60 Galentine’s Day Quotes and Photo Captions to Celebrate Your Besties

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Galentine’s Day is a magical holiday where your romantic relationship status is irrelevant. All that matters is spending time with your lady friends who simply make life better. We can thank Leslie Knope from the popular TV comedy Parks and Recreation for blessing us with a day to drink an abundance of rosé with our gals. We agree with Leslie that “it’s only the best day of the year.”

To celebrate your girls, we compiled a list of Galentine’s Day quotes to share with the incredible female figures in your life. Show your beautiful lady friends some love by gifting a Galentine’s Day bouquet with a quote from below attached.

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What Is Galentine’s Day?

“February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends,” said Leslie Knope with a smile on the show Parks and Recreation, coining the holiday Galentine’s Day to recognize female friendships and relationships. Every year on the day before Valentine’s Day, women gather to share laughs, smiles and their gratitude for each other. For the wonderful women you’ll be honoring this Galentine’s Day, send them their favorite colored Valentine’s bouquet to remind them how special they are to you.

Galentine’s Day Quotes for the Lovely Women in Our Lives

Now ladies, it’s your day to party with your BFFs. Whether it’s with a big brunch or wine tasting, there’s nothing better than simply being with your girls. The following quotes will remind you and your besties of just that!

Leslie Knope Quotes to Get You Pumped for Galentine’s Day

  1. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
  2. “You shut your mouth, you have all the strengths.”
  3. “You know my code: hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses…Ovaries before brovaries.”
  4. “I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.”
  5. “I’m a feminist, okay? I would never ever go to a strip club. I’ve gone on record that if I had to have a stripper’s name, it would be Equality.”
  6. “I guess some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies.”
  7. “You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox.”
  8. “I am a Goddess, a glorious female warrior.”
  9. “You beautiful, naive, sophisticated newborn baby.”
  10. “You are the most beautiful, glowing sun goddess ever.”

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Galentine’s Quotes for Moms

  1. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown
  2. “A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown
  3. “Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most.” – Unknown
  4. “Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.” – Unknown
  5. “A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman
  6. “A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving
  7. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hesse
  8. “Happiness is seeing your mother smile.” – Unknown
  9. “Home is where your mom is.” – Unknown
  10. “No matter your age, you will always need your mom.” – Unknown

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Galentine’s Quotes for Sisters

  1. “Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li
  2. “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves—a special kind of double.” – Toni Morrison
  3. “If you don’t annoy your big sister for no good reason from time to time, she thinks you don’t love her anymore.” – Pearl Cleage
  4. “Sisters make the best friends in the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
  5. “In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.” – Anonymous
  6. “If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater.” – Pam Brown
  7. “Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.” – Lauren Weisberger
  8. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” – Carol Saline
  9. “I’m smiling because we’re sisters. I’m laughing because there’s nothing you can do about it.” – Anonymous
  10. “Sister to sister we will always be, a couple of nuts off the family tree.” – Anonymous

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Galentine’s Day Quotes for Friends

  1. “It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee.” – Zora Neale Hurston
  2. “A true friend is someone who never gets tired of listening to your pointless dramas over and over again.” – Lauren Conrad
  3. “When you meet your best friend in real life … you just know it, and you feel it.” – Lili Reinhart
  4. “The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they’ll still be there for you and act as if you’d never left!” – Ariana Grande
  5. “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” – Gina Barreca
  6. “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” – Anna Taylor
  7. “There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” – Jennifer Aniston
  8. “Friendship enriches your life and makes it more interesting.” – Wendi Deng Murdoch
  9. “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
  10. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

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Galentine’s Day Instagram Captions

Show off how your girl gang rocks the Galentine game by throwing a pic up on the ‘gram. There’s nothing more special than capturing the memories you make with the inspiring women you’re blessed to call friends.

Parks and Recreation Quotes to Upgrade Your Galentine Instagram Caption

  1. “One person’s ‘annoying’ is another person’s ‘inspiring and heroic.’” – Leslie Knope
  2. “What I hear when I’m being yelled at is people caring really loudly at me.” – Leslie Knope
  3. “I need you to text me every 30 seconds saying that everything is going to be okay.” – Leslie Knope
  4. “I actually care whether you’re having a good time and are happy. It’s weird.” – April Ludgate
  5. “Tragically, we are both heterosexual.” – Leslie Knope
  6. “Everyone needs a friend they can call and wake up in the middle of the night.” – April Ludgate
  7. “Just remember every time you look up at the moon, I, too, will be looking up at the moon.” – Andy Dwyer
  8. “I guess I kind of hate most things, but I never really seem to hate you.” – April Ludgate
  9. “How do I explain her? She’s as respected as Mother Teresa, she’s as powerful as Stalin, and she’s as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher.” – Leslie Knope
  10. “You are awesome and everyone else sucks.” – April Ludgate

Galentine’s Day Instagram Captions About Friendship

  1. “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.” – Unknown
  2. “Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.” – Jane Fonda
  3. “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” – Heidi Wills
  4. “Friendship is the most important thing of all.” – Kim Philby
  5. “Friends don’t let friends do silly things…alone.” – Unknown
  6. “Some people go to priests, others to poetry. I go to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf
  7. “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” – Reese Witherspoon
  8. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith
  9. “You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.” – Elizabeth Taylor
  10. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”- Marlene Dietrich


Girls run the world, and as Leslie Knope once said, “Maybe it’s time for more women to be in charge.” Gifting flowers is a wonderful way to recognize these women — and if you’re feeling festive, try heart-shaped flowers!