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Ah, high school.

Some of the pithiest movie quotes come from none other than movies about high school. There’s something about that formative time in all our lives that makes for reflective, funny, and oh-so-quotable quotes. Now, we don’t know if we were as clever and quippy as the characters in these movie during our high school years…but we like to think we were.

Enjoy some kernels of wisdom courtesy classic high school flicks like Easy A, Jawbreaker and more gems.

The Perks of Being a Wall Flower

“High school? Bullshit. The cafeteria is called the Nutrition Center, people wear their letter jackets even when it’s 98 degrees out. And why do they give out letter jackets to marching band? It’s not a sport. We all know it.”

Clueless

“Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.”

21 Jump Street

“The three keys of coolness in high school, by Jenko. One, don’t try hard at anything. Okay? Two, make fun of people who do try. Three, be handsome. Four, if anyone steps to you on the first day of school, you punch them directly in the face. Five, drive a kick-ass car.”

Jawbreaker

“I don’t believe we’ve met, what with the cruel politics of high school and all.”

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

“I bet in high school, everybody made somebody’s life hell.”

Ghost World

“High school is like the training wheels for the bicycle of real life.”

Little Miss Sunshine

“High school, those are your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that.”

Easy A

“That’s the beauty of being a girl in high school. People hear you had sex once and BAM, you’re a bimbo.”

Never Been Kissed

“All of you people, there is a big world out there…bigger than prom, bigger than high school and it won’t matter if you were the prom queen, the quarterback of the football team, or the biggest nerd in school. Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it.”