Perfect book quotes for Instagram captions

I love posting bookish photos on my Instagram account. Often, I run into some slump and freeze when I try to come up with captions. Then I realized I can use my favorite quotes for Instagram captions. And that is a life saver, honestly.

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Book quotes for Instagram captions

Do you ever feel stumped when you write captions on your bookstagram? Here are some book quotes for Instagram captions that may perfectly say what you want to and keep your readers hooked.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

― Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Marx quotes for Instagram Caption

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Stephen king quotes for Instagram Caption

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper lee quotes for Instagram Caption

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.

― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.

― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Diane quotes for Instagram Caption

It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.

Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

― Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard

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Do you use book quotes for Instagram captions? What other bookish topics do you talk about on your social media? Let us chat.


  1. Pratyusha Sen

    This is such a great post! It contains some of my all time favourite quotes! Loved this.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!


    I must say that you have great taste in picking the most different types of quotes on books.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  3. Katisha

    I LOVE these quotes!!! My favorite is the one about not always reading the books everyone is reading Some of my greatest reading experiences were found off the beaten path. Also, reading is most certainly like eating one potato chip. How could one truly stop after just one! LOL

    • Gayathri

      YES, I love the potato chips one too!


    book quotes are my Instagram saviors in more than one way:

    (1) caption yes! 🙂

    (2) when I don’t know what to post and it has been a while since I posted and

    (3) when all the pictures I could post don’t look good in my “feed design” and I need a “black post” lol I know… I’m a ridiculous bookstagrammer 🙂

    GREAT POST! thank you for sharing all these quotes Gayathri!

    • Gayathri

      Number 3 happens to me, more than I can count. You are not alone!

      • Priya

        Love these quotes… I use to post the bookish quotes on my Instagram feed but recently I have stopped it… I think I need to start over

        • Gayathri

          Please do!


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