By Aly Semigran
June 07, 2011 at 07:05 PM EDT

After you take a minute to absorb the news that Dakota Fanning has just graduated from high school (I’ll wait… ) let’s recall something from our own glory days, shall we, PopWatchers? Though most of us can’t boast a Hollywood actress in our class, we’ve all gone one thing that, for better or worse, will forever remind us about those trying four years: the yearbook.

Sure, high school photos are the most unintentionally hilarious and horrifying aspect of a yearbook (they’ve devoted entire websites to it, after all), but I’m personally a fan of reading what people chose as their personal quote. A high school yearbook quote can say a lot about a person, whether they were a joker, a rebel, a thinker, a dreamer, an activist, or just really into Dave Matthews. I certainly was — I chose a Dave Matthews lyric from the song “#41” (“I’m only this far and only tomorrow leads my way”) as my high school yearbook quote.

I know I can’t be the only one who opted to sum up their high school experience not with the words of historical figures or with a shout-out to loved ones, but instead with a song lyric or a line from a movie, TV show, or book. So time to confess, PopWatchers: Did you put a pop culture line or reference as your high school yearbook quote? Is yours an inspiring line from Lean On Me or your favorite Vonnegut quote? Or are you forever living in shame from picking a Hoobastank lyric? Let us know in the comments section below… and don’t forget to sign our yearbook later! HAGS!

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