200 Iconic Yearbook Quotes and Captions for 2024

Yearbook quotes are a great way to leave your mark on your senior year as you say farewell and enter your next journey. 

You’ll want something memorable, something that screams ‘us’, without sounding like you’re trying too hard. 

And let’s be honest, finding the perfect words to sum up your high school experience isn’t easy. 

We all want to leave a bit of our spirit behind in the yearbook, a reminder of the good times, the challenges you overcame, and the incredible journey you’ve been on together.

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Here is an ultimate list of 200 unique yearbook quotes and captions that will guarantee that you leave a lasting impression on your class.

Inspirational Yearbook Quotes 

1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

2. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

4. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

5. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

6. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

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

8. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

9. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

10. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling

11. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

13. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch

14. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

15. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling

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16. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

17. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

18. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

19. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

20. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

21. “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Kerry Washington

22. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

23. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

24. “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

25. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

26. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Muriel Strode

27. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

28. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

29. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

30. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

32. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

33. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

34. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

35. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

36. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

37. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

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

39. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

40. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

41. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

42. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

43. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

44. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

45. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

46. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

47. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

48. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – Lewis Carroll

49. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

50. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Funny Yearbook Quotes 

51. “Insert witty quote here”

52. “This yearbook is proof that I’ve always been this cool.”

53. “Not pictured: my motivation.”

54. “I’m not great at math, but I do know that there are a lot of equations in this book I will never use.”

55. “Looking forward to turning my parents’ basement into my adult apartment.”

56. “Yes, that’s my photo next to ‘glorious’ in the dictionary.”

57. “Just like my GPA, this yearbook quote is subject to change.”

58. “If you like water, you already like 72% of me.”

59. “I put the ‘pro’ in procrastinate.”

60. “My A’s turned to B’s, and so did my motivation.”

61. “Now can I start using my calculator on my phone during math tests?”

62. “Siri, write my yearbook quote for me.”

63. “Can’t wait for the reunion to see who’s bald.”

64. “Remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.”

65. “Future award winner for Pretending to be Busy.”

66. “I was going to study, but then I decided what’s the point?”

67. “The only thing lower than my GPA is my will to attend morning classes.”

68. “I finally learned how to spell ‘diploma’.”

69. “I’m not lazy, I’m on energy-saving mode.”

70. “I asked my Magic 8-Ball if I’d graduate. It said, ‘Outlook not so good.'”

71. “High school was easy. It was like riding a bike. Except the bike was on fire. And everything was on fire. Because it was hell.”

72. “Some graduate with honors, I am just honored to graduate.”

73. “Life is a soup and I’m a fork.”

74. “I came, I saw, I made it awkward.”

75. “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving isn’t for you.”

76. “They say history is written by the victors, but my high school history essays say otherwise.”

77. “I’m actually not funny, I’m just mean and people think I’m joking.”

78. “My computer screen is brighter than my future.”

79. “High school? I think you mean ‘four-year conversation starter’.”

80. “I’m not a procrastinator. I just prefer doing all my work in a deadline-induced panic.”

81. “Remember, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But unless life also gives you sugar and water, your lemonade is going to suck.”

82. “I’m like 104% tired.”

83. “Graduated? More like glad-I-made-it.”

84. “Future plans: Netflix and still no chill.”

85. “If you see me smiling in public, it means I’m laughing at the jokes I tell myself in my head.”

86. “I wanted to go jogging but proverbs 28:1 says ‘The wicked run when no one is chasing them’ so there’s that.”

87. “Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk.”

88. “Why fall in love when you can fall asleep?”

89. “Here for a good time, not a long time.”

90. “In case of fire, exit building before posting it on social media.”

91. “I’m not a second option, you’re just bad at choosing.”

92. “Just because I’m awake doesn’t mean I am functioning at full capacity.”

93. “I don’t always study, but when I do, I make sure my parents see me.”

94. “I’m not arguing, I’m just explaining why I’m right.”

95. “Majored in reverse psychology. Or did I?”

96. “Looking forward to paying for Spotify Premium with my own salary.”

97. “I enjoy long, romantic walks to the fridge.”

98. “I don’t always graduate, but when I do, it’s barely.”

99. “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of student loan payments.”

100. “You can catch flies with honey, but you catch more honeys being fly.”

Unique Yearbook Quotes

101. “In a sea of fish, be a mermaid.”

