The excitement of writing something memorable in a yearbook or having other mates writing in yours is just… priceless!
We all need a good senior graduation quote that will leave a lasting impression. It’s our opportunity to write something smart, inspiring or funny — whatever best suits our personalities.
It’s fascinating how a few words can change the way we see our peers or how they see us. We are sometimes quick to put labels on our mates: the popular one, the funny one, the nerd and so on. However, a good senior quote can reveal that the quiet kid in your class actually has a great sense of humor. Or maybe you thought someone doesn’t like you and they write something personal that proves the opposite. A yearbook is full of surprises.
If you’re looking for senior quote ideas, we have put together a list of 75 quotes that will inspire you. If you’ve graduated a long time ago, may these quotes take you back to those great high school years and put a smile on your face.
Here are 75 senior quotes that you can use for your yearbook
Funny senior quotes
A good inspirational quote is always well-received, but oh how we love the funny ones.
The truth is, it takes a little courage to write something funny in a yearbook. What will our teachers or other parents think? Maybe we already thought of something, but how can we write something goofy among all the other smart quotes?
If you have prepared a “good one”, please don’t hesitate to write it down. It’s a yearbook, not a scientific paper. Besides, a funny quote will always be more appreciated than the famous one that has been written over and over again. Do try to keep a decent language though!
Here are some of the funniest senior quotes we’ve found:
Now that you’ve graduated, just remember: Bosses don’t usually accept notes from your mother.MELANIE WHITE
Remember to always be yourself, unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.MITCHEL WIELAN
High school was easy. It was like riding a bike. Except the bike was on fire & the ground was on fire & everything was on fire because it was hell.RANDEY CHUNG
Just because you’re a trash doesn’t mean you can’t do great things. It’s called garbage can, not garbage cannot.YUNOSUKE SHIGETA
I started high school with straight A’s, now I’m not even straight.AMBERLYN MURRAY
Education is important but big biceps are importanter.ERIC GOMEZ
They call me Bubbles in the classroom, because I’m always rising to the top.UNKNOWN
I spent 113,880 hours of my life for a paper and a handshake.UNKNOWN
It’s hard being a single mother, especially when you have no children and are a teenage male.ZACHARY CHASTAIN
I had to put my grades up for adoption because i couldn’t raise them.IRFAN IMTHIAS
I would like to thank my arms for always being by my side. my legs for always supporting me and finally my fingers; because i could always count on them.BUMB AVKIT
Best senior quotes to inspire your next move
Most seniors will look for a quote that talks about the future – something to encourage them and others to follow their dreams or maybe something about becoming successful. After all, the future is all they can think about.
Sometimes it’s hard to decide which way to go, which career path to choose. Will it be good enough? Will we be able to switch to something else if that doesn’t work? We all want to become successful regardless of what we choose to do, but there are no guarantees that we will.
It’s absolutely normal to ask yourself these questions — it means you care. For a dose of encouragement, check out the following best senior quotes:
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.CONFUCIUS
It will take a nation of millions to hold me back.TIMOTHY HOWARD
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.WALT DISNEY
Impossible is just an opinion.PAULO COELHO
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.PROVERB
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.JIM CARREY
Dream big and dare to fail.NORMAN VAUGHAN
Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.ANCIENT INDIAN PROVERB
We do not remember days, we remember moments.CESARE PAVESE
The scariest moment is always just before you start.STEPHEN KING
Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.ORRIN HATCH
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.DR. SEUSS (more Dr. Seuss quotes)
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.MALCOLM X
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.BEN STEIN
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.FARRAH GRAY
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, your dreams stay big, your worries stay small.RASCAL FLATTS
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.DR. SEUSS
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.LANGSTON HUGHES
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.WALT WHITMAN
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.BEVERLY SILLS
The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.NEIL GAIMAN
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.ARTHUR ASHE
Inspirational senior quotes to leave a powerful legacy
School days are almost over and you might have some mixed feelings about it. On one hand, you’re probably feeling sad that you won’t get to see you colleagues as often as you’re used to. On the other hand, you’re feeling excited about starting a new chapter of your life.
Either way, you’ll need a senior quote that you can relate to. You’ll also need one that will leave a lasting impression. An inspirational quote from a famous author, artist or leader should come in handy.
If you haven’t found one yet, read our following inspirational senior quotes. You’ll definitely find one worthy of your yearbook.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.HENRY DAVID THOREAU (more Henry David Thoreau quotes)
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.CHINESE PROVERB
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (more Louisa May Alcott quotes)
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.STEVE JOBS
The best way to predict the future is to create it.ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.COCO CHANEL
Everything you can imagine is real.PABLO PICASSO
I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.MIKE ROWE
Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.GARY VAYNERCHUK
The future depends on what you do today.MAHATMA GANDHI
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.ANATOLE FRANCE
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.GEORGE ADDAIR
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.VINCE LOMBARDI
Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.CHRIS GROSSER
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.SAMUEL BECKETT
The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.TOM BRADLEY
Best senior quotes from The Office
Personally, I haven’t heard anyone (yet) say that they’ve watched The Office and did not like it. Maybe some prefer the U.S. version to the U.K. one, but that’s it.
What’s not to like? It’s so relatable and funny. Besides, if you’re a senior, this tv show can give you a glimpse on how the office life sometimes is. Maybe it can even prepare you on how to approach different situations at work.
The quotes that we chose from The Office don’t talk about graduation, but they are funny and they are just what you need if you’re a fan of the series. Pick your favorite one!
Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.MICHAEL SCOTT
Should have burned this place down when I had the chance.AMBER RAINS
I am ready to face any challenge that might be foolish enough to face me.DWIGHT SHRUTE
Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information.MICHAEL SCOTT
Whenever I’m about to do something, I think ‘would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.DWIGHT SHRUTE
It’s like my life is buffering.KELLY KAPOOR
I don’t care what they say about me. I just want to eat.PAM BEESLY
I think our future is very, very bright. We have only just begun.MICHAEL SCOTT
A spinning brain is a working brain.ERIN HANNON
I am running away from my responsibilities and it feels good.MICHAEL SCOTT
The best senior quotes for girls
Not that the quotes above are not good and inspiring enough for the girls, it’s just that maybe you need a more personal message to write for your girlfriends.
It’s impossible not to get emotional when school is almost over. Some have to say goodbye to their friends and families if they go on to study or work in another city. Just the thought of it can be frightening for a young girl, so why not choose a quote that will encourage them to follow their dreams and assure them that everything will turn out just fine.
Check out the following senior quotes for girls and pick one if you want to impress and empower your girl colleagues.
Whenever you remember times gone by, remember how we held our heads so high.CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.OPRAH WINFREY
Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.NORA EPHRON
This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus.JODIE FOSTER
Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first.ANNA QUINDLEN
I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous.MAYA ANGELOU
The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not.ELLEN DEGENERES
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.J.K. ROWLING
The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.NEIL GAIMAN
Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’ It’s that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.’CORY BOOKER
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes)