You never thought this day would come. Whether you're moving on from high school, college or post-graduate school (looking at all of you lawyers, nurses and doctors), or know someone who is, it always feels so surreal when graduation day comes. It's really hard to put into words what someone goes through during these pivotal times in their life. Summing up all the highs and lows, along with the anticipation of what's to come is a lot to do! That's why, we suggest going the funny quote route when it comes to finding the perfect graduation message for a card, Instagram post or toast.
If you're a parent, sibling or grandparent, a hilarious quote is guaranteed to brighten their day if their feeling a bit sad about leaving school, or calm their nerves if they are on edge about the big day. If you're the grad, pulling out a clever one-liner will remind the whole class of your charm and wit. So, a funny graduation quote is a win-win all around! Take a look at our favorite ones below, including options from movies, TV shows and celebs.
The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.
You’re going to fall down, but the world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the numbers of times you get back up.
Be wise, because the world needs wisdom. If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like they would.
You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day.
Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives.
The best advice I can give anybody about going out into the world is this: Don’t do it. I have been out there. It is a mess.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
When they hand you your diploma, keep moving. Just in case they try to take it back.
Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.
Graduation: A ritual event where they award you a diploma, in the hope that you have learned enough to be able to read it.
I could have said something profound, but you would have forgotten it in 15 minutes – which is the afterlife of a graduation speech.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
Struggling to decide what to do after graduation is, and always will be, a sort of rite of passage to the next phase of your life.
The richer you get, the more expensive happiness becomes.
I couldn’t wait for success. I went ahead without it.
Well, I’m not usually one for speeches. So, goodbye.
If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
I can’t wait to hear your name horribly mispronounced at the graduation ceremony.
Congratulations on getting through the easiest part of life.
So long as your desire to explore is greater than your desire to not screw up, you’re on the right track.
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
Experience is the only school from which no one graduates.
You know that point at your graduation ceremony where everyone tosses up their caps? Isn’t it great that we all celebrate how smart we are by throwing sharp pointy objects in the air?
The Lord gave us two ends: One to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
As you set off into the world, don’t be afraid to question your leaders. But don’t ask too many questions at one time or that are too hard because your leaders get tired and/or cranky.
It doesn’t matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
Worry is like a rocking chair — it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.
So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it.
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
Dance like nobody’s watching, because they are not, they are all checking their phones.
I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
At graduation you get to wear a cap and gown, but it’s a good idea to also wear something underneath it.
I've already forgotten everything.
Your families are extremely proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.