Top 303 Graduated Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Graduated Quotes from famous people such as John Oates, Nicholas Stoller, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Daryl Davis, Anne Donovan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I couldn’t wait to grow a mustache. I stopped shaving my upper lip the day I graduated from high school.
John Oates
The two times I had nervous breakdowns in my life were when I graduated from college and had my first kid.
Nicholas Stoller
I don’t live in L.A. I actually live in Atlanta, Georgia. After I graduated from Spelman, I just stayed and never left. And I love it.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
I’ve been playing music professionally, full time since 1980 when I graduated college at the age of 22.
Daryl Davis
My parents thought I was crazy. When I graduated, you didn’t hear of basketball players going to Japan. Everyone went to Europe somewhere.
Anne Donovan
I grew up in Alaska, okay? My dad graduated high school and went straight to the mountains. He had $300 and staked a claim. He didn’t even have enough to put a title on the land: just had the records that he bought before he moved.
John Gourley
I was an excellent student before I left school. But I graduated early so that I could work longer hours on ‘90210.’
Jennie Garth
I graduated from the University of Whatever.
Dana Snyder
I read Henry Miller’s ‘Nexus,’ ‘Sexus’ and ‘Plexus’ the summer after I graduated from college. It cemented my decision to spurn any and all careers.
David Berman
I came to New York in 1974, when I graduated from college. And you had to use ‘Backstage’ because all of the auditions were listed there. Most people didn’t come with agents, so you got to see a lot of what was auditioning and when and where. ‘Backstage’ made sure you knew the major places.
LaTanya Richardson
I graduated with a double degree, I speak well, I play two sports at an elite level, I volunteer, I do things the right way – I even got down on my knee to ask my wife to marry me! – and I can’t get sponsored? It confuses the hell out of me.
Marquise Goodwin
I never got a chance to take advantage of ‘Superbad’ at school because I graduated before it came out, so I never got to use any of my fame to pick up girls and go to cool parties.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
I never graduated to being an atheist. I only graduated to being an agnostic.
Christopher Durang
I’ve done so many funny jobs. I worked at a farmer’s market through high school. I worked in the stock room of Ralph Lauren. I graduated to salesperson at Ralph Lauren, which was a big deal to me. I’ve been a P.A. I’ve been a stand-in. I’ve been an assistant’s assistant.
Allison Williams
I graduated high school a year early and moved to Los Angeles to go to acting school, which is hilarious.
Rachel Hollis
Since the time I have graduated from college, I don’t think I have stayed in my house for two days at a stretch.
Abhinav Shukla
With the draft, everybody was involved. Everybody was fodder. When you got to be 21, 22 and graduated from college, for two years your life stopped. If you had been running in the direction of your life, you had to stop and do this other thing which was, if not menacing, just plain boring.
Philip Roth
What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father’s brother was a top person at MIT, went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes.
Donald Trump
I graduated from college with a degree in ex-phys and kinesiology, because it was learning to work out, and I already knew how to work out. So, I just wanted an easy degree. I’m sorry but that’s just the way it was.
John Cena
I graduated in biology by overcoming an incredibly impossible science workload in college. The knowledge does nothing for me, but knowing I achieved that makes me feel like I can achieve anything because those science classes in biology are just impossible.
Frank Vogel
This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in three years, editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.
Rod Parsley
I graduated with all honors, and I was about to take the LSATs, and I was working at a law firm, and I hated it.
Nafessa Williams
I went to visit my father to tell him that I was going to go to college and become an architect – that was my dream. I was like, yeah I graduated from school, but it’s not like you showed up for that. But all he was worried about is whether or not I wanted money from him.
Jake Roberts
I went to college because I felt like I was supposed to. I graduated from public high school and I did all the things that I was supposed to do.
Mila Kunis
I graduated college in 1983, so that’s 32 years, and all I’ve done for a living is act or commercials or voiceovers. So I have nothing to complain about.
Ving Rhames
I saw some musicals at dinner theaters where I grew up. But I didn’t go to a big theater to see one until probably after I graduated from high school when I took myself to see ‘Tommy’ when it was on tour. I absolutely loved it.
Amy Adams
My family and I moved at least six times before I graduated high school. I was fortunate to have a large family network that combined their resources to help me accomplish my goals – but not everyone may be as lucky.
Marc Veasey
I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.
Jim Clyburn
In college, I didn’t perform so much, but when I graduated is when I discovered Second City. Then I realized, ‘Oh, there are people who can focus on comedy and especially improvisational comedy and make a career out of it.’
Jack McBrayer
When I graduated high school, nearly a half-million people subscribed to ‘Popular Electronics’ magazine. Soldering up some radio or hi-fi amplifier on the basement workbench was not just a personal passion – a lot of young people were doing the same. The magazine expired in 1999 for lack of interest.
Seth Shostak
My daughter just graduated college and she’s a dance major. She’s done a couple of dance videos already and won Miss Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago. She’s going out for Miss United States the second week of July, out in Las Vegas. She will probably wind up going to New York and trying the Broadway thing.
Doug Flutie
I graduated from college and went straight into a job w

I graduated from college and went straight into a job with MTV.
Julia Hartz
I graduated from Notre Dame.
Pat Connaughton
My sister and I graduated from Arizona State University where she was president and I was secretary of the College Republicans.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
It always has been a goal of mine to compete in the Olympics. Right after I graduated from college, I moved out to Salt Lake City with my mind focused on making the 2014 team.
Brittany Bowe
When I graduated from high school, I got accepted to York University, Fine Arts film program.
Mike Myers
When I graduated college, I didn’t get a job. I started making YouTube videos. I used to spend my days making art, and I love that. And, if I’m being honest, what’s the hardest thing? I think it’s just becoming a CEO from this path of being a YouTuber.
Jack Conte
I graduated in ’91, so the ’90s for me were very much the first years out of school, so I can’t really look at that decade as independent of my own experience of my 20s, really.
Noah Baumbach
I always wanted to have my own album recorded and released before I graduated high school.
Christina Aguilera
As I graduated from public schools and started working in newsrooms, I told myself that I am only the ‘illegal’ that my own country has not bothered to get to know.
Jose Antonio Vargas
My father died in 1989 before I knew what I was going to do with my life. I had just graduated from college. My mother died just before ‘Sideways’ came out. She knew I was an actor, but she never saw me become successful.
Paul Giamatti
I started at Howard in the drama department. At the same time, I was a fledgling member of the Black Repertory Company in Washington, D.C. When I graduated, I had the great fortune of being in the Los Angeles production of ‘For Colored Girls’… And all these years since, I’ve done stage work.
Lynn Whitfield
We didn’t leave home until we graduated high school, but when we did, we genuinely left. We went out into the world with 50 bucks, backpacks, and acoustic guitars.
Benji Madden
By August of 2003, I had graduated from Rutgers, gone through a stretch of living at my parents’ house, and wound up sharing an apartment with a college friend of mine in Montclair, New Jersey.
Chris Gethard
I graduated from college when I was 20. To get enough money to finish college, I went into the ROTC, and I was an officer in the Air Force before I could buy a drink.
Melvin Van Peebles
I was a business major at the University of Richmond, and after I graduated, I took a job at a corporate ad agency. I had comedic dreams, but I also had a realistic look at what I had to do when I left school: maybe I’m funny, but maybe I’m one of a hundred thousand funny people, you know?
Lil Dicky
My parents’ greatest wish was that I graduated from college. Neither of my parents had a college education, and they really wanted me to have one.
Linda McMahon
I don’t feel as though I’ve graduated from commercials or music videos. In my mind, they aren’t compartmentalised.
Jonathan Glazer
I dropped out of school for a semester, transferred to another college, switched to an art major, graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer.
James Green Somerville
I love Las Vegas, but I never get a chance to play a club like the House of Blues. I guess we’ve graduated to a bigger scale than that. When the Eagles come in and play, that’s on a grand scale.
Joe Walsh
I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity – sort of… I haven’t graduated yet. I’m not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
Claire Danes
My folks ain’t graduated from high school or nothing like that, so we always had to struggle in the family – and I come from a big family.
Kendrick Lamar