Top 140 Middle School Quotes

Here we have the best Middle School Quotes from famous authors such as Tyron Woodley, Sally Ride, Jensen Ackles, Cecily Strong, John M. Grunsfeld. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

Growing up as a kid, in elementary and middle school, I
Growing up as a kid, in elementary and middle school, I was always getting in trouble. Always getting suspended. I got suspended for 90 days for fighting beginning my freshman year, so I missed Homecoming, and that’s when I turned the page. I went on honor roll and had good grades after that. It was the changing point.

It’s well known that many girls have a tendency to dumb down when they’re in middle school.

When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalog ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.

I was voted funniest person in my middle-school yearbook. So I guess I was funny in middle school?

When I grew up on the south side of Chicago, it was kind of a rough neighborhood, and when my parents saw the prospect of my older sister going to middle school, high school, they decided that we would move to the north side of Chicago, Highland Park, and for me, that was a whole new ballgame.

I was super insecure in middle school; I didn’t tell anyone I swam because it wasn’t the cool sport to be doing.

When I was in middle school, that’s when I first started making beats. I was maybe 14, 16, something like that.

I started acting pretty young, so I haven‘t had too many odd jobs. But I used to sell candy out of my locker in middle school.

Back when I taught middle school and wrote adult mysteries, my students often asked me why I wasn’t writing for kids. I never had a good answer for them. It took me a long time to realize they were right.

In middle school, one day this girl was like, ‘One day you wore Abercrombie, and one day you wore Quicksilver.’ I was like, ‘Hold on… what?’ I’m usually really calm, but I kind of went off on her. Because I decided to wear Quicksilver one day, you can’t place me? How stupid to have to live inside that box.

What I’m really addicted to is getting people to understand that if their kids aren’t competent readers coming out of middle school, it’s really going to be hard for them in high school.

When I was in middle school, I liked to make cartoons.

I was convinced in middle school that I invented tight-rolling your pants, because I would get hand-me-downs from my brothers, and of course they were bell-bottoms from the ’70s. So I would fold and fold over the bells. I like to think I started the trend. But I didn’t.

I know from my own personal experience. I was bullied in middle school and high school and went through my fair share of hard times thereafter. Also, one of my really good friends committed suicide when I was in high school.

If you had known me in middle school, I was definitely not what someone would think of as Brad Pitt. That was not me. I was kind of a dork.

Quite frankly, I don’t want someone with the temperament of a middle school pubescent boy in the president‘s office.

When I was in middle school and high school, I was over 100 pounds overweight.

I actually went to an arts middle school with Shia LaBeouf, but even there, I was one of the weirder kids.

I had been doing all my school plays, elementary school, middle school, and high school, and then summer. I’d wanted to act for a long time, and I thought I was going to go to college and do theater, go that route. But ‘Superbad’ kind of fell on my lap. I was very, very lucky for that.

All through my life, I was hated on. When I was in middle school, they used to write in my rhyme book, ‘You suck‘ or ‘This sucks.’

In 2011, at least a third of middle school and high school students who smoked cigars used flavored little cigars. Six statesFlorida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Wisconsin – already have youth cigar smoking rates that are the same or higher than youth cigarette smoking.

Childhood is generally far too early to know what we want to be when we grow up. Longitudinal studies following thousands of people across time have shown that most people only begin to gravitate toward certain vocational interests, and away from others, around middle school.

I can’t stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people – it really cheers me up.

When I finish a first draft, I often look back at first chapters I wrote and laugh at them. They’re like pictures of yourself in middle school. You’re embarrassed to see them.

Scott Westerfeld
I was bullied in elementary to middle school. It messed with my self esteem.

In elementary school, I identified more with my Asian side. I had a lot of Korean friends, and then, once middle school hit, it was a little more diverse.

‘Middle school’ is used as shorthand for a time when things change. It’s a time a lot of kids feel like they don’t even have one good friend.

