40+ Moon Quotes For When A Full Moon Leaves You Speechless

Fly Me To The Moon! 40+ Moon Quotes For When A Full Moon Leaves You Speechless

May 31, 2021 Updated August 26, 2021

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Quick — think of a popular song, painting, or poem about the moon. You probably have so many options going through your head it might be impossible to zero in on just one. That’s because the moon has inspired a near endless list of art, literature, and song in civilizations old and new (not to mention all the popular lunar names for babies floating around out there!). Humanity’s relationship with the moon goes back to prehistoric times, with a painting of a 15,000-year-old lunar calendar found as part of the art in the Lascaux caves in France. That fascination and study of Earth’s only satellite and constant in our night sky can be found time and again in ancient art and science, because, let’s admit it, we’re all selenophiles! In fact, the lunar calendar was so ubiquitous it was the most popular calendar before the modern era, with the Chinese, Greeks, Babylonians, South Asians, Greeks, and more using it as the basis of their calendar. Some, like the Jewish or Chinese lunar calendar, are still in use today.

All this to say that as long as the moon and Earth are locked in a dance together, we will all have a fascination with this magical and ever-changing orb in our sky. If you feel inspired and want to read some beautiful sayings about the moon or are just looking for the best Instagram caption for an epic full moon photo, we rounded up the best moon quotes just for you. The moons the limit.

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  1. “Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” — Mark Twain
  2. “Shoot for the moon; you might get there.” — Buzz Aldrin
  3. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” — Paul Brandt
  4. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” — Anton Chekhov
  5. “Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she’s in sorrow.” — Yoko Ono
  6. “Full moon is a good fisherman; every eyes are easily caught in his net!“ — Mehmet Murat ildan
  7. “Don’t worry if you’re making waves just by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.” — Scott Stabile
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.” — Albert Einstein
  11. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  12. “The moon can never breathe, but it can take our breath away with the beauty of its cold, arid orb.” — Munia Khan
  13. “Cheap little rhymes
    A cheap little tune
    Are sometimes as dangerous
    As a sliver of the moon.” — Langston Hughes
  14. “How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!” — William Shakespeare
  15. “It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.” — Galileo Galilei
  16. “Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” — E.E. Cummings
  17. “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.“ — Gary Allan
  18. “We ran as if to meet the moon.” — Robert Frost
  19. “The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.“ — Carl Sandburg
  20. “Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.” — Khaled Hosseini
  21. “But even when the moon looks like it’s waning… it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that.” — Ai Yazawa
  22. “The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.“ — Debasish Mridha
  23. “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.” — William Shakespeare
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” — Les Brown
  27. “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
  28. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” — Neil Armstrong
  29. “Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne
  30. “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
  31. “As different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.” — Emily Brontë
  32. Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection.” — Rabindranath Tagore
  33. “Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue, corn moon?” — Pocahantas
  34. “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
  35. “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
  36. “She is twice as beautiful as the moon and all of the stars together.” — Giovannie de Sadeleer
  37. “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.” — Rumi
  38. “She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen, and wishes come true.” — Shannon A. Thompson
  39. “We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.” — Khalil Gibran
  40. “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
  41. “The moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.” — Arthur C. Clarke
  42. “The moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.” — Ani DiFranco
  43. “Drag me to the moon to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.” — Bradley Chicho
  44. “The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” — Pablo Neruda