Do you find it hard to come up with the right thing to say on Instagram? Choosing the right words can be a challenge, so here are the best cool, cute, funny and luxury captions for Instagram. We’ve also rounded up some short Instagram captions for you, when time is of the essence.

250+ Best Instagram Captions

There are so many great Instagram captions, from inspiring quotes to witty sayings. Here are over 250 of our favorites, as well as handy tips for writing the best captions for Instagram to boost engagement.

Aesthetic Instagram Captions

These stylish Instagram quotes and captions will bring a little bit of glamour to your feed.

Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

Escape the ordinary.

Every Summer has its own story but mine is a novel.

Good times and tan lines.

I can show you the world.

I’m not sun-kissed. I kiss the sun.

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Say yes to new adventures.

So grateful for this moment.

Sweet little unforgettable thing.

Aesthetic captions for Instagram
Aesthetic captions for Instagram

Clever Instagram Captions

Get people talking with these witty and thought-provoking quotes for Instagram.

A good mind is sharper than a bad sword.
Matshona Dhliwayo

Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.
Mehmet Murat ildan

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.
Benjamin Franklin Wade

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson

I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
 S.E. Hinton

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

Intelligence runs, understanding sprints, wisdom soars.
Matshona Dhliwayo

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Clever quotes for Instagram
Clever quotes for Instagram

Never question the truth of what you fail to understand, for the world is filled with wonders.
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
George Carlin

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Cool, cute and funny Instagram captions
Cool, cute and funny Instagram captions

Cool Instagram Captions

Looking for cool Instagram captions that will inspire your followers? Take your pick from this selection of cool quotes and sayings.

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

Be such a dope soul that people crave your vibe.

Be the type of person you want to meet.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cool captions for Instagram
Cool captions for Instagram

Don’t believe in someday, believe in today.

Don’t study me, you won’t graduate!

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason.

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go where you feel the most alive.

Cool Instagram Captions
Cool Instagram captions

I haven’t got a lot of money but I’ve got a lot of style.

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

If you get tired, learn to rest. not to quit.

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.
Rachel Wolchin

It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Just your average Monday morning commute.

Keep a cool head and a warm heart.

Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
Helen Keller

Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.

Life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be.

Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight.

Cool sayings to live by

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
Oscar Wilde

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.

Palm trees, ocean breeze.
Salty air, sunkissed hair.
That endless summer, take me there.

Smell the sea and feel the sky.
Let your soul and spirit fly.
Van Morrison

Start by changing your thoughts; finish by changing your life.

Stay a mystery, it’s better.

Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.

Take me as I am or watch me as I go.

The best view comes after the hardest climb.

Inspiring Instagram Captions

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.

The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades. 😎
Timbuk 3

The world is changed by your examplenot by your opinion.
Paulo Coelho

They laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at them because they’re all the same.

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

When nothing is going right, go left.

Why chase you when I’m the catch.

Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like no one is watching. And love like you’ve never been hurt.

Cool Captions for Instagram

Couples Instagram Captions

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.
Walter Winchell

Relationships are always stronger when you are best friends first, and a couple second.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
William Shakespeare

IG captions for couples
IG captions for couples

Cute Instagram Captions

Whether you’re expressing fondness for friends, family or your partner, a cute caption for Instagram is just what you need.

All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackeray

A hug is like a boomerang. You get it back right away.
Bil Keane

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles Schulz

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.

Besides chocolate, you’re my favorite 😉

Can I be your main squeeze? 🍋

Even the leaves fall for you. 🍂

Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.
Mark Twain

I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
Bob Dylan

I like me better when I’m with you.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

Know what’s on the menu? Me-n-u.

Let’s find a beautiful place to get lost.

Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.

Inspirational travel quotes and sayings

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.
Susan Polis Schutz

Life is better when you’re laughing.

Nothing shines brighter than a heart of gold.

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Mark Twain

2️⃣ is better than 1️⃣

You bring out the best in me.

You have stolen a pizza my heart. 🍕

You make my heart feel like Summer.

Yours is the kind of love, I’ll never wake up from.

Romantic captions for Instagram
Romantic captions for Instagram

Friends Instagram Captions

These best friend captions sum up how much our pals mean to us.

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

Everyone has an annoying friend. If you don’t have one, it’s probably you.

Friends are the family we choose.

Friends come and go, like the waves of the ocean, but the true ones stay like an octopus on your face.

Friends, sun, sand, and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.

Girls just wanna have sun.

Happiness is a summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your best friend by your side.

True friendships are eternal.

Who run the world? Girls

Best friends Instagram captions
Best friends Instagram captions

Funny Instagram Captions

If you want to make your followers chuckle, give these witty captions for Instagram a go. They’re guaranteed to raise a smile.

