100+ Moon Quotes to Inspire You


David Em

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The moon reflects light from the sun, appearing bright in Earth’s sky. Read illuminating moon quotes for inspiration or to use as a caption.

Full moon.
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The Moon orbits Earth and reflects light from the sun.

There are eight Moon phases, and the cycle repeats every 29.5 days.

The Moon also has a spiritual side. It’s a feminine symbol representing mystery, change, enlightenment, and time.

It’s a beautiful part of the night sky that’s also relaxing to watch.

Whether needing a caption or inspiration, read the following moon quotes.

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Moon quotes that are illuminating

1. “The new Moon is an auspicious time for a fresh start.” -Cerridwen Greenleaf

2. “The Moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” -Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg quote about the Moon.
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3. “The Moon affects people in other ways, for a beautiful crescent suspended in a twilit sky can stir our hearts.” -Ken Croswell

4. “The Sun watches what I do, but the Moon knows all my secrets.” -J. M. Wonderland

5. “You can be the Moon and still be jealous of the stars.” -Gary Allan

6. “The Moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.” -Arthur C. Clarke

7. “Some things just can’t be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them.” -Buzz Aldrin

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

9. “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the Moon.” -Paul Brandt

10. “Aim for the Moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” -W. Clement Stone

11. “The Moon was the most spectacularly beautiful desert you could ever imagine. Unspoilt. Untouched. It had a vibrancy about it and the contrast between it and the black sky was so vivid, it just made this impression of excitement and wonder.” -Charles Duke

12. “God put the moon in the sky to remind us that our darkest moments lead to our brightest.” -Lynne Ewing

13. “There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent Moon, celestial phenomenon.” -Luanne Rice

14. “With freedom, books, flowers, and the Moon who could not be happy?” -Oscar Wilde

15. “Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne

16. “Just as we chose to go to the Moon, we know it’s never too soon to choose hope.” -Amanda Gorman

17. “On the Moon, we have everything.” -Shirley Jackson

18. “I will never be a morning person, for the Moon and I are much too in love.” -Christopher Poindexter

19. “The supermoon is a 16-inch pizza compared with a 15-inch pizza. It’s a slightly bigger moon; I ain’t using the adjective ‘supermoon.'” -Neil deGrasse Tyson

20. “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

21. “Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise.” -Maya Angelou

22. “If anyone would understand loneliness, the Moon would.” -Delia Owens

23. “‘When you feel homesick,’ he said, ‘just look up. Because the Moon is the same wherever you go.'” -Donna Tartt

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

25. “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

26. “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” -Oscar Wilde

27. “The Moon was reigning over their world, glowing its full splendor to all those willing to look up.” -Irina Serban

Irina Serban quote about the moon reigning over.
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28. “How brave the moon shines in her skin; outnumbered by the stars.” -Angie Weiland-Crosby

29. “I watched the night sky with it’s countless stars and its moon, and I wondered about the universe and all that had been created, why the stars and the moon rose at night and the sun in the day, how vast it must be, how I could never understand the infinite measure of its size.” -Patrick Carman

30. “Moon in the sky, stars out, the wide-open expanse of nothing: it made him feel free and alive as the daytime never did.” -Chuck Wendig

31. “Under every full moon, a new day is being born.” -James Darren Hicks

32. “Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. There also would be no use for the moon if there was never a night.” -Tessa Emily Hall

33. “The Moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.” -Alfred Noyes

34. “Let the magical night sky with beautiful music be your backdrop. Make the Moon and stars your friends because they know your secrets.” -Hiral Nagda

35. “The night walked down the sky with the Moon in her hand.” -Frederick Knowles

36. “We ran as if to meet the Moon.” -Robert Frost

37. “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

38. “I do not want to sleep for fear I might miss the twinkle of the brightest star; for fear I may never know how the Moon glimmers, in the darkest hour.” -Sanober Khan

39. “The Moon is queen of everything. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the Moon.” -Lucille Clifton

40. “I can feel the Moon’s love for the Earth in my soul when its magical silent silvery light touches my heart.” -Debasish Mridha

41. “I feel like the Moon is a very beautiful woman. She’s in control.” -Ravyn Lenae

42. “I like being the moon to your sun.” -Nikki Giovanni

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

44. “That’s the thing about the Moon… the closer she gets to you, the rougher the seas. Unless, of course, you are the sun.” -Erin Van Vuren

45. “At night, when the stars light up my room, I sit by myself talking to the Moon, trying to get to you.” -Bruno Mars

46. “The moon fascinates us in her simplicity.” -Avijeet Das

47. “The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining, illumines a world which surely is no longer ours; for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.” -Pierre Loti

48. “The Moon stared at me through sprinkled nighttime stardust and I alone smile.” -Jay Long

49. “Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.” -Khaled Hosseini

50. “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

Colin Farrell quote about the Moon taking his breath away.
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51. “The Moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the Sun always longs for something dark and deep.” -Alice Hoffman

