High School Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old high school quotes, high school sayings, and high school proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

High school isn't a very important place. When you're going you think it's a big deal, but when it's over nobody really thinks it was great unless they're beered up.     

Stephen King

High school wasn't a trial by fire or some ordeal that had to be survived. It was all a big joke. You just had to provide the laugh track.     

Scott Westerfeld

High school is such a small part of your life. So why change your life for it? Who cares what people think of you.     


High school will always be a drama zone. It takes the strongest and smartest to know how to avoid it.     

Mia Lugo

Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity: if you are tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become and adult. I hope it's worth it.     

Laurie Halse Anderson

It is hard to convince a high school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.     

Edgar W. Howe

High School is like a spork: it's a crappy spoon and a crappy fork, so in the end it's just plain useless.     

John Mayer

Most people felt lost after high school. Sometimes I felt like I'd never really been found in the first place.     

Lish McBride

It was only high school after all, definitely one of the most bizarre periods in a person's life. How anyone can come through that time well adjusted on any level is an absolute miracle.     

E.A. Bucchianeri

It's like high school holds two different worlds, revolving around each other an never touching; the haves and the have-nots. I guess it's a good thing. High school is supposed to prepare you for the real world, after all.     

Lauren Oliver

High school is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship - nor, contrary to popular belief, an anarchic state. High school is a divine-right monarchy. And when the queen goes on vacation, things change.     

John Green

The only thing I learnt in high school is that people are very violent and territorial.     

Gerard Way

Hairstyles change, and skirt lengths, and slang, but high school administrations? Never.     

Stephen King

High school is worse than having to swim through multiple piranha filled lakes- and that's before the truckload of homework.      

Taylor Gaskins

It's only kids in high school who are convinced they're never going to change. There's always going to be a pep rally and there's always going to be a spectator bus, somewhere out there in the future.     

Stephen King

...pretty much everyone hates high school. It's a measure of your humanity, I suspect. If you enjoyed high school, you were probably a psychopath or a cheerleader. Or possibly both. Those things aren't mutually exclusive, you know. I've tried to block out     

Jenny Lawson

You never grow out of high school sadly.      

Kate Bosworth

I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years.     

Linda Cardellini

High School. Society's bright idea to put all of their aggressive, naive youth into one environment, to torment and emotionally scar each other, for life.     

Chris Colfer

Let's face it. No kid in high school feels as though they fit in.     

Stephen King

High school for me was not all that fun. I think it's a lot more fun after when you realize that high school ends, and everything that's important at that time is sort of not important if people don't like your jeans or whatever. It doesn't matter.     

Leighton Meester

High school, you don't want to go back and do it over again.     

Marguerite Moreau

I hated high school. I didn't have any friends because I didn't fit in.     

Chad Michael Murray

High school is about finding who you are, because that's more important than trying to be someone else.     

Nick Jonas

Trust me, high school ends, you graduate and get away from all the people you never want to see again, it's all good.     

Chad Michael Murry

By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.     

Clifton Fadiman

High School: the mouse race to prepare you for the rat race.     


In high school you can think you're in love; but I believe you have to know yourself completely before you can truly fall in love and be loved back by someone else.     


There's a big world out there. Bigger than prom, bigger than high school, and it won't matter if you were the prom queen or the quarterback of the football team or the biggest nerd. Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it.     


People say high school is about getting an education and getting into a good college to succeed in life. Well, to me, high school is about making memories and good times that will last forever.