Everyone always has something to say about what your college years will be like. Will they be exciting, life changing, sleep-deprived, spent in frat houses or spent completely in the library? No matter what you hear about college, sometimes it’s nice to hear that there’s at least one person who has experienced what you’re going through, such as being nervous about exams and life after graduation, or the importance of buying ramen noodles as a dorm room snack.  These 20 relatable college quotes from celebrities to Dr. Seuss will make you laugh, think, and appreciate having a college experience.

1. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
2. “I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.” – Natalie Portman
3. “College has given me the confidence I need to fail. ” – Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

4. “Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.” – John Green

5. “College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” – David Wood

6. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
7. “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors”. Maya Angelou
8. “College is the reward for surviving high school. Most people have great fun stories from college and nightmare stories from high school.” – Judd Apatow
9. “I went to college because I didn’t have anywhere else to go and it was a fabulous hang. And while I was there I was exposed to this world that I didn’t know was possible.” -Tom Hanks
10. “Uh you’ve reached Stewie and Brian, we’re not here right now, uh and if this is mom, uh send money because we’re college students and we need money for books… and highlighters… and… ramen noodles… and condoms, for sexual relations with our classmates.” – Family Guy

11. “Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they’re like dog months.” – Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

12. “You’re sure your new roommate won’t be like the last one who wore tinfoil socks and had a tendency to occasionally urinate in the refrigerator. You’re sure you’ll pass Math 106 this time around. You’re determined to actually join some clubs this year and not just sit around in your dorm eating spray cheese from a can and watching YouTube videos about cats.” – Patrick Rothfuss

13. “I think my degrees in Theology and Psychology qualified me for nothing, but probably prepared me for everything.”  – Brooke Bida

14. “I love having to attend the one class that is being taught by a professor who feels that their class is the only class being taught at the University and gives nothing but busy work.” – Heather Chapple, Write like no one is reading

15. “On the first day of a college you will worry about how will you do inside the college? And at the last day of a college you will wonder what will you do outside the college?”  – Amit Kalantri

16. “So we might say that the most important thing one can acquire in college is a well-functioning bullshit meter.”  – Andrew Delbanco

17. “What are the purposes of examinations anyhow? Are they to increase our educational attainment? Or are they instruments used to bring suffering and humiliation and deep hurt to a person who is trying so hard to succeed?” -Virginia Mae Axline, Dibs in Search of Self

18. “Boy needs to get a good night’s sleep. Otherwise, he’ll be lucky to get accepted at SUNY-So Far Upstate You Might As Well Be In Canada, eh?” – Rachel Cohn, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

19. “I tell people, ‘Yeah, I went to Harvard University.’ What I don’t tell them is I was only there for five minutes delivering a pizza.” – Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

20. “The best university in the world is neither Oxford nor Harvard. The best university is “youniversity.” YOU got the lecture halls of thoughts in YOU! You got everything you need to graduate with first class accomplishments put in you! YOU can do it!”  – Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes