120+ Deep Instagram Caption Ideas (Aesthetic Quotes)

The best deep Instagram captions are often thoughts about the little things in life, the good things that happen as we go about our days. They are the captions we choose to stop and read on social media, they are the ones that cause us to pause and reflect. Captions can be a powerful tool to reach your audience and let them know the type of post you will share, and the type of person you are. Different people will share profound captions, others will share funny antidotes, and still others post meaningful words with thought-provoking quote’s to try and capture their audience. 

In this digital age, when my best friends send me a post it can be the best thing in my day because they know it’s something I needed to hear. Deep short captions can be a great way to capture an audience and create engagement with your like minded audience. Where social media serves as both a reflection and a projection of our lives, the quest for the best deep captions has become not just a desire but a necessity.

From mental health issues, to what we believe, along to the humor in a tough time, the wisdom of past generations permeates our timelines, urging us to delve deeper into the meaning behind each carefully chosen word. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s the little things—the fleeting moments of true connection, the beauty found in unexpected places—that remind us of the beauty and meaning inherent in every given moment. So whichever direction you choose to take your meaningful captions, remember, at any given moment the next post people see may be yours, so be careful what you choose to post.

Deep Instagram Quotes and Caption Ideas

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Perfect Deep Instagram Caption’s: 

  1. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”― Albert Einstein
  2. “Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love. But it doesn’t stop you from wanting them.”
    ― Holly Black, White Cat
  3. “There’s nothing scarier than loving someone”
    ― Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World
  4. “Man can be master of nothing while he fears death, but he who does not fear it possesses all. If there were no suffering, man would not know his limitations, would not know himself. The hardest thing is to be able in your soul to unite the meaning of all. To unite all? Pierre asked himself. “No, not to unite. Thoughts cannot be united, but to harness all these thoughts together is what we need! Yes, one must harness them, must harness them!”― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  5. “That’s the thing about free will: Every decision we make is a choice against something as much as it is for something else”
    ― Rebecca Serle, When You Were Mine
  6. “Cowabunga”
    ― Sigmund Freud
  7. “The life is the minutes you want minus one.”
    ― V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
  8. “The wiser I get, the more I realize how much of a fool I am.”
    ― William Earnest
  9. “Maybe when you took it back to the basics, that’s what love really was: just being there for someone when the sun rises and sets. -Jade”
    ― John Marrs, The One
  10. “I feel fortunate to have spent a fair amount of time around toxic people, because their true purpose is confirming the value of those who should be treasured.”
    ― Sean Aeon, The Outsider’s Mind : A Collection of Short Stories and the Quotes They Inspired
  11. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”― Oscar Wilde
  12. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
  13. “Truth does not depend upon you to believe it.”
    ― C.D. Hulen, Abort
  14. “You were created for more than to bear the weight of your shadows- but you have to choose to no longer let them define you. You have to choose to let the light shine through the shattered pieces.” – Tiger Lilly”
    ― Kara Swanson, Dust
  15. “It starts with accepting yourself. You can’t believe in what you don’t understand. And if you’re still telling people you’re no one, then you don’t understand yet.”
    ― Alyson Santos, Night Shifts Black
  16. “I don’t agree with your choices”, I croaked out. “But I respect that they are yours to make.”
    ― Chloe Walsh, Binding 13
  17. “Every seed has a story, but only the ones that make it from the ground get to tell theirs.”
    ― Eduvie Donald
  18. “Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.”
    – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
  19. “You were never poor as long as you had something to love.”
    – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars
  20. “It is never quite safe to think we have done with life. When we imagine we have finished our story fate has a trick of turning the page and showing us yet another chapter.”
    – L. M. Montgomery, Rainbow Valley
  21. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.
    – Oprah Winfrey
  22. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”
    – Robert Frost
  23. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  24. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    – Mae West
  25. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.”
    – Jennifer Aniston
  26. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”
    – Steve Jobs
  27. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
    -Walt Disney
  28. No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. – Taylor Swift
  29. “It’s human nature to react a certain way. We’re influenced by the world around us and the narrative set by media and outside sources, which means that sometimes our reactions are totally unconscious—in our minds, it’s nothing more than how we perceive we should react.” ― Meghan Quinn, The One Night
  30. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien
  31. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
    -Mahatma Gandhi
  32. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
    -Mother Teresa
  33. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
    -Martin Luther King Jr.
  34. Do one thing every day that scares you.
    -Eleanor Roosevelt
  35. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ― Oscar Wilde
  36. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
    ― Bernard M. Baruch
  37. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    ― Dr. Seuss
  38. “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
    ― Rudyard Kipling
  39. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
    ― Mark Twain
  40. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  41. “I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”
    ― Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom
  42. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    ― Steve Jobs
  43. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
    ― Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves
  45. “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  46. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    ― Mark Twain
  47. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
