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180 Moon Quotes That’ll Illuminate Your Life

1. “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.” – Tahereh Mafi

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

3. “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” – Mark Twain

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

5. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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

7. “The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” – Tahereh Mafi

8. “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” – William Shakespeare

9. “We all shine on like the moon and the stars and the sun. We all shine on, come on and on and on.” – John Lennon

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

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

12. “Shoot for the Moon—even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.” –

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

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

15. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the Moon.” – Paul Brandt

16. “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.” – Emanuelle G. Mesthene

17. “The Moon is a silver pin-head vast that holds Heaven’s tent-hangings fast.” – William R. Alger

18. “You can be the Moon and still be jealous of the stars.” – Gary Allan

19. “The Moon lives in the lining of your skin.” – Pablo Neruda

20. “The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” – Carl Sandburg

21. “A doctor once told me I feel too much. I said, so does god. That’s why you can see the grand canyon from the moon.” – Andrea Gibson

22. “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

23. “On the moon there was neither air nor wind. Its vacuum was perfect for preserving memories unscathed. No one could unlock the heart of the moon.” – Haruki Murakami

24. “We must strive to be like the moon.” – Ishmael Beah

25. “There’s no point in saving the world if it means losing the moon.” – Tom Robbins

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

27. “The Moon affects people in other ways, for a beautiful crescent suspended in a twilit sky can stir our hearts.” – Ken Croswell

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

29. “My sun and my moon signs are mostly Cancer—it’s really strong. We’re deeply intuitive and sentimental. I really like to take care of people, nurturing them. I’m very passionate about the things I do and like to see people I love grow.” – Kali Uchis

30. “We ran as if to meet the moon.” –

31. “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 , it gently influences.” – Deng Ming Dao

32. “And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.” – Hafiz

33. “A flower knows when its 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

34. “Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much—that she died every night, just to let him breathe.” – Hanako Ishii

35. “But the moon remained silent; it told no stories. All it did was embrace the heavy past with a cool, measured detachment.” – Haruki Murakami

36. “May your feet ever walk in the light of two suns, and may the moonshadow never fall on you. ” – Robert Fanney

37. “When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a moon. Imagine it—delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel. It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful. And sometimes it is enough.” – Vera Nazarian

38. “The moon, in all her immaculate purity hung in the sky, laughing at this world of dust. She congratulated me for my carefully considered maneuvers and invited me to share in her eternal solitude.” – Shan Sa

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

40. “The Moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, color, and nuance.” – Arthur Smith

41. “The full Moon—the mandala of the sky.” – Tom Robbins

42. “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.” – Vitruvius

43. “The Moon is beautiful only when the mind is seeking beauty and the heart is loving.” – Debasish Mridha

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

45. “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

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

47. “We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.” –

48. “All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide; but a hidden star can still be smiling at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling.” – Munia Khan

49. “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.” – Haruki Murakami

50. “Be both soft and wild. Just like the Moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.” – Victoria Erickson

51. “There are nights when the wolves are silent, and only the Moon howls.” –

52. “The Moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one Moon.” – Jean Ingelow

53. “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

54. “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

55. “The Moon is almost as obvious as the Sun. Clouds permitting, we can see it in the evening sky nearly half the time.” – David A. Rothery

56. “The proper phase of the Moon is essential for spellcraft. The waning Moon is the time to wind down any personal challenges and see them to an end.” – Cerridwen Greenleaf

57. “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

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

59. “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

60. “She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.” – Paolo Coelho

61. “What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on the edge of her crib and to hang her name up in the stars.” – Jodi Picoult

62. “I never really thought about how when I look at the moon, it’s the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and and Cleopatra looked at.” – Susan Beth Pfeiffer

63. “Maybe there’s a whole other universe where a square moon rises in the sky, and the stars laugh in cold voices, and some of the triangles have four sides, and some have five, and some have five raised to the fifth power of sides. In this universe, there might grow roses which sing. Everything leads to everything.” – Stephen King

