The best senior quotes are those that capture the essence of a student and give us a meaningful message about their high school experience. Nobody wants to have a senior quote that doesn’t show you who they were. That’s the thrill of them. They show people who you are, what’s important to you and what you want them to remember. The difficulty is in getting a quote that showcases ALL of the things you care about. It’s virtually impossible to be a meme and a loving person at the same time, or to show your political side while also expressing non-political hopes and dreams. Compromises have to be made. Even the most seemingly two-dimensional characters of our student body are too complex to simplify down to forty words. Just—do us all a favor this year; less Ron Swanson quotes.
*Author note: The story image is of the student body of 2014—the starting year of our current seniors.