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60 Galentine’s Day Captions + Quotes That Are Perfect for Your Insta

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Galentine’s Day is the best unofficial holiday of the year, full stop. For those of you who have not yet been blessed by the gospel of Leslie Knope, allow me to fill you in. Galentine’s Day originated on the show Parks and Recreation, where the main character, Leslie (played by Amy Poehler), hosted an annual brunch on February 13—the day before Valentine’s Day—to celebrate her girlfriends. “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast style,” she explains in the episode (season two, episode 16, aptly titled “Galentine’s Day.”). “Ladies celebrating ladies.”

The whole point of Galentine’s Day is to give us an opportunity to acknowledge the power of friendship, because the love between friends is just as formative and important as the love between romantic partners. You can celebrate it however you like, whether it’s with a waffle-filled brunch à la Leslie, a fun night on the town, or a movie-and-wine night in. You don’t have to exchange gifts, but you can if you want to. All that matters is that you take a sec to say thanks to your girls for being there for you through thick and thin.

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You can post your cuffed cutie on actual Valentine’s Day, but Galentine’s Day 2023 is for the girlies. We’ll let you overthink which pics to include in your photo dump, but you can leave the Galentine’s Day captions to us. And if you wanna write a super earnest love note to your gals on paper, we’ve got a quote for that too. Below, 65 friendship quotes that are perfect for expressing how much you love your besties.

For celebrating your gals lyrically...

  1. “When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but I’ll be there for you.” —The Rembrandts, “I’ll Be There for You” (aka the Friends theme song)
  2. “I’m only me when I’m with you.” —Taylor Swift
  3. “I’m your girl, you’re my girl, we your girls. Don’t you know that we love ya?” —Destiny's Child, “Girl”
  4. “Some boys take a beautiful girl and hide her away from the rest of the world. I wanna be the one to walk in the sun. Oh, girls, they wanna have fun.” —Cyndi Lauper, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
  5. “My friends, real friends, better than your friends.” —The Carters, “Friends”
  6. You’re a true friend. You’re here till the end.” —Hannah Montana, “True Friend”
  7. Who run the world? Girls.” —Beyonce, “Run the World”
  8. I’mma hype her every time, that my motherfuckin’ friend.” —Saweetie feat. Doja Cat, “Best Friend”
  9. If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends.” —Spice Girls, “Wannabe”
  10. “When it’s just me and my girls and we dance like no one’s watching, we crack up, booty poppin’.” —Fifth Harmony, “Me and My Girls”
  11. Said I’ll always be your friend. Took an oath, I’ma stick it out till the end.” —Rihanna, “Umbrella”
  12. “It’s always better when we’re together.” —Jack Johnson, “Better Together”
  13. “I’d rather spoil all my friends with my riches.” —Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
  14. “Woo, girl, need to kick off your shoes. Got to take a deep breath, time to focus on you.” —Lizzo, “Good as Hell”
  15. “Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant.” —Andrew Gold, “Thank You for Being a Friend”
  16. “A good friend and a glass of wine. That kind of therapy money can't buy.” — LeAnn Rimes, “Good Friend and a Glass of Wine”
  17. “We play dumb but we know exactly what we're doing. We cry tears of mascara in the bathroom.” — Taylor Swift, “New Romantics”
  18. “Where your real friends at?” — Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
  19. Where you lead, I will follow, anywhere that you tell me to. If you need me to be with you, I will follow where you lead." — Carole King, "Where You Lead (aka the Gilmore Girls theme song)
  20. But you got my back while I'm holding your hand, what else do we need? —Marren Morris, "Good Friends"
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When only a classic Galentine’s movie/TV quote can capture your friendship...

  1. We’re sisters; you’re my family. What is you, is me. There’s nothing that you could ever say to make me let go.” —Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl
  2. “When I say ‘Jump,’ you say, ‘On who?!’” —Blanche, Golden Girls
  3. “If there’s an upside to free-falling, it’s the chance you give your friends to catch you.” —Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
  4. “We know now that no matter how far we traveled on our own separate paths… somehow we would always find our way back to each other.” —Lena and Bridget, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  5. “Dude, I would follow you into hell!” —Ilana, Broad City
  6. Maybe we could be each other’s soul mates. Then we could let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with.” —Charlotte York, Sex and the City
  7. “Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries.” —Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
  8. I actually care whether you’re having a good time and are happy. It’s weird.” —April Ludgate, Parks and Recreation
  9. “We made a deal ages ago. Men, babies, it doesn’t matter…we’re soul mates.” —Samantha Jones, Sex and the City
  10. “She's my friend because we both know what it's like for people to be jealous of us.” — Cher Horowitz, Clueless
  11. “She's my best friend. I know we've only known each other for five minutes.” — Annie, Bridesmaids
  12. I have your back no matter what, no matter how stupid it gets, and you and I both know it can get really really stupid. —Jess Day, New Girl
  13. I don't know what it's like to have a sister, but I feel like I do, you know? — Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
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For those sweet throwbacks with your day ones...

  1. There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” —Linda Grayson
  2. “We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come? Judy Blume
  3. “All friendships change. But the good ones, they get stronger because of it.” —Shank, Ralph Breaks The Internet
  4. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” Amy Poehler
  5. “How beautiful is it to find someone who asks for nothing but your company?” —Bridgitte Nicole
  6. “I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.” —Ninny Threadgoode, Fried Green Tomatoes
  7. “It’s hard to find a diamond in a rhinestone world.” —Dolly Parton
  8. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” —Anna Deavere Smith
  9. “There’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.” —Robin Benway
  10. True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” —Nicole Richie
  11. “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” —Gina Barreca
  12. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” —Marlene Dietrich
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For dropping straight wisdom in a selfie with your BFF...

  1. “Some people go to priests; others to poetry. I go to my friends.” —Virginia Woolf
  2. “Lots of people want to ride the limo with you—what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” —Oprah Winfrey
  3. “There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.” —Edith Wharton
  4. I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” ?L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
  5. My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways, they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.” —Helen Keller
  6. Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” —N. R. Hart
  7. Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” —Anna Taylor
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When you wanna make it clear who your real bae is on V-Day...

  1. 1. “Friends: They spend years trying to find you a boyfriend, but the moment you get one, they instantly tell you to dump him.” —Bridget Jones, Bridges Jones: The Edge of Reason
  2. “Men, they come and go. They always will. Hopefully, they stay. But it’s the girl that’s sitting next to you that’s going to get you through everything.” —Goldie Hawn
  3. “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” —Reese Witherspoon
  4. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” —Gwyneth Paltrow
  5. If I know what love is, it is because of you.” —Hermann Hesse
  6. “There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.” —Marilyn Monroe
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For shouting out all the girls in your life who Run. the. World...

  1. 1. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama
  2. Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses...swapped back and forth and over again. —Michelle Obama
  3. “Abandon the cultural myth that all female friendships must be b*tchy, toxic, or competitive. This myth is like heels and purses—pretty but designed to SLOW women down.” —Roxane Gay
  4. “Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.” —Jane Fonda
  5. “Well, female friendships are fucking extraordinary.” —Keira Knightley
  6. Female friendship has been the bedrock of women’s lives for as long as there have been women.” —Rebecca Traister
  7. “It’s important to have strong, supportive women in your life whatever you do.” —Busy Philipps

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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