64. “Drag me to the Moon to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.” – Bradley Chicho

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

66. “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

67. “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

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

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

70. “Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them.” – Suzy Kassem

71. “Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.” – Khaled Hosseini

72. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

73. “Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?” – Vera Nazarian

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

75. “The Moon is magic for the soul and light for the senses.” – Anonymous

76. “Stay wild, moon child.” – Ritta Klint

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

78. “The Moon fascinates us in her simplicity.” – Avijeet Das

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

80. “I want to be in love with you the same way I am in love with the moon—with the light shining out of its soul.” – Sanober Khan

81. “We love the night and its quiet; and there is no night that we love so well as that on which the moon is coffined in clouds.” – Fitz-James O’Brien

82. “I feel a little like the moon who took possession of you for a moment and then returned your soul to you. You should not love me. One ought not to love the moon. If you come too near me, I will hurt you.” – Anais Nin

83. “The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.” – Debasish Mridha

84. “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

85. “The beautiful Moon is an antidepressant. Love for her light is in every heart because she is so friendly, loving, and forgiving.” – Debasish Mridha

86. “Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon.” – Maxine Lee

87. “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

88. “Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I’m on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding, yet beautiful Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.” – Buzz Aldrin

89. “Oh, don’t. Let’s ask for the moon. We’ve already got the stars.” – Bette Davis

90. “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

91. “Sometimes you fight what you are, and sometimes you give in to it. And some nights you just don’t want to fight yourself anymore, so you pick someone else to fight.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

92. “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

93. “If there’d been an astronaut on the moon right then, I’m sure I could have seen him. Perhaps he could have looked down and seen me too—the only one who could.” – Lucy Christopher

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

95. “The Moon, like a flower in Heaven’s high bower, with silent delight, sits and smiles on the night.” –

96. “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

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

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

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

100. “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

101. “And he beholds the Moon, like a rounded fragment of ice filled with motionless light.” – Gustave Flaubert

102. “When the Moon is not full, the stars shine more brightly.” – Anonymous

103. “Humans have been well aware of the Moon for as far back as records go, but surely before, the Moon must often have been a welcome source of illumination at night.” – David A. Rothery

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

105. “This is what I am 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

106. “You may have the dark and cold street life, ruled by the lesser light of the moon. During this time, I restore my temple, and later awake to greet the awesome radiance of the sun-star.” – T.F. Hodge

107. “She has always been admired by the sun; for the way she rises each time after she falls. But the way she sparkles and glows whenever she talks about the things she adores; makes the moon and stars watch in envy.” – Samiha Totanji

108. “The Moon is the Sun at your place, splashing its rays below but it’s the same art board we stare at!” – Suyasha Subedi

109. “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

110. “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 Scott

111. “In the presence of the Moon, nobody sees stars.” – Amit Kalantri

112. “The Moon—a luminous guide for the poetic musings of my soul.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

113. “If the Moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression Of something beautiful, but annihilating.” –

114. “The Sun, the Moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.” – Havelock Ellis

115. “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

116. “She and the Moon could always be found playing in the darkness.” – A.J. Lawless

117. “The Moon is too close. I want to go further.” – Shirley MacLaine

118. “The magic of autumn has seized the countryside; now that the Sun isn’t ripening anything it shines for the sake of the golden age; for the sake of Eden; to please the Moon for all I know.” – Elizabeth Coatsworth

119. “And at the end of the night, they realized how important those little stars were, which they ignored while adoring the beauty of the Moon the whole night.” – Akshay Vasu

120. “I’m in no hurry—the Sun and the Moon aren’t, either. Nobody goes faster than the legs they have. If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant.” – Alberto Caeiro

121. “No living thing ever defeated Tain Hu in battle. Only the tide could fight her. Only the moon and the sea together could bring her down.” – Seth Dickinson

