第三回辑译关于New Year的英语名言

第三回辑译关于New Year的英语名言

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我2013年、2016年曾两次辑译关于New Year的英语名言,2020年就再来一次吧。将原先两次辑译的名言保留一部分,再加上若干条新的(新的放在前面)。

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldnt be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Years resolution is not to bark back.

我无法知晓别人的感受如何,反正我觉得,我碰到过的绝大多数人都是好得不能再好了。时不时地,就有人冲我嚷嚷。我的新年决心就是别回怼他们。

—- Tucker Carlson(1969- ),美国记者、政治评论人

Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.”

每年的遗憾像是信封,信瓤就是对新一年的希望。

-John R. Dallas Jr.,美国战略咨询专家

A brand new year could be considered the seed, and your goals could be the buds, but taking action and achieving your dreams, well, that is the flower. May the New Year be your seed and may you have lots of flowers to inspire you!”

可以把崭新的一年看作种子,那么你的目标就是花蕾,但是,采取行动、实现梦想才是花朵。愿新年成为你的种子,祝愿你有很多花儿来鼓舞自己!

–Kate Summers,美国女作家

New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.

除夕就是老朋友被遗忘的时候。当然啦,如果那些测试的结果是阳性则又当别论。

–Jay Leno,美国喜剧演员

Midnight on New Years Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present.

— Hillary DePiano

除夕的午夜具有一种独特的神奇魅力,就在那一瞬间,过去与未来同时呈现于此刻。

— Hillary DePiano,女作家

Youth is when youre allowed to stay up late on New Years Eve. Middle age is when youre forced to.

青年的时候,你在除夕夜可以闹半夜,不睡觉。到了中年,你即使在除夕夜也得熬夜工作,睡不了觉。

-Bill Vaughan(1915-1977,美国作家)

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

乐观主义者在除夕夜熬到半夜,是为了亲见新年的到来;悲观主义者熬到半夜,是为了确信旧年的离去。

-Bill Vaughan

Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.

许多人盼望新年,是为了使自己有个重温老习惯的机会。

-Anonymous(无名氏)

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.

战胜恶习,睦邻友好,让每一个新年看见一个更棒的你。

– Benjamin Franklin(本杰明.富兰克林)

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.

人们为圣诞节和新年之间到底吃什么好而发愁,其实更应该关注的是从新年到圣诞节之间吃什么。

-Author Unknown (无名氏)

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.

新年将带来新挑战,不论我们敢不敢接受;新年将带来新机会,不论我们能不能抓住。

-Michael Josephson(1942-,美国法学教授、伦理学专家)

The only way to spend New Years Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.

度过除夕的唯一合适方式有两种:要么与朋友在一起平静地过,要么在窑子里喧闹着过。不然,当除夕夜已央,聚会的人群双双对对离去时,总会有孤独的人以泪洗面。

-W.H. Auden(奥登,1907-1973,英国著名诗人)

Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering it will be happier…”
―Alfred Lord Tennyson

希望

在来年的门槛上微笑

呢喃道:

“明年会更好……”

—-丁尼生,英国诗人

“For last years words belong to last years language
And next years words await another voice.”
―T.S. Eliot,Four Quartets

去年的语言辖着去年的语词

明年且待新翻杨柳枝。

—-诗人艾略特,《四个四重奏》

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. Youre doing things youve never done before, and more importantly, youre Doing Something.

So thats my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobodys ever made before. Dont freeze, dont stop, dont worry that it isnt good enough, or it isnt perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is youre scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

我希望在即将到来的一年里,你敢于犯错误。

因为如果你打算犯错误,就说明你打算做新的事,尝试新事物,学习,生活,推动自己,改变自己,改变世界。你将做从未做过的事,更重要的是,你将“做点事”。

因此,这就是我对你,对我们所有人,也是对我自己的期望。犯一些新错误,犯一些荣耀的、令人吃惊的错误,犯一些从未有人犯过的错误。不要畏葸不前,不要止步,不要担心做得不是足够好,或做得不完善,无论涉足什么:艺术、爱情、工作、家庭或生活。

无论你害怕做的是什么事,就做这件事。

敢于犯错误,明年以至永远。

―Neil Gaiman,英国著名小说家,1960年生

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
明天,是365页的本子的第一个空白页。写好这一页。

―Brad Paisley,美国乡村音乐歌手,1972年生

“I would say happy new year but its not happy; its exactly the same as last year except colder. ”
我倒是想说“新年快乐”,但新年并不快乐;今年与去年一个样,只是比去年更冷。

―Robert Clark,美国演员,1987年生

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”
―G.K. Chesterton,A Chesterton calendar

设立新年的目的并不是我们要过崭新的一年,而是:我们应该有新的灵魂,新的鼻子,新的脚,新的脊梁,新的耳朵,新的眼睛。一个具体的人若是在新年里不痛下决心,他就根本不会下任何决心。一个人若是未打算以从头再来的姿态做事,他就肯定做不好事。

—-英国文豪切斯特顿

Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.”

每个时代都认为,

新诞生的那年

最适合发出欢庆节日的呼喊。

―Walter Scott(1771-1832),苏格兰文学家

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