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
JP Morgan

A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer. than the men who mention it.

Dear Monday. Just hand me Friday and nobody gets heart.

Dear sleep, I’m sorry we broke up this morning. I want you back!

Dear Winter, I’m breaking up with you. Summer is hotter than you.

Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.

Funny Instagram Captions
Funny Instagram captions

Friday, my second favorite F word.

Give me the chocolate and nobody gets hurt.

Happier than a seagull with a French fry.

How to have a beach body.
1 Have a body.
2. Go to the beach.

Humble, with a hint of Kanye.

I can resist everything except temptation.
Oscar Wilde

I do marathons (on Netflix).

I don’t know what’s tighter, our jeans or our friendship.

Funny Captions for Instagram
Amusing captions for Instagram

If I ever let my head down, it will be just to admire my shoes 😉

I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Oscar Wilde

I love my six pack so much, I protect it with a layer of fat.

I’m just a good girl with bad habits 😉

I’m not high maintenance, you’re just low effort.

I’m on a seafood diet. I see food and eat it.

I put the Pro in procrastinate.

If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes. 

I don’t care what people think of me. At least mosquitos find me attractive.

I don’t need a man, I need tequila and a tan.

I need 6 months vacation…Twice a year.

Summer funny Instagram captions
Fun Instagram captions

I solemnly swear…that I am up to no good.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I am not so sure.

I wonder how many miles I’ve scrolled with my thumb.

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.
Candace Bushnell

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s the Instagram filter.

My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. I call it lunch.

Never give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.
Michael Clifford

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well.

Patience. What you have when there are too many witnesses.

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov

Reality called, so I hung up.

Resting beach face.

Sleep like no one’s watching.

Some cause happiness wherever they goothers whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

Summer should get a speeding ticket.

This too shall pass. It might pass like a kidney stone. But it will pass.

Witty Captions for Instagram

Summer vacation: where you drink triple, see double and act single.

The difference between pizza and your opinion is that I asked for pizza 😉

The first 5 days after the weekend are always the hardest.

They say good things take time. That’s why I’m always late.

Today is one of those days that even my coffee needs a coffee.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

You can’t live a full life on an empty stomach.

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream, and that’s basically the same thing.

You were my cup of tea, I drink champagne now.🍾

Witty Instagram captions

Inspirational Instagram Captions

A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.
Madeleine L’Engle

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.

Be more of you and less of them.

Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.
Robin Williams as professor John Keating, Dead Poets Society.

Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.Set your life on fire.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman

It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Nelson Mandela

Positive quotes and captions for Instagram
Positive Instagram quotes and captions

It’s better to make people laugh than cry.
Ronnie Barker

No one is you, and that is your power.

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

Smile is a good reply to the dark world.
Mehmet Murat ildan

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth.
Robert Anton Wilson

To appreciate the sun you gotta know what rain is.
J. Cole

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde

Today is the best day to be happy.

Happy Instagram captions
Happy quotes for Instagram

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

When everything around you is crazy, it is ingenious to stay calm.
Mehmet Murat ildan

When nothing goes right…go left!
Martha Cecilia

When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!

Motivating Instagram captions
Motivational Instagram captions

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Why, anybody can have a brain.
The Wizard of Oz to the Scarecrow

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Dr. Seuss

You have every right to a beautiful life.
Selena Gomez

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.
Maya Angelou

Beautiful captions and quotes for Instagram
Beautiful captions for Instagram

Insta Captions for Boys

A boy is the only thing that God can use to make a man.

A boy never knows what he has until he loses her. A man will never lose her.

A great man is strong because he can be gentle.

Boys don’t cry, but men do.
Malorie Blackman

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears.

Swag is for boys. Class is for men.

Classy quotes for men
Classy quotes for men

Insta Captions for Girls

These cute and funny IG captions for girls are sure to put a smile on your face.

A smart girl leaves before she is left.
Marilyn Monroe

A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.

Good girls go to heaven – bad girls go everywhere.

Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.
Talullah Bankhead

She believed she could, so she did.
R.S. Grey

You can’t play games with a girl who made the rules.

Motivational captions for girls
Motivational Instagram captions for girls

Luxury Captions for Instagram

If you like the finer things in life, these luxury Instagram captions will be right up your street!

Art is not a luxury, but a necessity.
Rebecca West

Luxury will always be around, no matter what happens in the world.
Carolina Herrera

Offline is the new luxury.

Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.
Tom Ford

The greatest luxury is being free.
Manolo Blahnik

Luxury Instagram captions
Luxury captions for Instagram

Meaningful Instagram Captions

It takes a long time to grow young.
Pablo Picasso

Love the people who saw you when you were invisible to everyone else.