102. “Turning the page to a new chapter: Chapter One of The Great Adventure.”

103. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”

104. “Here’s to the nights we felt alive, and here’s to the tears we knew we’d cry.”

105. “I’m not a book, but flip my pages and you’ll find my story.”

106. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

107. “I’m not choosing a path, I’m creating my own.”

108. “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.”

109. “Not all those who wander are lost, but I sure was late to a lot of classes.”

110. “If you follow your dreams, you might get lost.”

111. “Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.”

112. “Living proof that awkward can actually look good.”

113. “Some graduate with honors, I’m just honored to graduate.”

114. “Plot twist: I actually did let the dogs out.”

115. “If life is a game, I’m playing on hard mode.”

116. “I’m not a hero, I’m a legend.”

117. “I did my waiting! 12 years of it! In Azkaban… I mean high school.”

118. “I’m ready to face any challenge that might be foolish enough to face me.”

119. “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.”

120. “I am the architect of my own destiny. Let’s hope it’s up to code.”

121. “Future’s so bright, I need shades.”

122. “I don’t always graduate, but when I do, I barely remember it.”

123. “Trying to become the best version of myself. Version 2.0 coming soon.”

124. “I’m going to make the rest of my life, the best of my life.”

125. “Just because it’s ending doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth the story.”

126. “Escaped the asylum ready to rule the real world.”

127. “Breaking stereotypes like I break pencils.”

128. “Currently starring in my own reality show titled, A Modern Cinderella; One Girl’s Search for Love and Shoes.”

129. “This wasn’t like High School Musical at all.”

130. “I asked Google why I wasn’t graduating on time, but even Google didn’t know.”

131. “Life gave me lemons, so I made lemonade, lemon cake, lemon drops… I’m the lemon king.”

132. “Remember me as the one who broke the curve.”

133. “I’m not a wizard, but magic happens when I enter the room.”

134. “I’m not saying I’m Batman, but have you seen me and Batman in the same room?”

135. “I don’t need a quote to remember me by, but just in case: ‘I was here.'”

136. “Just a Hogwarts dropout looking for my Horcrux.”

137. “One does not simply graduate without using Wikipedia.”

138. “I’m like a caterpillar. High school was my cocoon, college will be my butterfly. Let’s just hope I don’t fall.”

139. “The square root of my success is me.”

140. “I started from the bottom now I’m slightly above the bottom.”

141. “They say you are what you eat, but I don’t remember eating a legend.”

142. “I’m not great at advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment instead?”

143. “If at first you don’t succeed, fix your ponytail, and try again.”

144. “I want my gravestone to offer free WiFi, so people visit more often.”

145. “I’m the king of unfinished projects and vague future plans.”

146. “Life is an etch a sketch: if you don’t like the drawing, shake it.”

147. “I’m not lazy. I’m just in energy-saving mode.”

148. “In a world of Cheerios, be a Fruit Loop.”

149. “Just because it’s a bad idea doesn’t mean it won’t be a good time.”

150. “Graduated with honors in awkward social interactions.”

Iconic Yearbook Quotes 

151. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

152. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

153. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

154. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

155. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter

156. “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan

157. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

158. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha

159. “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa

160. “May the Force be with you.” – Star Wars

161. “Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society

162. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

163. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Star Wars

164. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

165. “I think, therefore I am.” – René Descartes

166. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

167. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

168. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

169. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

170. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

171. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

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

173. “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet

174. “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley, Invictus

175. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings

176. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

177. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

178. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

179. “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump

180. “There’s no place like home.” – The Wizard of Oz

181. “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” – The Godfather

182. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

183. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

184. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali

185. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

186. “Elementary, my dear Watson.” – Sherlock Holmes (popularly attributed)

187. “I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman

188. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

189. “Live long and prosper.” – Star Trek

190. “The truth is out there.” – The X-Files

191. “I’ll be back.” – The Terminator

192. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

193. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

194. “There’s no crying in baseball!” – A League of Their Own

195. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead

196. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Gone with the Wind

197. “May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift

198. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

199. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

200. “The best way to predict your future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay


Remember that the perfect words can immortalize your high school journey. Choose a quote that truly speaks to you, one that captures the essence of your shared experiences, laughs, and challenges.

Here’s to the memories you’ve made and the adventures that await. May your yearbook quote be a lasting tribute to an unforgettable chapter.

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