A List of Clever Instagram Captions

Posted by Jamie on July 30, 2019

Instagram, the social media platform for sharing pictures and videos with the world, has exploded in popularity, becoming one of the leading social networking sites in the world, with over a billion monthly users. Despite its humble beginnings as a place for friends to share fun images with one another, it has now evolved into a full-fledged social network. Instagram models and influencers are a cultural phenomenon, and an enormous amount of selling is done on the site.

One of the most common activities on Instagram is posting a picture along with a funny, profound or just silly caption. But what if you’ve got a great photo to share, but can’t think of something wise or witty to use as a caption? Fear not – we’re here to help inspire you with some clever and captivating captions.

Standing out from the crowd on Instagram isn’t easy, but the best way to do it is to post a compelling image along with an interesting caption. I have scoured the Internet looking for clever captions and have collated them here for your use. Use and abuse these ideas as you see fit. Full disclosure, these aren’t original to me – these are things I’ve found in various places online and have collected here for you. You’ll have to find the right caption for your own pictures or videos – good luck!

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Clever Instagram captions

Not everyone can be clever so you might need to fake it.

    • The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – that’s all that matters.
    • Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.
    • I myself never feel that I’m sexy. If people call me cute, I am happier.
    • Women drivers rev my engine.
    • I like foodies.
    • At least this balloon is attracted to me!
    • I must destroy you with hugs and kisses.
    • Stop looking for happiness in the same place you just lost it.
    • I woke up like this.
    • If we could only turn back time…
    • Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.
    • Beauty is power, a smile is its sword.
    • This picture is my autobiography.
    • Last day of class!
    • Don’t take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive.
    • Chilling like a gangster…
    • It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
    • Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
    • I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
    • It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
    • Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
    • When I feel a little down, I put on my favorite high heels and dance.
    • You think this is a game?
    • Weekend, please don’t leave me.
    • Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not strong enough.
    • Be who and what you want, period.
    • Stay strong, the weekend is coming!
    • You play Call of Duty? That’s cute.
    • You’re doing it wrong.
    • Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.
    • I wasn’t lucky, I deserved it.
    • Whatever you do in life, make sure it makes you happy.
    • The question isn’t can you, it’s will you?
    • What do you think of the view?
    • I liked memes before they were on Instagram.
    • That moment when you realize your childhood is over.
    • Friday, my second favorite F word.
    • I’ll never try to fit in. I was born to STAND OUT!

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Lyrical Instagram captions

If you can’t think of something compelling, use the words of others.

    • I’m here for a good time not a long time.
    • I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.
    • I’m up right now and you suck right now.
    • No new friends.
    • Where you movin’? I said onto better things.
    • Know yourself, know your worth.
    • Make the most out of tonight, and worry ‘bout it all tomorrow.
    • I’m way up, I feel blessed.
    • I cannot see heaven being much better than this.
    • Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight.
    • I’mma sip it ‘til i feel it, I’mma smoke it ‘til it’s done.
    • I still ride with my day one.
    • My excuse is that I’m young.
    • I live for the nights that I can’t remember with the people that I won’t forget.
    • Imma worry ‘bout me, give a f**k about you.
    • Nobody really likes us except for us.
    • They ain’t make me what I am, they just found me like this.
    • You only live once!
    • Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments.
    • Started from the bottom, now we’re here.
    • Last name ever, first name greatest!
    • Whole squad on that real sh*t.
    • On my worst behavior.
    • Worrying about your followers, you need to get yo   ur dollars up.
    • Started not to give a f**k and stopped fearing the consequence.
    • Never not chasing a million things I want.

(Do you like music? Check out our list of Instagram captions for concerts!)

Amusing Instagram captions

A sense of humor really makes you stand out.

    • I think you’ve got a deficiency of Vitamin Me!
    • When Instagram was down, I ran around town shouting “like” at flowers, dogs, and expensive brunches.
    • Say “Beer Can” with a British accent. I just taught you to say “Bacon” with a Jamaican accent.
    • I don’t always study, but when I do, I don’t.
    • So you’re telling me I have a chance…
    • Walking past a class with your friends in it.
    • I’m not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens!
    • Yea, dating is cool but have you ever had stuffed crust pizza?
    • Give me the chocolate and nobody gets hurt…
    • So, you’re on Instagram? You must be an amazing photographer.
    • Onions make me sad. A lot of people don’t realize that.
    • Oh you’re a model? What’s your agency, Instagram?
    • If a dentist makes their money from unhealthy teeth, why would I trust a product 4/5 of them recommend?
    • I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.
    • Weekend, please don’t leave me!
    • Need an ark? I Noah guy…
    • What if I told you, you can eat without posting it on Instagram.
    • I need a six month holiday, twice a year.
    • If I was funny, I would have a good Instagram caption.
    • I don’t always surf the internet, but when I do, eyebrows!
    • A blind man walks into a bar… And a chair… and a table…
    • I had fun once, it was horrible!

(This is just a sampler…see our full list of funny Instagram captions!)

Great movie one-liners for Instagram captions

For the cinephile, using a classic movie quote is a great way to get your love of film across.

    • Go ahead, make my day.
    • Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.
    • Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!
    • You talkin’ to me?
    • Show me the money!
    • Houston, we have a problem.
    • I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
    • Round up the usual suspects.
    • I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!
    • Houston, we have a problem.
    • I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!
    • You had me at ‘hello’.
    • There’s no crying in baseball!
    • You can’t handle the truth!
    • Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
    • Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!
    • I’m the king of the world!
    • Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
    • Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
    • Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
    • What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.

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Romantic Instagram captions

    • There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
    • No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.
    • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
    • We accept the love we think we deserve.
    • A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
    • Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
    • Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
    • True love stories never have endings.
    • We love the things we love for what they are.
    • All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
    • Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
    • If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.
    • What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
    • Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
    • Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.
    • If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.
    • You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
    • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

(Check out our list of Instagram boyfriend captions. Or these I-love-you-more-than captions. Or if it didn’t work out, our list of Instagram captions for your ex.)

Sarcastic Instagram captions

If people are always telling you that your sarcasm is your forte, you’ll want to emphasize your talent with a sarcastic Instagram caption.

    • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.
    • If had a dollar for every smart thing you say, I’d be poor.
    • I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.
    • I have two speeds. If you don’t like this one, you’re definitely not going to like the other one.
    • I love sarcasm. It’s like punching people in the face but with words.
    • Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.
    • Young people think that money is everything. Old people know that this is correct.
    • I can’t come to work today. I have to stare at the ceiling and question every decision I’ve ever made.
    • Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.
    • If at first you don’t succeed, maybe skydiving isn’t your sport.
    • If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
    • Thinking I’m a moron gives people something to feel smug about. Why should I disillusion them?
    • My imaginary friend thinks you have serious mental problems.
    • I don’t take orders. I barely take suggestions.
    • People who act like they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do.
    • I’m not always a smartass. Sometimes I’m asleep.
    • You’d have a big ego too, if you were as great as I am.

Got any other clever Instagram captions you want to share? Post them below!

One thought on “A List of Clever Instagram Captions”

Caitlan Loom says:
Don’t stand to close to the heater, babe. Plastic melts.

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