63 Most Beautiful Moon Quotes of All Time10th Sep 2023
For thousands of years, people have dedicated legends, rituals and odes to the Moon. And even as science has shed light on the Moon’s mysteries, it has not ceased to inspire us. These quotes about the moon reflect the beauty, mystery, and symbolism associated with our celestial neighbour. Enjoy reflecting on their wisdom and inspiration!
What is a famous quote about the Moon?
The answer will probably be the same as with the question of What is the moon quote by Albert Einstein? The discoveries of the greatest physicist made a huge contribution to the development of astronomy, cosmology and astrophysics, and his quotes went down in history along with his unique scientific theories. Some of Einstein’s famous sayings open our list of the best moon quotes.
- “I think that a particle must have a separate reality independent of the measurements. That is an electron has spin, location and so forth, even when it is not being measured. I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.”
- “Do you really believe that the moon isn’t there when nobody looks?”
- “The moon does not simply disappear when we are not looking at it.”
Note that Einstein died in 1955, four years before the first flight into space, but he already understood a lot about the moon even then.
Love relationships are the leitmotif of many novels, movies and songs. The moon is the eternal companion of romantic dates, so no love story is truly complete without it. Here are some beautiful romantic moon quotes.
- “I love you to the moon and back”. Samuel McBratney, children’s writer from Northern Ireland.
- “The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” — Carl Sandburg, American poet.
- “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, American writer.
- “The moon was reigning over their world, glowing its full splendor to all those willing to look up.” — Irina Serban, Romanian writer.
- “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, American writer.
- “If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised, because every night I tell her about you.” — Shahrazad al-Khalij, Arabian novelist.
- “I feel like the moon is a very beautiful woman. She’s in control.” — Ravyn Lenae, American R&B singer-songwriter.
- “Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe.” — Hanako Ishii, Japanese writer.
- “I swear, the reason for full moons is so the angels in heaven can see us better. They’re always watching us, but they can see us better when the moon is full.” — Nicholas Sparks, American romance novelist.
- “The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.” — Debasish Mridha, American physician, philosopher, poet.
- “Love is like the moon, when it does not increase, it decreases.” — Unknown author.
- “Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: — you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” — e.e. Cummings, American poet, painter, essayist, and author.
- “The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” — Pablo Neruda, Chilean politician.
- “The moon and I have a secret. She knows the reason why I’m smiling.” — Sanober Khan, Indian poet and writer.
- “If you want to know how much I love you, count the waves in the sea and the stars in the sky, but don’t forget to count the moons on my journey to you.” — Atticus.
- “If the moon smiled, she would resemble you”. — Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet, writer.
The list of love moon quotes is endless, but their general meaning is the same — they express feelings for a loved one, sometimes in the most unimaginable epithets.
In Japanese, it sounds 月が綺麗ですね (tsuki ga kirei desu ne), and in English:
- “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?”
Surprisingly, there is a legend according to which these words carry a hidden meaning, namely — “I love you.” Supposedly the origin of the phrase belongs to Soseki Natsume (夏目漱石), a famous Japanese writer of the 19th and 20th centuries. When he was working as an English teacher, he saw his student translate “I love you” into Japanese and said, “Japanese never say such things shamelessly. You’d better translate it as “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?” Or something like that.”
Even if this is a fictional story, let’s be honest, it gave us one of the most beautiful and romantic moon quotes.
William Shakespeare, the renowned British playwright and poet, often incorporated references to the moon in his works, creating beautiful and memorable lines. Here are some of the most beautiful Shakespeare quotes about the moon, that capture the beauty, romance, and sometimes mysterious nature associated with the celestial body.
- “The moon shines bright: in such a night as this, when the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees and they did make no noise, in such a night Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls, and sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents, where Cressid lay that night.” — Merchant of Venice.
- “O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” — Romeo and Juliet.
- “How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.” — The Merchant of Venice.
- “But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief, that thou her maid art far more fair than she.” — Romeo and Juliet.
