Choosing the Perfect Senior Quote

Though seniors stress about choosing the perfect senior quote, the good news is there are simple ways to be original and fun.

By Kera Covey

It’s the time of year for seniors to be constantly reminded about turning in your senior picture and quote for the yearbook. But for many of us, deciding on what to choose for your senior quote can be quite hard. I mean, you only graduate high school once, and these last four years of your life hold some of the best and worst memories in life so far. Sure, some people are going to search things like “Creative Senior Quotes,” with the assumption that Google should know by now that when you say “creative,” you really mean, “Show me a result you didn’t show anyone else on the ENTIRE PLANET, Google.”

When deciding you should say something that represents who you are as a person. Lines from your favorite song can be helpful and definitely have been done before; the only problem is, today’s popular teen songs are not school appropriate. Maybe you want to show people that you’re a cultured person with a quote that shows your sense of self-awareness. But once again, you risk that someone else also chooses the same quote.

The solution? Combine two quotes together and turn two serious quotes into a more amusing statement. For example, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” You can also try using a source from your favorite book, TV show, or movie. In any case, you are still a pretty cool person, no matter if you have an embarrassing picture in the yearbook or if you have the same quote as someone else.