I feel, as an adult, I’m very similar to how I was as a pre-teen. Maybe it’s a case of arrested development, but I feel like it’s easy to slip back into those shoes, and I feel like if we were all magically transported back to our middle school years, we’d all act like we did in middle school.

I’ve always been pretty reserved, but after taking drama classes in middle school to get more comfortable performing in front of people, I thought I should try out for television.

I started karate in middle school when my parents wanted me to babysit my younger brother. He was a little troublemaker, so they wanted me to make sure the class was going okay. I ended up being way more into it than my brother.

Karen Fukuhara
I first was introduced to really, I guess, underground electronic music when I was in middle school.

I remember throughout middle school and high school how excited my mom, sister and I would be when a UNC game was on TV. It was required viewing.

In middle school and high school, I had straight A’s, and I graduated at the top of my year. On the flip side of that, I struggled with very severe performance anxiety.

I started getting into clothes when I was really young. And then I went through a phase in middle school where I didn’t care at all. But after that, after high school, I really got into high fashion. Balmain, Givenchy, Louboutin, all that.

In middle school, I started to draw, and my pencil sketches were huge. They were these 4ft by 3ft drawings, and I got a lot of attention for that, so that was very validating. But I didn’t start cartooning until I was in college.

My high school experience was pretty good, but my middle school experience was god awful. It was horrible. I got picked on like no tomorrow.

If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.

In our era of zero tolerance, I would surely have spent most of elementary and middle school shuttling between suspensions and expulsions, with an occasional time out for social studies.

‘Wuthering Heights‘ by Emily Bronte has been my all-time favorite book since I was in middle school.

I had a band when I was in middle school, but I was the drummer. I kind of thought if I was going to be in a band, I’d be the drummer. I’m innately drawn to rhythm. But we didn’t have any shows. We just jammed in our parents’ basement.

I’ve always gone through adversity in this game, and I’ve always overcome it. My middle school coach told me that I was probably a better hockey player than a football player, and that still drives me every day.

In middle school, I had an ’87 Regal. That was unheard of.

Middle school is when I got super obsessed with battle rapping.

My formative years were in Houston. I was in middle school, and everyone was dropping the last half of their names and adding an ‘o’ to the end. My little crew that I had, we were an all-female rap group, and everyone had an ‘o’ at the end of their name. I was Lisso. Then this dude started getting lazy with it, saying Lizzo.

I named him Todd Chavez after a guy I went to middle school with, whose last name was Chavez and who I always liked. He had a good energy, and something about his spirit felt Todd-appropriate.

I’ve coached grassroots for eight years, I coached middle school, and I coached high school.

I’ve always been into things like exploring and science on the frontiers. I had pictures of space up in my room way back in middle school, right next to the boy band posters!

Christina Koch
I was always an actor, starting in middle school. I was in all the plays and all that. But dancing didn’t come into my life until late into high school.

I think about the milestones from my childhood and what it will be like to watch our kids go through them. Taking Riley to her first day of school was a whirlwind. I can’t imagine what middle school is going to be like, and high school, and graduation.

With ‘SNL,’ it’s such an iconic institution. Throughout my 20s or maybe even in middle school or high school, it never felt like a real thing. It felt so distant, and I never imagined I could do that.

My grandmother really inspires me. I lived with her until halfway through middle school, since both my parents worked a lot.

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, my middle school friends and myself really had no idea the impact of that diagnosis, but my family did.

To change the media, you’re gonna have to totally throw out every journalism school and get rid of everybody in every newsroom, and then you’re gonna have to change the grade school and middle school and high school curriculum.

I love the way this sport has evolved and impacted every segment of society. Now you have cross training and weight training in every sport and from middle school kids to senior citizens.

There’s a lot of middle school behavior in Washington, D.C. I look at that and I say, ‘I’ve seen that before,’ it was just with a 14-year-old.

My first dunk ever was in middle school. We were playing, me and my church friends, and I dunked it, and I swear I could not sleep that night.

I kept hiding my smile in pictures throughout middle school and most of high school until picture day came my senior year.

When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school – but I’d take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes.

William Bell
I remember I met Mark Jackson – and even now he still remembers me from middle school.

I started singing in my church choir, and then when I got to middle school, I had the coolest musical theatre director, and we actually did ‘The Wiz’ in seventh grade, and I was Addaperle, and my grandma was like, ‘Why didn’t you audition for Dorothy?’ But I was too nervous for that.

I was a religious ‘SNL’ watcher all through middle school. I was obsessed with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri – they were on right when I found the show. Then I started watching the older episodes, and it just totally blew my mind that my dream show already existed.

Aidy Bryant
When I was in middle school, the librarian there was secretary for a couple of groups of professional writers. She introduced me to Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson, and I became very friendly with them over a period of two years. Both of them were very generous with their time, guidance and advice.

Every time I’d ever stepped on a basketball court, AAU, middle school, high school, I always thought about the NBA.

I started rapping towards the end of middle school. In high school, with a lot of my friends, we would make beats and just start rapping – beating on the wall, beating on the table and freestyling.

I said I wanted to be a model when I was in middle school. Everyone close to me raised doubts except for my parents. My parents trusted me and gave me full support.

Kim Woo-bin
By middle school, I said to myself that it’s time I begin to speak. I joined the choir, not because I wanted to. I forced myself.

I listened to a lot of No Doubt stuff when I was in high school – or maybe it was middle school… I don’t want to age myself too much!

It’s refreshing going from getting picked on in middle school to getting my name screamed out across the street.

We need to not pay attention to those losers who tried to push us down the stairs when we were in middle school.

I’ve always loved film, and since I knew I probably couldn’t be a cowboy or a spy in real life, I thought I’d play one in a movie! I started doing theater in middle school and tested for ‘Victorious‘ before being in an episode of ‘iCarly.’

Spencer Boldman
I learned Spanish as my second language from middle school through high school. I grew up volunteering at homeless shelters and tutoring kids of Latin immigrants in Atlanta, who didn’t speak any English. That prepared me for when I traveled.

My mom wanted to be a country singer, too, so country was always being played. And my girlfriends and I used to go to concerts, like Brad Paisley, in middle school and high school.

Once your kid reaches middle school, parents are really supposed to fade out of the social picture. Kids are supposed to make their own plans, keep up with sophisticatedly crude discussions, and be able to go out on their own without supervision.

Claire Scovell LaZebnik
I did the plays in middle school. I was cast as a gate in my fourth grade play, and every year I got a bigger role. Then, in 7th grade, I played Smike in ‘Nicholas Nickleby,’ and the casting director saw me and asked me to audition for a movie. That movie led to me getting ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’

I had a science teacher in middle school who inspired me… simply because she acknowledged me and made me feel that what I had to offer was worthy.

By the time I reached middle school, I fully identified myself not even as biracial but just as black.

The first time I ever saw a horror movie, I think I was in middle school, and we watched ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and ‘It’ at a slumber party.

The sixth track on ‘Days Before Rodeo‘ is jet fuel for the soul, the kind of song that could make a middle school librarian put her head through a glass coffee table.

In middle school, you’re figuring out how you’re affecting people, and sometimes you’re affecting people negatively. And what sucks is that it can affect people for their whole lives. I didn’t realize I was a part of that.

During my elementary and middle school years, my mother made me and my siblings’ lunches every single day – this was affordable for a Marine climbing the ranks and supporting a family of six.

When I was in middle school, I always did well in school, but teachers either loved me or absolutely hated me.

I was made fun of a lot in middle school. When I was in seventh grade, the popular kids paid the most popular guy to ask me out.

My first love of jazz came from joining the Chilliwack Middle School band – it was like an 18-piece jazz band, and I wanted to join just because the older kids looked like they were having so much fun.

