All the Most Famous Moon Quotes to Ponder

The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits the Earth and is the only natural satellite of our Planet. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun, as well as the second-densest satellite in the Solar System after Jupiter’s satellite Io (among those whose densities are known).

The Moon is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, not long after Earth. The most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia.

As the Moon orbits around the Earth once per month, the angle between the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun changes; we see this as the cycle of the Moon’s phases.

What does the moon symbolize? How do you caption the moon? Why is the moon so romantic and what is so beautiful about it? There is so much magic around the moon, and these inspirational quotes will help you answer these questions and more.

Quotes about the Moon

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”

– W. Clement Stone

“Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody”

– Mark Twain

“Shoot for the moon; you might get there.”

– Buzz Aldrin

“The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.”

– Shannon L. Alder

“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”

– Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger

“Don’t worry if you’re making waves just by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.”

– Scott Stabile

“I’ve never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn’t take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment.”

– Colin Farrell
full moon

“The moon can never breathe, but it can take our breath away with the beauty of its cold, arid orb.”

– Munia Khan

“You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.”

– Gary Allan

Full Moon in the Sky

Full Moon Quotes

“The full moon – the mandala of the sky.”

– Tom Robbins

“I swear, the reason for full moons is so the gods can more clearly see the mischief they create.”

– Michael J. Sullivan, Age of Myth

“Full moon is a good fisherman; every eyes are easily caught in his net!”

– Mehmet Murat ildan

“Oh my sweet muse tell me what do I do
on such romantic full-moon nights!
You inflame my passion,
and the moon serenades my obsession!”

– Avijeet Das

“There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.”

– Joseph Conrad

“For when I look at the Moon I do not see a hostile, empty world. I see the radiant body where man has taken his first steps into a frontier that will never end.”

– David R. Scott, Commander Apollo 15,
National Geographic magazine, Volume 144, No 3,
September 1973.

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.”

– Carl Sandburg

“I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.”

– Albert Einstein

“The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.”

– Debasish Mridha

“The Moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the Moon that pulls the tides, and the Moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the Moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist… . When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness.”

— D.H. Lawrence,
Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence, pt. 4, 1930.
Footprint of astronaut on the moon

“The Moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.”

– Arthur C. Clarke

“Don’t tell me the Moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

Anton Chekhov

“Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.”

– Khaled Hosseini

“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”

Paul Brandt

“Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”

Les Brown

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”

George Carlin

“Drag me to the moon, to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.”

Bradley Chicho

“The harvest moon has no innocence, like the slim quarter moon of a spring twilight, nor has it the silver penny brilliance of the moon that looks down upon the resorts of summer time. Wise, ripe, and portly, like an old Bacchus, it waxes night after night.”

Donald C. Peattie

“Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.”

Victoria Erickson

“It is no secret that the moon has no light of her own, but is, as it were, a mirror, receiving brightness from the influence of the sun.”


“When the storm is over and night falls and the moon is out in all its glory and all you’re left with is the rhythm of the sea, of the waves, you know what God intended for the human race, you know what paradise is.”

– Harold Pinter

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.”

– Tom Hanks

“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”

Deng Ming-Dao

“If you strive for the Moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence.”

James Woods

“The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.”


“The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.”

Jean Ingelow

“The wisdom of the Moon is greater than the wisdom of the Earth because the Moon sees the universe better than the Earth can see it.”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.

Tahereh Mafi

“She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.

Shannon A. Thompson

The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring-and all of the acts carried out-on this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories.

Haruki Murakami

The moon, like a flower in heaven’s high bower, With silent delight Sits and smiles on the night.

William Blake

Ten years ago, the Moon was an inspiration to poets and an opportunity for lovers. Ten years from now, it will be just another airport.

Emmanuel G. Mesthene

This is what I’m talking about: the bewitching power of moonlight. Moonlight incites dark passions like a cold flame, making hearts burning with the intensity of phosphorus.

Rampo Edogawa

The beautiful moon is an antidepressant. Love for her light is in every heart because she is so friendly, loving and forgiving.

Debasish Mridha MD

During the day the Sun causes wounds. And in the night the Moon heals the wounds. The mountain waits all day for the night when his moon will be finally bright.

Suyasha Subedi

I can feel the moon’s love for the earth in my soul when it’s magical silent silvery light touches my heart.

Debasish Mridha MD

The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.

Arthur Smith

With the light all around us, we felt secret in that moon–infused water like pearls forming in the soft tissues of oysters.

Pat Conroy

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Mahatma Gandhi

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.

Henri Frederic Amiel

He could well imagine what the moon had given her: pure solitude and tranquility. That was the best thing the moon could give a person.

Haruki Murakami

The moon is the queen of everything. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the moon.

Lucille Clifton

The moon was reigning over their world, glowing its full splendor to all those willing to look up.

Irina Serban

We may look at the same moon, but our hearts sing different songs depending on our inner emotions and perceptions.

Debasish Mridha MD

You are the sun. You bring warmth, laughter, and joy-but he is the moon. He draws me into a world of mystery that I have never known.

Meredith T. Taylor

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faultsand everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.

Galileo Galilei

Be like the moon in someone’s sky and show her the way of life with your loving silvery lights during the darkness.

Debasish Mridha MD

We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.

Khalil Gibran

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy?”

Oscar Wilde

“How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon?”

Toni Morrison

The moon in ancient Egypt

Khonsu is an ancient Egyptian god closely associated with the moon. His name is derived from the Egyptian word “khenes,” which means “to travel” or “to move.” This likely refers to the moon’s movement across the night sky. Khonsu is often depicted as a young man with the head of a falcon and a crescent moon or a full moon disc on his head. He is also occasionally shown wearing a lunar headdress with two plumes.

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