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The 10 Best Movie Quotes About the High School Experience

cluelessMost Hollywood writers did not seem to enjoy high school.  At Hollywood High, teachers are boring morons, popular students are shallow and self-centered, and the popular unpopular students are clever cynics who seldom go to class.  If only life was so stereotypical.  Yet within all this redundant writing, there are some pearls of wisdom.  For most people, high school was a challenging time of personal change.  Here are the 10 film quotes that we believe best capture what high school was like for the majority of students. 

High school is like the training wheels for the bicycle of real life.”
Ghost World (2001) – Graduation Speaker (Rini Bell)

High school - those are your prime suffering years. You don't get better suffering than that.”
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – Frank Ginsberg (Steve Carell)

“Appearance is first and foremost in this savage land that we call high school. We are graded not only on intellectual prowess but also on our physical appearance.”
2 Little 2 Late (1999) – Darrin Darlow (Mark Swanson)

“I use my grand IQ to decide what color lip gloss to wear in the morning and how to hit three keggers before curfew.”
Heathers (1989) – Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder)

“I don't know what it is about going to high school with someone that makes you feel you're automatically friends for life.”
Tequila Sunrise (1988) – Gregg Lindroff (Arliss Howard)

“In the end, my girlfriend became my arch enemy, my arch enemy became my best friend, and my best friend became my girlfriend. But, hey, it's high school.”
Sky High (2005) – Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano)

“When I was in high school the thing I wanted most when I was stuck in class, the thing that I was desperately in pursuit of, was a hall pass. That's all I ever wanted. I loved moving freely around the school while everybody else was trapped in there.”
Mumford (1999) – Althea Brockett (Mary McDonnell)

“I don't believe we've met, what with the cruel politics of high school and all.”
Jawbreaker (1999) – Courtney Shayne (Rose McGowan)

“Sexual tension, male/female dynamics - all part of the high school experience.”
She’s the Man (2006) – Principal Gold (David Cross)

“I bet in high school, everybody made somebody's life hell.”
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) – Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow)


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