Just 34 Quotes About College That Are Low-Key Emotional

Sarah Kopp
Photo credit: john francis
Photo credit: john francis

From Cosmopolitan

We're gathered here today to honor quotes about college. Unlike the "Live. Laugh. Love" word art of ye olde 2010s, these college quotes are fully formed thoughts and actual sentences about the best four years ever (or the worst, idk your life).

Maybe you're looking for a little motivation to tackle your soon-to-be online courses next semester. Or perhaps you're an overachiever with fresh notebooks to adorn with the wisdom of C.S. Lewis, Ella Fitzgerald, and (of course) Cole Sprouse. Either way, we have all of your quote needs covered.

Let's do this.

If you seek inspo...

  1. “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” —Diana Ross

  2. “Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” —Beyonce

  3. “No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.” —Demi Lovato

  4. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis

  5. “Never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” —Michelle Obama

  6. “It isn't where you came from. It's where you're going that counts.” —Ella Fitzgerald

  7. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot

If you're feeling nostalgic...

  1. “Looking back is a way to sharpen the focus on the things you want to change in your life.” —Sarah Paulson

  2. “There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.” —David Guterson

  3. “I think people need to come to terms with things leaving and being gone.” —Cole Sprouse

  4. "I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them." —Andy, The Office

If you're posting a pic of your college crew...

  1. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” —Marlene Dietrich

  2. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” —Gwyneth Paltrow

  3. “The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they’ll still be there for you and act as if you’d never left!” —Ariana Grande

  4. "If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?” —Meghan Markle

  5. "Women's friendships are like a renewable source of power.” —Jane Fonda

  6. “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again," —Michelle Obama

For your first day of college...

  1. “That 'first day of college' glow, though."

  2. "Bring on the books and best four years."

  3. "Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." —Malala Yousafzai

  4. "Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom." —Oprah Winfrey

  5. "Work hard, nap hard." —Demi Lovato

  6. "College is the reward for surviving high school." —Judd Apatow

If you've got goals on your mind...

  1. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” —Winston Churchill

  2. “If I was going to be successful, I had to be successful with myself. I couldn’t be successful doing what other people were doing.” —Jay-Z

  3. "I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that's easier said than done but keep trying." —Beyonce

  4. "You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is." —Ryan Gosling

  5. “In the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” —Drew Barrymore

  6. "Action is the foundational key to all success." —Pablo Picasso

  7. "Make yourself proud."

If you're going through your camera roll from last semester...

  1. "I think I have a crush on college life."

  2. “Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” —Nina Dobrev

  3. “Life is all about having a good time.” —Miley Cyrus

  4. “When you start recognizing that you’re having fun, life can be delightful.” —Jane Birkin

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