24 Quotes to Use as Instagram Captions for Father’s Day

Father's Day is quickly approaching, which means you need to start thinking about ways to honor your dad. You might buy him a card and maybe a matching gift, but let’s be honest: if you don’t post an ode to your dad or father figure on IG, explain why he was the best and include Do you look amazing in a photo? No. All kidding aside, there are tons of ways to celebrate your dad on June 18th, starting with posting a sweet Father's Day message on Instagram with these caption ideas.

Even if your dad isn't on Instagram, doesn't look at it, and doesn't really know what it is (dads are great at that), you'll probably still post something about him, whether it's a sweet shout-out or A complete dad joke. You might find a photo of him from behind when he still had hair, or take this handy opportunity to repost a photo of him walking you down the aisle.

Here are some Father's Day Instagram caption ideas to make your dad smile.


1. "Well, I just want you to know that no matter what anyone says, you will always be our first daddy." — David Ross, Schitt's Creek

Thank you for being Johnny Rose to my Alexis Rose.

2. “My dad gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I see the future.” — Liza Minnelli

Short and sweet Instagram captions.

3. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

For many people, this sweet sentiment may be true.

4. “The older I get, the wiser my dad seems to get.” — Tim Russert

Dad, getting older will be a good thing for you.

5. “Because you loved me, I overcame the odds/I’m proud of your accomplishments.” — Beyoncé’s “Daddy”

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6. “Lately all my friends are worried that they are turning into their dads. I’m worried that I’m not.” — Dan Zevin

Don’t worry – there’s still time.

7. “I talk and talk, and never in fifty years have I taught people by example what my father taught in one week.” —Mario Como

Demonstrate how much your father has taught you in your life.

8. “I just hope that when I have a family of my own / I can see a little more of my dad in me every day.” — Keith Urban’s “Song for Dad”

Shout out to your father because he is the blueprint.

9. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” — Michael Ratnadeepak

This is for all the daddy's girls out there.

10. “My dad is my best buddy, and he always will be.” — Sheryl Lloyd

Simple, sweet and done.

11. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived for me to watch him do it.” — Clarence Baddington Kellan

An ode to the way your father raised you.

12. “A father is the only friend we can always count on.” — Emile Gaborio

Your dad deserves to be reminded of his importance, not just on Father's Day, but every day.


13. “Dads don’t just love their kids every now and then, it’s a love that never ends.” — George Strait

Let everyone know that Dad's love is eternal.

14. “Father, thank you for reaching out and showing love/saying you were always proud of me.” — Mariah Carey’s “Flowers for Alfred Roy”

I didn't cry, I just had something in my eyes.

15. “If there is anything immortal about us humans, it is surely the love we leave behind. A father like me will never die.” — Leo Buscaglia

It's an incredibly powerful emotion, especially when you're honoring a father who has passed away.

16. “A girl’s father is the first and possibly most influential man in her life.” — David Jeremiah

Where are the lies?

17. “When my father didn’t have my hands, he had my back.” — Linda Poindexter

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18. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having a lifetime of permanent armor.” — Marinella Reca

Don't let your mother see this.

19. “My dad taught me how to love my haters.” – Beyoncé’s “***Perfect”

Just because your dad wasn't a member of the Hive, doesn't mean you can't quote the Queen in his honor.

20. “A father kept pictures where he once kept his money.” — Steven Martin

Sorry dad!

21. “I loved my dad like I love the stars—he was a shining example and a sparkle of joy in my heart.” — Terri Guillemetz

This is sure to tug at some heartstrings.

22. There will always be those who have the courage to love the unruly things within us. One of them is my father. ” —Alison Lohman

He knew exactly what to say every time.

23. “I learned from you that I won’t fall apart, and I learned that strength is your choice.” – “I Learned from You” by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus

Not too sentimental.

24. “Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be one.” —Anne Geddes