What are Senior Quotes?

While senior quotes can be described in many ways, most definitions and examples focus around a graduating senior's yearbook quotes or graduation quotes to describe their year or schooling experience overall.

These quotes can range in type, and some types include:

  • Motivational
  • Inspiring
  • Personal
  • Funny
  • Positive
  • Life Lessons

How to make a Senior Quote memorable?

While many graduating seniors choose funny, lasting quotes to describe their school experiences, there are other ways to make the senior quote memorable to you, your friends, your family, and your classmates.

If you chose a more personal route for senior quotes, you could focus on:

  • A personal experience
  • Lasting lessons from your school career
  • A funny story
  • Metaphors and Symbols of your schooling experience

How to decide on a Senior Quote?

Depending on your personality, your senior quote could be anything!

You can use your quote to highlight your personality, achievements, future goals, or favorite memories!


While most are used in graduation ceremonies and yearbooks, try to think of ways to make your quote stand out while also staying appropriate.

Here are some examples:


"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

"Remember to always be yourself, unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else." - MITCHEL WIELAN

For the jokester:

Many people choose to use their senior quotes to make fun of themselves - whether that's their actions in school, their reputations, their appearance, or their senior photo in general.

(These joking senior quotes are the ones that we may see in funny internet memes.)


"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - WALT DISNEY

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - GEORGE BERNARD SHAW


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still." - CHINESE PROVERB


The possibilities for senior quotes are endless, so find the best fit for you!

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