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295 Instagram Captions + 6 Tips for You

Every day, several million pictures and videos are posted on Instagram. In addition to the picture or video itself, you can add a caption to your post. We have collected the best quotes and sayings to use for your Instagram caption.

The social network Instagram ("Insta" or "IG" for short) has been around since 2010 and now has several million users every day. In our article, you will find good, funny, short, cute, savage and sassy captions for your Instagram posts. You can also use most of the quotes for your bio on Instagram.

Moreover, you can copy & paste the captions directly from our site to your Instagram post or bio.

Good Instagram Captions

In this chapter, you will find some of the best Instagram captions for any occasion divided into different categories. This will help you to find the right one quickly.

Short Captions for Instagram

Short captions are popular among Instagram users. Since Instagram is an image-centric medium, many want to let the picture speak for itself.

Instagram Captions with less than 150 Characters

Captions with less than 150 characters

You can write a total of 2,200 characters under a post on Instagram, which corresponds to about 330 words.

After three lines at most, Instagram automatically puts a "More"-tag in the caption. If you want to make sure your caption is completely readable, it should not contain more than 150 characters.

In the following section we have collected some short and simple Instagram caption ideas with less than 150 words each. If you want all the text under your image to be visible on Instagram, you can use one of these twelve captions.

  1. Dare to explore the world.
  2. Don’t ask for the meaning of life, give it one.
  3. Imagination is the eye of the soul.
    (Joseph Joubert, french moralist, 1754-1824)
  4. Stars cannot shine without darkness.
  5. He who does not know his destination, can not find the way.
  6. Memories are hot water bottles for the heart.
  7. With courage the most beautiful stories begin.
  8. Worries are wasted lifetimes.
  9. I choose to be free.
  10. All we have is now.
  11. Follow your heart.
  12. Die with memories, not dreams.

You can find even more short quotes here.

One-Word Instagram Captions

One-Word Captions

Sometimes one word says more than a whole sentence. If you have a significant, striking picture it could be an excellent idea to just add one word.

  1. Love.
  2. Blessed.
  3. Happy.
  4. Fine.
  5. Crazy.
  6. Wild.
  7. Vibes.
  8. Freedom.
  9. Magical.
  10. Brothers.
  11. Sisters.
  12. Family.
  13. Friendship.
  14. Gang.
  15. Besties.
  16. Buddies.
  17. Soulmates.
  18. Squad.
  19. Epic.
  20. Moments.
  21. Whatever.
  22. Shining.
  23. Explore.
  24. Throwback.
  25. Wanderlust.
  26. Inspired.
  27. Emotional.
  28. Traveler.
  29. Heaven.
  30. Life.
  31. Sunkissed.
  32. Sparkle.
  33. Swag.
  34. Passion.
  35. Therapy.

Funny Captions for Instagram

Funny Instagram Captions

The sayings in the next list are guaranteed to make your followers laugh. They can be used with funny pictures of yourself and often contain a dose of irony.

  1. An apple a day keeps everyone away if you throw it hard enough.
  2. "Stay strong", I whispered to my WiFi signal.
  3. What do I always make too much of? Rice, pasta and thoughts.
  4. I can also be nice. But it is too boring for me.
  5. Life is short so smile while you still have teeth.
  6. I showered for this pic.
  7. I like hashtags because they look like waffles.
  8. I’m not special, I’m just a limited edition.
  9. If I don’t post a picture, did it even really happen?
  10. The bags under my eyes are Gucci.
  11. That awkward moment when you’re wearing Nikes but you just can’t do it.
  12. My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. I call it lunch.
  13. Use the day. Unless it is sh*t. Then use the next.
  14. I’m just a girl standing in front of a camera asking if this is Instagram-worthy?
  15. Sure, I do marathons. On Netflix.

Find more funny quotes here.

Cute Instagram Captions for Selfies

Cute Captions for Selfies

A selfie can be even more beautiful with a sweet caption. In the following section you will find some sayings that you can use as a caption under your selfies on Instagram.

  1. A smile can change the world.
  2. Life is better when you’re laughing.
  3. Be your own kind of beautiful.
  4. This is me in all my glory.
  5. Be beautiful in your own way.
  6. Sparkle every single day.
  7. Shine bright, be the light.
  8. Life is better when you laugh.
  9. Be the best version of yourself.
  10. I don’t know who’s cuter, me or my reflection?

