Are you overwhelmed by critics? Haters? People who encroach on your life and impose their fears and desires on you? And are you looking for a way to express these feelings in captions and bios?! Furthermore, are you a DEEP and creative type?! Then you have stumbled upon the right list.

This list is for you if you’re looking for savage captions against critics and haters that are also DEEP. We have taken the time to painstakingly compile a list of the MOST savage and deep quotes from great minds on this subject. If you notice any misrepresentations or misquotes, please let us know right away, because we want to be true to these authors and speakers.

We would like to note that these quotes can be used for all genders and may also serve as interesting Instagram bios! Please use them as you please. We hope they help you to add some deep sass and attitude to your profile.

For travelers and creative people, all of the sentiments expressed in these quotes should ring true for you! You’ll be familiar with people questioning your decisions, and the experience of facing up to critics who don’t understand your path. We hope these quotes bring you comfort in this regard.


50+ Savage Deep Instagram Captions

1. “I make my pictures for people, not critics.” –Cecil B. de Mille

2. “Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.” 
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

3. “In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.” –Charles Carruthers

4. “Praise not the critic, lest he think… You crave the shelter of his ink.” – Alice Brown

5. “Taking to pieces is the trade of those who cannot construct.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “Without contraries there is no progression.” -William Blake

7. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” 
― Winston Churchill

8. “I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen a statue of a critic.” 
― Leonard Bernstein

9. “The only people who will criticize you for going after your dreams are those who have given up on achieving their own.” 
― Clyde Lee Dennis

10. “Critique by creating.” 
― Michelangelo Buonarroti

11. “We criticize anyone who tries to break away from the rat race, because the idea that there is a way out scares us more than dying in the state we’re in.” 
― Cic Mellace, The Humble Good

12. “Critics vent spleen to eviscerate the more competent.” 
― Stewart Stafford

13. “A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.” 
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

14. “If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.” 
― François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

15. “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” 
― Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Vol. 3: American Statesmen

16. “For critics, I care the five-hundred-thousandth part of the tythe of a half-farthing.” –Charles Lamb (1830)

17. “He who can, does; he who cannot, criticizes.” 
― Marty Rubin

18. “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” 
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

19. “Never deny others their right to criticize or to hate you, and yourself your right to ignore them.” 
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

20. “Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.” –Percy B. Shelley

21. “Take criticism, smash it into dust, add color and use it to paint breathtaking images of unicorns frolicking through endless fields of greatness.” 
― Matthew Gray Gubler

22. “Critics, like other people, see what they look for, not what is actually before them.” –G.B. Shaw

23. “A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.” –Kenneth Tynan

24. “My greatest thrill has been surviving my imitators.” –Walter Winchell

25. “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” 
― John Wooden

26. “Critics are ink-stained wretches.” –Alexander Woollcott

27. “A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism.” 
― Will Self

28. “Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

29. “A critic is a man who pans for gold.” -Anonymous

30. “Fear cannot capture us, criticism cannot harm us, and pride cannot make us fall.” 
― Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

31. “Critics are like eunuchs in a harem. They’re there every night, they see it done every night, they see how it should be done every night, but they can’t do it themselves.” –Brendan Behan

32. “A critic is a person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him.” –Ambrose Bierce

33. “I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

34. “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.” 
― Elvis Presley

36. “Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.” 
― Abraham Lincoln

37. “If everybody likes you, you are doing it wrong.” 
― Ben Michaelis

38. “People have boldness to criticize but not to sensitize.” 
― Amit Kalantri

39. “If you don’t like something it’s okay to shut the f*ck up about it and find something you do like.” 
― Marc Maron

40. “Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, They damn those authors whom they never read.” –Charles Churchill

41. “The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.” 
― Jean De La Bruyere

42. “The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.” 
― Oscar Wilde

43. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”
– Benjamin Franklin

44. “You don’t create a diamond by rubbing it with fluffy bunny slippers. You need to apply pressure and heat. There are enough air-headed cheerleaders out there. We need more drill sergeants.” 
― Julie Ann Dawson

45. “One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself”
– Mark Twain

46. “A critic is a legless man who teaches other people to run” 
― Channing Pollock

47. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

48. “The habit of comparing leads to the habit of criticism, which soon leads to self-condemnation, and fills your life with pain and misery.” 
― Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

49. “It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk

50. “It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections.”
– Daisaku Ikeda

51. “The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.”
– William Faulkner

52. “I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

53. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” 
― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Theodore Roosevelt’s Arena Speech

Finally, we end with a long, but pertinent to this topic, beautiful and powerful speech excerpt from Teddy Roosevelt sometimes called his “arena speech.” Perhaps you can use part of it for your caption or bio.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt