93 Instagram Captions To Honor Your Best Friends

Friends don't let friends post without a good caption.

Two Friends Laughing Smiling Together
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Insta captions are an opportunity to provide a nice touch. Unless you're a foodie who snaps a photo of every meal (#phoneseatfirst), a fashionista who's posting every OOD (Outfit Of the Day), or a photographer sharing your creativity, chances are your Instagram is filled with pictures of your friends. We have a list of captions to celebrate your friendship. You've got the perfect picture of you and your best friend—the lighting is beautiful, you're wearing your favorite jeans, the moment is meaningful, the background is on point. But after you get that filter just right, you need to fill that blank caption space. Instead of defaulting to a caption with a few of your most-used emojis, we found some best friend Insta captions for you. If you can't find the words for a caption for pictures with your friends, check out our list and post away!

The Importance of Belonging

Feeling like we belong is priceless. It's essential for our happiness and emotional well-being. When we have friends who help us feel like we belong, it makes us feel less alone and more connected.

  • "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" —C.S. Lewis
  • "Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." —Edna Buchman
  • "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood." —Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • "One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about." —Mindy Kaling
  • "You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common." —Lyle Lovett

Despite the Distance

Some friendships are based on proximity and they will not survive long distances or time apart. But true friendships, the best friendships, will last. No matter how far away you may go, a genuine friendship will remain.

  • "Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." —Henry David Thoreau
  • "Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know that they are always there." —Christy Evans
  • "True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart." —Helen Keller
  • "Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled." —Ally Condie
  • “The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they'll still be there for you and act as if you'd never left.” —Ariana Grande
  • “True friendship resists time, distance and silence.” —Isabel Allende

The Value of Companionship

A good friend offers true companionship. Someone to not only accompany you wherever you may roam, but also in spirit when they cannot physically be there. Their companionship adds value to your life.

  • "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." —Helen Keller
  • "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." —Oprah Winfrey
  • "It's not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters." —J.M. Laurence
  • "Coffee and friends make the perfect blend." —Unknown
  • "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." —Albert Camus
  • "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." —Henry Ford
  • "Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." —Muhammad Ali
  • "Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." —Mark Twain
  • "As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen." —Pooh
  • “It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee.” —Zora Neale Hurston
  • "One good friendship will outlive forty average loves." —Unknown
  • "How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em." —Shel Silverstein
  • “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” —Anna Taylor
  • "True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style." — Nicole Richie
  • “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams

Friends Can Be Our Saving Grace

Life has its ups and downs. Sometimes it can be too much to handle. When things get hard, it's essential to have friends around who will offer their support and council.

  • "The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends." —Gwyneth Paltrow
  • "I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends." —Reese Witherspoon
  • "It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter." —Marlene Dietrich
  • "Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." —Virginia Woolf
  • "Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while." —Unknown
  • "A good friend is a connection to life—a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world." —Lois Wyse
  • “There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” —Jennifer Aniston
  • “Maybe we could be each other's soul mates. Then we could let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with.” —Charlotte York
  • “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” —Amy Poehler
  • “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” —Walter Winchell
  • “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” —Arnold H. Glasgow

The Gift of Friendship

Friendship is a gift. And it's important to let our friends know how much they mean to us. Our lives would not be nearly as full without them.

  • "There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." —Thomas Aquinas
  • "When I count my blessings, I count you twice." —Bo Lanier
  • "A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have." —Irish Proverb
  • "Remember, you don't need a certain number of friends. Just a number of friends you can be certain of." —Rola Mahmoud
  • "The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense." —Proverbs 27:9
  • "I wouldn't trade it for anything, never, no. Never. Our friendship is the best present ever." —Tigger
  • "A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside." — Winnie the Pooh
  • "There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family." —Unknown
  • "If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky." —S.E. Hinton
  • “A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” —Unknown
  • “Friendship isn’t a big thing, it’s a million little things.” —Becca Anderson
  • A friend is the one who can sense when something is wrong without you saying a word.
  • “Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.” —George Eliot
  • “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes for Our BFFs

  • "'We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet. 'Even longer,' Pooh answered." —Winnie the Pooh
  • "It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see." —John Green
  • "True friends are always together in spirit." —L.M. Montgomery
  • "Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend." —Bill Watterson
  • “It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds.” —Gina Barreca
  • "If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you." —Pooh
  • "That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart." —Kristin Hannah
  • "Life is an ugly, awful place to not have a best friend." —Sarah Dessen
  • “A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.” —Unknown
  • A best friend is like a four-leafed clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
  • “Best friend isn’t a person; it’s a tier.” —Mindy Kaling

Strong Bonds of Friendship

  • "Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." — Woodrow Wilson
  • “A true friend is someone who never gets tired of listening to your pointless dramas over and over again.” —Lauren Conrad
  • "You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." —Pooh
  • "There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature." —Jane Austen
  • "I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don't have to explain anything to them. I don't have to apologize for anything. They know. There's no judgment in any way." —Emma Watson
  • "Remember that life's most valuable antiques are dear old friends." — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “Women's friendships are like a renewable source of power.” —Jane Fonda
  • “Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side.” —Yolanda Hadid
  • “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” —Octavia Butler
  • “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” —Dean Koontz
  • “True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” —Josh Grayson

Short Captions

  • "To friendship every burden's light." —Aesop
  • "A faithful friend loves to the end." —Unknown
  • "The best mirror is an old friend." —George Herbert
  • “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” —Heidi Wills
  • “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” —Anna Deavere Smith
  • "I'm only me when I'm with you." —Taylor Swift
  • “A true friend is one soul in two bodies.” —Aristotle
  • “You’ve got a friend in me.” —Toy Story
  • “Best friends believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself.” —Unknown
  • “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.” —“Make New Friends”

Funny Captions

  • The “she” to my “nanigans.”
  • We’re the same kind of weird.
  • “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” —Mean Girls
  • “We’ve been friends for so long that I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.” —Unknown
  • Best friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine.
  • We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home.
  • When I say I’ll keep a secret, just know that promise doesn’t include my best friend.
  • Friends are like bras—close to your heart and there for support.
  • Best friends know everything about you and still like you anyway.
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