Looking back at your old high school days can be a fun trip down memory lane. (There's even a list of movies about high school and graduating to prove it!) But there's really no better way to do this than by opening up that treasured yearbook and recollecting all those forgotten moments. But what's even more ideal is seeing what you and your classmates wrote as their yearbook quote! Whether you're graduating college or high school, these yearbook quotes can be a way to make a statement as you prepare to leave the place you spent the last four years. And if you're still a student, keep reading! We listed the best ideas for what to write in a yearbook no matter what grade you're in!

These quotes are simply the best. This one by Albert Einstein reads, “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” Not only are there funny quotes, happy quotes, and uplifting quotes included, but they can even double as a great Instagram caption for your graduation party pics!

Inspirational Yearbook Quote Ideas

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  • All our dreams can come true!
  • Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.
  • A big thank you to everyone who supported me along the way.
  • Thanks for all of the memories!
  • The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
  • Follow your dreams, because you are capable of anything you put your mind to.
  • Don’t just assume the answer is no. Ask the question!
  • Here's to the first step of the next chapter of your life.
  • Don't dwell on yesterday, for it's is what brought you to today.
  • This one goes out to mom and dad!
  • Sometimes you have to get rid of the old to welcome all the good new things!
  • You can’t move forward without saying goodbye to the past.
  • Thanks to the teachers who never gave up on me. You are my true role models.
  • I’ll never forget these great years with all of you!
  • Where has the time gone? I’ll miss you all dearly.
  • Your future is only as good as the work you put into it.
  • Futures don’t make themselves, you have to create them.
  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
  • I know that I will look back on these days as being the happiest of my life.
  • I’ve learned from the bad times and was humbled by the good. Thank you for all of the great life lessons.
  • Don’t live someone else’s dream, find your own.
  • Nothing in life is impossible as long as you take that first step.

Funny Yearbook Quote Ideas

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  • Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know if you’re gonna graduate.
  • This was so easy a caveman could do it.
  • I told you I was good looking in high school.
  • I’m finally free!
  • It's not everyday you graduate!
  • Note to future me: Please don't cry looking at this!
  • They asked me to write something. So here it is: Something.
  • No more homework, no more books! No more teacher’s dirty looks!
  • Here's to not knowing what I'm doing with the rest of my life!
  • Does this photo show my best features?
  • This quote is too important to mess up, so I’m playing it safe.
  • “Knock Knock” “Who’s there?” “I’m” “I’m Who?” “I’m Out!”
  • I'm officially a retired class clown.
  • I finally learned how to right good.
  • High School Musical is pretty unrealistic.
  • Can I please stay another year? – said no one.
  • To the class below me: Stay here as long as you can. Cherish it.
  • I didn’t know these captions were due today.
  • I’m way cuter in person.
  • I won't miss the exams.

Yearbook Quotes About Life

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  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” —Charles Swindoll
  • “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” —Kyle Chandler
  • “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” —Dr. Seuss
  • “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” —Babe Ruth
  • “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” —Anthony Robbins
  • “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison
  • “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” —John Wooden
  • “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” —Mother Teresa
  • “Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” —Art Linkletter
  • “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” —William Arthur Ward
  • “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” —Bob Marley
  • “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “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. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.” —Maya Angelou
  • “Get busy living or get busy dying.” —Stephen King

High School Graduation Quotes

  • “Kid, you’ll move mountains.” —Dr. Seuss
  • “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” —Albert Einstein
  • “Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” —H Jackson Brown Jr.
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain
  • “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
  • “The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.” —Neil Gaiman
  • “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” —Jennifer Aniston
  • “Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” —Michael Josephson
  • “The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers and never stop following your fear.” —Grace Helbig
  • “Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” —Senator Orrin Hatch
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe
  • “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” —John Dewey
  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” —C.S. Lewis
  • “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” —Anatole France
  • “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” —Kerry Washington
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” —Edward Koch
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