35 Reunion Quotes & Sayings

Reunions can be a great way to catch up with old friends and family.

However, they can also be stressful, and almost always a little awkward.

Depending on who is going to be present, past experiences and histories, you never know what is going to happen when you get a group of people together who haven’t seen each other in a while.

Be sure to bring your sense of humor! It will help you get through any awkward moments.

Here are some quotes to help you prepare for your next reunion. Some are nostalgic, some a little sad and a few funny, witty quotes about reunions and old memories!


Reunion Quotes



“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” Nelson Mandela



“If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.” Ashleigh Brilliant



“I can’t put this delicately – everyone goes to their high school reunion wanting to see who they ‘beat.’” Megyn Price



“Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Seuss



“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” Marcel Proust



“I wish my school days could have dragged on a little longer, or that I could go back and do it later in life.” Cara Delevingne



“That’s the fun of going to a high school reunion: it’s seeing the people who you were close to all those years ago, and re-exploring the relationships of the past.” Jon Hurwitz



“You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.” Stanislaw Jerzy Lec



“Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.” Erma Bombeck



“That’s the problem with memories, you can visit them, but you can’t live in them.” Shaun David Hutchinson



“I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.” Woody Allen



“What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.” J.J. Watt



“To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.”  Ricky Nelson



“That’s the joy of going to a high school reunion: it’s seeing the people who you were close to all those years ago, and re-exploring the relationships of the past.” Jon Hurwitz



“There’s some horrible connotations in the word ‘reunion.’” Carrie Brownstein



“Let’s put it this way: there wouldn’t be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn’t be anybody there. We’d struggle to raise a quorum.” Clint Eastwood



“Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.” Arthur Schopenhauer



“I’ve never been to a class reunion or anything because I’m always afraid of that one – there’s going to be some ‘Carrie’-like incident.” Paul Feig



“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt



“Enjoy good memories. But don’t spend your remaining days here looking back, wishing for ‘the good old days.” Randy Alcorn



“High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I’ll take with me the rest of my life.” Giancarlo Stanton



“We knew we were different, even from out elementary school days. We were the class clowns; we engaged with people differently. We knew there was something out there that was meant for us.” Drew Scott



“The sweetness of reunion is the joy of heaven.” Richard Paul Evans



“If there’s hell on earth, it’s high school.” Lisa Desrochers



“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” Aldous Huxley



“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” Aristotle



“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” G. Randolf



“It takes a certain amount of guts to go to your class reunions.” Dick Cavett



“As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.” George Harrison



“Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!” John Irving



“High school is about finding who you are, because that’s more important than trying to be someone else.” Nick Jonas



“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” Winston Churchill



“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot



“A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.” Mark Twain



“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” Rita Mae Brown


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