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We all see those memorable quotes on Instagram and want to come up with great caption ideas for photos of our own. Well, we’ve done the work for you and compiled a list of fun Instagram captions for friends. Feel free to use them on all your favorite Instagram posts of you and your best friends and don't forget to tag them in your posts!

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Sentimental Instagram Captions

Friends are there through thick and thin. Sometimes, you just need a little inspiration to find the perfect way to express how you feel. If you are looking for touching quotes to put on your Instagram post about your friends, you are in the right spot. 

We’ll start with one of our favorite quotes by Aristotle: “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” 

  • “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”
    Ally Condie

  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.”
    Helen Keller


  • “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”
    Maya Angelou


  • “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

  • “A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”


  • “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
    Helen Keller


  • “Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food.”



Have you ever wondered about the word limit for Instagram captions? Instagram has a generous character count (when compared to Twitter or TikTok) at 2,200 characters allowed. You can use all this space to fill with lovely quotes on your Instagram post or keep your Instagram captions short for easier scrolling.

Movie & TV Captions for Instagram

Do you constantly quote your favorite movies and TV series with your friends? Inside jokes are one of the best benefits of having close friends! You can use memorable Instagram captions for friends from all your favorite movies and shows.

Here’s some of our ideas: 

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  • "There's nothing like the deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for all the right reasons." - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

  • "I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends."
    - Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)


  • "You're like the only person who's ever gotten what I'm about." - Freaks and Geeks

  • “She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like to have people be jealous of us.” - Clueless (1995)

  • “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.”
    - The Princess Diaries


  • "Turk and I met over a Bloomin' Onion. I like to think of it as a metaphor for our relationship because it's delicious, but not really so healthy." - Scrubs

  • "I'm still just thinking about my old pals, only now they're the ones I made here. I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've left them." - The Office

  • Test your knowledge of movies and find more friendship quotes over at Movie Quotes!

Musical Caption Ideas for Photos with Friends

These famous songs about friendship make the perfect Instagram captions for new friends and old. You can use any of these and see if you can make all your Instagram followers sing the songs as they read along. 

  • “You've got troubles, and I've got 'em too/ There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you/ We stick together and can see it through/ 'Cause you've got a friend in me.” - Randy Newman

  • “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” -Donna Roberts

  • “A good friend and a glass of wine/ That kind of therapy money can't buy/ Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine.” - LeAnn Rimes

  • “I'll be there for you/ When the rain starts to pour/ I'll be there for you/ Like I've been there before” - The Rembrandts

  • "All we need is somebody to lean on." - Major Lazer

  • “We've been friends now for so many years/ We've been together through the good times and the tears/ Turned each other on to the good things that life has to give”
    - The Beach Boys


  • “I get by with a little help from my friends/ Mm, get high with a little help from my friends / Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends” - The Beatles

  • “Keep smiling, keep shining/ Knowing you can always count on me, for sure/ That's what friends are for”
     - Dionna Warwick

  • “I’ve got your back, it’s automatic / So never hesitate to call / ‘Cause I’m you’re sista and always for ya” - Brandy

  • “For a shield from the storm/ For a friend/ For a love to keep me safe and warm/ I turn to you” - Christina Aguilera

  • “The world comes to life/ And everything's bright/ From beginning to end/ When you have a friend” - Demi Lovato

Find more songs about best friends and get ready to make your best Best Friends Playlist!

Here are some great ideas from Music Grotto.

Literary Instagram Captions

What could be better than literary Instagram captions for friends? After all, the written word is a fantastic place to find inspiration and impactful quotes.

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  • “Life doesn't have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.”Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • “‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” — E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

  • “She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day.” Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

  • “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
    A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


  • “To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” — Dr. Seuss

  • “The best kind of laughter is laughter born of a shared memory.” — Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?

  • “Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.” — Oscar Wilde

  • “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” — Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh

  • “We were together. I forget the rest.” - Walt Whitman

Check out 25 more literary friendship quotes in this article over at Book Riot!

Caption Ideas for Photos

You don’t have to stop at Instagram when using these lovely friendship captions. You can also use them in photo books as the caption under pages. This can be a meaningful way to express how you feel about your friends - and the photo books make great gifts too! You can start creating with the SimplePrints app today! Simply upload your photos and start creating the product that suits your needs.

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