50+ Best Lockdown Quotes, Puns & Jokes for Instagram Captions

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Looking for the perfect lockdown quote for an Instagram caption?

Let’s be honest – a year of lockdowns and it’s starting to get to us… and we’re sure we’re not alone. With all the stress currently on your plate though, one thing that shouldn’t add more stress is knowing what to say or how to caption your lockdown photos.

And so, whether you’re looking for a good lockdown themed quote to offer some hope and positivity to those in your life, or you simply want to make them laugh with a witty lockdown joke, we’ve assembled a collection of the best lockdown quotes online for you to peruse.


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Short but Sweet Lockdown Instagram Captions

Let’s start with some short and sweet lockdown quotes that will make for perfect Instagram captions…

“COVID spelt backwards is DIVOC and what DIVOC going on” – @ravaska on Twitter here

“My loneliness is killing me” – Britney Spears

“Can’t touch this” – MC Hammer

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“This too shall pass”

Funny Lockdown Quotes for Instagram Captions

Definitely have an exciting weekend planned! Dinner in Le Kitchen, a spa treatment in ‘the Bathroom’ and finally a cool movie experience in the Living Room.

Day 313498 of Lockdown and I’m fairly certain my mailman is now my only friend.

Am I in a relationship? Nah, I’m firmly nurturing this isolationship though.

“Sometimes I wonder if all of this is happening because I didn’t forward that message” – Unknown

“whole bunch of people about to learn that “sufficient time home alone” was not the only thing they needed to write a great novel” – Brandy Jenson on Twitter here

“First time in history we can save the human race by lying in front of the TV and doing nothing. Let’s not screw this up.” – Unknown

“2019: Netflix and chill
2020: Government coronavirus press conference and cry” – Alan White on Twitter here

Why does Netflix keep asking me if I’m still here? Of course I am. I can’t bloody leave the house. – @a_day_in_the_life_of_ann on Instagram here

Adventure is calling… but I can’t come to the phone right now.

“My mom always told me I wouldn’t accomplish anything by laying in bed all day

But look at me now, I’m saving the world.” @berniemaxx on Reddit here

“Since we’re all in quarantine I guess we’ll be making only inside jokes from now on!” – Unknown

“I figure I’d have time alone with my thoughts. But it turns out I don’t have as many thoughts as you think.” — Joey Tribbiani

Hopeful Lockdown Quotes for Instagram Captions

Looking for a moving lockdown quote that inspires and uplifts? Here are some excellent options.

“Sometimes, victory lies not so much in conquering the glorious mountain peak but in simply having survived through a fatal and deadly storm.”- Hrishikesh Agnihotri

“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.” –  L.R. Knost

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” — John Lennon

“When all the people unlocked their doors,
they saw that the kingdom had changed.
With the towns quiet and the roads empty,
the land had grown greener and the skies
had grown bluer. The trees were taller,
there were flowers everywhere and the
air was filled with the singing of birds.” – Jason Hook

“Hope begins in the dark. The stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” – Anne Lamott

“And then it happens… One day you wake up and you’re in this place. You’re in this place where everything feels right. Your heart is calm. Your soul is lit. Your thoughts are positive. Your vision is clear. And you’re at peace. At peace with where you’ve been. At peace with what you’ve been through. And at peace with where you’re headed.” – Tina Baines on Twitter here

“For the one trying to make sense of letting go:
It is okay if starting over looks like goodbye.
I hope you know that leaving the familiar behind
does not mean the end of a beautiful life.
Yes, things will be different and you will be different too.
You will notice the gaps in things
and you will also notice where Light gets through.
And you will find that all along, there was more to you,
even though you couldn’t see it back then.
You were overcoming what seemed impossible,
proving you were more than where you had been.
Every single day, you were learning the art of surrender.
You were learning to let go where you needed to let go.
You were accepting that the soil needed to be broken open,
so seeds could be planted and flowers could grow.
You are free to start over.
You are free to begin again.
You are free to step into the Light trusting,
you are more than where you have been.
Through the years, you will see relationships change,
and some places will never be the same
and all at once, new beginnings will still call your name.
For in this life,
you will experience
what it means
to fall apart and be undone,
and you will also wake up
from the longest nights
to a bold new morning sun
reminding you once again,
you are more
than where you have been.
even though
letting go means
leaving old things behind,
you will find in time,
what truly matters will remain.
You will find in time,
a new beginning is calling your name.
A new day is coming.” – Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

“Give yourself some credit.
Be proud of yourself for
all the little ways
you’ve learned to
find joy in the waiting.” – Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“May you tell the story of the mountains you climbed. May the wisdom you gather help others survive.” – Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“With Covid-19 I believe it’s God’s way of telling us: “Only Humans can Save Humans with Humanity.” – Somya Kedia

“To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful ‘magic skills’ that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“The time you are taking right now to embrace your slow and steady growth matters more than you know.” Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“Today, I will remember how far I have come.
I will remember:
the winds of uncertain came
but my rooted held me in place.
And there, on shake ground,
I bloomed, anyway.
Today is a new day.
And I will be brave.
With deeply rooted hope,
I’ll keep going anyway.” Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” – Celine Dion

“I will choose courage. I will choose peace. I will choose to breathe deep in the wild of uncertainty.” Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“Take heart. Breathe deep.
Remember what is true.
Notice this brand new day
that has found you,
in the middle of your unknowns.
Notice how things are changing.
Feel the hope in your bones.” – Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“One day this will be over and we will be grateful for life in ways we never felt possible before.” – Matt Haig

“Years from now, you will look back and you will find you were growing in ways you could not see at the time.” – Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“Through sun and rain, you will bloom all the same” Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“When your list is growing longer and longer with all the things you long to do, and all of the places you long to travel to. Slow down. Be still. And trust. For perhaps, even here, there is room to be unrushed.”  Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Notice how the flowers still grow when the days are long and slow.” Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“Finding joy in the waiting does not mean you are giving up. It is saying, ‘This, right here is enough as I wait for what’s to come’.” Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram here

“and here you are living
despite it all” – rupi kaur

“Today is here to tell you that it is proud you made it this far. With all the setbacks in life, it is glad you chose to press forward even when it was hard.” – Jennae Cecelia

“Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming” – Unknown

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path” – Paulo Coelho

“Not everything is cancelled.
Sun is not cancelled.
Spring is not cancelled.
Relationships are not cancelled.
Love is not cancelled.
Reading is not cancelled.
Devotion is not cancelled.
Music is not cancelled.
Imagination is not cancelled.
Kindness is not cancelled.
Conversations are not cancelled.
Hope is not cancelled” – Unknown

“I don’t know who needs to hear this but your choice to give up the last 7 months of your regular life being careful and socially distancing could very well be the reason someone else is alive today and it will always have been worth it.” – Unknown

Clever Lockdown Themed Puns and Wordplay for Instagram Captions

Going the punny route? Here are some funny lockdown puns and wordplay examples that would make for perfect IG captions.

Day 3803294 of Lockdown and I have to admit, I’m starting to feel a a Quaran-teeny weeny bit over it.

Can you tell I’m over Lockdown, or am I getting really good at Mask-ing my emotions?

Realized today my hand sanitizer bottle was empty, so really it was just a hand sani-teaser. 

I stole all the hand sanitizer from the supermarket today. You can say it was a very clean getaway. 

I just stocked up on loads of hand sanitizer today, and wanted to show off. Sorry for rubbing it in.

I’m doing great. Thanks for masking.

Feel a bit bored at home right now, so go ahead – Mask me anything.

How’s lockdown going? It’s going a-masking, thanks!

I’ve become quite the Mask-ter of lockdown over the past few months.

You know life in lockdown is pretty similar to lockdown itself – I’m currently in Tiers.

Funny Lockdown Jokes for Instagram Captions

Last but not least, here are some funny lockdown themed jokes to help make your time at home a little more bearable…

Do you want to hear a joke about the virus? Oops never mind – I don’t want to spread it around. 

Had to tell my suitcases we’re not doing a vacation this year and now great, I have to deal with all this emotional baggage.

Do you want to hear a joke about lockdown? Actually sorry – it’s an inside joke.

The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out. – Liam Hackett on Twitter here

Any more ideas for lockdown quotes?

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