Moon Quotes, Sayings

Want to be inspired? Look at the night sky, say authors, who insist that a star-studded sky can motivate anyone to greatness. Here are some of the best moon quotes to enchant your days and nights.

Inspirational moon quotes

Contemplating the moon has been an essential part of understanding our relationship with the cosmos since time began. Whether you’re on a moonlit stroll or just need inspiration, here are some of the best moon quotes.

1. Moonlight quotes

Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
William Shakespeare

Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

In the moonlight which is always sad, as the light of the sun itself is — as the light called human life is — at its coming and its going.
Charles Dickens

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

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

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Sun and moon

Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them.
Suzy Kassem

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.
William Blake

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.

Full moon

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

The full moon — the mandala of the sky.
Tom Robbins

Full moon is a good fisherman; every eyes are easily caught in his net!
Mehmet Murat ildan

She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen, and wishes come true.
Shannon A. Thompson

Moon and stars

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

The moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.
Arthur C. Clarke

I am not a person who reaches for the moon as long as I have the stars.
Gertrude Ederle

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
Gary Allan

I’m as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes.
Afrika Bambaataa

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Dark side of the moon

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

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

E.E. Cummings moon quote

2. Moon and love quotes

Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: — you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
E.E. Cummings

The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.
Debasish Mridha

There was a man who loved the moon, but whenever he tried to embrace her, she broke into a thousand pieces and left him drenched, with empty arms.
Laini Taylor

I can feel the moon’s love for the Earth in my soul when its magical silent silvery light touches my heart.
Debasish Mridha

i want to be
in love with you /
the same way
i am in
love with the moon /
with the light
out of its soul.
Sanober Khan

I will never be a morning person, for the moon and I are much too in love.
Christopher Poindexter

I’d rather live in a world where I get to love the moon than in one where I don’t, even if the moon won’t return the feeling.
Alex London

The moon is beautiful only when the mind is seeking beauty and the heart is loving.
Debasish Mridha

Romantic moon quotes

Moon of my life, My sun and stars.
Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones

She is twice as beautiful as the moon and all of the stars together.
Giovannie de Sadeleer

If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised, because every night I tell her about you.
Shahrazad al-Khalij

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

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

Lonely moon

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
Carl Sandburg

The moon stared at me through sprinkled nighttime stardust and I alone smile.
Jay Long

3. Moon quotes about life

Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.
Victoria Erickson

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

I feel like the moon is a very beautiful woman. She’s in control.
Ravyn Lenae

About hope

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

About magic

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher

When we are looking at the moon, we see the purest reflection of our own beauty and magic, which is why we love the moon so much.
Debasish Mridha

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

Anton Chekhov quote

4. Inspirational moon quotes

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Anton Chekhov

May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection.
Rabindranath Tagore

But even when the moon looks like it’s waning… it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that.
Ai Yazawa

We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.
Anaïs Nin

Motivational sayings

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
Les Brown

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

Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon.
Maxine Lee

Positive moon quotes

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

Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.

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

Spiritual quotes

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

There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon.
Luanne Rice

Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she’s in sorrow.
Yoko Ono

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

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 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

5. Deep moon quotes

Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.
Sojourner Truth

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.
Jean Ingelow

I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected.
Gloria Vanderbilt

Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.

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 İldan

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

Emotional sayings

So imagine that the lovely moon is playing just for you – everything makes music if you really want it to.
Giles Andreae

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

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 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

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


The moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.
Ani DiFranco

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

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


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

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy?
Oscar Wilde

Don’t even try to talk to me when I’m watching the moon. That’s my moon, baby.
Wendelin Van Draanen

6. Funny moon quotes

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
George Carlin

If I tell you there’s cheese on the moon, bring the crackers.
Tyronn Lue

The moon’s a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there.
John M. Grunsfeld

The moon is opposing Jupiter. Don’t get involved—it’s their problem.
James H. Critchfield

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7. Short sayings about the moon

We ran as if to meet the moon.
Robert Frost

Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.
Khaled Hosseini

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
Pablo Neruda

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

The moon fascinates us in her simplicity.
Avijeet Das

Shoot for the moon; you might get there.
Buzz Aldrin

How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon?
Toni Morrison

The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.
Deng Ming-Dao

The moon is too close. I want to go further.
Shirley MacLaine

She and the moon could always be found playing in the darkness.
A.J. Lawless

I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either.
Alberto Caeiro

8. Famous moon quotes

It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the moon.
Galileo Galilei

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
John F. Kennedy

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

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue, corn moon?

From song lyrics

There is no dark side of the moon really
Matter of fact it’s all dark.
Pink Floyd, “Eclipse”

Cold hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is gray and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion.
The Moody Blues, “Nights In White Satin”

Let’s swim to the moon
Let’s climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side.
The Doors, “Moonlight Drive”

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Every one, come on.
John Lennon, “Instant Karma!”

Blue moon.
You saw me standing alone.
Without a dream in my heart.
Without a love of my own.
Frank Sinatra, “Blue Moon”

New moon on Monday
And a fire dance through the night.
Duran Duran, “New Moon on Monday”

If you get caught between the moon and New York city
The best that you can do
The best that you can do is fall in love.
Christopher Cross, “Lost Between the Moon and New York City”

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
And let me see what spring is like
On a Jupiter and Mars.
Frank Sinatra, “Fly Me to the Moon”

From famous authors, books, and literature

Four nights will quickly dream away the time;
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities.
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I trembled, and my heart failed within me; when, on looking up, I saw, by the light of the moon, the daemon at the casement.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

But you can’t get her there; there is no road to the moon: it is all air; and neither you nor she can fly.
Charlotte Brontë, Jayne Eyre

The moon is my mother. She is not sweet like Mary.
Her blue garments unloose small bats and owls.
Sylvia Plath

As different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.
Emily Brontë

If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression Of something beautiful, but annihilating.
Sylvia Plath

Juliet. O, swear not by the moon, th’inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

From famous poets and poetry

So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.
Lord Byron

The moon, like a flower in Heaven’s high bower, with silent delight, sits and smiles on the night.
William Blake

a flower knows, when its butterfly will return,
and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand;
but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon,
when I don’t know, if you will ever come back.
Sanober Khan

9. Moon captions for Instagram

  • To the moon!
  • Ruled by the moon.
  • I love you to the moon and back.
  • Moon watcher.
  • New moon, new beginnings.
  • Goodnight moon.
  • Because the moon knows best.
  • Living by moonlight.
  • I’m a moon child.
  • Fly me to the moon.
  • Good night, sweet moon.
  • Moon love — more than just a phase.
  • Blame it on the moon.
  • The moon made my night.
  • Stay wild moon child.
  • A new moon rising.
  • The beauty of the moon.
  • The moon is my loyal companion.
  • Aim for the moon.
  • The moon illuminates my path.
  • Feeling moonstruck.
  • I love the silvery moonlight
  • You are my moon, my shining star, my guiding light.

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By Greg Johnson | Published 4/21/2022