Sad Captions for Instagram: 150+ Sad Captions and Quotes Ideas for Instagram

Use these captions to express your grief on your Instagram posts.


Social media has become a huge part of our daily lives, and Instagram is among the most popular. We use it not just to consume content; we also document our lives and post about our most cherished memories.

But sometimes, life can get touchy, and we may find ourselves down and sad. It is hard to find yourself in this position, and you want to vent your sadness to the world using Instagram. Whether you are going through a tough time, want to express your sadness, or create a sad and moody aesthetic for your images, sad captions for your pictures and videos are a great way to add depth and meaning to your Instagram posts.

On this page, we share some of the best 150+ sad captions you can use to express your sadness on Instagram. Read on.

150+ Sad Captions and Quotes for Instagram

  1. Hiding a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.
  2. You know it hurts me, but you do it anyway.
  3. Sometimes life is hard, and sometimes the only thing you can do is cry and hope to get through it.
  4. The memory of each moment reminds me that loneliness is the price we pay for love.
  5. The pain of losing you is unbearable.
  6. It is not the pain. It’s who it came from.
  7. Each break is an opportunity to get it right the next time.
  8. You can be happy only when you are sad sometimes.
  9. My life is constantly battling between wanting to be left alone and not wanting to feel lonely.
  10. I can no longer tell when I am awake or in a nightmare.
  11. The memories we shared are the only thing that keeps me going.
  12. Love is the ultimate feeling. But, when your partner fails to meet your expectations, it could cause you much pain and hurt.
  13. The one true depression, universally felt, is the everlasting want for an unachievable feeling.
  14. It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.
  15. Sometimes, it’s better to be Alone. Nobody can hurt you.
  16. I wish I could turn back time and make things right between us.
  17. I miss the way things used to be.
  18. Unfortunately, being okay takes a lot of work.
  19. Please don’t wake me up. I have a much better time when I’m asleep.
  20. Just to avoid getting hurt, he started living alone.
  21. Ignore me. I don’t care. I’m used to it anyways. I’m invisible.
  22. Feeling isolated in a crowd of people.
  23. I’ve never felt so lost and alone. I’m tired of crying, but I can’t stop. I don’t know how to move on, and it scares me.
  24. Sometimes, it feels like no one truly gets me.
  25. Hiding a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.
  26. You may not push me away, but you’re not fighting to keep me.
  27. Nothing hurts more than realising he meant everything to you, and you meant nothing to him.
  28. I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
  29. Sad to say, but people will only learn to appreciate something when they lose everything.
  30. Everything ends, and it’s always sad. But everything begins again too, and that’s always happy. Be happy.
  31. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
  32. Out of emotions, filled with emptiness.
  33. When I feel sad, I go to the river and start crying because I know that tears will flow away and everything will be ok.
  34. Don’t think for a second that my bad days are a sign of weakness. Those are the days that I’m fighting the hardest.
  35. Depression is a sinister thing. You’re both the prisoner and the cruel jailer.
  36. People with depression aren’t faking being sick. They’re faking being well.
  37. I’m tired of pretending I’m okay when I’m not.
  38. I feel like I’m drowning in my sadness.
  39. I’m just a shadow of who I used to be.
  40. I’m tired of pretending to be okay when I’m not.
  41. Worlds may say it’s over, but somewhere in the heart, a feeling called love is still there.
  42. I’m just a broken puzzle with missing pieces.
  43. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
  44. What’s more, eventually. It’s not individuals you miss. It’s the recollections.
  45. I wish I could escape to a place. somewhere where the feelings and thoughts won’t be able to haunt me.
  46. I’m drowning in my emotions and don’t know how to swim.
  47. I tried hard, I promise. But one day, I woke up and couldn’t handle it anymore.
  48. I wish one could comprehend that not everything we say is false.
  49. I’m constantly fighting a battle no one knows about.
  50. I’m just a shell of the person I used to be.
  51. I understand that nobody understands me, but I can’t be someone I’m not.
  52. I love being sad. Sadness makes you feel more than anything.
  53. Some people will leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.
  54. No one stays for you. Everybody stays depending on their need for you.
  55. We are afraid to care too much, fearing the other person does not care.
  56. It hurts because we only exist in pictures, not in the real world.
  57. I hate flashbacks of things I don’t want to remember.
  58. Once you lose someone, it is never the same person who returns.
  59. It’s hard to forget the pain but even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
  60. Some days are just harder than others.
  61. Sometimes, it feels like the world is against me, and I feel so empty, but when you are with me, it fills me and exposes the real me.
  62. When you burst into tears in your room, you realise that no one knows how unhappy you are.
  63. You’re afraid to tell people how you feel because it will destroy them, so you bury it deep inside yourself where it destroys you.
  64. Let the tears come and water your soul.
  65. Have you ever wanted to cry, but no tears came out, so you just stared blankly into space while feeling your heart break into pieces?
  66. Worst, time passes forever, but the pain caused by it is always permanent.
  67. Out of emotions, filled with emptiness.
