80 Sassy Quotes Perfect for Social Media Captions

Looking for bold and confident quotes that were born to become Instagram captions?

The sassy quotes below are perfect for your social media and beyond. 

Has anyone ever called you sassy? 

The word “sassy” is often sprinkled with negative connotations.

Some people call others “sassy” because they aren’t comfortable with the other person’s confidence.

Today, at Everyday Power, we’re here to remind you that there’s nothing wrong with being sassy. 

We’re featuring the best quotes from famous musicians, authors, fashion designers and more that are filled with sass.

We hope that each quote showcased inspires you to become your sassiest, most confident self. 

Check out the sassy quotes below for more inspiration. 

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Sassy quotes about love

1. “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul (see more quotes from RuPaul)

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2. “If you treat me like an option, I’ll leave you like a choice.” – Priyanshu Maitra

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3. “If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead already?” – Cynthia Heimel

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Sassy quotes about life

4. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou

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5. “I’d rather die my way than live yours.” – Lauren Oliver

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6. “For mad I may be, but I will never be convenient.” – Jennifer Donnelly

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7. “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” – Byron Katie

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8. “Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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9. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem

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10. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

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11. “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” – Douglas Adams

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Sassy quotes about self-esteem

12. “It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose.” – Warsan Shire

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13. “I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.” – Simone de Beauvoir

14. “Someday I want to be perfect; until then, I’ll be happy being incredible.” – Maxine Cartoons

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15. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling

16. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna

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17. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

18. “I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.” – Dolly Parton

19. “Unless they paying your bills, pay them bitches no mind.” – RuPaul

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20. “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.” – Al Capone

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21. “Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say.” – W. H. Auden

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22. “You can’t put a leash on me. I’m unleashable!” – Tiffany Winfree

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23. “I and me are always too deeply in conversation.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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24. “I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.” – Jane Austen

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25. “Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.” – Alison Boulter

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26. “You don’t have to like me; I’m not a Facebook status.” – Wiz Khalifa

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27. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

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28. “My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

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29. “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” – Bryan White

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30. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” – Gertrude Stein

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Inspirational sassy quotes

31. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

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32. “If anyone ever boos you off stage, that is simply applause from ghosts.” – Sharon Needles

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33. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

34. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

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35. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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36. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al Anon

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37. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

38. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

39. “When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.” – Steven Wright

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40. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” – Rumi

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41. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

42. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

43. “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” – Tina Fey

44. “If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet.” – Joel Osteen

45. “Keep your head high and your middle finger higher.” – Megan Fox

46. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

47. “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston

48. “Don’t get bitter, just get better.” – Alyssa Edwards

49. “If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” – Erma Bombeck

50. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

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More sassy quotes to inspire you

51. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

52. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin

53. “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark

54. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James A. Baldwin

55. “When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.” – Mae West

56. If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X

57. “I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action.” – Mae West

58. “Success builds character, failure reveals it.” – Dave Checketts

59. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

60. “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” – Erica Jong

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61. “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” – Jean Giraudoux

62. “Everything I like is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.” – Alexander Woollcott

63. “Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” – Mae West

64. “I can resist everything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde

65. “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” – Mark Twain

66. “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey

67. “If you are not going to swim deep with me, get out of my water.” – Bridgett Devoue

68. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

69. “If I had any talent in the world… I would be a great diva.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

70. “It’s the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.” — Tallulah Bankhead

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71. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” — Oscar Wilde

72. Nobody can understand what you’re feeling unless they burn the way you burned.” — Rihanna

73. “I’m gracing you with my presence.” — Kourtney Kardashian

74. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” — Muhammad Ali

75. Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” — Elizabeth Taylor

76. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b-tch, okay.” — Madonna

77. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” — Albert Einstein

78. “You wanted fire? Sorry, my speciality is ice.” — Veronica Lodge

79. “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” — Amelia Earhart

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

What does the word “sassy” mean to you? 

If someone calls you sassy to dull your shine, don’t let it get to you.

Let the above quotes remind you about the power of “sassiness”.

Many of the above professionals used their sassiness as fuel to go after their dreams.

They reached success because they remained focused during their journey.

They didn’t give up despite what others may have said in the past. 

Don’t be afraid of being “sassy”.

Let your voice be heard and never apologize for being who you are. 

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Nia Simone McLeod is a writer, content creator, and video editor from Richmond, Virginia. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University, she began producing professionally edited, eye-catching written and visual content for clients on a variety of different topics such as pop culture, music, technology, business, and mental health. From songs that top the Billboard charts to binge-worthy TV shows on Netflix, she not only understands what’s “hot” in pop culture but how it connects us as a community.As communities, we bond over discussing, critiquing, and expressing our love for pop culture. Developing great digital content is equal parts research and creative ideas. As a content writer, she has helped brands and entrepreneurs create digital content that authentically expresses their brand while staying in touch with current events. Her article topics also include travel, technology, business, and health. When she is not tapping away at her laptop, she is curating her next great Spotify playlist or stuffing her face at the local pho shop.
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