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Early High School Years Quotes


"So basically, I graduated high school a semester early." - Jessica Szohr

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school." - Aaron Tveit

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15." - Clayton Christensen

"Eleven years old is not an early age to set your sight on the Olympics for a gymnast, because we normally peak in high school. I first qualified for the Olympics team during my sophomore year in high school, when I was 15 years old." - Dominique Dawes

"In high school for a couple years we did archery." - Suzanne Collins

"My high school years were exactly like 'Superbad.'" - Seth Rogen

"I lost my parents very early in my life. My mom died three weeks after I graduated from high school, and my dad died two years after I got married." - Mary Badham

"At an early age, I quit high school at 17 and joined the Air Force." - Sandy Adams

"College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage." - George Gobel

"In my early teens, I was a janitor. In high school, I got up early to deliver to accounts that required early service." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"There's always a high school jerk, isn't there? But I didn't date much in high school, because I went to an all-girls' private school for ten years." - Emmanuelle Vaugier

"I think if you're a 'tiger parent' early on, you don't need to be a 'helicopter parent' in high school." - Amy Chua

"I think the mild Aspergers have always been there. You see, Asperger's diagnosis did not become common in the U.S. until the early '90s. And an Aspergers has more or less normal speech development and they've always been here, that hasn't changed. I can think back to when I was in high school, this is 40 years ago, I could name kids in my high school class and college class that, today, would be diagnosed as Aspergers." - Temple Grandin

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late '90s!" - Aaron Tveit

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late "90s!" - Aaron Tveit

"I spent my childhood in Newfoundland and then my junior high and high school years in Alberta, Canada." - Sara Canning

"High school - those are your prime suffering years. They don't get better suffering than that." - Steve Carell

"High school - those are your prime suffering years. They do' get better suffering than that." - Steve Carell

"I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years." - Linda Cardellini

"My first three years of high school, I wasn't that cool." - Jonathan Bennett

"I worked at Suncoast Video for two years during the summer in high school." - Topher Grace

"It's a brave new world. I'm 42 years old. I certainly wasn't out in high school." - Rick Mercer

"I went out with the same girl throughout all four years of high school." - Jesse Metcalfe

"Looking back at my high school years, I'm struck by how slowly history can move." - Frank Rich

"I didn't really have the entire high school experience. I've been working since I was six years old, so I didn't go to the classic high school." - Thomas Ian Nicholas

"When I was a kid. I never really had luck with the ladies my early years in high school. Then I started singing and I found that helped, so I would go in the talent show every year. It was always some female singer that would go up there and blast out some Celine Dion classic and just blow me away." - Paolo Nutini

"Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has not seen substantial change in 30 years." - Janet Napolitano

"In early high school years, I was pretty chubby, and I spent a lot of time on my computer, before it was cool to have a computer - because there was a time that was true. So that's where I developed my personality." - Rashida Jones

"I started going to acting school in my senior year in high school, and I remained in acting school through four years of college." - Dane Dehaan

"I would not call myself Catholic anymore, but I went to 16 years of Catholic school: grade school, high school and college." - William Mapother

"I graduated early from high school, but up until I graduated, I was playing high school hockey. I really enjoy hockey. That's definitely what I do on my days off, for sure." - Sterling Beaumon

"I was bullied pretty badly especially in middle school. High school was not as bad as middle school, but I was not a macho kid at all. And the kids saw me as different from a very, very early age." - Cleve Jones

"It is my belief that people who speak of high school with a sugary fondness are bluffing away early-onset Alzheimer's." - Sloane Crosley

"I started out as a molecules kid. In high school and early college I loved chemistry, but I gradually shifted toward physics, which seemed cleaner - odorless, in fact." - Leon M. Lederman

"A lot of high school students on TV and in Broadway are played by people in their late 20s and even early 30s. That seems weird to me." - Ansel Elgort

"From high school, you can see my Sierra Club card - I've been a member since 1979. That gives you an indication of early interest." - Mike Quigley

"My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning, and later with chemistry in early high school and the proverbial home chemistry set." - Rudolph A Marcus

"It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams." - Paul D Boyer

"The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner." - Martha Reeves

"I graduated from high school early so I could move to New York to do 'A Little Night Music' out of the New York City Opera." - Anna Kendrick

"I think every high school student who was alert during the early '60s got very embittered by the slow progress and the violence surrounding the Civil Rights Movement." - P J Orourke

"I've been writing since I'm five years old. I've been writing books since high school - junior high, high school. I write every single day. I never thought I'd be published." - Karrine Steffans

"I went to Midwood High School in Brooklyn and then to Brooklyn college for 1 1/2 years." - Didi

"In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in High School to teaching remedial English in college." - Joseph Sobran

""Literature" is written material that, 100 years after the death of the author, is forced upon high school students." - Tom Clancy

"I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey. I just wanted to act, you know?" - Stacey Dash

"I went to Midwood High School in Brooklyn and then to Brooklyn college for 1 1/2 years." - Didi Conn

"Everybody remembers what it's like to be in high school. We really never leave those years behind." - Nikki Deloach

"I also played two years of high school football but I wasn't very, how shall I say it, talented." - Kyle Chandler

"The majority of U.S. high school students don't know within 50 years when the Civil War occurred." - Jim Leach

"My last two years of high school, I think I went to Burger King every day for lunch." - Cameron Russell

"I used to love playing football in high school. I played with the same guys for 10 years." - Mickey Rourke

"I lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until eighth grade, and then my high-school years were in Rochester, New York." - Kristen Wiig

"I was a choir boy for 3 years in high school at St. George's in Newport, Rhode Island." - Billy Bush

"Oh, yes, I taught 13 and a half years. I taught English, first at a Catholic school and then at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif." - Elizabeth George

"Don't peak in high school." - Lizzy Caplan

"I swam in high school." - Jimmie Johnson

"Shigure Sohma: singing High school girls high school girls all for me High school girls" - Natsuki Takaya

"My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history." - Lawrence Klein

"There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don't get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don't get them." - T D Jakes

"My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history." - Lawrence R Klein

"I think your teenage years define your musical roots forever. You're always looking for a theme for your high school years." - Patrick Wilson

"High school sucks. People who say those were the best years of your life - those people are liars... Who wants the best years of their life to be in *high school*? High school is something *everybody* should be ready to lose." - Meg Cabot

"When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition." - Yoko Ono

"Not a lot of people would think that I spent most of my early years totally rebelling against anything I could, getting suspended from school, going on demonstrations." - Dan Stevens

"As a matter of fact, I decided in high school that I was going to go to the seminary. And I did study with the Paulist Fathers for two years after high school in full anticipation of becoming a priest." - Bob Gunton

"I was born in Evanston, Illinois. I spent my elementary and part of my junior high school years in a D.C. suburb. And then I spent my high school years in Minnesota. And then I spent my college years in Colorado. And then I spent some time living in China. And then I spent three years in Vermont before moving down to Nashville." - Abigail Washburn

"In 1970 or '71, early in the magazine, Michael O'Donoghue did maybe eight pages of a 1958 yearbook, from Ezra Taft Benson High School. But by the time the [book-length] high-school yearbook came around, he didn't want to be involved." - P. J. O'Rourke

"At a very early age I started a cartoon scrapbook, actually when I was in high school. And it became, in turn, a scrapbook of my life. And there are about 2,000 volumes." - Hugh Hefner

"I sort of knew very early on that I wanted to be a writer. Even in high school, I was a big movie buff, very much into TV shows, and would critique them." - Lena Waithe

"My mom is a painter, so I've been doing drawings and paintings as early as I can remember. Then there was this gap where I was doing graffiti in high school and making as much [traditional] art." - Alec Monopoly

"Our early days - our audiences were always very sparse. We played very obscure places in very obscure parts of the world, mainly Kansas. We played frat parties, we played high school proms, we played clubs." - Phil Ehart

"Professionally - I had the opportunity to play sports throughout my youth, in high school and college. Early on, I decided I wanted to be a coach so I tried to learn everything I could about all positions on the team." - LaVell Edwards

"Dreamland Studios then was my bedroom at my parents' house, mostly [starring] people who were in my high school. They look straight at the camera; they're uncomfortable doing it. So, are [early movies] good? No." - John Waters

"I had a weird high school because I graduated early when I was 16. I moved out to California, but I was only there for freshman and sophomore year, and I was a bit of a brainiac." - Shanley Caswell

"I had the afro when I was in high school. I had the flattop during a short period in the early '90s. And I've had different variations of dreadlocks. I'll admit to those!" - Tim Meadows

"Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems." - Judy Biggert

"Yeah, I left Idaho at 17. You know, I graduated high school a year early and just, you know, the typical story, packed up my car and moved out." - Aaron Paul

"While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students." - Douglass North

"When I graduated from high school I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library 3 days a week for 10 years." - Ray Bradbury

"A lot of times, when you start a show at a young age, you get stuck. You get six years of high school, but I didn't have that." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"Whoa. If high school was suppose to be the best years of my life - at least so far - I was truly destined to have a sucky adulthood." - Meg Cabot

"I played Little League and in high school. I played more over the years whenever there was a pick-up game... usually softball." - Matthew Modine

"todays the first anniversary of the asteroid hitting the moon. A year ago i was sixteen years old, a sophomore in high school." - Susan Beth Pfeffer

"High school sucked. It was a universal truth, and whoever said these were supposed to be the best years of your life was probably drunk or delusional." - Kami Garcia

"Sarah Palin is now the guy who hangs out in the high school parking lot, showing off his car, five years after he graduated." - Rachel Maddow

"That's where I spent of lot of my high-school years - in the closet. It wasn't too cramped, but you do get really hot." - Amy Lee

"Children don't drop out of high school when they are 16, they do so in the first grade and wait 10 years to make it official." - Bob Keeshan

"My mom is very proud of introducing music to all her kids. But I played in some bad rock bands my junior and senior years of high school." - Miles Teller

"Many of my family members are teachers in the arts, and I picked up the camera years ago, in high school." - Steven Sebring

"If American schooling is inadequate now, just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when today's kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years." - Janet Napolitano

"I didn't have that many friends my first few years of high school. It was very cliquey and I'm super shy, so it was hard to make friends." - Dylan Obrien

"I taught high school English for 24 years. I always teach my students to appreciate the beauty of language and to write poetically." - Mark Takano

"When I went to Paris after graduating high school, I saw a model who was 12 years old without any supervision. That wouldn't happen in the acting world." - Tyra Banks

"I did play two years of high school football and was very short and uncoordinated but the second year I was very tall and skinny and very uncoordinated." - Kyle Chandler

"I didn't have that many friends my first few years of high school. It was very cliquey and I'm super shy, so it was hard to make friends." - Dylan O'Brien


"The Gatsby that I remember reading when I was 15 years old in junior high school was far different from the Gatsby I read as an adult." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"I moved from Minnesota to Las Vegas when I was 13, so I spent my high school years there and did some things I'm not proud of." - Beth Riesgraf

"I spent most of my high school years on movie sets and I'd have like one teacher, which was really bad." - Devon Sawa

"I feel like all the parts are seniors in high school and seventh graders, and I think I kinda skipped that awkward stage by not working those years." - Nat Wolff

"My younger sister retired a few years ago after a 30-year career teaching history and social studies at an inner-city high school." - Judy Woodruff

"I was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and I came to attend high school in Massachusetts when I was about 15 years old." - Nina Garcia

"I came to the Steelers after four years of high school and four years of college, and now I look on my stay here as 13 years of postgraduate work; I think I'm ready for the world." - Joe Greene

"High school was great when it ended." - Jennifer Stone

"High school and equality are forever incompatible." - Sharyn McCrumb

"Hollywood is high school with money." - Martin Mull

"High school popularity is so fickle." - Kathy Reichs

"Kelly Kelly really graduated from high school?" - Matt Striker

"I treat Hollywood as my high school." - Charlie Puth

"Prison is like high school with knives." - Raegan Butcher

"I started drama in high school." - Daniel Cudmore

"I taught high school students Spanish." - Daniela Bobadilla

"I was a loser in high school." - Sean William Scott

"In high school, I was very unpopular." - Rene Russo

"I was a loser in high school." - Seann William Scott

"I was a geek in high school." - David Schwimmer

"I studied cooking all through high school." - Liam Hemsworth

"I was a high school throw-out." - Alan King

"I was very popular in high school." - Nene Leakes

"Art imitates life. Life imitates high school." - Brad Holland

"I didn't feel attractive in high school." - Adam Lambert

"When I first went to New York I was right out of high school, I was 17 years old, and I had never seen a building over two stories high." - Florence Henderson

"I was 19 years old, pumping gas and going nowhere. I was kind of a high school dropout at that point because I had left school to play hockey, but no one drafted me." - Adam Oates

"I had four or five years in school training as a soprano. I fell into pop singing because of economics. I got out of high school and had to go work, and they weren't hiring opera singers." - Jo Stafford

"So by the time I got to Michigan I was a stutterer. I couldn't talk. So my first year of school was my first mute year and then those mute years continued until I got to high school." - James Earl Jones

"I sang in church choir all my life, through elementary school, junior high and high school." - Kevin Richardson

"I went to Samuel Ayer High School, which is now Milpitas High School." - Grant Show

"I went straight from high school to Bible college for two years. Then I started doing music right out of Bible college full time. I did independent stuff for three years." - Jeremy Camp

"My high-school years were so mediocre - I moved out when I was 16 and started living with my girlfriend who was 10 years older. Apart from that, I was just a video nerd." - Jason Reitman