Bria Skonberg
There’s something incredibly vulnerable about middle school for me. We’re really impressionable during that period. The cement‘s still wet, so to speak, and a lot of things later in life are born during that season.

Falling head over heels in love with women was a habit I thought I’d thoroughly grown out of in middle school, when a group of about five girls and I color-coordinated our outfits and spent weekends and even some weeknights sprawled out in each others bedrooms.

I spent most of my days in school being a class clown. I never shut up. By the time I was in middle school, I had myself a personal aide.

In middle school, I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup. I secretly bought Maybelline’s SuperStay 24-hr. concealer at CVS. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.

I was bullied when I was in middle school in D.C., especially for being an Indian, because there weren’t many Indian kids in school. And because of that, I tended to hide my Indian culture, but that changed by the end of high school. Now, I am 100% proud of it.

I played one year of competitive basketball, actually. I don’t remember what grade I was in, maybe middle school or something. I was the point guard – I was the smallest one always. I did my best; I thought I did pretty good. I was always a little bit better at soccer, so I had to make the decision.

My schedule won‘t allow me to go to regular school, but I did love public school, and I did experience my first year of middle school in a regular school.

Like, from my middle school dance… the boys were on one side, and the girls were on the other side, and we never interacted with each other.

Director Lee Chang-dong’s 1997 noirGreen Fish.’ I was attending middle school when I first watched the piece. And although I could not completely understand the film and where it was getting at, I still found it extremely powerful.

Nothing could be as hard as middle school.

I felt like an outsider in middle school. Horrible.

I was really into emo and scene culture in middle school.

I had no aspirations beyond middle school except to wrestle, no reason to go into high school. This world is all I’ve known since 15 years of age.

In middle school, I saw Chris Brown live, and I thought, ‘I can do that.’ And these girls are screaming for him.

I think I’m like that nerdy dad from middle school who always has a video camera, but in the same respect, I only take it out during interesting occasions.

School was rough for me. I was a good student in middle school, but high school wasn’t so fun. I still pulled through, though! I excelled in art, fashion, history and English literature – anything creative. Math and science I struggled a bit more in.

India de Beaufort
I remember, in middle school, I went to four different schools. That was a rough patch. But it’s also what shaped me as a person.

I started playing this game in the backyard, I started playing this game in middle school and going to go practice without any fans, without any sounds.

I love running. I’ve been running ever since middle school. In terms of clearing your head and restarting everything, I love running.

I haven’t done improv since I was in middle school.

I grew up in a conservative New England town and showed up to my middle school orientation dressed like ‘Cluelesswhile everyone else was wearing J. Crew and lacrosse uniforms. I never really fit into that preppy look.

I did poorly in math for a couple of years in middle school; I was just not interested in thinking about it.

Maryam Mirzakhani
All my life – middle school, high school – I’ve always been worried what are people going to think.

True School’ is one great big reminder. It’s a reminder to everybody in that middle school bracket that was in school when playing hard to get was out.

Monie Love
I moved to Queens, New York, when I was seven and a half. I went to middle school in a foreign country, but I had so many different kinds of Americans push me along and encourage me. I was very odd. I didn’t talk very well. We were poor, and we didn’t have any connections, but people showed up and pushed me along.

I coach a high school wrestling team and a middle school team. I consider myself a coach and an activist, so I’m really involved in the community.

It started in middle school. Once, a group of girls locked me in the janitor‘s closet. Another time, a girl spilled chocolate milk down a dress I made. Girls would try to trip me in the hallway.

As a child, I walked with my friends to Rosa Parks Elementary and then to Ben Franklin Middle School. I rode Muni to Galileo High School. And thanks to amazing teachers who believed in me and supported me along the way, I was able to matriculate to another public school: the University of California at Davis.

From Day 1 since I was in middle school, it’s just to get better every day and not settle for anything, try to get better, try to improve, and try to stay hungry. That’s not going to change.

