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Senior quotes

May 11, 2016

Aaron Bingham “I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.” – Mike Tyson Adam Branson “To most people the sky’s the limit, for those that love aviation the sky is home” – Unknown Addison Wegerle “Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music” -Tchaikovsky Adrianne Hansen “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Aidan Harrod “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” -Mark Twain Alex Hydock “The pain you have been feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming” – Brett Moon Alex West “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss Alexia Gonzalez Anything that Kanye says. Alexis Arnold Life is what you make it, don’t be afraid to go the extra mile Alix De Mestral “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” -Mark Twain Allie Jurgensen “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” John D. Rockefeller Allyson McDaniel “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard Anthony Tran “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas Ariana Kopycinski “I put my heart and my soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent Van Gogh Ashley Rathbun “Be real, because a mask only fools people on the outside. Pretending to be someone you’re not takes a toll on the real you, and the real you is more important than anyone else” – Alex Gaskarth Aubrey Cole “But happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition, not a destination. It’s like being tired, or hungry… it’s not permanent. It comes and goes, and that’s okay. And I feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness a lot more often” – Julian Baker, One Tree Hill Bailey Dreher “In a world that is constantly trying to change you to be yourself is the greatest compliment” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Becca Zinabu “Nothing is sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” Mr. Frye Blake Kirkman “You and your mom are hillbillies. This is a house of learned doctors.” – Dale Doback, Step Brothers Braden Fountain “Just do it” – Gary Gilmore Braden Godfrey “You see, you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals. On the contrary, we would all celebrate its tenacity. We would all love its will to reach the sun. Well, we are the roses. This is the concrete. These are my damaged petals. Don’t ask me why. Ask me how.” – Tupac Shakur Brandon Teter “There is more than me that just sports, and that is Jesus Christ living inside me” – Stephen Curry Breanne Smith “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not gonna get better, it’s not” – The Lorax, Dr. Seuss Brett Moon “The person that says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person that is doing it” -Alex Hydock Brett Young “I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up my friend” -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars Brittani Ladehoff “Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein Broc White “If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney Brooke Arnold “I took the road less traveled by and that had made all the difference” – Robert Frost Bryn Kovacic “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau Cameron Schultz “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Christian Alvarez “Naught of note shall befall you if none know your name” – Bladestorm Christian Laursen “My aspiration in life is to be happy.” – Beyoncé Ciara Shaw “Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out anymore and looks and explores the society and culture they were brought up in. People have attention spans of 5 seconds and as much depth as a gas’s of water” – David Bowie Cody Noel “I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-Shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I’m here to party” – Cal Naughton Jr. Cole Moses “The longest link is only as long as your longest strong chain” – Anonymous Colton Slusser “Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt” – Abraham Lincoln Connor Holmes “I know I’m gonna get got, but I’m gonna mine more then I get got tho” – Marshawn Lynch Curtis Pivarnik “Wasn’t me” – Shaggy Danielle Buchanan “We are all a little weird and Life’s a little weird, And when we find someone whose Weirdness is compatible with ours, We join up with them and fall in Mutual weirdness and we call it love” – Dr. Seuss Daulton Tawater “It is well that war is so terrible-otherwise we would grow too fond of it.”-Robert E. Lee Daylan Dindayal “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” – Matthew 28:19  Delanie Pierce “Just do it” – Shia LaBeouf  Dominic Dixon “When you want to succeed, as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” -Eric Thomas Elizabeth Christensen “If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill Emily Beaver “When I add the sum total of my graces, I confess I am inferior to no one” -Émilie Du Chátelet Emily McGehee “When you think about quitting, remember the reason that you started” – D.S. Walker Emily Ridder “If you ain’t first, you’re last” – Ricky Bobby Emma Claybrook “It is what it is, and what it is, isn’t what it should be” – Mr. Kirk Giacomo Rotella “One thing I can tell you is you got to be free” – The Beatles. Hallie Bontrager “Don’t let the noise of other’s’ opinions drown out your own inner voice and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs Hannah Costello “Everything is awesome.”     – The Lego Movie Hayden Thurman “It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing.” – William Shakespeare Hayley Short “Some days you eat salads and go to the gym, some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.” – Unknown Holly Hill “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Isabel Baumer “Crack some skulls” – My dad, he always says this when I’m about to go play on the soccer field and I love it when he does because it reminds me to play my hardest even when some things can get in your way. Just push those boundaries aside and go on your way. Isabella Terrill “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if one remembers to turn on the light” -Dumbledore Jaci Mitchell “Don’t go gently into that goodnight, rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas Jacob Nichols “Change you, for you. Not for anyone else.” – Jacob Nichols Jaiden Soupene “The Constitution is a guide which I will never abandon.” – George Washington James Myers “Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it” – Unknown Jana Headding “If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” – Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Jason Hanna II “Do or do not, there is no try” – Master Yoda Jason Tejano “If others can, why can’t I?” – My Father Jennifer McIntyre “So it goes” – Kurt Vonnegut Jeremy Schumock “Go to other people’s funerals or they won’t go to yours” – Yogi Berra Jet Warren “Believe it!” – Naruto Uzumaki JJ Falcon Life’s a garden, dig it – Joe dirt Jon Super “If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying.” – Joe Montana Jordan Griffitt “Be Water, my friend” – Bruce Lee Jordan Phipps “A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplin Joseph Silvey “We lost. We got wiped out. We may be finished. Maybe it was all a waste. Like they always said… We’re idiots who’ve wasted our time on something as pointless as games. Game junkies who never leave their houses. Vegetables. But who cares? We knew that all along. We knew it, and we do it anyway. But we love games. We chose this. And sometimes we’ll win, and sometimes we’ll lose. So what? We’ve dedicated our lives to it. So it’s real” – Log Horizon Justin Marcotte “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled path to mediocrity” ~Will Smith Justin Moore “No days off” – Unknown Justin Noble “When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen.” – Anonymous Katie Stanger “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream” – Vincent Van Gogh Katy Tucker “Courage, dear heart.” – CS Lewis Keelah Warden “Don’t let what other people think stop you from doing the things you love” – Adolf Hitler Kirby McCandless “If you ain’t first, you’re last”. -Ricky Bobby Kirsten Roberts “There are limits to what a solo player can do.” – Kirito Korina Rowley “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean Kyle Nardi “Make America Great Again” – Donald Trump Kyle Sisco “Obsession is a word used by weak people to describe dedicated people” -Unknown Kyler Helm  “Put your trust in one pair of hands” it was my great grandma’s favorite” – Unknown Kyrsa Krier “My flesh may fail, but my God you never will.” – Elevation Worship Lauren Hills “Why run and puke when you can throw and eat” – Unknown Lauren Paul “Work for a cause, not for applause. Live to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt” – Anonymous Lucas Farney “To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.” – William Shakespeare Luke Hunter “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr Seuss, Lorax Macayla Border “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard Macy Ellis “Every flower must grow through dirt” – Laurie Jean Sennott Madeline Levey “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced” – Chuck Palahniuk Madi Olson “If along the way you act like someone you’re not, pretty soon that’s who you become” -Gabriella Montez, High School Musical 2 Madison Fitzmier “Without music life would be a mistake” – Unknown Maica Parga “I was born an artist, I was born messed up, but I was happy in that way” – Anonymous Marcus Ballenger “Friends are really your enemies with different identities.” – Marshall Mathers III Maryssa Recio “If you ain’t first, you’re last” -Ricky Bobby Megan Dean “Some people are like clouds, when they go away it’s a brighter day” -Anonymous Michael Rivas “If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill Miguel Santana “Those who are ashamed of their origin are worth nothing while they begin to despise themselves” – Pedro Albizu Campos Miles Medaris “Make it Happen” -Alex Morton Miranda Boswell “The future is uncertain and the end is always near” – The Doors Nadia McLean “I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story–I will.” – Amy Schumer Nick Springer “Your day is what you make it” – Nick Springer Nicklaus Mathias “All the single ladies. All the single ladies. Put your hands up.” -Beyoncé Rebecca Zinabu “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” – Thomas Paine Regan Schenck “Life’s what you make it, so let’s make it rock.” – Hannah Montana Rolando Rodriguez “Don’t let school interfere your education” -Mark Twain Sam Cohlmia “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.” Albert Einstein Samuel Baker “The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming”. – Romans 8:18 Sandra Carlo “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.” – Marshawn Lynch Santana Miller “If you ain’t first you’re last” – Ricky Bobby Sarah Harrod “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” -Arthur Miller Sarah Payne “Never quit” – Unknown Scott Hershberger “May the Force be with you.” – Star Wars Shae White “I know Shae seems like a cold, heartless B, but actually she’s probably the sweetest girl I’ve ever met. – Maddy Rice Skylar Holman “I never worry about the future – it comes soon enough” Albert Einstein Sophia Wagner “If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be human. You’d be a game show host.” – Veronica Sawyer, Heathers Sydney Finney “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can” Nikos Kazantzakis Sydney Logan “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Tahni March “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas Edison Tara Wade When you feel like quitting think about why you started – Unknown Tatum Nevins “Yes, there are two roads you can go by, but in the long run there’s still time to change the road you’re on.” -Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven Taylor Doan “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela Taylor Galbraith “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Taylor Green “If you fall, I’ll be there” – The floor Tiffani Holman “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” – Colossians 3:23 Trebor Rekoske “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up” – Babe Ruth Troy Baker “I started out with nothing… and I still have most of it left” – Allen Iverson Tyler Stedman “There is nothing like knowing you have a real opportunity to affect the future in a positive way.” – Tisha Johnson Victoria Bartlett “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” – Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa Zuleyma Contreras “You will never influence the world by trying to be like it” Romans 12:2

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