Instagram Captions for Baddies

Instagram Captions for Baddies

There are days when you feel like no one and nothing can stop you.

In the following, you find some savage, badass caption ideas for your Instagram pictures. Some of them are short sassy sayings, others are quotes from famous writers.

So with these baddie captions, you can express your strong attitude, whether you are a bad bitch or a cool guy.

  1. Be a voice, not an echo.
  2. Prove them wrong.
  3. Done chasing because I’m the catch.
  4. Know your worth.
  5. I’m smiling on the inside.
  6. I think your followers would be happier with me.
  7. The path to inner peace begins with three little words: “Not my problem.”
  8. Savage, not average.
  9. If I am too much, you just probably to weak.
  10. Aspire to inspire before you expire.
  11. Your comfort zone is your enemy.
  12. You can’t dull my sparkle.
  13. Today is all about me.
  14. Feeling cute. Definitely won’t delete later.
  15. I’m at the front of everyone’s Discover list.
  16. Make me angry and I’ll register your death certificate.
  17. Don’t try to fit in. You were born to stand out.
  18. Not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters.
  19. I always laugh when people try to hurt my feelings as if I have any.
  20. Forgive people by forgetting them.

Cool Captions for Instagram

Cool Instagram Captions

If you are looking for cool and unique captions for Instagram, check out this section. These are funny sayings you can use as a caption for your Instagram pictures or even reels. And they look even cooler supplemented with a few hashtags.

  1. Always be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
  2. The only person you should try to outdo is the person you were yesterday.
  3. When nothing goes right, go left.
  4. You were not given this life to be Average.
  5. Life is the biggest party you’ll ever be at.
  6. Normal would be boring.
  7. We’re like Peter Pan – not a bit grown up, but crudely cool.
  8. I am not small, but only reduced to the best!
  9. To be young is delightful; to be old is comfortable.
    (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Moravian-Austrian writer, 1830-1916)
  10. Shoutout to myself because I’m lit.
  11. Mindset is what separates the best from the rest.
  12. Believe in yourself.
  13. It may be stormy now but it never rains forever.
  14. Stay awesome.
  15. Dreams don’t have expiration dates, keep going.

Even more cool sayings are waiting for you here.

Positive and happy Captions for Instagram

Happy and Positive Instagram Captions

Instagram is not called a "positive platform" for no reason. It is because it is full of pictures of beautiful things and smiling people. Captions about positivity and happiness go well with this.

With the following captions, you can give your followers something positive to take with them and brighten their day. Moreover, you can express how happy you are with these sayings.

  1. Sending positive energy to all of you.
  2. You can regret a lot of things, but you’ll never regret being kind.
  3. Happiness is the sum of beautiful moments.
  4. Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about.
  5. All I could ever want is right in front of me.
  6. The world is full of little joys, the trick is just to see them!
  7. Happiness comes to those who laugh.
  8. Filling your mind with happy thoughts.
  9. Think happy things.
  10. Whatever is good for your soul, do that.
  11. Look for the magic in every moment.
  12. Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.
    (Democritus, Greek philosopher, c. 460 B.C.-370 B.C.)
  13. Today is my favorite day.
  14. The most beautiful time in life is the small moments when you feel you are in the right place at the right time.
  15. Love everything in your life and don´t think too much about it.
  16. Focus on the good.
  17. Worry is wasted time in life.

Looking for even more quotes to make you happy? You’ll find them here.

(Famous) Quotes for Instagram

Famous Quotes as Instagram Caption

Captions under an Instagram post can also be quotes from well-known people. Why not spread the wisdom or statements of famous poets, thinkers, or scientists on Instagram as well?

If you looking for a quote from a famous personality to post on Instagram or for your bio, you will find it in this section.