The earth has music for those who listen.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you seek is seeking you.

Yesterday’s the past
Tomorrow’s the future
But today is a gift 
That’s why it’s called the present.
Bil Keane

Meaningful quotes and sayings
Meaningful quotes and sayings

Sassy Instagram Captions

If I was you, I’d wanna be me too.
Meghan Trainor

I’m as simple as quantum physics.

I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me.
Selena Gomez

It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.
Mahatma Gandhi

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.
Steven Wright

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare

You asked to see the boss, so they sent me.
Meek Mill featuring Drake

Boss captions for Instagram
Boss captions for Instagram

Selfie Instagram Captions

If you’ve taken the perfect selfie, do it justice with these funny and clever selfie quotes.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Mark Twain

A selfie a day keeps the doctor away.

Be more of you, and less of them.

Hating me doesn’t make you pretty.

I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.

I tried to be normal once. Worst two minutes of my life!

I woke up like this.

New hair, new me.

The best of me is yet to come.

There’s always a wild side to an innocent face.

Best captions for selfies
Best captions for selfies

Short Instagram Captions

Why use 100 words when a few well chosen short ones will do? A perfect caption often gets straight to the point. Take inspiration from these short Instagram captions.

Aspire to inspire.

All you need is a daily dose of vitamin sea.

Be a warrior, not a worrier.

Blue skies ahead.

But first, coffee!

Summer Instagram Captions
Summer captions for Instagram

Don’t grow up. It’s a trap!

Don’t worry. Beach happy.

🍩 stop believing.

Dress code: flip flops required.

Every moment matters.

Find me under the palm trees.🌴

Short Instagram Captions
Short Instagram captions

Go hard or go home.

Good morning world, let’s seize the day.
Luxury Columnist

Guess where I am.

Having a whale of a time. 🐋

High tides, good vibes.

I dream of a never ending Summer.

I own too much black (said no one ever).

If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.

Isn’t it beautiful outside?

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

Kinda classy, kinda hood.

Life’s a wave – catch it!

Inspiring quotes to live by
Fun Instagram quotes

Lost in paradise (don’t send help).

Make your own sunshine.

Sandy toes, sunkissed nose.

Smile big, laugh often.

So this just happened…

Sweeter than honey.🍯

Swim hair, don’t care.

There is no place like home.
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

Time to seas the day.

Time to seas the day!
Time to seas the day!

To be, or not to be: that is the question.
William Shakespeare

We aren’t ever getting older.

When all else fails, take a vacation.
Betty Williams

When in doubt, dance it out.

Who inspires you?

Wine + dinner = winner.

Work hard, travel harder.

You’re one in a melon.

You, me and the sea.

Sea Instagram quotes
Sea Instagram quotes

True Love Instagram Captions

A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.
The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz from the L. Frank Baum novel

I love you and that’s all I know.
Jimmy Webb

It was you who taught me living is togetherness.

Love does not consist of gazing at each otherbut in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

The only magic I still believe in is love.

The yin to my yang.

Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.

Together is my favorite place to be.

To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.
Pablo Casals

You are my today and all of my tomorrows.

Romantic sayings and quotes
Romantic quotes for Instagram

Writing Good Instagram Captions

Here are some tips on crafting the best Insta captions for your posts:

Question – ask your followers a question to engage them in a discussion. For example, what do they have planned at the weekend, or where would they love to travel to if money was no object.

Reveal information about yourself from time to time, like things that you’d never guess about you or what your biggest fear is.

Add value – teach your followers something that they didn’t know, such as nicknames for a city or how to reduce your carbon footprint.

Keep It Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S.) – just because there are 2,200 characters available for each caption, doesn’t mean you should use all of them. The best captions are often the shortest.

Inject humor into your posts, and use a light-hearted tone where appropriate.

Have fun with emojis – just don’t go overboard and make sure to mix them up from time to time.

Writing good Instagram captions
Writing good Instagram captions

Don’t forget hashtags – but limit them to 3 or 4 or include them at the end of your caption or in the first comment.

Feature User Generated Content created by your followers, for example if they use your recommended hashtag. Always ask for permission first and clearly credit them in the caption. Tagging them in the photo isn’t sufficient.

Cross promote your other social media channels such as YouTube – e.g. see the full city break vlog on our YouTube channel or Pinterest – follow us on Pinterest for more interior design inspo.

Use a call to action – for example, click the link in your bio or tag a friend in their comment. Try to include it in the first few lines of text or only those who click on “More” will see it. Actionable verbs such as Click, Get, Discover are the most effective for this.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed these suggestions of Instagram captions. Which is your favourite and are there any that you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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