    ― Bill Keane
  48. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline
  49. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  50. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
    ― Thomas A. Edison
  51. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    ― Mark Twain
  52. “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    ― Gordon A. Eadie
  53. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  54. “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  55. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
  56. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    ― Dr. Seuss
  57. “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
  58. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  59. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  60. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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  1. “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  3. “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.”
    ― Peter Jackson
  4. “Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turn, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.
    If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.”
    ― C.S. Lewis
  5. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
    ― Abraham Lincoln
  6. “High heels, I’m convinced, are a creation of the Void and intended only to torture my poor unfortunate soles.”
    ― Sara Ella, Unraveling
  7. “When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions!”
    ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet
  8. “I want to meet you in every place I ever loved. Listen to me. I am your echo. I would rather break the world than lose you.”
    ― Amal El-Mohtar, This is How You Lose the Time War
  9. “Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. I know I’m crazy, therefore I’m not crazy, isn’t that crazy?”
    ― Captain Jack Sparrow
  10. “Anybody can quit. Only a real champion and a person of character and strength can keep going and refuse to give up.”
    ― Sadie Robertson
  11. “Even when your path seems to lose all light, know that darkness cannot endure forever.” — King Rendar of Aselvia”
    ― H.S.J. Williams, Moonscript
  12. “For what is honorable does not change with the tides, and when one acts with honor, he needs not fear the consequences”
    ― Lindsay A. Franklin, The Story Raider
  13. “Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong, but your wisdom is little.”
    ― Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  14. “My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
    ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  15. “Sometimes, life comes from behind and scares you so badly that it takes your breath away…. But don’t worry. You will breathe again.”
    ― Kortney Keisel, The Promised Prince
  16. “Young people in general sense the difference between the real and the phony. They don’t know it–when they begin to know that difference, and to try to articulate it, then they are adults and subject to all the pains and fallibilities of that state. They can be misled by fools or madmen, but they sense the preacher who doesn’t feel a word of his sermon, the mountebank who is putting them on, the society that does not believe itself. They rarely take a phony of any sort to their hearts.”
    ― Peter S. Beagle, The Tolkien Reader
  17. “Sure. I generally make it a point not to refuse anyone with a weapon in my face.”
    ― Gillian Bronte Adams, Songkeeper
  18. “Love really was like a bird. You didn’t know where it might settle, or where. You couldn’t tame it, couldn’t force it. Couldn’t often predict it. You could call and call for it and never would it flutter down. Then, at the most unexpected time, in the most unexpected place, it was there.”
    ― Roseanna M. White, The Nature of a Lady
  19. “We may indeed in counsel point to the higher road, but we cannot compel any free creature to walk upon it. That leadeth to tyranny, which disfigureth good and maketh it seem hateful.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth’s Ring
  20. “All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hours, and the books of all Time.”
    ― John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies
  21. “Hope is the last thing that dies.
    Maybe because hope is one of those dratted things that is truly, honestly, genuinely immortal.”
    ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
  22. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
  23. “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”
    ― Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
  24. “Live the life that unfolds before you- love goodness more than you fear evil.”
    ― Jonathan Rogers, The Bark of the Bog Owl
  25. “A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”
    ― Alexander Pope
  26. “What if we all are just mere stories in a dreamers head, what if life is one in our own head, what if you are just a villain in my story”
    ― Potterhead Aanya
  27. “To love is to be selfless. To be selfless is to be fearless. To be fearless is to strip enemies of their greatest weapon. Even if they break our bodies and drain our blood, we are unvanquished. Our goal was never to live; our goal is to love. It is the goal of all noble men and women. Give all that can be given. Give even your live itself.”
    ― N.D. Wilson, Empire of Bones
  28. “Dear girl, face whatever it is. You’ve been brave already. You’ve come here on your own. Only a brave soul would do that. Be brave again. Be brave until the end. You can’t go back and undo this. It’s one of the harsh realities of this life. If I could I’d go back and unsay every harsh word I’ve ever uttered. But I can’t—and you can’t change the past either. Look ahead.”
    ― Rachel Fordham, Yours Truly, Thomas
  29. “Art without emotion its like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.”
    ― Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
  30. “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
    ― Veronica Roth, Divergent
  31. “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I confess, absurd in the highest degree…The difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection , though insuperable by our imagination, should not be considered subversive of the theory.”
    ― Charles Darwin
  32. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid
  33. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
    ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
  34. “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
    ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  35. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
  36. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
    ― Oscar Wilde
  37. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
    ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  38. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
    ― William Styron
  39. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
    ― Ray Bradbury
  40. “Reader’s Bill of Rights

