Larry Martino

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They may not be as popular as they were when we were teenagers, but the high school yearbook is still around, and today’s digitally-oriented teens are coming up with some hilarious quotes.

Clark County School District high school seniors have already gone through their graduation season for the most part. But, I am sure they are still checking out what their best friends wrote in their yearbooks, what photo they used, and what quote they chose.

Ah yes, that normally embarrassing awkward photo, captioned with whichever clubs or teams you participated in, followed by a quote of some kind. Should I make it serious? Thoughtful? Playful? Funny?

I found an article on written by Greta Jaruševiciūtéwhich shows hundreds of funny high school yearbook quotes, with photos attached. I cannot use the photos in this article because I do not have permission, but there are some really funny quotes, especially when they are teamed up with the appropriate high school yearbook photo. If you want to see the list, just CLICK HERE.

I had to crack open my dusty, old, high school yearbook to see which quote I chose back then. Well, it turns out I attempted to be thoughtful, and then finished up with some self-deprecating humor about my “schnozz.”

A photo of Larry Martino's high school yearbook photo and quote: "Living is not made up of what one does but of how one does it. Remember: The nose knows."

Larry Martino via BMG Las Vegas

Wow, where did all that hair come from? Love the disco collar on that shirt too. I guess you’ll be able figure out the era in which I graduated high school by taking a look at that photo. Oh well. Who knew then that I would be looking back on that nugget of “wisdom” so many years later and sharing it on something called “a website post.”

Scroll on down to see my seven favorite hilarious high school yearbook quotes. Oh yeah: “Have a great summer! See ya in home room in the fall.”

  • 1) Twin Sisters

    Their photos in the high school yearbook show the younger sister on the left, and just to the right, the older twin sister. The younger twin sister’s quote is: “I’m only 3-½ minutes younger.” The older twin sister’s quote is: “Best 3-½ minutes of my life.” Now that’s funny! Maybe its just because I’m the oldest sibling in my family.

    Twin sisters wearing sporting gear, embracing and laughing.

    Leicarras via Getty Images

  • 2) Nigerian student

    A Nigerian male high school student named Segun Akigbogun offered up this gem as his high school yearbook quote: “I’m that Nigerian prince that keeps emailing you.” Love it! I just hope he wasn’t serious because he owes me $57,000 dollars! (jk)

    Nigerian student standing in front of bookshelves giving the "thumbs up" sign.

    DMEPhotography via Getty Images

  • 3) Future TV Sitcom Writer

    I love this guy’s sense of humor. Who would write something like this for their high school yearbook quote? “It’s hard being a single mother, especially when you have no children and are a teenage male.” I thought I was funny in high school, but I know I wasn’t that funny.

    Teenage male posing for a typical high school yearbook portrait with black background.

    Mary981 via Getty Images

  • 4) Joe McDonald

    When people use the same joke to tease you all of your life, you have to return the favor with your high school yearbook quote. Graduating student Joe McDonald wrote: “No, I did not have a farm.” Mic drop!

    Teenage male with red hair, holding a glass bottle of milk and glass cup of milk, standing in front of a row of milking cows on a farm.

    JackF via Getty Images

  • 5) Arms. Legs and Fingers

    This kid put some real thought into his high school yearbook quote. Either that, or he read it somewhere else and plagiarized it: “I would like to thank my arms for always being by my side; my legs for supporting me. And, finally my fingers because I can always count on them.” He had to have read that somewhere else before, right? I bet he already has his Academy Award acceptance speech written and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

    Male teenager wearing a brown plaid shirt over a green t-shirt. He is holding up two fingers on his right hand.

    Andrii Iemelyanenko via Getty Images

  • 6) She Did Not Have Good Grades

    Some students finish high school with high grades, and some with low grades. Most of us finish high school with mediocre grades, and this young lady used the perfect high school yearbook quote to describe her academic career: “I had to put my grades up for adoption because I couldn’t raise them.” Take that, Mom and Dad!

    Playful red haired young woman dressed in orange t-shirt and jeans, holds her collected hair by both hands, winks and opens her mouth wide, over yellow background.

    Iona Studio via Getty Images

  • 7) Vegetarian

    To eat meat, or not to eat meat. That is the question. It does not matter to me whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian, a carnivore, or anything in between. Totally your choice. But I love this kid’s hilarious take on the topic: “I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.” I’m sure he doesn’t actually hate plants, but that is a very funny way to describe your choice of eating habits.

    A young person wearing braces about to take a bite out of a stalk of celery.

    Vitalii Puzankov via Getty Images

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