If you're anything like me, you take about four minutes choosing a filter for your Instagram photo, and about four hours deciding on a caption.
Worst of all, after much creative effort and advice from friends, I'm usually barely able to write a caption that goes beyond, "Had a fun day with friends!"
And I'm a writer — go figure.
Next time you're contemplating a witty line of text to go with your Instagram photo, take a look at our complete list of captions that suit any mood or occasion you’ll be sharing with the world. You can also customize these captions to make them perfect for your feed.
Want more inspiration? Check out our Instagram page to see how we incorporate fun, witty, and engaging captions into our social media content.
You can incorporate many of these captions into an Instagram business strategy (just make sure your audience would find your caption funny, clever, or the right amount of sassy.)
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"Sing with me, sing for the years, sing for the laughter, sing for the tears." — Aerosmith, "Dream On"
“Life is good.” — Future & Drake, “Life is Good”
“Life without dreaming is a life without meaning.” – Wale, “Aston Martin Music”
“But like the sun, know you know I find my way back ‘round.” — J. Cole, “Crooked Smile”
“I will overcome any hurdle or obstacle that’s in my path." — OutKast, “Knowing”
Business Instagram Captions
Good evening, [city]! We're in town for [event] at Booth [#]. Stop by and say hi!
"If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat. Just get on." -Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Our [#]-person squad completed the [road race name]! And we did it all for the post-run sneaker selfie. 👟
We got product in the pipeline ... check back for an exciting announcement on [date]!
Diversity isn't a recruitment metric — it's an ingredient for success. At [company], we thrive on the unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our people.
Spot the CEO. 😉
At [company name], our best asset is our people.
We had a great time with our customers at [meeting/event]! @[client/partner], you guys rock.
Thrilled to have [customer] at our office today! Come back any time. 😊
[Company name] is off for [holiday]! We hope you all have a safe long weekend.
Big things have small beginnings. [Company]'s HQ began right here.
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." -Herman Melville
How many [company name] employees does it take to spell "TEAM"?
Want to work with these awesome people, working on a lot of awesome things? We're hiring! Click the link in our bio to see our current openings.
Check, check, one, two ... is this thing on? [Company name] is now on Instagram! Follow us to learn about our culture, product, and (awesome) people.
Holiday Instagram Captions
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." — Abraham Lincoln
Didn't make it to midnight.
Resolutions are made to be broken.
Ringing in the new year — like a bell.
"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one." — Brad Paisley
New year, same me.
Time to show off my bubbly personality.
Any excuse to wear glitter.
Starting off the year on the right foot.
There are 12 months ahead of us to make a difference.
Day 1 of 365
Sip, sip, hooray!
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Consider this post my Valentine to you.
Don't tell me you love me. Tell me you're outside with pizza.
All I need is you. (And maybe wine + chocolate too.)
"You can't blame gravity for falling in love." — Albert Einstein
99% of my socks are single, and you don't see them crying about it.
I will do anything for love. Except that. And that. Or that. Or...
Sorry, I'm in a relationship with tacos.
"All the single ladies…" — Beyonce, "Single Ladies"
In love with my best friend.
I’m better when I’m with you.
Creepin’ it real.
I brake for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
"When the spooks have a midnight jamboree, they break it up with fiendish glee..." — The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
You're just my (blood) type.
How to eat candy corn: don't.
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Driving me batty.
“Scary hours” — Drake
I'm wearing my elastic pants.
"For those of you who cannot be with family this Thanksgiving, please resist the urge to brag." — Andy Borowitz
On a veggie diet this Thanksgiving: Carrot cake and pumpkin pie.
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." — Oprah Winfrey
I think, therefore I cran.
Bad day to be a turkey.
Need fuel for Black Friday.
"Okay, guys. I have exactly 28 minutes before I have to baste again." — Monica
Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.
Who made the potato salad?
There’s always something to be thankful for.
Christmas & Hannukah
You sleigh me.
Fa la la la llama.
"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, your ornaments are history." — The Cat
"It's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters. It's who's around it." — Charles M. Schulz
Dear Santa, let's not talk about this.
Rebel Without a Claus
Doesn't Santa have anything better to do than watch us while we're sleeping?
All I want for Christmas is you (and wine would be nice).
To all you cotton-headed ninny-mugginses out there.
Drop it like a top.
Wishing you a latke love this Hanukkah.
I want to eat 8 latkes for the calories of one.
One little candle can light up an entire room.
Keep calm and spin that dreidel.
Deck the halls with matzo balls!
It’s Christmas time and I’m the gift.
The best gift is to be present with the ones you love.
Seasonal Instagram Captions
"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world." — Louis Armstrong
April showers bring May flowers.
I think I just experienced all the seasons in a single day.
I love allergy season, said no one ever.
Currently soaking up the sun and smelling the roses. Please leave a message after the beep.
I owe a lot to the inventor of flip-flops.
"Here comes the sun, and I say... It's all right." — The Beatles
“Warm winds in the springtime” — SZA, “Warm Winds”
Springing into the new season.
"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life's a beach.
School's out, sun's out, guns out.
"A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about." — John Mayer
90% happy, 10% burnt.
Girls just want to have sun.
"Summer lovin' had me a blast, summer lovin' happened so fast." — Grease
Happiness is a cold popsicle.
Life is better by the pool.
“Summertime and the livin' is easy.” — Ella Fitzgerald, “Summertime”
"Here comes the sun, and I say... It's all right." — The Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun"
My favorite color is October.
"Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods." — William Wordsworth
It's never too early for pumpkin spice.
Meet me in the corn maze.
Crisp air. Apple cider. Flaming foliage.
Pumpkin spice and everything nice.
"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day." — Shira Tamir
Leaves are falling, and autumn is calling.
“Days in the sun and nights in the rain. Summer is over, simple and plain.” — Drake & Majid Jordan, "Summer’s Over"
Falling never felt so good.
"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." — Albert Camus
If it's snowing, I'm not going.
Cozy nights. Good books. Hot chocolate.
Do you want to build a snowman?
Running on caffeine and holiday cheer.
"Winter is not a season; it's a celebration." — Anamika Mishra
Merry and brrrrrrright.
Having snow much fun.
‘Tis the season to be freezin’.
“Timb' laces get tighter and parka hoods flip up.” — Drake, “Come Winter”
Selfie Instagram Captions
Me, myself, and I.
Be yourself, there’s no one better.
It’s the happiness for me.
Smile! The happiness is right under your nose.
My favorite filter is reality.
Self-care selfie! Conquer the world one smile at a time.
It’s a great day to have a great day.
The greatest gift you can give someone is a smile.
Self-love is the best love.
Vacation Instagram Captions
A chance to get away from the everyday.
Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.
Collect the moments, not the materials.
Another destination off the bucket list.
An adventure to fill the soul.
The scenic route is always better.
I need a six-month vacation, twice a year.
Be back never.
Catch flights, not feelings.
Capture the Feeling with an Instagram Caption
Even though an image is worth 1,000 words, a well-written caption couldn’t hurt. These days, the caption can make just as much of a statement as the image! For all of the occasions that are worthy of a post to your feed, use one of the quotes from this list and customize it to make it your own.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in June 2020 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
Originally published May 11, 2021 7:00:00 AM, updated May 11 2021