- “The moon, methinks, looks with a watery eye, and when she weeps, weeps every little flower.” — A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- “The moon’s an arrant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun.” — Timon of Athens.
- “The moon, the governess of floods, Pale in her anger, washes all the air.” — King Lear.
The moon is our closest celestial body, so it is not surprising that it became the main object of astronomic observation and humanity’s first step on the path to the stars. In 1969, we landed on the moon and today, more than half a century later, we are going back. Isn’t this a great occasion for inspiration and creating quotes about stars and Moon?
- “Well we all shine on like the moon and the stars and the sun. Well we all shine on. Everyone, on and on”. — John Lennon. The Beatles.
- “The moon and stars are not above us; they are within us.” — John Muir, Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and environmental philosopher.
- “You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos”. — Tom Hanks, American actor.
- “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” — Norman Vincent Peale, American Protestant clergyman and author.
- “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” — Paul Brandt. Canadian country music artist.
- “There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.” — Pink Floyd. British rock band.
- “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, English writer and philologist.
- “The Moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.” — Arthur C. Clarke. English sci-fi writer and inventor.
- “If somebody had said before the flight: Are you going to get carried away looking at the earth from the moon — I would have to say, no, no way. But yet when I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the moon, I cried”. — Alan Shepard, American astronaut.
- “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, American Ph.D.
And here are some amazing quotes about the Moon and stars from Apollo astronauts, that were closer to the Moon than anyone.
- “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” — Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.
- “…The vast loneliness up here at the moon is awe-inspiring, and it makes you realize what you have back there on Earth. The earth from here is a grand oasis in the big vastness of space.” — Jim Lovell, Apollo 13.
- “This has been far more than three men on a mission to the Moon; more still than the efforts of a government and industry team; more, even, than the efforts of one nation. We feel this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown.” — Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11.
- “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, Commander Apollo 15
- “Now I know why I’m here. Not for a closer look at the moon, but to look back at our home, the Earth.” — Alfred Worden. Apollo 15.
- “The vast loneliness up here of the moon is awe-inspiring, and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth.” — Charlie Duke. Apollo 16.
- “Here Men From Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon The Moon July 1969 A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind.” — Plaque left on the Moon by Apollo 11.
You may have wondered why the moon gets smaller or disappears from the sky on some evenings. In fact, it does not disappear anywhere, it just hides from our eyes for a while. We call this phenomenon moon phases. Even when the moon is not visible, it is always there and waiting for the moment to light up the night sky again and dispel the darkness. So let these inspirational quotes about the moon guide you through the dark times.
- “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
- “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, Chinese American author, artist, philosopher, teacher and martial artist.
- “Be the moon and inspire people, even when you’re far from full.” — K. Tolnoe, Danish artist and writer.
- “The Moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.” — Ani DiFranco, American singer.
- “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, British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor.
- “If you strive for the moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence.” — James Woods. American actor.
- “Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.” — Victoria Erickson, author, poet.
- “Don’t worry if you’re making waves just by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.” — Scott Stabile. Author, inspirational speaker.
- “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.” — Gautama Buddha.
- “What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be short-sighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.” — Shams Tabrizi. Iranian philosopher.
- “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy?” — Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright.
- “So imagine that the lovely moon is playing just for you — everything makes music if you really want it to.” — Giles Andreae, British writer and illustrator.
Humour is always good, and we hope these funny full moon quotes and just cute moon quotes will amuse you.
- “Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.” — German Proverb.
- “Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night”. — Hal Borland, American writer, journalist and naturalist.
- “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, Swiss writer.
- “When I stare at the sky, I see you. When I stare out into the ocean, I see you. When I’m looking at the moon, I see you. Geez! Would you move aside, you’re constantly getting in my way.” — Anonymous author.
- “War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull” — Mark Twain, American writer.
- “What is closer: France or the Moon? The Moon, obviously! You can’t see France from here!” — Anonymous author.
And we’d like to close with one of the moon quotes by legendary rock musician and permanent guitarist of Rolling Stones Keith Richards.
“You’ve got the sun, you’ve got the moon, and you’ve got the Rolling Stones.”
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