    ~ The right to not read

    ~ The right to skip pages

    ~ The right to not finish

    ~ The right to reread

    ~ The right to read anything

    ~ The right to escapism

    ~ The right to read anywhere

    ~ The right to browse

    ~ The right to read out loud

    ~ The right to not defend your tastes”
    ― Daniel Pennac
  41. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
    ― Robert Frost
  42. I give you my heart
    I mean metaphorically
    Put away that knife

    ― Rick Riordan, The Burning Maze
  43. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
    ― E.E. Cummings
  44. ​”Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
    — Edgar Allan Poe
  45. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
    Love like you’ll never be hurt,
    Sing like there’s nobody listening,
    And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
    ― William W. Purkey
  46. “You have to learn to look at the whole of something, not just the parts.”
    ― Marie Lu, Warcross
  47. “All I know is that I was blind, but now I see; that though I kick and scream, love is leading me. And every step of the way His grace is making me. With every breath I breathe, He is saving me. And I believe.”
    ― Andrew Peterson
  48. “Courage isn’t knowing you can do something; it’s only being willing to try . . .”
    ― Jennifer A. Nielsen, A Night Divided
  49. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
    ― John Milton, Paradise Lost
  50. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  51. “Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”
    ― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  52. “It’s not easy working through the wounds of your yesterdays, but it’s not easy living with them either.”
    ― Melissa Lloyd
  53. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
    Billy Graham”
  54. “Accepting help doesn’t make you weak. It’s like catching your breath so you can stand up again and help others. When one person is down, the other one is up.”
    ― Morgan L. BusseSecrets in the Mist
  55. “If pain is the weight of being, love is the purpose”
    ― Pierce Brown, Morning Star
  56. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
    ― Anne Frank
  57. “Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.”
    ― Holly Black, The Cruel Prince
  58. “You can’t understand where someone’s going unless you understand where they’ve been.”
    ― Jerry B. Jenkins
  59. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
    ― Rick Warren
  60. “It is a grace to be able to hold on to someone who runs at life when you can only imagine walking.”
    ― Chris Fabry, Under a Cloudless Sky

In the landscape of social media, where the symphony of voices competes for attention, the art of crafting short deep captions becomes a powerful tool. It’s not merely about finding the perfect caption; it’s about capturing the essence of a moment, the beauty of the little things, and the depth of our thoughts. As Oscar Wilde once said, “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.”

Indeed, sharing profound captions isn’t just about garnering likes but about resonating with our audience on a deeper level. From Maya Angelou to Albert Einstein, from Taylor Swift to Edgar Allan Poe, the wisdom of the people around us finds its way into our Instagram feeds, reminding us that amidst the noise, there are still meaningful words worth sharing.

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As we navigate through the highs and lows, the best days and the worst days, let us remember that the true test of character lies not in the number of followers we amass but in the authenticity of our connections. Each caption, each post, is an opportunity to spread a little more happiness, to offer a second chance, to celebrate the beauty of life itself. And as we take a deep breath and craft our next caption, I hope you strive to be not just clever or creative but genuine and true.

After all, in a world where approval seems as fleeting as the latest trend, being your own best friend and finding joy in the simple things may be the rarest and most beautiful thing of all. So here’s to your next post, the next caption, and the next chance to make a meaningful impact in this vast digital landscape we call home. Here’s to hoping you found the perfect deep caption so that your next Instagram posts reach a new audience, one well-crafted caption at a time.

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