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Friday Happy Hour: Your Yearbook Quotes

Jason English

The merciful people who put out my high school's yearbook did not ask seniors to provide inspirational, poignant or otherwise meaningful quotes to run beneath our class photos. I have no idea what I would have selected. There's a good chance Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger or Happy Gilmore would have been involved.

A friend of mine who graduated in the mid-1990s wasn't so lucky. He showed me his yearbook, and about half of the guys used Jim Valvano's "Don't Give Up, Don't Ever Give Up." (Him included.)

Maybe you put a little more thought into your senior quote. (Or maybe not.) Either way, we'd love to hear it. What was your high school yearbook quote? And if you're up for it, here's another question: what would your quote be if you were graduating today?

We're going to compile the best of these and dump them into a mental_floss Yearbook Quote Generator. We'll try to get that up and running by the time this year's seniors are picking their words to live by. (Along with the name of the person who said the quote, leave your name/location if you'd like credit in the Generator.)

[See previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]