11 Romeo and Juliet Quotes for Your Angstiest Instagram Captions

William Shakespeare'Romeo and Juliet may be over 400 years old, but that doesn't make it any less relevant.

Even if your personal love story isn't quite as drama-ridden as the one presented in the famous play, it can certainly feel like it is. The next time you're feeling angsty, try one of these Romeo and Juliet quotes as an Instagram caption.

For when you can't get your crush off your mind, and it's starting to get a little old:

"O teach me how I should forget to think."

-Romeo

 

For those moments when you feel like you're through with dating for a while:

"Don't waste your love on somebody who doesn't value it."

-Benvolio

Romeo and Juliet 1986: Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio at Halloween masquerade

(Romeo + Juliet via 20th Century Fox)

 

For that pic of your favorite cutie who always manages to add sunshine to your days:

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?"

-Romeo

 

For the photo of you enjoying a bouquet of roses:

"That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet."

-Juliet

 

For the most flattering pic of your gorgeous S.O.:

"I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."

-Romeo

 

For when you feel like everything is working against your relationship:

"For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

-The Prince

Hey Arnold: Romeo and Juliey scene

(Hey Arnold! via Nickelodeon)

 

For when you're acting totally contrary to your zodiac sign:

"I defy you, stars."

-Romeo

 

For when things are about to get messy, but you want to go on pretending everything's fine for a moment:

"A fool's paradise."

-Nurse

 

For when you're crushing on someone who you really wish you weren't:

"My only love sprung from my only hate!"

-Juliet

Romeo and Juliet 1968 - embrace on the balcony

(Romeo and Juliet via Paramount Pictures)

 

For when the feels are weighing you down more than usual:

"Under love's heavy burden do I sink."

-Romeo

 

For the sad but moving shot of you saying goodbye until next time to someone you care about:

"Parting is such sweet sorrow."

-Juliet

 

If you love the works of William Shakespeare, click HERE to read our review of a reimagining of Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a Shakespeare play.