104+ Best Classmates Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Classmate is someone who is in the same class as you at school. Profoundly inspirational classmates quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Classmates Quotes

I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business. — Mike Farrell

Because I was from the Midwest and untrained, I was completely open and ready to try anything. Many of my classmates were cynical and jaded; some already had conservatory training, and they were there simply to get that Yale stamp of approval, which they saw as a career stepping-stone. — Laila Robins

I went to school with butterflies of fear every day for years – from primary school onwards – not just worried about being bullied by classmates, but by teachers. — Robert Winston

Students who have spent their childhood here in Florida deserve to qualify for the same in-state tuition rate at universities their peers and classmates do. — Rick Scott

I was five years old; I got addicted to being on stage. I felt like it was the most wonderful place on Earth, performing in front of an audience, who in this case were a bunch of classmates, kids my age. — Shakira

I am an only child and home-schooled, so I have no siblings or classmates. — Jonathan Krohn

As a child, I would put on shows in my neighborhood with friends and perform Barbra Streisand songs for my classmates. — Patricia Heaton

Most guys in high school wore clothes seen only by their classmates. I wore clothes seen by the world. — Justin Timberlake

I was heavily into sport from 10 to 15, I was in all the teams, and it was everything to me. But I was very young for my school year and when puberty kicked in for my classmates I got left behind. — Ben Barnes

In fact, if they didn’t let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent’s jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn’t commute I didn’t want the role. — Sarah Chalke

I wasn’t into making classmates laugh – or any of the comedy cliches. I wanted to disappear. I was a nonentity. I wasn’t too clever but I wasn’t in the bottom group. I wasn’t loud but I wasn’t quiet. I wasn’t a bully and I wasn’t bullied. — Josh Widdicombe

I went to bar mitzvahs as a kid. I had a lot of classmates who are Jewish. — John David Washington

A child’s learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher. — James S. Coleman

For many parents – myself included – I would be extremely happy for my children to grow up finding that their LGBT classmates are exactly the same as them. — Andrea Leadsom

Back in my days as a children’s book editor, my superiors caught on to the fact that teenagers were using the Internet to gossip about each other, and thought it might be nifty to develop a series of books about an anonymous high-school blogger who gossips about her classmates. The concept was passed on to me. — Cecily von Ziegesar

Courtney Vance and I are college classmates, weirdly enough. We’re both Harvard class of 1982. Courtney, as a work-study job, was a typesetter at the Harvard ‘Crimson,’ the newspaper where I worked. — Jeffrey Toobin

I knew more about produce from the sea than any of my schoolmates, and my reports in school, from kindergarten on, amused and shocked my classmates and teachers. I told them how we ate with chopsticks, had rice and seaweed for breakfast, raw fish, octopus, and sea urchin eggs for supper, and cakes made from sharks. — Eugenie Clark

Few of my classmates looked like me. While we shared similar aspirations and many good times, there’s much to be said for making any challenging journey with people of the same cultural background. — Kimberly Bryant

For a Catholic kid in parochial school, the only way to survive the beatings – by classmates, not the nuns – was to be the funny guy. — George A. Romero

I was mostly bullied by my classmates. People would come up to me and say, ‘You’re so dark.’ I’d always fight back by calling out one of their insecurities, like, ‘Well, you have a big nose.’ Today, I’d tell them that I really love them. I’d thank them because they made me realize how unique I am. — Khoudia Diop

I was in high school – and I went to an all-boys Catholic high school, a Jesuit high school, where I was focused on academics and athletics, going to church every Sunday at Little Flower, working on my service projects, and friendship, friendship with my fellow classmates and friendship with girls from the local all-girls Catholic schools. — Brett Kavanaugh

Almost 50 years old now, some 30 years after graduation, I look at my Caltech classmates and conclude that math whizzes do not take over the world. — Sandra Tsing Loh

When I left high school – I was younger than my classmates, just 17 – I knew I wanted to be an actress, but I thought, ‘When I go to college, I’d rather study something else.’ — Glenne Headly

I actually went to law school with Jim Comey. We were in the same class, and he was respected by our classmates just like he was respected by the agents that he supervised. — Amy Klobuchar

When I was in high school, I didn’t feel like I had to pile on the APs in order to look good to colleges. High-achieving classmates didn’t use private tutors. — Alexandra Robbins

