The high school years can be the worst of times and the best of times with most of these times because of the words we speak. But for as long as these are just words spoken and not words written in your high school yearbook, you can live it down.
But not these quotes made by high school students on their yearbooks! You will find that it pays to actually think through your final quote for the yearbook than to say, “Yeah, it’s good. Put in on print” only to realize that it will elicit hoots of laughter from your classmate while you blush to the roots of your hair.
“So, what, do I just write something here and it goes into the yearbook?”
Yes, unfortunately, it will go into the yearbook and you will be the guy who actually wrote something memorable but not in a way you envisioned.
“Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down’ from Never Gonna Give You Up, by Rick Astley.”
Now that is one high school yearbook quote that you will never let you down either and that’s because your classmates will have a hoot at your expense.
“Take life as it comes in your face and runs down your chin.”
Say what? But what if it smacks you in the face and gives you an asphalt tattoo? The lesson: If you want to be creative about your quotes, avoid gross imagery like snot running down your chin – or something like that.
“You’re laughing because I’m laughing, but I’m laughing because I farted.”
Is that how you want to be remembered in your high school yearbook – as the girl who gets her kicks from farting? Yes, you will want to avoid over-sharing information especially when it comes to bodily functions.
“Disregard females, acquire currency.”
There’s nothing wrong with the quote but when you come to think about it, you will want to cringe at this quote a few years down the road – say, when you have a girlfriend and yet you have little to show by way of a fat bank account.
“I look better than the person next to me.”
Yes, you do but saying so will not win you brownie points in the humble department. Besides, what makes you so sure that, say, in 5 years’ time, you will not look worse for wear?
In the end, why cement your infamy via regrettable quotes on your high school yearbook when you can leave a memorable line? Always remember that you can live down your spoken words but not so easily your written words. So, take your time to think through your quote because you will be remembered for it, like it or not.