36 Empowering Quotes From Turning Red to Use as Your Next Instagram Caption

Disney and Pixar's latest release, Turning Red, is a must-see coming-of-age story that we literally cannot stop watching—in part because of its truly epic quotes.

The film follows 13-year-old Mei Lee, who discovers a bizarre family secret—that the women in her family can transform into giant red pandas, and that this transformation is brought on by strong emotions. Mei must balance concealing the panda from the public with maintaining her mother's approval, without alienating the friends who mean the world to her, all with a massive boy band concert looming—and that proves to be even tougher than it sounds.

So if you love the film as much as we do, keep scrolling for our favorite quotes to use as Instagram captions—and, of course, that includes lyrics from Turning Red's amazing boy band, 4*Town.

For when you're working hard and making bank:

"I'm making paper like it's origami."

-4*Town, "U Know What's Up"

Turning Red: Abby counting money in front of the classroom

(Turning Red via Disney+)

 

For the pic of you and your very respectable parents:

"The number one rule in my family? Honor your parents."

-Meilin Lee

 

For when you've set aside time to pamper yourself:

"Honoring your parents sounds great, but if you take it too far, well, you might forget to honor yourself."

-Meilin Lee

 

For the pic of you mid-tumble:

"I wear what I want, say what I want I will not hesitate to do a spontaneous cartwheel if I feel so moved."

-Meilin Lee

 

For when you're unapologetically yourself:

"I accept and embrace all labels."

-Meilin Lee

 

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For the very hottest pic of your celebrity crush:

"May I remind you what real men look like?"

-Meilin Lee

 

For when you're happily spring cleaning:

"But I like cleaning. Plus, I got this new feather duster, and, oh, my gosh, you guys, it picks up so much dirt, it's bananas!"

-Meilin Lee

Turning Red: Mei and Ming cleaning the temple

(Turning Red via Disney+)

 

For the pic of you and the person (or pet) you adore most:

"You're never not on my mind, oh my, oh my. I'm never not by your side, your side, your side."

-4*Town, "Nobody Like You"

 

For when you're stuck at home doing chores:

"I know what it looks like. I am my own person. But that doesn't mean doing whatever I want."

-Meilin Lee

 

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For when you're hesitantly falling for someone:

"He's not that cute. Okay, his shoulder's, like, kind of nice, I guess. His eyes are… fine."

-Meilin Lee

 

For showing off your steamiest artwork:

"Why would you draw those things? Those horrible, awful, sexy things?"

-Meilin Lee

 

For when the truth has come out about you, but you don't want to dwell on it:

"Words were exchanged. Slightly uncomfortable secrets were revealed. End of story…"

-Meilin Lee

 

For when you're demanding what you're owed:

"I pay my taxes."

-Ming Lee

 

For when you're feeling overwhelmed:

"Any strong emotion will release the panda."

-Ming Lee

Turning Red: girls taking selfie with Mei as cute red panda

(Turning Red via Disney+)

 

For the pic of you dressed in red from head to toe:

"Red is a lucky color."

-Jin Lee

 

For the photo of the special someone who's giving you butterflies:

"I've never met nobody like you, had friends and I've had buddies, it's true, but they don't turn my tummy the way you do."

-4*Town, "Nobody Like You"

 

For when you're cuddling a furry friend:

"You're so fluffy! You're SO fluffy!"

-Abby

 

For the shot of your lovey-dovey squad:

"We're like a warm and fuzzy blanket."

-Priya

 

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For the newest pic of your favorite boyband:

"Look at those glittery delinquents with their… gyrations."

-Ming Lee

 

For the selfie of you and all of your besties at a life-defining concert:

"This isn't just our first concert. This is our first step into womanhood."

-Meiin Lee

Turning Red:Tyler, Miriam, Mei, Abby and Pirya crying at the concert

(Turning Red via Disney+)

 

For the photo carousel of your favorite guys:

"Now, take a break and help me appreciate some boys."

-Miriam

 

For calling out the cutest person you know:

"Are you a triangle? 'Cause you acute!"

-Meilin Lee

 

For when you're pining:

"I drove by your house twenty-nine times today, and nobody else could make me feel this way."

-4*Town, "1 True Love"

 

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For when you're partying with mixed company:

"This sounds like a boy-girl party. Are we allowed to boy-girl parties?"

-Priya

 

For the shot of you being a math wiz:

"They called me the 'Uncommon Denominator.'"

-Ming Lee

 

For when you decide to let loose:

"I know how hard it is to keep the beast in. It feels so good to let it out. So free."

-Grandma

Turning Red: Grandma finds a tuft of Mei's red panda fur

(Turning Red via Disney+)

 

For the pic of you and the friends you adore to no end:

"We all da bomb!"

-Miriam

 

For psyching yourself up before something big:

"This will be a piece of cake. And mostly painless."

-Mr. Gao

 

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For that shot of the blood moon during the lunar eclipse:

"It's almost time. The red moon is about to begin."

-Mr. Gao

 

For when you're being dramatic about your relationship:

"'Cause you've opened my eyes and stolen my heart. You make me believe that love can be hard."

-4*Town, "1 True Love"

 

For when you finally start embracing the messy parts of yourself:

"People have all kinds of sides to them … And some sides are messy. The point isn't to push the bad stuff away, it's to make room for it, live with it."

-Jin Lee

 

For stating just how rebellious you are:

"I like boys! I like loud music! I like gyrating! … Deal with it!"

-Meilin Lee

Turning Red: Mei, Miriam, Abby and Priya celebrating under the moon

(Turning Red via Disney+)

 

For when someone you love has to move away:

"The farther you go, the prouder I'll be."

-Ming Lee

 

For when you're still adapting to a big change in your life:

"And, yeah, sometimes I miss how things were, but nothing stays the same forever."

-Meilin Lee

 

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For when you allow yourself to be a little bit weird:

"We've all got an inner beast. We've all got a messy, loud, weird part of ourselves hidden away. And a lot of us never let it out. But I did. How about you?"

-Meilin Lee

 

For when you take a risk and it totally pays off:

"I wanted it, I went for it and baby, I did it my own."

-4*Town, "U Know What's Up"

Turning Red: 4*Town performing onstage

(Turning Red via Disney+)

 

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