I come from a very close class. I lucked out because drama schools are often very competitive… I have fourteen classmates. — Lupita Nyong’o

I have this recurring nightmare where I’m giving a speech in front of my old high school classmates, and they start laughing at me, and I look down and realize I’m naked. And a shark. — Dustin Milligan

Fortunately, unlike my teachers and classmates, my parents never forced gender roles or even a ended identity on me. I grew up on a farm, so all that mattered was working hard. — Rain Dove

The history of the British empire, the chapter of our national story that would have explained to my classmates why a child born in Nigeria was sat among them, was similarly missing from the curriculum. — David Olusoga

We know that we are often judged by the company we keep. We know how influential classmates, friends, and other peer groups can be. If any of our companions are prone to be unrighteous in their living, we are better off seeking new associations immediately. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

When I turned 16, I got my driver’s license like the rest of my classmates, but I also got an extra present: a two-day practice session in a Formula Ford: my first open-wheel racing car and the first step on the ladder toward becoming a professional driver. — Charlie Kimball

I moved back to Boston and joined some of my Harvard classmates at Bain & Co. I quickly realized I enjoyed business. — Kenneth Chenault

In the early days, I loved Facebook. I loved being able to keep tabs on hundreds of college classmates all at once, of being able to tag all my dorm mates in the photos we took on our garbage 7 megapixel cameras, of creeping on crushes, of keeping up with every person I met at a party or in a classroom without doing very much work. — Sarah Jeong

People often ask me why I continue to speak out if it’s hurting my family. But that’s exactly why I speak out. The people Erdogan is targeting are my family, my friends, my neighbors, my classmates. I need to speak out, or my country will suffer in silence. — Enes Kanter

I was somewhat out of place among my classmates; I could not be as bohemian as they were. — Erno Rubik

Sloppy casual has always been my default look. My preppier classmates in high school would sometimes sport two, three, even four shirts at a time – Lauren, Izod, Brooks Brothers, all collars-up – while I wore secondhand faded olive German-army fatigues and this cool T-shirt with a troll on it. — Michael Paterniti

When I was growing up, and periodically going to India to visit my grandmother, my classmates would often ask me about the trains. There was an exotic fascination with people sitting on top of the carriages. — Nish Kumar

When I was in the second grade, I learned that I looked different from my classmates. — Crystal Hana Kim

Each part of my life provided respite from the other and gave me a sense of proportion that classmates trained only on law studies lacked. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I love high heels from the age of 10! Short skirts and then high heels. My classmates used to make fun of me. Like, ‘Ooh, she’s so skinny and she’s wearing high heels.’ But I just wore what I like, and I didn’t care about people’s opinions, the same as I don’t care now. — Irina Shayk

My classmates could see I was not similar. So they made me their scapegoat. They hit me or locked me in the toilets. During the break, I would take refuge in the chapel, or I would arrange to stay alone in the classroom. — Yves Saint Laurent

I went to private school for two years, then Aptos Middle School, and I finished at McAteer. Several of my classmates at those schools are my friends today. — Aisha Tyler

With my academic achievement in high school, I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that’s been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that. — Sonia Sotomayor

I remember when I was younger, and in school, our teachers showed us films of plastic in the ocean, starving polar bears and so on. I cried through all the movies. My classmates were concerned when they watched the film, but when it stopped, they started thinking about other things. I couldn’t do that. Those pictures were stuck in my head. — Greta Thunburg

As a kid growing up, I didn’t want to tell any of my classmates I did figure-skating because I knew they’d be like, ‘Oh, you’re a skater, you’re gay, blah blah blah.’ So I kept it to myself. Once I started getting to more of an elite level, I didn’t really care what people thought, though. — Nathan Chen

As seventh graders, my classmates and I would make rockets to see what made them fly and models of remote-controlled motor boats because Palanpur had heavy rainfall. — Pranav Mistry

I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork. — Natalie Portman

There was a time in my life when people called me ‘Denim Dan.’ I didn’t like it. And fortunately for my self-esteem, it didn’t stick for very long. I was 12, and I was given the name by my classmates after I showed up to the first day of school in – wait for it – triple denim. — Dan Levy

I was the tallest guy in the school, and I was very conscious of being larger than anybody – classmates and teachers. — James Arness

At school I pretended I had a normal life, but I felt lonely all the time and different from everyone else. I never felt like I fit in, and I wasn’t allowed to participate in after-school activities, go to sports events or parties or date boys. Many times I had to make up stories about why I couldn’t do anything with my classmates. — Joyce Meyer

