
Stay glad. Keep hoping machine running. Love everybody. Make up your mind.
- Woody Guthrie
...live each day intelligently, and ... meet the future ... sanely, calmly, and with courage.
- Carole Lombard
Try to enjoy myself when I can...
- Marilyn Monroe
I’ve decided to stop trying to put on weight.
- James Stewart
I resolve always to be myself, and not to let them influence me!
- Marlene Dietrich