52. “I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the Moon are all connected.” -Gloria Vanderbilt

53. “And if I could give you the Moon, I would give you the Moon.” -Phoebe Bridgers

54. “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

55. “The moon is at her full, and riding high, floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky are all asleep tonight.” -William Cullen Bryant

56. “The Moon rested right above the mountains, a place I call home.” -Daniel Wallock

57. “Since the Moon has no atmosphere, it presents a unique orbital opportunity – we could fly incredibly close to the surface while staying in lunar orbit.” -Steve Jurvetson

58. “I like to look at the skyline and the Moon.” -Cree Summer

59. “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

60. “The Sun, Moon, and stars remind me that no matter where I am, my family is always looking at the same Sun, the same Moon, and the same stars.” -Jaci Burton

61. “Only the faint glow of the stars, augmented by the brighter light of the moon, offers some relief from the darkness.” -Peter Wohlleben

62. “If you are the moon, it’s not the sun that reminds you of the light: it’s the darkness that makes you shine.” -Jennifer Williamsonoo

63. “I never really thought about how when I look at the moon, it’s the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and George Washington and Cleopatra looked at.” -Susan Beth Pfeffer

64. “The moon in all her immaculate purity hung in the sky.” -Shan Sa

65. “It’s the moon that moves me. The sunlight makes everything so obvious.” -Bavo Dhooge

66. “Be the moon and inspire people, even when you’re far from full.” -K. Tolnoe

67. “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

68. “And all the insects ceased in honor of the Moon.” -Jack Kerouac

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

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

71. “The full Moon – the mandala of the sky.” -Tony Robbins

72. “On the horizon, he saw the full Moon. God dropped it there, he was sure, as a reminder that what is beautiful is fleeting.” -Ben Sherwood

73. “I like to think that the Moon is there, even if I am not looking at it.” -Albert Einstein

74. “Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.” -Victoria Erickson

75. “If you strive for the moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence.” -James Woods

76. “But even when the moon looks like it’s waning, it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that.” -Ai Yazawa

77. “I always look up at the Moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.” -Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks quote about the Moon being a romantic place.
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78. “The Moon is too close. I want to go further.” -Shirley MacLaine

79. “Walking around on the moon was significantly easier than we’d thought it would be. There weren’t any balance problems, so you weren’t tumbling over.” -Buzz Aldrin

80. “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

81. “The Moon may not be quite as appealing as Mars, but it’s still a complex and poorly understood world, with many questions still unanswered.” -Henry Spencer

82. “Go to the moon – that’s my dream.” -Steve Jurvetson

83. “Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same Moon.” -Maxine Lee

84. “Don’t worry if you’re making waves just by being yourself. The Moon does it all the time.” -Scott Stabile

Scott Stabile quote about the Moon making waves.
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85. “The Moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, color, and nuance.” -Arthur Smith

86. “There is a side of the Moon which we never see, but that hidden half is as potent a factor in causing the ebb and flow of the Earth’s tide as the part of the Moon which is visible.” -Max Heindel

87. “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.” -Coolio

88. “But all night, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes.” -C. S. Lewis

89. “The Moon just reflects the sunlight. Stars are the ones that can shine by themselves like the Sun. The Moon just sponges off the Sun and shines.” -Hong Jung-Eun

90. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” -J. R. R. Tolkien

91. “If we hadn’t put a man on the moon, there wouldn’t be a Silicon Valley today.” -John Sculley

92. “We can no better imagine what will be happening on the moon 500 years from now than Columbus could imagine contemporary Manhattan. Except to say that it will be a place familiar to billions of people.” -Seth Shostak

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

94. “We are all like the bright Moon; we still have our darker side.” -Kahlil Gibran

95. “The Sun loves the Moon so much that he dies every night to let her breathe, and in return, she reflects his love.” -Jeffrey Fry

96. “From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.” -Jim Lovell

97. “The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us.” -Dennis Banks

98. “Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.” -Amy Lowell

99. “The Moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.” -Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco quote about the beautiful Moon.
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100. “The Moon is almost as obvious as the Sun. Clouds permitting, we can see it in the evening sky nearly half the time.” -David Rothery

101. “The Moon is our nearest neighbor in space – only about a quarter of a million miles away – and is our faithful companion, staying together with us as we journey around the Sun.” -Patrick Moore

102. “The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.” -Jean Ingelow

103. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” -Buddha

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Final thoughts

The Moon moves through phases, as does life.

It’s a fascinating part of the Solar System and is Earth’s only natural satellite.

The Moon also has many spiritual meanings.

Its meanings involve inner feelings, your shadow self, enlightenment, and the life journey.

Look to the Moon and think about birth, growth, and renewal.

Related: Moon Salutation Yoga Sequence

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David Em.

David Em

David Em is the Founder of Relaxation Hero. He created this site to provide tips and resources to help you relax. Outside of Relaxation Hero, David is the CEO of Everyone Media Group. He also enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.