Student Quotes


When you ask your students questions, you never know what you're going to hear in response.

What would you get if you could have anything for Christmas?
Male Student: Emma Watson

What would your super power be?
Student 1: To control my very molecules.
Student 2: Super toes
Student 3: I'd turn into a fighting robot.
Student 4: Teleportation. I'd send people away.

Line from Creative Writing Essay From Male Student:
She had a remarkable fragrance. She smelled like freshly baked cinnamon rolls.

What's something you're good at?
Quiet Male Student: Booty Dancing

What's something you couldn't live without?
Student 1: Air…or peanut butter.
Student 2: My liver.

What changes would you make in the school?
Student:  I'd buy a jet that comes out of the basketball court, and we'd go save the day.

Who's your least favorite singer?
Student 1: Andrew Lacey-uh.
Me: Who?
Student 2: Enrique Iglesias?
Student 1: Yeah!

Who's your least favorite singer?
Student 3: That's 90's dude. David Bowie. Wait, maybe he's from the 60's.

What's the last random act of kindness you did?
Male Student: I had to babysit.
Me: That's nice of you.
Male Student: One of them was a 16 year old girl. And I got paid.

I wish…
Student: I wish I could go to England in 1966.
Me: Why?
Student: That's when they won the World Cup in Quidditch.

What did you do this weekend?
Student: I watched all the Star Wars and decided it's basically one big sexual metaphor.

What are you good at?
Male Student 1: Dancing with a dress on.
Male Student 2: I'm good at breathing.
Me: Breathing.
Male Student 2: Yes. Through my nose and mouth. Sometimes at the same time.

What did you do this weekend?
Hannah: I saw Breaking Dawn.
Me: Was it good?
Hannah: Yeah. In the first 5 seconds, Jacob takes his shirt off.
Jacob: I did not!

I wish I knew more about…
Male Student: The ladies.

Who's someone dead you'd like to meet?
Student: Paul McCartney
Me: He's still alive.
Student: He is? Oh. Ringo Starr.
Me: He's alive too.
Student: I don't know! That one Beatle–Jimi Hendrix.

What's a class you wish we offered?
Student 1: A class to meet really cool people.
Student 2: You're already in one!

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Dianne Peeler - April 2, 2012

Still laughing about the dead Beatle Jim Hendrix. Pricelesd

jada-renee AKA cookie703 - April 2, 2012

I love the things your students say! They make ME want to be an English teacher. One day I’ll do that or help mentally challenged people.
For the Star Wars one I thought of my brother who watches it every night-yes, he did yesterday.
I like the one about dead people and the one about the guy in the dress and the least favorite singer and…I could go on and on until I’ve listened most of them! But I HAVE to comment on the Jacob one. I’m one of those girls who don’t care for him. Don’t hate me!

capillya - April 2, 2012

Yes! The student quotes! These are one of my favorite posts of yours! I laughed so hard I cried. That Breaking Dawn one was a doozy.

Jenny - April 3, 2012

I love it when you share student quotes! What I have learned reading them this time around: my sons will not change much over the next 10 years. Proof = cinnamon rolls is a preferred scent to perfume, Booty Dancing will remain a skill to be proud of (although I may not find it as cute at 16 & 18), & a jet to save the day will still be desired and stated out loud.

Allie Smith - April 3, 2012

They should change the part of the Bible that says “out of the mouth of babes” to “out of the mouth of teens”. That was sooo funny!!!

Lisa - April 3, 2012

I am also a teacher and just finished grading term papers. One dear child wrote that “Other than Mars, Earth is the only planet with life.” The same student explained that “The first human in space was Lance Armstrong.” At least they make me laugh.

Christie - April 3, 2012

Oh my goodness! I laughed so hard at these! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Clare Kolenda - April 4, 2012

Hilarious! Gave me a much needed chance to giggle! 🙂 My favorite one was definitely “She had a remarkable fragrance. She smelled like freshly baked cinnamon rolls.” Hehe,pure genius. 😉

Nicole O'Dell - April 4, 2012

Bwhahahaha Jimi Hendrix! That one Beatle.

Emily - April 5, 2012

These are great! Teenagers are just awesome. I’m an English teacher, too, and I’ve tried to write down a lot of my students’ funny quotes, too. Looking back at them still makes me laugh. 🙂

Sommer - April 9, 2012

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! I can’t stop laughing!!!!!!!!!! That Jacob one and the Beatles. Priceless!!!!!! Oh, I can always count on you for a laugh!!

Jennifer K. Hale - April 9, 2012

This post made me miss the classroom SO much. I look forward to getting back to teaching! There’s nothing like high school kids! 😉 Thanks for doing what you do, Jen. When you love it, the kids know.


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