Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in External Stimuli, New Year's Thieve | 0 comments

NYT excited about the future

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

New Year’s Thieve is currently free on Amazon until January 1st, 2015 and since this is the very last time I’ll be able to offer the eBook for free, I’m trying to get it in front of as many eyeballs as possible. To that end, I’ve taken some of the most popular New Year’s Eve related quotes from the show and made them into shareable graphics. Please feel free to use them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest or wherever else you think your followers might dig them. Have a favorite line I didn’t make into an image? Let me know and I’ll do one up!


“MOTHER TIME: We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve


“The past always is always with us, dear, for better or worse. It is what it is and you can’t change it. All you can do is learn how to live with it in the present.” ― Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

resolutions are a waste of time

“Resolutions are a complete waste of time. They’re just this meaningless ritual, empty promises we make and break within hours of each other.” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

NYT new year's resolution

“MURRY: There’s something so final about it. It’s the period at the end of the sentence. NOEL: The New Year’s resolution.” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

NYT regrets

” I usually find myself staring at the midnight deadline filled with regrets both for opportunities and loved ones missed. It’s another day closer to the end. The last thing I feel like doing is counting down to some wild celebration. It just seems so sad to say goodbye to a year and know that it’s gone forever and you can’t go back to it. Not to relive, not to correct.” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

zoom past seconds

“Life goes by so very fast, my dears, and taking the time to reflect, even once a year, slows things down. We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live that it’s important we take at least this one collective sigh and stop, take stock, and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee. ” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

midnight on NYE

“Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we’re aware of it or not, as we countdown together to it, we’re sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow.” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

every new year is the same

“Every New Year is the same. Every day, every second is too for that matter. But when we deliver them in secret, when another year just begins as a matter of fact, it’s easy to fail to appreciate what a miracle it is to have more time. So, I suppose, it feels different right now because this time you’re paying attention.” -Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

And here’s some other good soundbites that I didn’t make into images.

“MOLLY: You don’t like New Years Eve? Are you insane? It’s literally the best holiday ever. You just party all night and it doesn’t matter what stupid stuff you do because the year’s over and you get a brand new start in the morning.”
― Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

“NOEL: And even when I don’t stay up until midnight, I still enjoy the tradition of New Year’s resolutions. What can I say? I like setting personal goals and challenging myself to improve. I suppose I could do it on any day of the year, but the New Year is as good a day as any. It’s a fresh start.”
― Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve

“MURRY: Why do we even celebrate the New Year? It’s just this arbitrary quirk of how we measure time in years, right? Midnight tonight is the very same transition from day to day that we do every 24 hours. But this thing in my hands, it feels real in a way the numbered calendar box never does. Why? What makes midnight tonight any different?”
― Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve