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Senior Quotes...


Anyone have any of their favorite quotes? I need to give in a senior quote by tommorow and im kinda stumped... I'm looking thru strong words right now, any others are greatly appreciated.

They have to be school appropriate, and only a sentence or two, by the way...


Since I'm a workaholic: "I'll sleep when I die."


I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.
-- Emile Henry Gauvreay

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."
W. Somerset Maugham

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Never take yourself too seriously. Or anyone else, for that matter.

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.

Ignorance must certainly be bliss, otherwise there wouldn?t be so many people so resolutely pursuing it.


He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
Joseph Heller



Just out of curiosity, how long have you had to come up with this quote? I admire your tenacity, using this forum to find a good quote.

Good luck to you. Unfortunately, you can't use mine. I think I made this up.

" A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single hit off the pipe. "

\|/ 3Toes


"You can observe a lot just by watching."

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

"It ain't over till it's over. "

"So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face."

"The future ain't what it used to be."

ALL of these were said by Yogi Berra and I think they actually show wisdom, no matter how dumb they sound.


I was always jealous of these 2 quotes chosen by my friends senior year

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"
-Robert Browning

It's suggesting that, to achieve anything worthwhile, a person should attempt even those things that may turn out to be impossible.


"Win if you can, lose if you must, but always, always cheat"

-Jesse "The Body" Ventura

If you're an athlete:
"To be the man you have to beat the man"
-Ric Flair

If you're rebellious or proud or angry:

"Better to die on your feet than live on your knees"
-often attributed to Emiliano Zapata but may be Dolores Ibarruri's quote. Both of them were revolutionaries, though Zapata of course is a world-wide legend

If you're a fun-loving type or a player:

"I used to have a wild time with three women until 5 a.m., but I am getting older. In the Olympic Village here, I will live it up with five women, but only until 3 a.m."
-Alberto Tomba

If you're an aspiring millionaire:

"I'll keep it short and sweet -- Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business."
-Mr. Burns

2 of my favorites which apply to everything in life:

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will no t; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

-Calvin Coolidge

Usually the last and/or second to last sentences are quoted

Finally, "The strongest of all warriors are these two: time and patience."

-Leo Tolstoy


Grandpa: "My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star"

Homer: "How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

Another classic:
Ralph: "Me fail English? That's unpossible."

Chief Wiggum: "I hope this has taught you kids a lesson: kids never learn."

Principal Skinner: "Up yours, children"

Homer: Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?

Homer: When will I learn? The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle. They're on TV!

Homer: Of course I'm not mad. If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing!

Homer: Beer - now there's a temporary solution.

Homer: To alcohol! The cause of - and solution to - all of life's problems!

Milhouse: "But my Mom says I'm cool"

Lord, this has turned into a long post!


Thanks alot guys... Oh, and I had since the end of freshman year, when I realized we had senior quotes for the yearbook. haha. It just snuck up on my real quick.

I ended up using "I not afraid to die, Im not afraid to live, and when Im flat on my back, I hope to feel like I did."

A U2 song lyric.


It is not the critic who counts,
nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat


"Life's not fair and most people are stupid. Use this to your advantage."

"If you must fall, dive."

"The only moment in our lives that ever really mattered is now."

"...a man need wish for no more than this: a sword in the hand, a horse between his knees and the woman he loves at the battle's end."


orion and danreeves, and everyone else who replied, for that matter, thanks alot. But I already submitted my quote (as it was due today) and I dont need any more suggestions.


From a coworker:

Drop your history. This is a new moment.

(She's a Yoga instructor.)


Can't stop creativity............

"It's a doggy style world"

\|/ 3Toes


It makes no difference who's right or wrong but who is still standing when the smoke clears away.

Broderick Crawford


Like that time I took the home wine making class and forgot how to drive.

I've always liked:
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish, and he eats steak.


I thought it was "Teach a man to fish and he'll sit on a lake all day drinking beer".

You've started the quote thread and we're not stopping. I like this combo-quote from bash.

"Ignorance frequently begets confidence" - Charles Darwin
"WTF? begets isn't it a word, you fucking dumbass.

That really sums up a lot.