We all have an aesthetic. Sometimes it's subtle, but it's definitely there—even if it is just a mishmash of styles. Trying to hone in on that aesthetic or create a new one for yourself on social media can be a bit difficult to do. You have to know your limits: Are you just changing up your outfit aesthetic, or your entire bedroom? Is this a year-round switch up, or is it just for the holiday season? Is there a greater theme at play, like cozy cottagecore, or are you wanting something more general and timeless? Whatever style you choose to run with going forward, using aesthetic quotes as your Instagram captions can create a truly stylized social media feed.
Whether you're trying to appear wiser and more deep, or you're looking for short but meaningful captions, incorporating aesthetically pleasing quotes into your captions is a good way to express your style to your followers, especially as a beginner. If you're suffering from a rather severe case of writer's block, or you're feeling too tired to put in much effort into your caption, these ideas will help you feel like you're still saying something in your post. Some photos or videos don't really need a drawn-out caption, they say all they need to by themselves, but we all know the algorithm favors copy, and these quotes can work perfectly in times like those.
Don't spend too much time brainstorming what caption to use for your latest pretty photo—keep reading below for our list of 56 aesthetic quotes you can use for your next 50 posts to better establish your style.
Best Aesthetic Quotes
Sometimes, the dreams that come true are the ones you never even knew you had.
It's okay if you aren't growing at the same speed as others. It's okay if you're moving slower—your life has its own timing.
To the right artist, you are the meaning of perfection.
Great things don't often come with comfort zones.
The most beautiful thing a person can be is confident.
When you focus on the good, the good gets better.
Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out—chase it.
Let the sun kiss your skin and the stars light up your dreams.
Sunsets prove that the end can be beautiful.
Life is like a camera: Focus on the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out, take another shot.
The world would be so drab if no wildflowers were growing among the weeds.
Short Aesthetic Quotes
Not all who wander are lost.
Google Maps said it was my turn.
Stay wild, Moon child!
A reminder to always take the scenic route.
Soft smiles and a wild heart.
The best is yet to come.
Always remember to love yourself first.
Eclipsed by my own aura.
Say yes to new experiences.
When life gives you lemons...
It's the cracks in the soul that allow it to shine.
Creating a mosaic of memories.
Deep Aesthetic Quotes
She's caught between who she is and who she wants to be.
You matter to somebody, even if you don't yet know who.
While many might listen to you, not all will understand you.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
There is a beautiful world just waiting for you to appreciate it. Don't let fear stop you from opening your eyes.
The eye finds beauty even when it's not looking.
Life is a constant battle between chaos and harmony, just like the world around you.
It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you're not.
You either live your life to the fullest, or you're just wasting it away.
Our true worth is measured by how we impact other people's lives and by our character, not by our bank account or occupation.
Famous Aesthetic Quotes
"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic." —Oscar Wilde
"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern." —Alfred North Whitehead
"Rules of taste enforce structures of power." —Susan Sontag
"Styles may change, details may come and go, but the broad demands of aesthetic judgement are permanent." —Roger Scruton
"We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are." —Max De Pree
"Most people want beautiful things merely to impress others." —Mokokoma Mokhonoana
"An aesthete does not necessarily dress well or collect art works: an aesthete is one who lives by the eye." —Camille Paglia
"When you're inside of your home, it should feel like your sanctuary. A haven for comfort, inspiration, safety, and love." —Robin S. Baker
"In simple words, ‘Beauty’ is what gladdens the heart. Neither a symmetrical face nor a shapely body—If the sight of you generates happiness, you’re beautiful." —Adeel Ahmed Khan
"What’s past is prologue." —William Shakespeare
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer." —Harriet Tubman
Aesthetic Quotes About Love
I'll never finish falling in love with you.
The mind replays what the heart can't delete.
You are gold, baby. Solid gold.
I'm glad you exist, but I wish you existed closer to me.
All I long to do is come running home to you.
Eyes tell stories that only lovers can hear.
You never meet someone by accident—there's always a reason behind it.
The key to a woman's heart is hidden in her playlist.
I found my forever in you.
A story I will never let end is our life together.
Sometimes, home is a person.
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