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150+ Sad Quotes and Caption Ideas for Instagram

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Sad Quotes and Caption Ideas

Sad Quotes and Caption Ideas

Not everything is made of giggles and sunshine. Every now and then, frowns and raindrops run the show!

Happiness and sadness are two sides of the same coin. That is why it’s really not uncommon to find sadness-themed posts online.

Some keep it real, some do it for fun, and some just go with the flow. But if you ever decide to share something melancholic, edgy, and/or hapless to the world, then you are very welcome to use any of the sad quotes and captions in this collection.

The Best Sad Captions

  • A multitude of people, yet loneliness creeps.
  • And just like that, I’m forgotten.
  • All they notice are my mistakes.
  • Alone and ignored.
  • Am I sad? Not really, but I feel quite empty.
  • Because when I sleep, the feelings of sadness, anger, and loneliness cease to exist.
  • Cry, not when the sun has set, for the tears will hinder you from seeing the stars.
  • Everyone goes through phases and all, don’t they?
  • Feeling too much! Everything just goes straight to my heart.
  • Getting flashbacks suck when they’re memories that you’ve always wanted to forget.
  • Have you ever cried after keeping in all your feelings for so long?
  • I need a break from my own thoughts.
  • I’m not okay, but it’s okay.
  • I’m that one friend who’s forgotten.
  • Just because I can carry my troubles well doesn’t mean I don’t feel the crushing weight.
  • Let the tears come and water your soul.
  • Memories hurt.
  • My only wish right now is to fall asleep before I fall apart.
  • Neither friends nor enemies. Just strangers with some memories.
  • Never have I intended to give up on anyone. But there were some doleful times where I had to.
  • No more. I don’t want to think anymore.
  • No one cares anyway.
  • Nobody knows about the emotional breakdowns I experience when I’m alone. Everyone only knows about the smiles and laughs I show them.
  • Not broken. Just a muddle of everyone and everything I once knew.
  • Pain is hard to avoid. Actually, just the act trying to avoid it is already a pain.
  • People come, people go. In the end, it’s just you.
  • Pretending to be happy, hoping that the saying “fake it till you make it” actualizes.
  • Remember that pessimism isn’t really bad at all. People will disappoint you eventually, and you are going to do the same.
  • Slowly but surely, people stop reaching out. Then all of a sudden, you’re all alone.
  • Sobbing alone in some room, and then walking out like nothing ever happened.
  • Such is the cruelty of life! It often tries to get in the way of our dreams.
  • The only broken instrument that works is the heart.
  • Things change, and friends leave. Indeed, life stops for no one.
  • Unfortunately, being okay takes a lot of work.
  • What’s the point of it all?
  • Whenever happiness visits me, bad things happen right after. I’ve been afraid of happiness since then.
  • Wouldn’t it be terrific if we could turn back time? We could wipe all the sad moments away. But then, all the happy moments would vanish too.
  • Yearning for the times when my smile was real.
  • You can’t be lonely when you’ve always been alone in the first place.
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Sad Quotes That You Can Use as Captions

  • All human souls are connected, which explains why it hurts so much to detach from others.
  • Bad things will always happen, and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it.
  • Clouds let rain go when they get too heavy. The same is true for humans.
  • Crying is not a sign of weakness. Even strong people cry especially when they’ve been strong for too long.
  • Don’t say goodbye. Goodbye is to leave, as to leave is to eventually forget.
  • Even the strongest feelings become void when disregarded and taken for granted.
  • Every person has a secret sorrow, which the world doesn’t know about.
  • Feeling too much always ends in feeling nothing.
  • For the most part, it is by losing what we love that we learn how to appreciate them.
  • Gloomy birds still sing.
  • Grief will always be the price we’ll pay for love.
  • Happiness makes one enjoy the music. Sadness, on the other hand, makes one understand the lyrics.
  • Happiness would be meaningless if sadness didn’t exist.
  • In certain instances, happy memories hurt the most.
  • Letting go of the things you never had is actually the hardest thing to do.
  • Love is priceless, yet we often pay heavily for it.
  • Moving on will never be easy.
  • Occasionally, we fall in love with people we can’t have.
  • One should not spend a lifetime waiting to start living.
  • Our eyes can speak. It is almost always futile to try and hide our feelings.
  • Sadness is like an ocean. Frequently, we drown. But sometimes, we are forced to swim.
  • Some people seem to get all the sunshine. And some, all the shade.
  • Someone who overthinks is someone who overloves.
  • Sure, closing your eyes will shut away the things that you don’t want to see. But, closing your heart doesn’t mean you won’t feel anything anymore.
  • Tears are words that the heart can’t say.
  • The saddest thing is when you’re on the verge of breaking down, and you try to look for a shoulder to cry on, but there’s none.
  • Ultimately, we can only blame ourselves.
  • Unhappiness begins when one becomes too clingy and attached.
  • We create the shackles that we choose to wear in life.
  • We distance ourselves to keep the sadness away, but it also prevents the happiness from coming in.
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Creative and Witty Sad Captions