  68. I gave you my heart, but I didn’t expect to get it back in pieces.
  69. Sadness does not come from bad circumstances. It comes from bad thoughts.
  70. Just because I let you don’t mean I wanted to.
  71. Drowned in darkness, confined in pain.
  72. People with good hearts are unlucky in relationships.
  73. Alone, I feel sad. Amongst others, I feel even sad.
  74. I hate it when crying is the only way to feel better.
  75. The worst part is time leaves forever, but the pain it causes stays forever.
  76. Silence is the most powerful scream.
  77. Hiding a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.
  78. Sometimes, life doesn’t go as planned. But that’s okay.
  79. My silence is just another word for pain.
  80. It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.
  81. Some days are just a little harder than others.
  82. Sometimes, Love is not enough.
  83. I get lost inside my mind.
  84. Instead of wiping your tears, wipe away the people who create them.
  85. To tell you the truth, I’ve been avoiding everything.
  86. Expect less Because you are not getting more anyway.
  87. Deep inside, where nothing’s fine, I’ve lost my mind.
  88. Well, it doesn’t matter anymore.
  89. Why do people have to experience loneliness?
  90. I will never stop caring, but now you have decided to push me away, so I will not stay.
  91. No one will ever understand how much it hurts!
  92. In my mind, depression is comparing your current reality to a fantasy about how you think your life should be.
  93. Remember this: You weren’t put here to be depressed. To feel guilty, ashamed, unworthy or condemned. You were put here to be victorious.
  94. The sun doesn’t always shine, so it’s okay to fall apart sometimes.
  95. My life is constantly battling between wanting to be left alone and not wanting to feel lonely.
  96. I always hope that one day I can be happy again.
  97. It’s depressing when you’re still around and your albums are out of print.
  98. What are you expected to do when it disintegrates around you?
  99. A big part of depression is feeling lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.
  100. Let the tears come and water your soul.
  101. I’m not normal; I don’t want to be. I don’t pretend to be. I’m me, and I’m free.
  102. The pain I feel is the only thing that reminds me I’m still alive.
  103. Crying alone does not show that you are weak, but it shows that you are strong.
  104. Nowadays, forever ends when you find someone better.
  105. I don’t need a particular reason to be sad. It’s just how my life is.
  106. Not good enough. Never good enough.
  107. It’s been а lоng time since I felt this wаy аbоut sоmeоne.
  108. My heart is pounding everywhere; when you get close, you can get hurt.
  109. You know it’s love; even when a person does, your feelings do not disappear.
  110. Slowly fading away, and no one is even noticing.
  111. Why do they always want me to be what I can’t become?
  112. I get lost inside my mind.
  113. I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment. Not to hurt you but so that you could finally understand how much you hurt me.
  114. Instead of wiping your tears, wipe away the people who create them.
  115. Depression isn’t being unable to get out of bed.
  116. It’s better to break up when the sweet love turns into poison.
  117. I can’t sleep at night; I can’t wake up in the morning, either.
  118. Whenever people ask me if I’m okay, it reminds me that I’m not.
  119. Depression is like a war. You either win, or you die trying.
  120. Monsters don’t sleep under your bed; they scream inside your head.
  121. The situation itself does not cause unhappiness, but your thoughts about it.
  122. I’ll never forget how depression and loneliness felt good and bad simultaneously. Still does.
  123. When you’re depressed, sleep isn’t just sleeping; it’s an escape.
  124. It’s okay to take a moment to feel the world’s weight on your shoulders.
  125. Sometimes you just need to let the tears flow and feel the sadness to make way for happiness.
  126. Sadness is like a storm; it will pass. Keep holding on and have faith that better days are coming.
  127. Depression is like a bruise in your mind that never truly goes away.
  128. I wish I could undo all the things that broke us.
  129. It is preferable to be alone over to wish you were.
  130. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
  131. The nightmare I am going through will not distract me from my goals.
  132. I shall never live in regret, whether cheerless or in high spirits.
  133. The reality of life is that you will have happy and sad days. Today is one of those gloomy days I hate.
  134. Anger and hatred, say away from them; Like poison, they spread through.
  135. Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.
  136. To say yes to life is the same remark as saying yes to oneself.
  137. The sun doesn’t always shine, so it’s okay to fall apart sometimes.
  138. It’s sad how people become what they had promised they never would.
  139. Deep inside, I’m hurting. But it’s okay. I’m used to it.
  140. Don’t pray for life to be easy but pray for yourself to be strong.
  141. Every smile has a mystery behind it.
  142. People are lonely; they build walls instead of bridges.
  143. I’m not lonely; I want to be alone.
  144. I don’t need people because they’ll never understand me.
  145. I’m not the only one who likes to be alone sometimes.
  146. My biggest mistake is thinking that people care for me as much as I do for them.
  147. Be brave, be strong & be you. No matter how alone you are.
  148. I feel that my heart was dried, and the thirst was of adoration.
  149. We’re all a little lonely, but the important thing is we all keep on living anyway.
  150. I don’t need a particular reason to be sad. It’s just how my life is.
  151. I choose to be alone.
  152. Coming to terms with the reality that your family can hurt you as much as strangers is a depressing affair.
  153. I shall never live in regret, whether cheerless or in high spirits.