  1. Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
    (Mark Twain, U.S. writer, 1835-1910)
  2. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
    (Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, 121-180)
  3. Do not dream your life, but live your dream.
    (Mark Twain, U.S. writer, 1835-1910)
  4. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
    (John D. Rockefeller, U.S. banker and entrepreneur, 1839-1937)
  5. If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
    (Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter and graphic artist, 1853 – 1890)
  6. Be yourself everyone else is already taken.
    (Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, 1854-1900)
  7. You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.
    (Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, 121-180)
  8. Paths are made by walking them.
    (Franz Kafka, German-language writer, 1883-1924)
  9. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
    (Buddha, founder of Buddhism, 560 B.C.-483 B.C.)
  10. Never stop, never stop starting.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and statesman, 106-43 B.C)
  11. Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
    (Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 365 B.C.-290 B.C.)
  12. It is better to light one small light than to curse the darkness.
    (Confucius, Chinese philosopher, 551 B.C.-479 B.C.)
  13. Happiness depends on ourselves.
    (Aristotle, Greek philosopher, 384-322 B.C.)
  14. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
    (Socrates, Greek philosopher, 469-399 B.C.)
  15. Beautiful is actually everything that you look at with love. The more someone loves the world, the more beautiful he will find it.
    (Christian Morgenstern, German poet, 1871-1914)

Tip: Choose a quote that fits you and the content of your profile.

Instagram Captions for Different Occasions

Instagram is a social network where you share your whole life. Pictures and videos of highlights like birthdays, vacations, accomplishments, and momentous events are often posted.

No matter what occasion you’re looking for a caption for, you’ll find it here.

Captions for Birthday Pictures on Instagram

Captions for Birthday Pictures on Instagram

If you want to post a cute picture from your birthday party, you can use some of the following sayings. They match with a picture of a birthday cake or balloons best.

  1. Another year older, but definitely not any wiser.
  2. One year older, but in my heart still a child.
  3. Making my years count instead of counting the years.
  4. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the more you have the longer you live.
  5. One year older, one year bolder.
  6. Hold on to your inner child as you grow older.
  7. It’s not the years that count, it’s the memories you make over these years.
  8. I hope the birthday cake is as sweet as me.
  9. Eating my cake and wearing it, too.
  10. I’m so awesome, when I was born, I was given a certificate.

Instagram Captions for Weddings

Instagram Captions for Weddings

Your wedding is probably the happiest day of your life. If you have found your better half, you will surely want to post your wedding pictures on Instagram. We collected quotes for you that match these pictures.

  1. It was love at first swipe.
  2. Ready to start the adventure called "marriage."
  3. He stole my heart so I’m taking his last name.
  4. My name sounds even cuter with your last name added to it.
  5. You’re my person, forever.
  6. It’s been such an emotional day, even the cake is in tiers.
  7. We’ve decided on forever.
  8. Love’s in the air!
  9. Diamonds are forever, and so is this love.
  10. Dreams do come true. I found you.

Instagram Captions for Christmas

Instagram Captions for Christmas

Every year a million cozy and reflective pictures are posted on Instagram around Christmas.

If you want to post a cheerful Christmas picture and want to make sure there’s a Christmas vibe in your caption too, you can use one of the following sayings.

  1. Tis the season to sparkle.
  2. This is my resting Grinch face.
  3. Baby it’s cold outside.
  4. Been an angel all year, I promise!
  5. Spark and shine, it’s Christmastime.
  6. Keep Calm and Have a Merry Christmas.
  7. The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year.
  8. Christmas on Instagram is even more cozy.
  9. The holly to my jolly.
  10. Sugar and spice and everything wrapped nice.

Halloween Instagram Captions

Instagram Captions for Halloween

It´s the spooky season again. Add a good Halloween saying as a caption to your spookiest picture.

  1. Trick or treath.
  2. Boo from the crew.
  3. This is my resting witch face.
  4. Have a spooktacular night
  5. Today I can be spooky, as if I wasn´t all year.
  6. Hot ghoul Halloween!
  7. Just me and my boo crew.
  8. Just creepin’ things real!
  9. I’m your worst nightmare.
  10. Have a Scary Halloween and Happy Boo Year!

Instagram Captions for Prom-Night

Instagram Captions for Prom Night

It’s prom night. Boys, put on your suits, and girls, search your wardrobes for your fanciest dresses.

We’re sure you’ll have lots of great pictures of you and your friends in fancy clothes that night. If you want to add a good caption to the pictures, use one of the following sayings.

  1. Keep your heels, head, and standards high.
  2. I wish tonight could last forever so we never have to say goodbye.
  3. Keep calm and think prom.
  4. A picture is worth a thousand words but the memories are priceless.
  5. Tonight we will make memories forever.
  6. I PROMise this won’t be the last photo I post tonight
  7. Spending the whole night dancing, because we’ll sleep when we’re older.
  8. I spent two hours getting ready so you better like this pic.

