High school yearbooks allow you to look back and see how time flies, reflect on past experiences and people you once knew, and most of all, be thankful for the journey you have been on. And sometimes, you get to laugh at the hilarious quotes your classmates chose. Whether you just want to laugh or need inspiration, here are the best high school yearbook quotes we could find.
1. Ten Out of Ten
“When a ten is speaking, all you fives quiet down and listen up.”
Emily doesn’t have a problem with self-confidence – or think much of her peers!
2. Straight Grades Only
“I started high school with straight A’s; now I’m not even straight.”
Oh, the irony – at least he’s comfortable about expressing himself.
3. An Incredible Invention
“When life shuts a door, open it back up. That’s how doors work.”
At least this girl has finally mastered the functionality of doors after years of high school education.
4. Ladies love Bad Boys?
“So I heard the ladies like bad boys. Lucky for them, I’m bad at everything.”
Every cloud has a silver lining – and at least he managed to graduate!
5. Stranger Quote
“To all the teachers that never taught me a thing: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 5, 35:08.”
In this clip, a character says: “Son of a bi—. You’re no help at all; you know that?” Charming!
6. White Privilege
“Anything is possible when you sound Caucasian on the phone.”
Sadly, there’s some truth in this – but probably not the best idea to touch on racial issues in your yearbook quote!
7. Closet Lessons
“Of course I dress well. I didn’t spend all that time in the closet for nothing.”
You can’t help but laugh at this guy’s witty quip – and his hair is pretty funny too!
8. Advice from Dad
“You’re an Asian, not a B-sian.”
Asian parents are often stereotyped for being “pushy,” and this guy’s dad was no exception – fingers crossed he got the grades in the end!
9. The Best Pancakes
“1 cup of flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/4 cup milk, 1 large egg…”
It’s a strange “quote” to leave, but we bet this guy’s classmates have used this recipe since they graduated.
10. Seeing Triple
“Knock! Knock!” Who’s there?” “A Patel!”
This is an example of sibling collaboration at its finest.
11. Feminist Goals
“I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can’t do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes.”
She might not be supporting the cause for quite the right reasons, but she’s thought this through.
“I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way, so I stole a bike and asked God for forgiveness.”
God works in mysterious ways, but not quite like this – although it makes for a hilarious yearbook quote!
13. Fake it ‘Till You Make it
“Remember to always be yourself, unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.”
This guy’s heard the phrase “fake it ‘til you make it” before – and we wish him every success.
14. Racial Stereotypes
“Me like rice.”
Good to know, Edward – who could’ve guessed?!
15. Mom’s Wise Words
“I’m trying to come up with a senior quote for you, but all I can think of is hippo farts.”– my Mom
This mother’s not-so-wise words have been immortalized in her daughter’s yearbook – much to her dismay.
16. The Aim of the Game
“So what, do I just write something here and it’ll go in the yearbook?”
Yes, Alex, it will.
17. Frankly, I really don’t care
“There’s no need to repeat yourself. I ignored you just fine the first time.”
Emily, dear, it pays to be polite – that attitude won’t get you far in life.
18. Who’s Your Daddy?
“Call me Dadi.”
We’re not sure whether this smooth talker was actually a hit with the ladies, but he sure tried.
19. The Best Years of Your Life
“I DID MY WAITING!!!!! 12 YEARS OF IT!!!!! IN AZKABAN!!!!” – Sirius Black
Samantha’s obviously a Harry Potter fan, but is she really comparing her high school to the wizard prison Azkaban?!
20. The Buzzkill
“Bruh, we graduated just to go to school again.”
This is funny and true – for those continuing education, anyway. It kind of takes the buzz out of graduation …
21. The Disappearance
“Where did you come from, where did you go?”– Cotton-Eye Joe.
Did Daniel purposefully miss his yearbook photography session to make this joke? Or was it a witty way to cover up a mistake? Guess we’ll never know.
22. Too Much Information
“The carpet matches the drapes.”
Thanks for letting us know, Joshua. We’ll take your word for it. There’s no need to explain this one …
23. The Oppressed
“I forgot to be oppressed for this picture.”
The cynicism is practically oozing from this girl’s yearbook picture – and we think she looks great.
24. Spongebob SquarePants
“Is this the Krusty Krab?” “No. This is Patrick.”
We wonder whether, in years to come, people will understand why this is funny …
25. Out of Narnia
“Narnia wasn’t the only thing in the closet for 17 years…”
But a huge congratulations to Stanley, who’s finally out!
26. Cheers to That!
“Here’s to always staying positive and testing negative.”
Hilarious, but wise, words – something we can all aspire to live by. Cheers!
27. Waffling On
“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”– President Barack Obama.
We’re guessing Alina didn’t know what to say, much like to ex-US President when he answered a tough media question with this exact phrase.
28. 21st-Century Life
“Without Google, I would not be graduating…”
Not particularly uplifting news for Kevin or his teachers, but pretty hilarious nonetheless – and we bet he’s not the only one in the class who feels that way!
29. Aiming High
“The only time I set the bar low is for limbo.”– Michael Scott.
A sentiment we can all live by – aim high and the rest will fall into place.
30. Not Doing So Well
“The only thing lower than my GPA is my will to live.”
Oh dear, Armani – that would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. We hope he’s happier in the next stage of his life!
31. Mystery Quote
“Ravioli, Ravioli, Give me the Diplomioli!”
Another reference to SpongeBob SquarePants – we have no idea what it means, either!
32. Mean Girls
“That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets.” – Damien [from] Mean Girls.
We hope Kristen isn’t as mean like the character from the movie Mean Girls, but she’s clearly just as funny.
33. The Dark Side
“I’d like to thank Dobe, Alanzostotle, and Satan. I love you guys.”
Did she really just thank Satan?! It really is true that “anything goes” in yearbook quotes.
34. winning at Life
“Shoutout to everyone that doubted me because I had a baby, here I am living, breathing, doing better than y’all??”
Haters are going to hate, Aaliyah – we’re just glad you’re doing fine.
35. Once You Go Back You Never Go Back
“I was born white.”
This is a surprising revelation – presumably, once you go black, you never go back.
36. Over and Out
“I am usually not one for speeches, so goodbye.”– Ron Swanson.
Short, sweet and to the point – there’s not really much else to say.
37. Mystery Video
Any typical millennial will be filled with curiosity as to what’s in this mystery video – we dare you to find out yourself!
38. Food is Everything
“I don’t need a piece of paper saying I succeeded. I just need food.”– Shane Dawson.
Clearly, Laura doesn’t feel much gratitude toward her school for the education it provided her with – she’s just hungry.
39. No Hesitation
“I’ve learned to say ‘here’ when the teacher hesitates while taking attendance.”
Anyone with an unusual name will sympathize with this – and it’s hilarious that Omotola has chosen to immortalize this memory in her high school yearbook.
40. An IKEA Life Lesson
“When life throws a wrench in your plans, catch it and build an IKEA bookshelf.” – Tyler Oakley.
A modern-day twist on a traditional quote about lemons and lemonade, this makes for a hilarious yearbook quote.
41. Out of This World
“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.” – Elon Musk.
No prizes for guessing who John aspires to be – in this case, the phrase “the sky’s your limit” doesn’t quite cover it!
42. Moving On
“If you don’t like where you are in life… move. You ain’t a tree.” – BhadBhabie.
It’s a lesson that we should all learn at some point in life – good luck to Antonio as he leaves school and branches out.
43. No Need for This
“Waking up is the second hardest thing in the morning.”
The high school yearbook department apparently doesn’t censor anything … too much information, Kevin.
44. Covering All Loose Ends
“I’m always right, except when I’m wrong, which is often.” – Arin Hanson.
It must be fun to get into an argument with Annie.
45. Oh No, She Didn’t!
“A lot of girls didn’t like me this year, but their boyfriends did. ;)”
Really, Steffany?! Trust us – you will regret this quote.
46. Life in The Office
“(Insert quote from The Office to show everyone I’m quirky).” – Michael Probably.
This guy obviously put a lot of thought into his quote.
47. Spice Up Your Life
“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want.” – Spice Girls.
Only if you slam your body down and wind it all around.
48. Standing Strong
“I’m ugly and I’m proud.” – Spongebob.
Hopefully, Austin gains a little self-confidence once he graduates.
49. The Lyricists
“One, don’t pick up the phone.” “You know he’s only calling ’cause he’s drunk and alone.” “Two, don’t let him in.” “You’ll have to kick him out again.”
If we didn’t know better, we’d say these girls were bitter about something …
50. We’d Have Been Worried Too!
“I was worried at first when they told me to do Chinese Oral but then I realized it was something completely different.”
How this managed to make it to the yearbook is anyone’s guess.
51. Subtle Message
“I like my women how I like my coffee. I don’t like coffee.”
And the prize for the most original way to reveal your sexuality goes to Andrew Michael Thomas.
52. Blessing Not in Disguise
“All along I was next to a blessing.”
Von Dickenson reminds his classmates that you should always count your blessings.
53. Candid Admission
“I’m fat ’cause I don’t chase these girls.”
We believe you – just wait until they come to you.
54. Food Above All Else
“Love food. Love others. Nothing else matters.”
Food … God … it’s an easy mistake to make, right? Apparently, for this high school, it is.
55. Going Too Far
“I am a Selena in a school filled with Yolandas.”
If you don’t understand the reference, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was a famous Tejano singer who was notoriously murdered by a woman named Yolanda Saldívar. Don’t you think you took this a little too far, Gabriella?
56. Message to Mom
“My mom should have swallowed me.”
Ty, trust us when we say nobody wants to read this. Definitely not your mom. Especially not in your yearbook.
57. Very Dicey
“They can kill you but the legalities of eating you are quite a bit dicier.” – David Foster Wallace.
All we have to say is: someone alerts the authorities to this kid.
58. The Ultimate Mission
“I’m so sorry, I really have no time to explain. I have a universe to set right. Thank you and goodbye.”
Using a higher power for good is a full-time job, apparently.
59. Shine Bright like a Diamond
“If you look at this picture in 30 years, just know that I look exactly the same because black don’t crack.”
And when you’re name is Diamond, surely it’s guaranteed?