Quotes About Graduation

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Janet Fitch
“I imagined the lies the valedictorian was telling them right now. About the exciting future that lies ahead. I wish she'd tell them the truth: Half of you have gone as far in life as you're ever going to. Look around. It's all downhill from here. The rest of us will go a bit further, a steady job, a trip to Hawaii, or a move to Phoenix, Arizona, but out of fifteen hundred how many will do anything truly worthwhile, write a play, paint a painting that will hang in a gallery, find a cure for herpes? Two of us, maybe three? And how many will find true love? About the same. And enlightenment? Maybe one. The rest of us will make compromises, find excuses, someone or something to blame, and hold that over our hearts like a pendant on a chain.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Stephenie Meyer
“When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers were thing like astronaut, president, or in my case… princess.

When we were ten, they asked again and we answered - rock star, cowboy, or in my case, gold medalist. But now that we've grown up, they want a serious answer. Well, how 'bout this: who the hell knows?!

This isn't the time to make hard and fast decisions, its time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere chill. Fall in love - a lot. Major in philosophy 'cause there's no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind. Then change it again, because nothing is permanent.

So make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask again what we want to be… we won't have to guess. We'll know.

[from the movie]”
Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

Robert Orben
“A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that "individuality" is the key to success.”
Robert Orben

Sherman Alexie
“Coach said. "the quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor".”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Tim Tharp
“We’re not the Faster-than-the-Speed-of-Light Generation anymore. We’re not even the Next-New-Thing Generation. We’re the Soon-to-Be-Obsolete Kids, and we’ve crowded in here to hide from the future and the past. We know what’s up – the future looms straight ahead like a black wrought-iron gate and the past is charging after us like a badass Doberman, only this one doesn’t have any letup in him.”
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

Jim Carrey
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”
Jim Carrey

Today is your day
You're off to great places
You're off and away

You've got brains in your head
You've got feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any
Direction you choose

You're on your own
And you know what you know
And you are the guy
Who'll decide where you go

Out there things can happen
And frequently do
To people as brainy
And footsy as you

And will you succeed?
Yes you will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)

You're off to great places
Today is your day
Your mountain is waiting
Go, get on your way!”
Dr. Suess

John Green
“pg. 231-232: They'd given me a minivan. They could have picked any car and they picked a minivan. A minivan. O God of the Vehicular Justice, why dost thou mock me? Minivan, you albatross around my neck! You mark of Cain! You wretched beast high ceilings and few horsepower!”
John Green, Paper Towns

Richard Halliburton
“Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.”
Richard Halliburton

“Develop and protect a moral sensibility and demonstrate the character to apply it. Dream big. Work hard. Think for yourself. Love everything you love, everyone you love, with all your might. And do so, please, with a sense of urgency, for every tick of the clock subtracts from fewer and fewer.”
David McCullough Jr.

“Just because you don't know what you want yet, it doesn't mean that there's nothing to want.”
Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World

Mary Karr
“Being smart and rich are lucky, but being curious and compassionate will save your ass. Being curious and compassionate can take you out of your ego and edge your soul towards wonder.”
Mary Karr, Now Go Out There:

Nina LaCour
“We were nostalgic for a time that wasn't yet over.”
Nina LaCour, We Are Okay

Mary Karr
“Bad things are gonna' happen to you, because they happen to us all. And worrying won't stave the really bad things off. Don't make the mistake of comparing your twisted-up insides to other people's blow-dried outsides. Even the most privileged person in this stadium suffers the torments of the damned just going about the business of being human.”
Mary Karr, Now Go Out There:

“The road may be rough, the journey may be tough and the experience may be bitter, but they are stepping stones to our future thrones.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Mitch Albom
“I snicker, but the idea is momentarily appealing. Part of me is scared of leaving school. Part of me wants to go desperately. Tension of opposites.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I thank God for a gracious completion of my doctorate degree.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Kamand Kojouri
“This is a day of celebration!
Today, we are divorcing the past
and marrying the present.
and you will find God
in every room.
Today, we are divorcing resentment
and marrying forgiveness.
and God will find you
in every tune.
Today, we are divorcing indifference
and marrying love.
Drink, and play that tambourine
against your thighs.
We have so much celebrating to do!”
Kamand Kojouri

“When it comes to learning, there are no boundaries and restrictions literally; all you have to do is to start it where you are.”

Maggie Stiefvater
“Now is the time to make sure we have the strings of all the balloons we want to keep before they all float away.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Mary Karr
“A university is a city of ideas, and we're grateful you became citizens of our city.”
Mary Karr

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Success is the end product.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Brit Bennett
“Why should she dress in a cap and gown and sweat in the sun, when her mother was not there to pose in pictures with her and cheer when her name was called? In her mind, she only saw pictures they would never take, arms around each other, her mother gaining little wrinkles around her eyes from smiling so much.”
Brit Bennett, The Mothers

“I made my name”. What does this mean? It means that a man has successfully graduated through the process of inner self-development”
Sunday Adelaja

Hasil Paudyal
“I will miss you
not because you taught me,
not because you helped me on all steps of education;
but only because
you made me a leader to lead as an perfect Electrical Engineer.”
Hasil Paudyal

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Theologians should study in a seminary and before graduating they should make a visit to heaven and hell after which they should submit their thesis and graduate.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“Education has become a ritual... Hence done by all parents... I don't see people with degrees acquired in 16-18 years know their subjects... So what's the point to feed schools with money... Our system makes every thing commercial and ritualistic... it's about security of work as it used to be in 50s to 80s... when the graduates were less... but now degree is not a promise for success... Education should create better performing humans and not Humans performing better in academics.”
Talees Rizvi

“Flora hadn't signed my yearbook. When I got it back from the cheerleaders, I skimmed over the last few pages and saw that every one of them signed except for her. I was disappointed but I wasn't surprised.

We were too much of everything to be summed up in a few sentences. -Sean Foster”
rainbowbrook, Kissing Is the Easy Part

“some people graduate on time. some others graduate at the right time. no matter about the time you graduations, you have to take responsibility to finish your college when you choose to start it. not for your parents, not for your friends, but for you. when you graduate, you'll be at the higher lever than your life before. remember, you don't have to be smarter, all you have to do is be the work harder than others.”
Nunki Artura

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