Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.

— Richard Halliburton

Controversy Senior Graduation quotations

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.

Do not follow where the path may lead.

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.

You'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try.

My high school wasn't a big public school;

it was tiny. There were 36 girls in my graduating class. We were a big group of girls that by the time senior year came along couldn't wait to get away from school fast enough but we loved each other. It's really fun to see the girls at reunions now.

Living well is the best revenge.If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.

Whether we're a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we're acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.

Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what's going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.

I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.

I had only played five games in my senior year in high school.

I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet.

Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.

Harry taught me that death isn't the end, it's the beginning.

I had a lot of success from the start.

I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.

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When I started singing as a freshman, I didn't sing for anybody - my parents or my friends. By the time I was a senior, the teacher asked me if I wanted to audition for a solo at my graduation. I was really nervous but I got it.

One of the proudest things I see is, now, 25 years after I graduated, when I go to a Syracuse sporting event, there's a senior or a junior from WAER broadcasting sports just the way we did, and just the way it happened a couple generations before us. That's a great legacy for the university and a great tradition that still continues to this day, and makes those of us who were a small part of it very very proud.

I wasn't allowed to see movies when I was a child.

It was against the religion I was raised in, Fundamentalist Baptist. I didn't go into a commercial movie house until I was a senior in college, and that was on the sly. It wasn't until I was in graduate school that I immersed myself in films. Then, I went to see all the films by Bergman, Fellini, etc.

Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens.

Until you've faced a crowd of graduating seniors, you have not experienced apathy.

I'm about to graduate senior year and I don't know what I'm going to do.

I don't want to lose the momentum with what I'm doing now as an actress.

You cannot but learn more of the world's heft, as you take it now into your hands.