45 Emoji Quotes About Expressing Yourself in the Digital Age

These emoji quotes about everyone’s favorite text and social media post additions will have you laughing out loud!

Most of us add fun little emojis to our posts and texts, whether it is to express happiness, sadness, or some other emotion.

If you are wondering why they are called emojis, you have come to the right place.

At first, I thought it was an acronym for something, but it is not.

It is actually a blend of two Japanese words.

The Japanese word ‘e’ means picture, and the Japanese word ‘moji’ means character.

They aren’t new either.

In fact, emojis were first used in cell phone communication in Japan back in 1999! There are many more now.

Interestingly, the Oxford English Dictionary chose an emoji—the one crying tears of joy—as the word of the year in 2015.

Keep reading through the end of these emoji quotes to find out the difference between an emoticon and an emoji!

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Funny emoji quotes

1. “Hi, Gina Linetti, the human form of the 100 emoji.” — Gina Linetti

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2. “Emojis are good to express our emotions in a sticker form.” — John McWhorter

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3. “I’m a notorious late-night texter. I seem to use a lot of lip, heart, and tongue emoji.” — Sam Heughan

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4. “After our date on Monday, I put the heart-eyes emoji next to his name in my contact.” — Angie Thomas

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5. “Sending someone all of the possible birthday party emoji is extra festive: great!” — Gretchen McCulloch

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6. “My emoji vocabulary is pretty limited to, like, the smiling poop and the rainbow and a unicorn or something.” — Bob Morley

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7. “I am emoji-heavy as hell. I would use the same emoji 140 times just to communicate how excited I am.” — Frankie Grande

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8. “I text nonstop, and I love emoji. I’m also on the phone quite a bit for work – probably more than 10 calls per day.” — Evan Spiegel

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9. “No sooner my kids leave their friends than they start texting them. And it’s all in code in a language I totally don’t understand.” — Bill Engvall

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10. “My favorite emoji is definitely the sad face, like the ‘See, I’m sorry’ sad face, which I use all the time… Or the monkey face, where he’s covering his eyes.” — Jade Thirlwall

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11. “Emojis are an awesome way to text someone in a fun way.” — Unknown

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12. “She’s the only person I know who speaks in emojis.” — Micheal Benzehabe

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13. “Emojis are the rise of casual language and it is a celebration of non-textual conversation at its best.” — Unknown

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14. “It was brutal to read. After two years the relationship was ended with a “:/,” not even a fully fleshed-out emoji.” — Aziz Ansari

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15. “People are hard-pressed for time but they do need to communicate. Emojis are here to help and make it smooth.” — John McWhorter

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16. “There is this distance between all of us because we’re speaking to each other through cameras and monitors and icons and Emojis.” — Rami Malek

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17. “If you text ‘I love you’ to a person and the person writes back an emoji — no matter what that emoji is, they don’t love you back.” — Chelsea Peretti

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18. “Every text message is complete with an emoji in it. Every chat is complete with an emoji in it. They have become an integral part of our lives.” — Unknown

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19. “Life has become a lot easier with the coming of emoji. An entire sentence is easily replaced with just an emoji and yet leaving the same impact.” — Unknown

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20. “Emojis are by no means taking away from our written language but rather accentuating it by providing a tone that words on their own often cannot. They are, in a sense, the most evolved form of punctuation we have at our disposal.” — Emmy J. Favilla

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21. “Emojis are not only the stickers, it’s an emotion.” — Unknown

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22. “Today the world seems incomplete without emojis, they are our power to express.” — Unknown

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23. “If you want to express emotions, you should use emojis. It’s what they’re there for.” — A.D. Aliwat

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24. “When we don’t have enough words to write, then emojis help convey the emotions.” — Unknown

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25. “Chatting was never so much of fun until we had emojis to express ourselves in a much better way.” — Unknown

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26. “Emoji, a Japanese expression, roughly means “picture word” and was created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1990.” — Unknown

27. “Your normal expression can only be seen by the person sitting on the other end of the screen with the help of an emoji.” — Unknown

28. “What makes emojis special is the fact that it has helped millions express themselves better than even the wide array of words in the oxford dictionary.” — Nancy Gibbs

29. “Thanks to the red flag emoji, Twitter users can just punctuate a tweet with the symbol, or even use a whole row of them to show something is troublesome.” — Erin Carson

30. “Oceans of emotion can be transmitted through a text message, an emoji sequence, and a winking semicolon, but humans are hardwired to respond to visuals.” — Jenna Wortham

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31. “I’d rather stay Emoji.” — Au/Ra

32. “I’m an emoji enthusiast.” — Chelsea Peretti

33. “Life is a complete emoji pack.” — Unknown

34. “I don’t use emojis. I go vintage.” — Rami Malek

35. “I don’t really use emojis. Is that weird?” — Ross Butler

36. “I feel like guys don’t think it’s cool to use emojis.” — Donald Glover

37. “I’m an emoji, I’ve got to have some sort of purpose here.” — Gene

38. “Every mountain high, every valley low *insert mountain emoji*.” — Unknown

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39. “What are the two biggest things online? Selfies and emojis.” — Howie Mandel

40. “Welcome to the loser lounge where the emojis who never get used hang out.” — Hi-5

Thought-provoking emoji quotes

41. “A writer that needs emojis to give feedback to other writers is no writer.” — Rohit Panjwani

42. “You share the best relation with the one to whom you can send any emoji without backspace key.” — Amol Gade

43. “I have a song about how much I hate emojis and the lazy thinking of people who use them. I wish that more people had respect for the English language.” — Margaret Cho

44. “The true emoji question is what billions of people are currently doing with emoji, not what an advertiser or a philosopher thinks they could hypothetically do with them.” — Gretchen McCulloch

45. “I didn’t expect much from a movie about LEGOS, and that ended up being amazing! I didn’t expect much from a movie about emojis, and… suffice to say, lightning did not strike twice.” — Sean Moore

The difference between an emoji and an emoticon

Those of us who are a little older might remember including emoticons in our early cellphone and email communication.

An emoticon is how we represented human facial expressions using only keyboard characters, such as letters, numbers, and punctuation marks.

They were all the rage in the 1990s!

The word emoticon is a portmanteau.

A portmanteau is a word that blends the sounds and meanings of two other words.

In this case, the emoticon is the combining the words emotion and icon.

The difference between an emoticon and an emoji is simple!

Emoticons are built from keyboard characters put together in a certain way to represent a facial expression.

An emoji is an actual image.

What are some of your favorite emoticons from back in the day?

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