My egotistical concern was less that I would fail to relate to my classmates than that they would know nothing of my uniquely tortured life’s course and, thus, me. — John Thorn

My most famous commercial was for Fruit Of the Loom underwear. I took a lot of razzing from my classmates. — Ian Ziering

No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12. — Rowan Atkinson

When you’re a writer, you hear your internal critic, and that’s really hard to get over. And then sometimes you hear critiques from classmates and stuff. But when a book comes out, it’s just hundreds of opinions and you have to learn to separate out the ones you want to listen to or figure out many you want to listen to. — Veronica Roth

My parents always got a kick out of my art. I was always able to make them laugh. As I got older, I remember the thrill I got when I graduated from making my classmates laugh to making adults laugh. Kind of a watershed moment. — Steve Breen

When everyone at school is speaking one language, and a lot of your classmates’ parents also speak it, and you go home and see that your community is different -there is a sense of shame attached to that. It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different. — Sonia Sotomayor

In elementary school, I loved the ‘Bailey School Kids’ series. It was about a group of classmates who would speculate whether adults in their lives were supernatural beings. I read literally every single book in the series. — Tyler Oakley

In preschool, I would plan out my show-and-tell every week to be funny and exciting. Then in first grade I wrote a play, and my classmates and I performed it as a puppet show. — Maxim Knight

I have members of my family who are in the military. I have friends who are in the military. Classmates who served in the military. — Corey Hawkins

I was in sixth grade at Koko Head Elementary School in Honolulu, and was chosen to pin the 50th star on the American flag in front of my teachers and classmates at a special assembly to celebrate statehood. — Mazie Hirono

In fact, I was voted Prom Queen by my classmates in my senior year. So I went from being a wrestler to the prom queen in a year. — Beth Phoenix

At nine or ten, I was playing guitar in music class in my elementary school in Jackson, Michigan. They had a guitar class, and I played with ten of my classmates, and we did a little guitar orchestra for a school music. — Lou Barlow

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you. — Bennett Cerf

When you’re 10, 11, 12, and you’re watching your idols, you feel like you know them. I found more in common with these people when they talked in interviews than I did with my classmates. — Dove Cameron

I was perhaps the worst student you have ever seen. You know, I thought I was stupid, all my classmates thought I was stupid, so there was general agreement. — Ben Carson

My mother would organize huge parties for my elementary school classmates. To prepare, she would go back to the bakery in her old neighborhood of Inwood and get special shamrock cookies. Hawaiian Punch was served and we had shamrock napkins. It was a lot of fun. — Christine Quinn

When I was a graduate student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for fiction writing, I felt both coveted and hated. My white classmates never failed to remind me that I was more fortunate than they were at this particular juncture in American literature. — Jenny Zhang

My biggest phobia is spiders. When I was in second grade, one of my classmates got bitten. That did it for me. — Vanna White

It took me until my teenage years to realize that I was medicating with music. I was pushing back against my stupid school uniform, instructors who called me by my last name and my classmates, who, while friendly enough, were not at all inspiring. — Henry Rollins

We used to tie-dye T-shirts and sell them to classmates. We used to make egg rolls and sell them at street fairs. I worked at the mall. My parents probably spent more money on the gas driving me to different jobs than I made. — Aileen Lee

I was ahead of my classmates in some ways. While they were enjoying Mills & Boons, I was reading Ayn Rand. — Manisha Koirala

I knew I would work in a community that I would like to live in, but I had no idea that I would ever go into politics, even though some of my classmates thought I would. — Aja Brown

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before. I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. — Michelle Obama

My sense of my own superiority over many of my classmates would have been much more muted if I knew that they had seen me failing miserably at woodwork or cross-stitch. — Abhijit Banerjee

Even as a kid, classmates asked pointed personal questions about my family. I have conditioned myself to handle it with maturity. — Abhay Deol

I used to take a recorder around and interview my parents and do impressions of my classmates as guests on my show. — Iliza Shlesinger

I’ve helped some of my classmates on how to strategize to get to the next level of their businesses. And it’s interesting, because here I am sitting there from the entertainment industry and the fashion industry, and I’m giving a billionaire that has a business that’s been in his family for 300 years – I’m giving him advice about strategy! — Tyra Banks

If you film a little boy going to school, the big event in that boy’s day and all the classmates’ and teachers’ day is you being there filming, not the school. — Joshua Oppenheimer

I attended first a military academy, then a public school in Beverly Hills, where we lived, and many of my classmates were the children of movie stars and studio executives. — Michael Korda

I grew up in a lower-middle-class environment, usually the lone minority among my classmates. — Reggie Fils-Aime

I am the type of guy that has always been the same all of my life. My classmates at our class reunion always say the same thing. They could not believe that, being a world artist, I still seem like I was when we were at school together. — Percy Sledge

Out of the 72 kids that I went to high school with, I still talk to 25 of them on a fairly regular basis. Seven of my classmates live in L.A., and five of them are in the entertainment business, and we constantly talk and play fantasy football together. — Ike Barinholtz

When I went to California Institute of the Arts, I was classmates with a lot of like-minded weirdoes, some of who have gone on to create other cartoon shows-J.G. Quintel, ‘Regular Show;’ Pen Ward, ‘Adventure Time.’ We were all friends in school and pushed each other and made each other laugh. — Alex Hirsch

When I came out of Stanford, I looked at my brilliant classmates, who were going into Wall Street high finance, Silicon Valley, advanced engineering, and I said to myself, ‘Jeff, go into an industry where nobody can add.’ — Jeff Bewkes

It felt like I was the only one who cared about the climate and the ecological crisis. My parents didn’t care about it, my classmates didn’t care about it, my relatives didn’t care about this. I mean nobody I knew cared about this and I felt like I was the only one. — Greta Thunburg

I got out of difficult situations when many of my classmates didn’t because I was smart, and I was lucky, and my parents were amazingly literate and helpful. — Kerry Greenwood

I couldn’t help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn’t one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity. — Julian Castro

I honestly felt no envy or resentment, only astonishment at how much of a world there was out there and how much of it others already knew. The agenda for self-cultivation that had been set for my classmates by their teachers and parents was something I’d have to develop for myself. — Sonia Sotomayor

I think, even before social media, it was really hard to not look at other classmates and say, ‘Well I wish I looked like her.’ Or even to look at celebrities and wish that ‘I looked like them.’ — Franchesca Ramsey

In high school ethics, they went around and asked what everyone thought their classmates were qualified to do. For me, everyone said actress. But to me it was very much ‘if it happens, it happens.’ — Amanda Schull

I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was ‘Einstein.’ — Stephen Hawking

When I look back at where I came from, at the school I attended… my classmates for the most part haven’t had successful paths – many have had a difficult, chaotic path. — Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

My classmates would copulate with anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself. — Emo Philips

When I was growing up, I had lots of smart classmates that were girls, but none of us were really pushed into math or computers or anything like that. Girls took AP history and AP English and AP European history. And boys took calculus and physics. — Aileen Lee

When I was young, I was teased mercilessly by my classmates for being a redhead. I wasn’t particularly well coordinated either, which made me a bit of a liability in P.E. — Renee Olstead

I was so afraid to even read a paper in front of my classmates. It is very funny because at that point my teachers would never have believed that I could speak in front of an audience of over 2,000 people. — Petra Nemcova

In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children’s classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples. — Lisa Madigan

The first several years of my life were used to upload incredible amounts of fear, and I just became afraid of everything. I was afraid of my parents, afraid of my classmates, afraid of the streets of Washington, D.C. I would flinch at every gesture. — Henry Rollins

One of society’s thorniest problems is that children from poor families start school lagging badly behind their more affluent classmates in readiness. — Richard Thaler

The first bet I remember was on the Chargers in Super Bowl 29 with my classmates. I lost a lot of weeks’ allowance. — James Holzhauer

Teachers, people, and, to be honest, some of my classmates didn’t understand me. I was the person they didn’t like because I would always speak my mind and had a lot of energy. I’d be bouncing around all the time, being very opinionated. — Yungblud

I didn’t blend well with my classmates or my teachers. — Benjamin Clementine

I felt intimidated the entire time I was in school by my teachers and classmates. But I just knew acting was something I wanted to do. — Maura Tierney

I attended Amherst College from 1951 to 1955. The first two years were a revelation. There were innumerable exchanges with brilliant classmates, among them the playwright Ralph Allen, the classics scholar Robert Fagles, and the composer Michael Sahl. — Edmund Phelps

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