Instagram Captions for Graduation

Instagram Captions Graduation

The time has finally come – you graduated from school. This is definitely worth a post with a strong and clever caption on Instagram.

  1. End of a long period. Start of something exciting.
  2. I got the skills to pay the bills.
  3. Behind me, all my memories. Before me, all my dreams.
  4. With strong wings, we fly.
  5. There are far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.
  6. It might feel like the end, but it’s really a new beginning.
  7. End of a long chapter.
  8. All paths are different, and I’m excited to see where this crazy life takes me.

Captions for Instagram about Cars

Instagram Captions about Cars

Pictures of cars are not uncommon on Instagram. Many people like to showcase their prized possessions on the social network – do you? We have ten suitable sayings for you to help you find the right captions for your car pictures on Instagram.

  1. The bond I have with my car, I will never be able to explain.
  2. My car is a living thing, only I can talk to her.
  3. The best road is offroad.
  4. My car has a boyfriend, named as, oil.
  5. A car is the only thing which will be there in your bad times
  6. My car is a hybrid. It burns gas and oil.
  7. It’s not just a car. It’s someone else’s dream.
  8. Nothing is awesome then a classic car.
  9. Do hard work in silence and let your new car make some noise.
  10. Happy New car day to me.

Travel Captions for Instagram

Instagram Captions Travel

If you travel a lot, your Instagram is probably filled with travel pictures. If you are searching for a nice quote or saying to add to these pictures as a caption, then you are in the right section.

These sayings are great for pictures that capture beautiful moments.

  1. Sometimes we need fantasy to survive reality.
  2. Get lost in nature and you will find yourself.
  3. Collect memories, not things.
  4. The journey is the destination.
  5. Don’t ask for the meaning of life, give it one.
  6. Live a life, you will remember.
  7. Die with memories, not dreams.
  8. Adventure is out there.

Instagram captions for different Seasons

Different season, different color, and different vibe in the Instagram feed, right?

Add a seasonal caption to your pictures and videos for Instagram with the following quotes and sayings.

Summer and Beach Captions for Instagram

Instagram Captions about Summer and the Beach

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word "summer"? The beach, of course!

We are sure that you take a lot of summer beach and sunset pictures and want to add some captions to them.

  1. Life is short. Spend time at the sea!
  2. Beach you to it.
  3. Life is better in flip flops.
  4. Golden hour is my happy hour.
  5. Good times and tan lines.
  6. Summer is the best excuse for lazy days.
  7. Girl just wanna have sun!
  8. Sunshine is the best medicine.
  9. Summer is a state of mind.
  10. Life is better when you’re under the sun.
Winter Instagram captions

Instagram Winter Captions

Winter is the dark but cozy season. Sometimes you may not want to leave the house, while on other days you may want to take pictures of the snow. Looking for a caption for these pictures? Then look no further, because you will find it here.

  1. What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter’s day?
    (Henry David Thoreau, US philosopher, 1817-1862)
  2. We’re all like snowflakes, all different in our own beautiful way.
  3. Be like snow: beautiful but cold.
  4. Freeze the day.
  5. Life is better in the snow.
  6. You’re never too old too build a snowman.
  7. How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!
    (Thomas Wentworth Higginson, US unitarian minister and author, 1823-1911)
  8. Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.
Fall Instagram captions

Instagram Fall Captions

In fall there a lot of pumpkin and leaf pictures on Instagram. Orange may be a good color to use for your Instagram pictures in this season. If you would like to add a matching quote, you can find it in this section.

  1. Autumn mornings are like no other.
  2. Happy fall, y’all!
  3. Just call me a leaf thief.
  4. I think I love fall most of all.
  5. Leaves are falling, autumn is calling.
  6. The season of pumpkin patch photos commences.
  7. Life is better in a sweater.
  8. Fall colors are funny.
  9. Autumn skies and pumpkin pies.
  10. My favorite color is October.
Spring Instagram Captions

Instagram Spring Captions

Everything begins to bloom, the animals slowly awaken from their hibernation and the scent of flowers is in the air. What a nice time to share a picture on Instagram!

