Yearbook Quote Ideas: Stand Out from the Crowd

Yearbook comments are serious business. You’ve got one chance to express your personality and prove your quirkiness or coolness for all of history. No pressure, right? At SPC Yearbooks headquarters, we’ve got yearbook comments down to a science. Here are some of our trade secrets. 

It’s helpful to decide on a tone for your yearbook comment before you start coming up with ideas. We’ve grouped yearbook comments into general categories to help get you going:

The Snarky Comment

A bit of well-placed sarcasm goes a long way. Poking a little lighthearted fun at school or at yourself can be a memorable sendoff. Just make sure you don’t cross the line from funny to mean! Don’t put yourself down or be hard on yourself, either.

I’m sure the Pythagorean Theorem will guide me through life.

My dog ate my clever quote.

I’d like to thank Wikipedia for getting me through.

Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you make bad decisions. – Bill Murray

It’s OK if you don’t like me. Not everyone has good taste.

If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.

The Surreal Comment

When in doubt, go weird. A surreal yearbook comment will have people scratching their heads and will add to your carefully cultivated air of mystery. 

I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I’m never served a cooked telephone. – Salvador Dalí

Everything small is just a small version of something big! I understand everything! – Adventure Time

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. –  Kurt Vonnegut

I had a lot of dates, but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows. –  Andy Warhol

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. –  George Carlin

Is mayonnaise an instrument? – Patrick Star

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The Literary Comment

Prove that you know what ‘erudite’ means without even googling it! Hit the books to find just the write (see what we did there) literary gem to add sparkle to your yearbook comment.

This above all: to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare

Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty. Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light. – Jyrki Vainonen

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. – JRR Tolkien

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight. – Oscar Wilde

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – AA Milne

Don’t panic. – Douglas Adams

The Inspirational Comment

As you head off into the big wide world, what better time for a bit of inspiration and encouragement? Use an inspirational yearbook comment to show the world what you’re made of. 

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. – Beyoncé

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

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

To live is to risk it all; otherwise you’re just an inert chunk of randomly assembled molecules drifting wherever the universe blows you. – Rick & Morty