What is your senior quote?
Your Senior Quote is supposed to be a statement that sums up something important about you—what you believe, your personality, your outlook on life. Twenty years from now, your friends should be able to say, “That’s so (fill in your name here).” Or, more importantly, your kids should not be able to say, “Daddy/Mommy, what’s a (fill in nasty drug or sex reference here)?” Not that the yearbook staff will let that second one through, (and you won’t get a second chance for another one if it doesn’t), but selecting your quote is really part of imagining yourself in that world outside of Kenmore West High School. They can be funny, serious, bittersweet, but must of all they need to be lasting—in selecting a Senior Quote, make sure it’s something that will make sense twenty years from now.
Places for cool quotes:
Obviously, you can Google “quotes” and all sorts of stuff will come up.
Here are some other sources:
And artist/teacher named Robert Henri wrote a great book called The Art Sprirt. This site collects some good quotes from it about creativity and individuality.
Pablo Picasso: Artist dude, Weird paintings, Good Quotes.
Nelson Mandela: Nobel Prize Winner, defeater of evil apartheid, father of his nation:
Gloria Steinem: Feminist, author, activist.
Malala Yousafzai: Nobel Peace Prize winner, education activist, kid.
The Dalai Lama: Holy Buddhist, snappy dresser, quote machine.
Billy Graham: Preacher, friend of Presidents, speaker of quotable wisdom.
Dale Carnegie: Wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People. ‘Nuff said.
Ernest Hemingway: Author, tough guy, terse writer of short and quotable sentences.
Jane Addams: Activist for the poor, friend of artists, born to be quoted.