Best funny and inspirational senior quotes that you can write in your yearbook. “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honours.”

The excitement of finally graduating high school is almost unavoidable. Everyone who’s been there remembers the feeling. High school is the time to make glorious and fantastic mistakes. And it’s the one period in our life that we can (almost) get away with them. But these interesting mistakes are rarely for nothing, we often learn great life lessons thanks to our choices as teens. High school is such a pivotal time for us that it has been represented in countless movies and TV shows; from the incredibly popular High School Musical franchise to the classic Mean Girls.

With the end of high school also comes the dreaded senior project, involving hours spent in front of the computer screen or in the library. You might feel the pressure of a mean teacher’s dirty comments, thinking the class prankster was a wasted talent. You might also recall that same classmate leaving a special surprise in the mean teacher’s personal pizza at lunch. Whatever your high school memories involve, they all come together at the end of the year when it’s time to leave a message in your friends’ yearbooks.

Writing something memorable in a yearbook or having other mates writing in yours is priceless. We all want a good senior yearbook quote that will leave a lasting impression. You might remember the popular yearbook quote from a set of triplets. They broke up a creative joke into three parts: “Knock knock” wrote Kassidy Durham, ” Who’s there?” said Keaton Durham, and Kylee Durham completed the joke with “Not the triplets. We graduated.”

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It’s fascinating how a few words can change the way we see our peers or how they see us. 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 didn’t like you and find that they wrote you something personal, proving 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.

Funny Senior Yearbook Quotes

A good inspirational yearbook 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. You might think, “what will our teachers or parents think?”

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If you have prepared a good one, please don’t hesitate to use it. 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 the language clean though!

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 trash doesn’t mean you can’t do great things. It’s called garbage can, not garbage can’t.

YUNOSUKE SHIGETA

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

Graduation Quotes About Identity and Finding Yourself

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Photo by Juan Ramos on Unsplash

High school is a turbulent time for all of us. There is no one in this world who doesn’t experience their teen years as a rollercoaster.

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Many consider it a rite of passage, and in many ways, it is. It’s a time for growth and learning about yourself. As such, a yearbook quote about discovering who you are or who you can be is exceptionally fitting.

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

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. 

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

STEVE JOBS

I started high school with straight A’s, now I’m not even straight.

AMBERLYN MURRAY

I hate having to explain to everyone why I wear a hijab but if everyone must know: Voldemort has possessed me and his face is living on the back of my head.

UNKNOWN

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

You can never be the best. The only thing you can be the best at is developing yourself.

NATALIE PORTMAN

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

CHINESE PROVERB

More Funny Yearbook Quotes

Completing high school is a major accomplishment. Not only academically, but also personally and socially. It’s filled with intense emotions and that’s exactly why a funny yearbook quote is a great choice. You’ll have enough time in this life to be serious. So why not have a funny yearbook to look at when remembering your high school years? In this regard, we’ve added a few more funny yearbook quotes that you can use. Enjoy!

The roof is not my son, but I will raise it.

UNKNOWN

Hannah Montana said nobody’s perfect, but here I am.

UNKNOWN

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

RIP Club Penguin, you raised me when my parents didn’t want to.

UNKNOWN

I am rather appalled at the limit of characters for this. I am certain that I cannot fit all my thoughts of these last 4 years into such few cha…

UNKNOWN

I had to put my grades up for adoption because i couldn’t raise them. 

IRFAN IMTHIAS

It’s hard being a single mother, especially when you have no children and are a teenage male.

ZACHARY CHASTAIN

Best Inspirational Quotes for Seniors About the Future

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Photo by Joan Kwamboka on Unsplash

Most seniors will look for yearbook quotes that talk 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.

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Sometimes it’s hard to decide which way to go. Will your career choices 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 in life, there are no guarantees.

It’s absolutely normal to ask yourself these questions — it means you care. For a dose of encouragement, these inspirational yearbook quotes for seniors will help.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

CONFUCIUS

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 best way to predict the future is to create it.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

MALCOLM X

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

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

Senior Yearbook Quotes About Being Confident

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Photo by RUT MIIT on Unsplash

One of the most difficult parts of being a teenager in high school is the lack of confidence. It’s ironic that most of us only find our confidence after high school, a time when we could really use it. Maybe it takes this sense of a fresh start to come out of our shell. Regardless, these quotes can help give you and your friends that extra boost of confidence right in time for graduation.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. 

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (more Henry David Thoreau quotes)

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. 

FARRAH GRAY

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

GEORGE ADDAIR

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. 

SAMUEL BECKETT

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

DR. SEUSS (more Dr. Seuss quotes)

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

WALT WHITMAN

The scariest moment is always just before you start.

STEPHEN KING

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

WALT DISNEY

It will take a nation of millions to hold me back.

TIMOTHY HOWARD

Impossible is just an opinion.

PAULO COELHO

Motivational Yearbook Quotes for Seniors

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Photo by Tri Vo on Unsplash

We all love writing wise words from famous people that inspire us; and if a high school yearbook isn’t a good place for motivational quotes, then we don’t know what is. We have added a few more great yearbook quotes that you can share with your peers.

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

Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. 

CHRIS GROSSER

Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.

ORRIN HATCH

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

LANGSTON HUGHES

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. 

BEVERLY SILLS

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

PROVERB

The Best Inspirational Quotes for your Senior Yearbook

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Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash

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 your friends as often as you’re used to. On the other hand, you’re excited about starting a new chapter in your life.

Either way, you’ll need senior quotes 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 yearbook quotes. You’ll definitely find one that resonates with you.

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)

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

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

VINCE LOMBARDI

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you. 

TOM BRADLEY

Funny Quotes from The Office to Ease Graduation Anxiety

Cast of The Office standing near Pam's desk

As a teen, being afraid of what work life will look like for you is normal. That’s why we’ve decided to include quotes from the popular TV series, The Office. The show does a great job of giving you a glimpse into how office life sometimes is. Entering the work force or going on to college has its ups and downs, but the show’s light-heartedness and humor will help ease the anxiety.

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

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Photo by Evan Mach on Unsplash

While our other quotes are also good for girls, you might be searching for a more personal message to write to 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, so why not choose a quote that will encourage them to follow their dreams and assure them that everything will turn out just fine.

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

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

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

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)

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