Powerful Quotes From Brave's Princess Merida to Use as Your Next Instagram Caption

When it comes to the Disney princesses, we really can't pick a single favorite—but Merida has to be near the top of the list.

Brave's Scottish princess shows us just how important it is to stand up for what you believe in, and that you don't need romance to be complete and live your best life. The adventurous princess is a courageous hero, which is why we've compiled this list of our favorite Merida quotes, which double as excellent Instagram captions.

For when you've definitely been trapped inside a little too long:

"I want my freedom!"

-Merida

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(Brave via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

 

For the pic of you and the family who your fate is forever linked to:

"Some say our destiny is tied to the land, as much a part of us as we are of it. Others say fate is woven together like a cloth, so that one's destiny intertwines with many others."

-Merida

 

For when you're getting pampered and you want to show off:

"I'm the princess. I'm the example."

-Merida

 

For when you've made all of your dreams come true by putting yourself out there:

"Some say fate is beyond our command, but I know better. Our destiny is within us. You just have to be brave enough to see it."

-Merida

Merida from Brave holding her bow and arrow

(Brave via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

 

For when you're watching your younger siblings and they are being quite the handful:

"Wee devils, more like."

-Merida

 

For when you've sorted out a tough situation by sticking through it:

"You control your destiny. You don't need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems."

-Merida

 

For when there are things you'd much rather be doing, but you have homework that needs to get done:

"I've got duties, responsibilities, expectations."

-Merida

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(Brave via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

 

For when you're dreaming that some external influence will push your life in the right direction:

"I want a spell that will change my fate."

-Merida

 

Love all of the Disney princesses? Click HERE to find out which Disney princess quote should be your motto, based on your zodiac sign.