122. “As the are claimed, the Moon shall be the jewel in the prize. Claimed, not as a safe haven, but as an island of menace within the sky. And the last nail will have been driven home when humanity realizes their inactive mistakes.” – Anthony T. Hincks

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

124. “I still say, ‘Shoot for the Moon; you might get there.’” – Buzz Aldrin

125. “She used to tell me that a full Moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.” – Shannon A. Thompson

126. “And all the stars in the deep blue sky are the tears of the Moon; the ones he cried while dreaming about the Sun.” – Laura Chouette

127. “The lovely Moon may not be able to breathe, but it takes our breath away with her incredible beauty and soft silvery love.” – Debasish Mridha MD

128. “Modern science says, ‘The Sun is the past, the Earth is the present, the Moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.” –

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

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

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

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

133. “When we are looking at the Moon, we see the purest reflection of our own beauty and , which is why we love the Moon so much.” – Debasish Mridha MD

134. “If you have a problem with the Moon in the sky and you are unhappy, change yourself, because the Moon won’t change!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

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

136. “Have you ever felt this feeling? When suddenly out of the blue someone walks right into your heart? And then you keep staring at the sky at night and keep asking the stars and the moon to help you figure this all out!” – Avijeet Das

137. “Smile like the Moon to make life beautiful, because in your beautiful smile life finds meaning.” – Debasish Mridha MD

138. “She is twice as beautiful as the Moon and all of the stars together.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

139. “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

140. “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the Moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.” – Gautama Buddha

141. “We may look at the same Moon, but our hearts sing different songs depending on our inner emotions and perceptions.” – Debasish Mridha

142. “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

143. “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.” –

144. “The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon—it sounds romantic, but it’s true. The visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine—a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.” – Antoine Predock

145. “The faults of a superior person are like the Sun and Moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” – Confucius

146. “Tell me what you feel in your room when the full Moon is shining 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

147. “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 , you know what God intended for the human race, you know what paradise is.” – Harold Pinter

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

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

150. “Three things cannot be long hidden—the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

151. “I am the Sun who will bring delight when you are in front of me. I am the Moon who will show shyness when you are away from me.” – Santosh Kalwar

152. “Be the moon and inspire people, even when you’re far from full.” – K. Tolboe

153. “She was like the moon—half here and half somewhere else.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

154. “Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.” – Rita Mae Brown

155. “If I tell you there’s cheese on the Moon, bring the crackers.” – Tyronn Lue

156. “The Moon’s a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there.” – John M. Grunsfeld

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

158. “And all the insects ceased in honor of the Moon.” –

159. “The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun.” – Anonymous

160. “The Moon is opposing Jupiter. Don’t get involved—it’s their problem.” – James H. Critchfield

161. “With the light all around us, we felt a secret in that moon-infused water like pearls forming in the soft tissues of oysters.” – Pat Conroy

162. “She always said she’d prefer to die on her way to the Moon than under a runaway bus.” – Alan Bradley

163. “Full moon is a good fisherman; every eye is easily caught in his net!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

164. “Many solemn nights, blond moon, we stand and marvel—sleeping our noons away.” – Teitoku

165. “The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.” – Alfred Noyes

166. “The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current.” – Willa Cather

167. “The Moon is a white strange world, a 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

168. “This super full Moon brings grounding that opens a doorway of new healing, new teaching and new mysteries.” – Anonymous

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

170. “Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

171. “The moon is the accomplice of all things related to the heart.” – Walter Mercado

172. “My walk on the moon lasted three days. My walk with God will last forever.” – Charles Duke

173. “We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” – William Anders

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

175. “Barn’s burnt down—now I can see the moon.” – Matsuo Basho

176. “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

177. “For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full Moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.” – Richard Baker

178. “The ancients often believed a celestial event like an eclipse to be a bad omen—that the sun or the moon vanishing from the sky was a harbinger of disaster, a sign of devastation or destruction to come.” – Jenna Wortham



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