Quotes About High School

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Rainbow Rowell
“Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Kurt Vonnegut
“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Frank Zappa
“Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.”
Frank Zappa

Lady Gaga
“Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love—you know, things I don't care about anymore.”
Lady Gaga

Stephen King
“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, Carrie

Rainbow Rowell
“Can't you just like a girl who likes you back?'
'None of them likes me back. I may as well like the one I really want.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Kami Garcia
“High school sucked. It was a universal truth, and whoever said these were supposed to be the best years of your life was probably drunk or delusional.”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

Katie Alender
“That's the pathetic thing about high school. Everyone tries so hard to be something they aren't. It's gotten so I don't know who I am, so how can I even try to be who I am, much less who I'm not?
My problem is that I don't even fit in with the misfits.
I don't fit anywhere.”
Katie Alender, Bad Girls Don't Die

John Green
“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, Paper Towns

John Mayer
“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

Lish McBride
“Most people felt lost after high school. Sometimes I felt like I'd never really been found in the first place.”
Lish McBride, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

John Green
“Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is actually used to cut diamonds," I added. Radar tapped a locker twice with his fist to show his approval, and then came back with another. "Ben, getting you a date to prom is so hard that the American government believes the problem cannot be solved with diplomacy, but will instead require force.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Courtney Summers
“Imagine 4 years.
Four years, two suicides, one death, one rape, two pregnancies (one abortion), three overdoses, countless drunken antics, pantsings, spilled food, theft, fights, broken limbs, turf wars–every day, a turf war–six months until graduation and no one gets a medal when they get out. But everything you do here counts.

High school.”
Courtney Summers, Cracked Up to Be

Simone Elkeles
“Problem is, the bathroom pass can't help you escape life. It's still there when you come out. Problems and crap don't go away hiding in the can.”
Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

Elizabeth Scott
“There are a million rules for being a girl. There are a million things you have to do to get through each day. High school has things that can trip you up, ruin you, people say one thing and mean another, and you have to know all the rules, you have to know what you can and can't do.”
Elizabeth Scott, The Unwritten Rule

Courtney Summers
“You only get to walk variations of the same lines everyone has already drawn for you.”
Courtney Summers, Some Girls Are

E.A. Bucchianeri
“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, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Elizabeth Scott
“I suppose he's making a real fashion statement, but this is high school. You're not supposed to be real. You're supposed to be enough like everyone else to get through and out into the waiting world.”
Elizabeth Scott, Love You Hate You Miss You

Andy Weir
“Elrond,” Bruce said. “The Council of Elrond. From Lord of the Rings. It’s the meeting where they decide to destroy the One Ring.”
“Jesus,” Annie said. “None of you got laid in high school, did you?”
Andy Weir, The Martian

Jess Rothenberg
“For the record, I would like to point out that it is NOT being obsessive to memorize a boy's schedule so that you can accidentally bump into him. It is called being efficient.”
Jess Rothenberg, The Catastrophic History of You and Me

Scott Westerfeld
“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, Midnighters Manga #1

Laurie Halse Anderson
“The same boys who got detention in elementary school for beating the crap out of people are now rewarded for it. They call it football.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Hilary Swank
“I ended up dropping out of high school. I'm a high school dropout, which I'm not proud to say, ... I had some teachers that I still think of fondly and were amazing to me. But I had other teachers who said, 'You know what? This dream of yours is a hobby. When are you going to give it up?' I had teachers who I could tell didn't want to be there. And I just couldn't get inspired by someone who didn't want to be there”
Hilary Swank

Deb Caletti
“The hope was, people like me got to finally find our place in college or in the actual world. People who understood this told you that high school wasn't the actual world, that it was more like a temporary alternate reality you were forced to believe in for four years. A video game you played, where you could never get to the next level no matter how hard you tried.”
Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

Mandy Hale
“Mean girls go far in high school. Kind women go far in LIFE.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Laurie Halse Anderson
“I pull my lower lip all the way in between my teeth. If I try hard enough, maybe I can gobble my whole self this way.... I didn't try hard enough to swallow myself.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Janette Rallison
“You need to be more careful, or you could hurt yourself."
Right. Thank you, Mrs. Detweiler. I never would have come to that conclusion by myself. I was planning on incorporating a backflip into my next walk across the classroom but on second thought...”
Janette Rallison, Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws

Jerry Spinelli
“In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew”
Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

John Scalzi
“I failed angst in high school. They let me graduate anyway.”
John Scalzi, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded

Stephen King
“They had become a fixed star in the shifting firmament of the high school's relationships, the acknowledged Romeo and Juliet. And she knew with sudden hatefulness that there was one couple like them in every white suburban high school in America.”
Stephen King, Carrie

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