I was feeling like a real misfit in middle school, but when I saw ‘Wicked,’ it made me feel really cool for being different… and you can carve that in stone!

They tried to put me at tight end once, but I would end up just blocking people when they were actually trying to throw the ball to me. I was probably in middle school. It just didn’t stick. Except on running plays.

Edwin Jackson
I did have AOL Instant Messenger when I was in middle school.

I’ve never run into a person who yearns for their middle school days.

I didn’t even get a computer till I was 16, so I didn’t have Internet when I was in middle school and beginning of high school. I didn’t think to be looking things up and looking at message boards saying whether people liked me or not.

One of the challenges of commencement speeches is that you have this older, wiser person who is accomplished talking to young, not-yet-so-wise, not-yet-accomplished adults or, in high school or middle school, even younger.

When I was at the end of middle school and the beginning of high school, I fell in love with hockey in a serious way.

There was no professional basketball for me in the United States when I was in grade school and middle school. I could look to the Olympics and college basketball, but that was only on TV for the Final Four.

When I started making beats in the 7th grade – even through middle school and high school – I admired a lot of Shawty Redd, stuff like that, that real dark, trap sound.

I grew up in Dutch Harbor, Alaska – a place so tiny, we got only one channel on TV. The high school and middle school had 50 kids total!

Being able to be one of the headline bands on Warped Tour was a dream I had since I was in middle school.

The myth of the peachfuzz billionaire has emerged. This new Horatio Alger typically launches his first start-up in middle school, and somewhere between the campus computer-science lab and a move to Palo Alto hacks up a Web site where users provide fun or useful content.

In middle school, we are all so damn insecure. It was the worst time for me, really destructive, like slapping myself across the face but loving it. Now I have to be an adult and change myself. I have to be a bigger person.

From middle school to the first year of high school, I went to a school in Miami that seemed like a private country club. The whole cheerleader, football player, clique-y thing there was terrifying. Those people were so scary. They’re the scariest kinds of people because they are idolized by their peers.

Grade school, middle school and high school were relatively easy for me, and with little studying, I was an honor student every semester, graduating 5th in my high school class.

Ferid Murad
I finally chopped off my ponytail at the end of middle school, and it was the best decision I made.

I was constantly involved in music and theatre all through middle school and high school.

I was in middle school at a bat mitzvah, and a fashion photographer, Suzy Gorman, came up to me and asked me if I considered being a model. I did a shoot with her, and than I signed with an agency in Saint Louis.

I still remember sitting in my parent’s basement playing ‘Final Fantasy VII’ in middle school. When Sephiroth came down like LeBron James on Aerith with that sword, I couldn’t talk for a full 20 minutes.

I was in theater when I was in elementary, middle school and high school. I didn’t know it would be an actual profession for me. I didn’t think of it as a reality.

I feel like I’d be a really good teacher. I would go for middle school… those high schoolers would be difficult to deal with.

Meagan Tandy
I was a competitive swimmer in middle school and high school.

I went through a lot in middle school, and you always try so many different looks and try to be so many different people. I finally realized I’m awkward, I’m lanky, and I’m going to embrace it – make fun of myself and just laugh.

Ireland Baldwin
I’m just playing basketball, the same way I have always played, from juniors and even back to middle school, I’m just doing it the same way. Nothing different. Just a team game, playing and having fun and trying to play the right way.

When I was in middle school, I loved Egyptian mythology.

Welcome to the Dollhouse’ is great. Even though it’s about a girl in middle school, to me, that feels like the most honest reflection of what being a kid around that age feels like.

Growing up in the ’80s in central New Jersey as a weird kid with a blue mohawk listening to the Sex Pistols and dressing really funky, I was bullied pretty badly. It was every single day in elementary school and kept going into middle school, too. I felt totally alone, without a single person there for me.

I remember being back in Knollwood Middle School back in Piscataway. I remember waking up Saturday mornings playing with my age group and the age group above me.