"Teenage years are hard. And, having taught high school for a number of years, I think they're particularly hard on teenage girls. The most self-conscious human beings on the planet are teenage girls." - Rob Thomas

"Today, 8 million adult Americans, more than the entire population of Michigan, have not finished 5 years of school. Nearly 20 million have not finished 8 years of school. Nearly 54 million - more than one-quarter of all America - have not even finished high school." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Many offenders are tracked for prison at early ages, labeled as criminals in their teen years, and then shuttled from their decrepit, underfunded inner city schools to brand-new, high-tech prisons." - Michelle Alexander

"I was probably just graduating high school, maybe still in high school. When I was still in high school, maybe the last two years, I was rapping but I wasn't telling anybody. When I signed my deal people didn't know it was the same Ryan Montgomery from Oak Park High School, because I used to play basketball and I used to fight. Like I'd bring boxing gloves to school. So when they found out, it was, "You mean Ryan who be boxing?" or, "Ryan who be hopping up at the park?" So I was known as that guy." - Ryan Montgomery

"In Pakistan, the right to go to school is not a given. In the more rural areas, a girl is born, married off as early as 9 years old, and basically lives life under the control of men." - Janine Di Giovanni

"When I was in high school, I was dating this girl and wanted to make her birthday really special. I showed up early to school and went around to every single one of her classes and left a rose with her teachers. Each rose had a note with a little inside joke." - Dave Franco

"Although I could read before I went to school, and I won the school reading prize at five years old, my early children's stories came from the radio and watching films at a cinema on Saturday mornings in Australia. It wasn't until I was nine years old on a ship returning from Australia that I was introduced to children's books." - Michelle Magorian

"...pretty much everyone hates high school. It's a measure of your humanity, I suspect. If you enjoyed high school, you were probably a psychopath or a cheerleader. Or possibly both. Those things aren't mutually exclusive, you know. I've tried to block out the memory of my high school years, but no matter how hard you try, it's always with you, like an unwanted hitchhiker. Or herpes. I assume..." - Jenny Lawson

"Being a senior in high school means you're not only getting closer to adulthood, but also ready to start thinking about your dreams and aspirations, whether that's applying for college, joining the military, or seeing the world. It's never too early to start thinking of your future, so use these high school senior year quotes about following dreams to inspire yourself and those around. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean

"If it had taught them nothing else, twenty years of living past high school had taught them self-preservation. ... No one was going to risk putting his ego on the line; they would come prepared with dates, flattering clothes, and a well-rehearsed, carefully edited biography. They would all be kind to each other. High school was enough torture for one lifetime." - Sharyn McCrumb

"I went to a high school reunion a couple years ago and realized that the kids who were the most unusual in high school are the ones who are the most interesting now and the ones who were popular are dull and boring." - Anderson Cooper

"They're coming out of high school exhausted. The pressure in high school is killing these kids. By the time they get to college, they have been fighting for three or four years to get the perfect SAT scores and get into A.P. classes." - Debora Spar

"I didn't date my wife in high school, but she was definitely by far the coolest woman there. She was definitely the most beautiful, but she also marched to the beat of her own drummer. I was in New Orleans 10 years after high school and my friend played matchmaker with us, and that's kind of how we got together." - Eric Mabius

"I actually ran in junior high school a little bit, you know, like most kids do in track and things. Then I got out of it and just trained for football and played ball for so many years - high school, college and the NFL." - Jeff Fisher

"I had never dreamed about the NBA like some guys did. I was a non-scholarship player at an NAIA college. I played on the Boys and Girls Club team in my freshman and sophomore years of high school before I made the high school team. I was our backup center in college." - Terry Porter

"It's funny: I always, as a high school teacher and particularly as a high school yearbook teacher, because yearbook staffs are 90 percent female, I got to sit in and overhear teenage girl talk for many years. I like teenage girls; I like their drama, their foibles. And I think, 'I'll be good with a teenage daughter!'" - Rob Thomas

"I didn't go to high school, so I don't have a high school experience. I was home-schooled during high school." - Josh Hutcherson

"I dropped out of high school three days into my senior year because I hated it because New York City public school is a mess. I certainly wasn't one for sitting in a classroom. Then I went off to college to North Carolina School of the Arts, then quit that after two years." - Erich Bergen

"I didn't like school. I was pretty much daydreaming all the time. I would be in the back of the class writing down random stories and stuff that would have nothing to do with school. I only lasted two years in high school before I moved out to L.A." - Charlie Mcdermott

"I did' have much school. Three years." - Pinetop Perkins



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