High School Yearbook Quotes

The question of what to write in your friends’ yearbooks is one that teenagers all over the world ponder every year. Alternatively, you may not really think about it that much, but would appreciate having an interesting quote or two handy.

Ideas for What to Write

Some people in your life are so special that you want a quote that is tailored to the relationship you have with them. To get you started, here are some quotes.

Best Friend

  • Without your friendship, high school would have been a different experience. We have our inside jokes and our secret names for the cute boys (insert one here). It’s almost like we live at each other’s houses. Whenever I look back on these days, I know the best memories will all be of you.
  • Remember that I know all your secrets when you tell others what it was like in high school.
  • Ships come in many different types. Ships can be classified as military war ships, cruise ships, or cargo ships. However, the best ship I’ve ever seen is the friendSHIP we share.

Senior Goodbye

  • Never forget where you came from or our senior class as you move ahead. I look forward to seeing you at the reunion!
  • Despite our best efforts, high school came to an end all too soon. You should live your life as if you were in high school. Have fun as if it would never end, but be bold as if it were your last day.
  • Do you remember that time (insert a favorite memory with the person in whose yearbook you are writing)? Years from now, I hope you’ll remember how much fun we had together when you look back on this quote.

Lab Partner

  • Thanks for blowing me up only once in Chemistry, lab partner. In college, I don’t think you’ll major in science.
  • Being my lab partner wasn’t a big deal. Throughout high school, we measured, poured, took notes, and helped each other.


  • High school wouldn’t have been the same without you. I was challenged by you and became a better version of myself because of you. Wishing you all the best in life. Don’t stop pushing, growing, and achieving.
  • The fact that I no longer have to compete against you in (fill in the sport or activity that they were your rival in) makes me happy. I let you win some of the time, which is lucky for you. I’m just kidding.


  • It’s said that you never forget your first love, which I suppose is true since I can’t imagine looking back on high school and not remembering you.
  • The only person I would have chosen to date out of the entire class would have been you. (List the reasons why you like each other – sense of humor, great laughs, shared interests, etc.)

General Yearbook Quotes

In a large school, someone may ask you to sign his yearbook and you may barely know him. So that you don’t have to be clever on the spot, it’s a good idea to know a few general sayings that you can use in this situation.


  • Hopefully, we’ll remember that time forever…nevermind. My memory of it has completely faded.
  • Before now, I didn’t know how to tell you, but I am from the future and have come back to help you because you are a famous figure. During the next year, you will make it big, but then you will lose it all. The reason you lose it will remain a mystery forever. Best of luck to you, but I never figured out how to prevent it.
  • Sign the yearbook with a fat marker and write, ‘Does this marker make me look fat?’


  • The (fill in your school mascot) will always hold a special place in our hearts, no matter where we go or what other teams we follow.
  • I never imagined that the days would go so quickly, or that I would dread missing you as much as I do now, four years after we started school together.
  • May joy follow you throughout your days, and may we be able to share the journey again when we meet down the road.

Well Wishes

  • Wishing you all the success in your dreams. There is no doubt in my mind that you will shine among the stars.
  • Childhood and teen years have shaped us into the people we are today, so we will carry those memories with us into adulthood. I appreciate you being a part of that journey.
  • It has been my pleasure to have you as a friend for the past (fill in the number) years. Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to get through this year. I think you’re funny, wonderful, sweet, and… Isn’t this the yearbook of (fill in a name)? I guess that’s all right then.

What Not to Write

Despite what might seem funny at the moment, remember that the person’s children might one day read the yearbook, or their parents might read what others have written. In someone else’s yearbook, you don’t want to write anything embarrassing or profane. 

Taking a black sharpie to the autograph pages or drawing on the pictures within the yearbook is also bad form. As long as you keep it clean and fun, your signature will be one that the person will enjoy for years to come.

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