‘The Only Impossible Journey Is the One You Never Begin’—75 Inspiring and Fun Senior Yearbook Quotes

One of the highlights of ending a school year is getting a copy of your yearbook. Seeing not only the class pictures but the extra team and candid shots are a fun way to look back on the year and reminisce. However, even though these pictures are worth a million words, there are still some actual words that get a lot of recognition as well—senior yearbook quotes!

This is never so important as it is with the senior yearbook. It's a last chance to write and receive messages from high school friends as well as to inspire each other with quotes about memories and the future. These senior quotes will be treasured and revisited well after graduation is passed.

When choosing a quote for your yearbook, you will want to pick something that is meaningful to you. This could be something personal that you are known for, a quote from a movie or famous person or even a song lyric that you can relate to. The important part is to be thoughtful with your choice as it will be printed underneath your photo and viewed for years to come!

You could also write a special quote in the back of your friends' yearbook when signing. Because the senior year is so bittersweet, it's the year that yearbooks get exchanged with as many students as possible. After all, you may not be seeing most of them much after graduation. With close friends, there are probably a lot of memories to write about. However, some students will just be acquaintances that you don't know really well and it may be more difficult to come up with something to write to them. Whether you write about memories or not, everyone could use a good inspiring quote to motivate them for the future.

Here is a collection of 75 of the best senior yearbook quotes that you could use to add to someone's book. Some are inspirational and others are funny. All of them give a good message as you and your friends embark on your future.

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What To Write as Your Senior Quote

Senior yearbook quotes, or graduation quotes, can be a myriad of different things. Maybe you want to write something significant about your high school experience that relates to your grades or sports you were in. Or, if you are feeling bittersweet about leaving high school you may choose a quote like, "When the bell rings, I might actually miss this place!" A quote can also be simply bequeathing a trait or an item like your locker to a younger sibling or friend. Some have even chosen their senior quote to be a thank you to a teacher or their parents. Basically, whatever is most meaningful to you will make the perfect quote.

Examples of Senior Quote Ideas

  • Use a quote from your favorite TV show or movie.

  • Feature a song lyric that means a lot to you.

  • Choose an inspirational quote from a celebrity you admire.

  • Pick a funny joke or line that will make everyone laugh.

75 Best Senior Yearbook Quotes



1. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss

2. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

3. “Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” — Michael Jordan

4. “Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.” — Oprah Winfrey

5. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs

6. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

7. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

8. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” — Robin Williams

9. “Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” — Art Linkletter

10. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” — John C. Maxwell

11. “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.” — Marvin Phillips

13. “Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” — Mark Twain

14. “Start today follow your heart. Map out your own journey. Have the adventure of a lifetime.” — Melody Beattie

15. “Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.” — Jeffrey Eugenides

16. “The future depends on what you do today.” — Gandhi

17. “Kid, you’ll move mountains.” — Dr. Seuss

18. “Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

19. “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

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Funny Yearbook Quotes

20. “To infinity and beyond!” — Buzz Lightyear



21. "Shoot for the moon; if you miss you will die in space, which is cool." — Katya Zamolodchikova

22. “Never memorize something that you can look up.” — Albert Einstein

23. “I don’t need a piece of paper saying I succeeded. I just need food.” — Shane Dawson

24. “When I die, I want the people I did group projects with to lower me into the ground so they can let me down. One last time.” — Jenna Allen

25. “When life shuts the door, open it back up. That’s how doors work.” — Diana Lopez

26. "Life is like a rollercoaster. Just when you think you’re on top, you go flying back down and someone pukes on you." — Jenna Mourey

27. “The only reason I went to school all this time is to distract myself from the fact that I’ll never be Beyoncé.” — McKenzie Ward

28. “Goodbye everyone, I’ll remember you all in therapy.” — Plankton

29. “You’re all gonna regret not dating me in high school.” — Jocelyn Madero

30. “I’m not great at senior quotes. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” — Alexis

31. “If I can graduate with over 150 absences throughout high school, you can too.“ — Natalie Turk

32. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

33. “That wasn’t like High School Musical at all.” — Seth Egan

34. “I’ve learned to say here when the teacher hesitates while taking attendance.“ — Omotola Omotinugbon

35. “I cheated on all my exams.“ — Roshan McGuinness

36. “Education is important but big biceps are importanter.” — Eric Gomez

37. “School pictures are everything to me. They’re great practice for the paparazzi.” — Rachel Berry

38. "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well." — Mark Twain

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Inspirational Yearbook Quotes

39. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth



40. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” — Anthony Robbins

41. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Charles Swindoll

42. “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” — Jim Carrey

43. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” — William Arthur Ward

44. “Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.” — Lowell Thomas

45. “Seek to understand before you seek to be understood.” — Stephen Covey

46. “Never think you have reached success for when you do then you start the slide down.” — Catherine Pulsifer

47. “It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use, that makes a difference in how your life turns out.” — Zig Ziglar

48. “It only takes one extra something! To get you to where you trying to get to!” — Eric Thomas

49. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone else in the world. If you do so you are insulting yourself.” — Bill Gates

50. “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi

51. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” — Malala Yousafzai

52. “Look at education as a continuous life-long journey.” — Catherine Pulsifer

53. “You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.” — Oprah Winfrey

54. “I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous and adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.” — Maya Angelou

55. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” — Albert Einstein

56. “Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.” — Abraham Lincoln

Good Senior Quotes

57. “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” — Kyle Chandler

58. “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” — Michelle Obama



59. “You shouldn’t have to dim your light to let another person shine.” — Nicki Minaj

60. “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” — John Wooden

61. “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa

62. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” — Bob Marley

63. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” — Oscar Wilde

64. “It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving.” — Henrietta Mears

65. “Your destiny is the story of your life, and you get to tell the story your way.” — Scott Allan

66. “Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” — Dan Zadra

67. “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” — Woody Allen

68. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” — Scott Belsky

69. “I want to thank Google, Wikipedia, and whoever invented copy and paste. Thank you.” — Stephanie Flores

70. “The successful walk from failure to failure was without a loss of enthusiasm. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or used an excuse.” — Winston Churchill

71. “Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first.” — Anna Quindlen

72. “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” — Jennifer Aniston

73. “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

74. “Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” — Senator Orrin Hatch

75. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

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