100 Great Selfie Captions & Quotes to Engage Your Instagram Followers

Good Selfie Captions

You’ve probably taken a selfie or two and posted to Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat. The word “selfie” and knowing how to take a selfie aren’t new to us; people were taking them long before it was trendy and the term officially made it into the dictionary. The advent of the ubiquitous “selfie stick” has even made it easier to take selfies that don’t just feature a close-up shot of your nose. Whether you love snapping selfies, or you feel awkward stretching our your arm to take a picture of yourself, the selfie era is definitely here.

Why do people take selfies? There are many reasons—maybe you want to capture your new haircut, makeup or outfit; perhaps you want to take a picture with a friend, and there’s no one else around to play photographer; or maybe you just want to play around with filters or lighting to make an artistic statement.

Maybe you want to add a caption to your captured selfie moment, but you’re not sure what to say. We’ve gathered a list of selfie captions for any occasion—whether you’re feeling witty or sarcastic or anything in between, you’re likely to find a caption from our list that’s perfect for you.

Feelin’ Fresh

We’ll start off on the sassier side of things. These selfie captions are great for when you’re feeling a bit more sharp-witted and want to add a splash of fresh personality to your selfie caption.

  1. I like my coffee how I like myself: dark, bitter, and too hot for you.
  2. Not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters.
  3. Blood type: matte black with a hint of gold.
  4. Confidence level: selfie with no filter.
  5. Showing cleavage doesn’t fix your face.
  6. Have you ever considered finding another hobby besides taking pictures of yourself?
  7. May you someday find someone to love you as much as your selfies indicate you love yourself.
  8. There’s always a wild side to an innocent face.
  9. I do not need your approval, darling; that’s for insecure people.
  10. Drink some coffee and pretend you know what you’re doing.
  11. Find me Where the Wild Things Are.
  12. I am the designer of my own catastrophe.
  13. Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.
  14. Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.
  15. Too bad you can’t take selfies of your character.

Fun and Playful

Are you in a weird mood or feeling a bit silly? Then these selfie captions may be right up your alley.

  1. Maybe she’s born with it; maybe it’s an Instagram filter.
  2. Does this selfie make me look fat?
  3. You don’t have to like me; I’m not a Facebook status.
  4. My girlishness has sharp teeth.
  5. When nothing goes right, go left instead.
  6. Oh, so you’re a model? Who’s your agency, Instagram?
  7. Real men don’t take selfies.
  8. If a redhead works at a bakery, does that make him the gingerbread man?
  9. A blind man walks into a bar…and a chair…and a table.
  10. I had fun once—it was horrible.
  11. I don’t have exes; I have Y’s. Like, “Why did I ever date you?”
  12. There may be no excuse for laziness, but I’m still looking.
  13. My only real long-term goal is never to end up on Maury.
  14. Need an ark? I Noah guy.
  15. Meanwhile at Walmart…

Getting Real

These selfie captions are perfect for when you’re feeling sincere, pensive, or in need of something uplifting.

  1. Let us get lost in the sunset together.
  2. Never cry for a person that does not know the value of your tears.
  3. She’s a keeper. Too bad you didn’t keep her.
  4. We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.
  5. Life is way too short for bad vibes.
  6. By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.
  7. Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.
  8. You shine from within; my very own star.
  9. When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
  10. If you quit now, what were you even fighting for?
  11. Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
  12. And if you’re ever feeling lonely, just look at the moon. Someone somewhere is looking at it, too.
  13. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
  14. Don’t let someone dim your light, simply because it’s shining in their eyes.
  15. Make peace with your broken pieces.


Have you found someone special? These lovey-dovey captions will warm the cockles of others hearts as much as yours. These go great with those selfies of you and your special someone.

  1. Always better together.
  2. Life is made of small moments like this.
  3. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  4. I think you are suffering from a lack of vitamin me.
  5. Be happy; it drives people crazy.
  6. Baby, I’ll take whatever it is you’ve got to give, yeah I’m calling dibs.
  7. Everybody has an addiction—mine happens to be you.
  8. Make love your motto.
  9. A woman who opens her heart to love you, when it’s already broken, is braver than any person you’ll meet.
  10. Live, laugh, love. And if that doesn’t work, load, aim, fire.
  11. Promise me tomorrow starts with you.
  12. Hearts are wild creatures—that’s why our ribs are cages.
  13. If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.
  14. A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each another.
  15. I fall too fast, crash too hard, forgive too easily, and care too much.

Just for Snapchat

Are you a Snapchat whiz? Here are a bunch of captions that are especially perfect for snaps. (Not that you couldn’t use these with your selfies elsewhere . . . they just seem to scream “Snapchat.”)

  1. Never before has a generation so diligently recorded themselves accomplishing so little.
  2. The Mondayest Tuesday ever.
  3. The uglier the Snapchat, the tighter the friendship.
  4. The Bae.
  5. Because shamelessly flaunting your narcissism is trendy.
  6. Taking selfies with a Starbucks cup in your hand.
  7. At the end of the day, all we have is who we are.
  8. If you can’t handle me at my double-chin Snapchat, you can’t have me at my Instagram selfie.
  9. Anybody have plans to stare at their phone somewhere exciting this weekend?
  10. I’m not sure what to do with my face.
  11. Radiate positive vibes.
  12. That awkward moment when someone is watching you take a picture of yourself.
  13. This kid is going places—not college, but places.
  14. RTG: Real-time gossips.
  15. Be yourself—everyone else is taken.

Short and Sweet

Keeping it simple? Then you’re probably looking for a caption that sums things up in a more direct, short phrase, like these.

  1. Let’s just be who we really are.
  2. Broken crayons still color.
  3. The days are long but the years are short.
  4. Dream without fear. Love without limits.
  5. Never mind.
  6. Don’t be easy to define. Let them wonder about you.
  7. I get lost in thoughts of you.
  8. She’s different.
  9. Coffee and confidence.
  10. Surround yourself with those who make you happy.
  11. You’re closer than you were yesterday.
  12. I take photos of everything.
  13. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
  14. Inhale the future. Exhale the past.
  15. I don’t care.
  16. Make it happen.
  17. Keep calm and take photos.
  18. You’ll never be as fabulous as a llamcorn.
  19. Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.
  20. The more I find myself, the more people I lose.
  21. Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth it.
  22. Short, sassy, cute and classy.
  23. We don’t remember days; we remember moments.
  24. Your hair is 90% of your selfie.
  25. When someone says “you’ve changed,” it simply means you’ve stopped living your life their way.

Anything we missed?

That’s our list of 100 selfie captions for any reason, feeling, or moment. We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection. Let us know what you think of our list—we are positive you’re bound to find some that you’d like to use for your selfie captions. Have another favorite selfie caption you’ve used? Give us a shout-out in the comments section.

Posted by Heather on August 16, 2016

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