  1. As fresh as Springtime.
  2. It’s a season for beautiful beginnings.
  3. Spring makes me want to sing!
  4. Dance among the dandelions.
  5. The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
    (Rumi, Persian Sufi mystic, 1207-1273)
  6. In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
    (Mark Twain, U.S. writer, 1835-1910)
  7. Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
    (Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian storyteller and lyricist,1875 – 1926)
  8. Do your thing, Spring.

For different Groups of People

On Instagram, you don’t only share pictures of yourself, such as selfies. Pictures with friends, family, or your girlfriend or boyfriend can be posted as well. If you are looking for a caption for a picture with more people in it, you will find it in this section.

Moreover, we have collected captions for both boys and girls.

Captions for Girls and Women

Instagram Captions for Girls and Women

In the following, we collected some cute and happy captions for strong girls and women.

  1. Happy girls are the prettiest.
  2. A smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman’s body.
  3. Pursue your dreams.
  4. Happy girls shine more.
  5. You can change the world.
  6. The best make-up a girl can wear is her smile.
  7. Be your own kind of beautiful.
  8. There is a wolf in every girl.
  9. Women do not marry because they do not need anyone to advise them.
  10. A woman has as many lives as her shoes.
Captions for Boys and Guys

Instagram Captions for Boys and Guys

If you are a boy, you will find caption ideas for Instagram in this section.

  1. I’m gracing you with my presence.
  2. Warning: You may fall in love with my face.
  3. On my worst behavior.
  4. My style is my statement.
  5. Honey, I am the bomb, you know that.
  6. For more, read about redirecting rejection.
  7. My imperfection makes me happy.
  8. Valuing the enjoyable moments.
Captions for Family Pictures

Instagram Captions for Family Pictures

Family is one of the most important things in life.

  1. The only constant in the whole world is my family.
  2. Family over all.
  3. Blood is thicker than water.
  4. If you shake our family tree, a bunch of nuts will fall out.
  5. Family – the heart of so many happy memories.
  6. My family is the glue that holds all of us together.
  7. Family Is The Key To Everything.
  8. My family is just the right mix of chaos and love.
  9. Cleansing your feed with family laughter.
  10. Our family’s love is tied together with heartstrings.
Short Captions about Love for Couples

Short Instagram Captions for Couples

If you like to share pictures of you and your partner on Instagram, you can add a suitable caption about love to the pictures. The caption should describe your relationship with each other.

  1. True love opens its arms and closes its eyes.
    (Vincent de Paul, French Catholic religious founder and founder of Caritas, 1581-1660)
  2. Happiness is to hold someone in your arms and know that you hold the whole world.
  3. Because of you, I laugh a little more often, cry a little less and live a little more.
  4. There are people with whom you can dangle your legs and your soul. You can just be yourself, without facade, without doubt, sometimes even without words. These people are rare, once you have found one, you have to hold on to him.
  5. My world, my heart, my everything.
  6. Love is universal, easy to spell, difficult to define, but impossible to live without.
  7. Life writes the most interesting stories, but love has the most beautiful handwriting to it.
  8. The most beautiful memories are always collected in pairs.

In this article you´ll find more love quotes.

Captions for Pictures with friends

Instagram Captions for Pics with Friends

In the following section you will find the best captions to use for a picture with your bestie, as well as for pictures with a group of friends.

  1. Because friends are therapists we can drink with.
  2. Good friends and bad ideas.
  3. We don’t need a filter, just group therapy.
  4. Everything we do is epic.
  5. Blessed with the best.
  6. Friends, not filters.
  7. Partners in crime.
  8. No one will ever be as entertained by us as us.
  9. Happiness is having a bunch of freaking awesome and crazy friends.
  10. You fill my life with joy.

Tips for Using Captions on Instagram

Tips for Using Captions on Instagram

In our last section, you will find some tips to help you use Instagram captions. 

1. The caption of your pictures or videos should fit with what can be seen in them. For example, if you post a summer picture with happy people, don´t add a sad quote.

2. Moreover, the captions should match the content and the theme in your personal feed.

3. On a personal level, the captions under your pictures should reflect you and your values.

4. Furthermore, when you add a quote to a post, you should choose a quote from a personality that suits you and whose values you can identify with. In addition, you should carefully check the origin of the quote beforehand.

5. You should always consider who your followers are. What caption would catch their attention? Don´t use basic and often-used sayings.

6. When it comes to Instagram captions, the motto is: the shorter, the better. The art lies in finding a suitably short yet meaningful caption.

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