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How to Sign Yearbooks, According to Shakespeare

You may think yearbooks are just a hodgepodge of school memories, but that is not what they are. They are ghosts of years past that will HAUNT YOU every time someone gets one out to “look back,” especially if you, like me, for some reason felt the need to write the word “butts” everywhere in lieu of an actual signature. (If I could go back and fight my sophomore year self, I would do it.)

Do not make my mistakes. Write “never change” or “H.A.G.S.” like a normal person, or change it up and try one of these Shakespeare quotes on for size:

1. “Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.”

2. “I take my leave of you.”

3. “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York.”

4. “I evermore did love you.”

5. “Thou art a fellow of a good respect.”

6. “Thou art a traitor to the crown.”

7. “Thou art as valorous Hector of Troy, worth five of Agamemnon, and ten times better than the Nine Worthies.”

8. “I prithee, call me.”

9. [Exeunt with trumpets]

10. “Peace, ye fat-guts!”

11. “Peace, you dull fool!”

12. “Peace, doting wizard, peace!”

13. “Good fortune, worthy soldier; and farewell.”

14. “I must love you, and sue to know you better.”

15. “I am glad of your departure; adieu, good Monsieur Melancholy.”

16. “Good night, my noble lord.”

17. “I pray you, know me when we meet again: I wish you well, and so I take my leave.”

18. “Farewell, young lords; whether I live or die, be you the sons of worthy Frenchmen.”

19. “My haste is very great: farewell; hie home.”

20. “You are not worth another word, else I’ld call you knave. I leave you.”

21. “My ships are ready and my people did expect my hence departure two days ago.”

22. “Take leave until we meet again, where’er it be, in heaven or in earth.”

23. “Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.”

24. “I think, this coming summer, the King of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation which he justly owes him.”

25. “More of your conversation would infect my brain.”

26. “Horatio, thou art e’en as just a man as e’er my conversation coped withal.”

27. “I leave you to the protection of the prosperous gods.”

28. “Whether we shall meet again I know not.”

29. “I must leave you.”