  • Admit it, you’re waiting for something that has no chance of happening.
  • Alone, I feel sad. Amongst others, I feel even more sad.
  • Behind every “it’s okay” is a little pain.
  • Clowns need laughter too.
  • Do you ever think about your well-being and realize how not okay you are?
  • Drowning in a whirlpool of emotions.
  • Even my imaginary friends avoid me.
  • Every now and then, I just disappear. It’s kind of my thing, really.
  • Family and friends? I’ve got a lot of those! But why do I feel so alone?
  • Have you ever woken up pre-sad? It’s like nothing even happened yet, butyou’re already sad.
  • Here I am expecting too much from people again.
  • I loathe loneliness, but it loves me.
  • If people could step into my shoes, their hearts would immediately break.
  • If you threw a match at me, I'd probably explode.
  • It was when I woke up that the nightmare began.
  • Living, but no one notices.
  • Lost in a world that doesn’t exist.
  • Maybe it was as possible to succeed as a failure as it was to fail at succeeding.
  • My own expectations caused most of the pain I’ve ever experienced in my life.
  • Nothing like a tear running down a cheek.
  • Numb is my default mood.
  • Old memories sometimes creep out of my eyes and slip down my cheeks.
  • Smiling and trying to keep the tears from falling.
  • The world is falling apart, yet all I can do is stare blankly.
  • These are days where everyday clothes feel like weighted blankets.
  • To let go or to hold on? Which is more painful?
  • Welcome to my struggle.
  • What to do with all the sadness? Channel it and convert it into creative energy.
  • Whenever I’m sad, I just go to my favorite place—the fridge!
  • Where should I go? To the left where nothing is right, or to the right where nothing is left?
  • Who was it that dumped my dreams in a ditch? It was me.
  • Why is it raining despite the absence of clouds?
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Sad Captions for Selfies

  • A day that doesn’t feel like I’m falling apart would be nice.
  • And then, I thought that maybe I was meant to be alone.
  • And suddenly, we were strangers again.
  • Beauty lies in everything but me.
  • Being alone isn’t really as bad as being with people who make you feel alone.
  • Deep inside, I’m hurting. But it’s okay. I’m used to it.
  • Did I lose a friend? Nope, I just realized I never had one.
  • Even a million tears won’t bring anything back.
  • Even when I was left all alone, I didn’t give up.
  • Feeling sad, but I still try to smile. That’s my life.
  • Help me before my heart gets too cold.
  • Hiding a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.
  • How much more can I take?
  • I act like it isn’t a big deal, when really, I am breaking my heart.
  • I feel like I’m waiting for something that is never going to happen.
  • I hate that I’m still hoping.
  • I said I’m fine. But, am I really?
  • If only memories can be wiped as easily as tears.
  • In silence, no one answers.
  • It’s not like I can’t feel pain. It’s just that I can tolerate it much better.
  • It’s weird, but when I recall happy moments during my despairing moments, I get even sadder.
  • Keeping a lot to myself because it’s difficult to find people who understand.
  • Lord help my poor soul.
  • My mind is currently wandering in a dark and terrible place.
  • No one knows how much I cried that day.
  • No, I may not be physically alone. But mentally, there is no one in sight.
  • Not good enough. Never good enough.
  • Off to world where there are no disappointments and no expectations. Just alone.
  • People leave me like I am never a reason to stay.
  • Please don’t wake me up. I have a much better time when I’m asleep.
  • Please heal my wounded heart.
  • Promenading under the rain can be nice. After all, no one notices my tears.
  • Slowly fading away and no one is even noticing.
  • So why am I still hoping?
  • To tell you the truth, I’ve been avoiding everything.
  • Truth be told, I do care. But I’m done trying.
  • Weeping again, drunk on the impossible past.
  • Well, it doesn’t matter anymore.
  • Why do they always want me to be what I can’t become?
  • Why do people have to experience loneliness?
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