Moon Quotes Celebrating the Shine in Darkness

This “moon quotes” collection will help you see the beauty of life and inspire you to believe in your purpose.

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The moon shines and makes our world bright at night.

But besides illuminating our nights, the moon can be a great motivator with many life lessons for us.

What are the benefits of reading these moon quotes?

The moon is full of imperfections, but it’s still beautiful and a pleasure to watch.

This makes the moon, and these moon quotes, perfect for life metaphors and lessons.

It has beauty and elegance without reason.

Like the moon, we should:

  • Be calm
  • Reflect beauty despite being imperfect in appearance
  • Shine in the darkness
  • Embrace the changes in our lives without fearing what differences they might bring

The moon goes through phases much as we do.

These moon quotes are also perfect for a project or paper about the moon!

Be like the moon

Strive to achieve every success but do not bask in your glories for long.

Just like the moon wanes, you should be open to shedding your past so you can pick yourself up to scale a new peak.

To shine your life with imagination and possibilities, below is our collection of beautiful, wise, and inspirational moon quotes, moon sayings, and moon proverbs collected from various sources over the years.

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Look through our complete collection of inspirational quotes here.

Moon quotes to help you see the beauty of life

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

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

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

Moon Quotes about friends

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

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

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

Moon quotes to help you see the beauty of life

7. “The moon fascinates us in her simplicity.” – Avijeet Das

Moon quotes to inspire you to grow and regrow

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

Moon quotes to help you believe in your purpose

9. “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”- George Carlin

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10. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”  – Les Brown

Moon quotes to motivate you

Moon quotes to celebrate the shine in the darkness

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

Moon quotes about our dark sides

12. “The moon rested right above the mountains, a place I call home.”― Daniel Wallock

Moon quotes and sayings

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

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

Moon quotes about the night

15. “The sun Watches what I do. But the moon knows all my secrets.” —J.M Wonderland

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16. “In presence of the Moon nobody sees stars.” —Amit Kalantri

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17. “And all the insects ceased in honor of the moon.” — Jack Kerouac

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18. “The day, water, sun, moon, night: I do not have to purchase these things with money.” — Plautus

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19. “Full moon is a good fisherman; every eye is easily caught in his net!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

Moon quotes about the sky

Moon quotes to inspire you to grow and regrow

21. “The moon — a luminous guide for the poetic musings of my soul.” ― Meeta Ahluwalia

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

Moon quotes about saving the world

23. “If you strive for the moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence.” — James Wood

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

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25. “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.” — Gary Allan

Moon quotes about jealousy

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

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27. “The moon is brighter since the barn burned.” — Matsuo Basho

bright Moon quotes and sayings

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

Moon quotes about the sky

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

Moon quotes that will make your day

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

Moon quotes to inspire you

Moon quotes to help you believe in your purpose

31. “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

32. “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

33. “I can feel the moon’s love for the earth in my soul when it’s magical silent silvery light touches my heart.” – Debasish Mridha MD

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34. “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 MD
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35.) “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

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

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

38. “As the seas 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

39. “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
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40. “The moon, like a flower in heaven’s high bower, With silent delight Sits and smiles on the night.”- William Blake

Beautiful moon quotes to illuminate your life

41. “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 Ildan

42. “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, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.”  – John F. Kennedy

43. “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

44. “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
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45. “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

46. “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

47. “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

48. “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

49. “The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

50. “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

Moon quotes to elevate your mind

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

52. “This super full moon brings grounding that opens a doorway of new healing, new teaching and new mysteries.” —Unknown

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

54. “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

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

56. “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

57. “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

58. “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

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

60. “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 MD

More moon quotes and sayings

61. “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

62. “You may have the dark and cold street life, ruled by the lessor 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

63. “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.” — Tom Hanks

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

65. “It was the kind of moon that I would want to send back to my ancestors and gift to my descendants so they know that I too have been bruised…by beauty.” — Sanober Khan

66. “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

67. “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 whole night.” – Akshay Vasu

68. “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

69. “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.” – Deng Ming-Dao

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70. “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

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Other moon quotes and sayings

71. “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

72. “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

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

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

75. “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

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

77. “The moon is the sun at your place splashing its rays below but it’s the same art board we stare at!” – Suyasha Subedi

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

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79. “When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender 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

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

81. “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 Ildan

82. “Drink in the moon as though you might die of thirst.” — Sanober Khan

83. “This is not only a full moon for me. This is an image of your face for me.” — Gaurav G.R.V. Sharma

84. “That what secretly flows between us today, will gleam tomorrow, the way the full moon does.” — Rafy Rohaan

85. “For you, full moon, keep vigil for you, my girl, keep vigil for you, my love.” — Miguel Ángel Sáez Gutiérrez

Beautiful moon quotes about our light in the night sky

86. “The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.” — Alfred Noyes

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

88. “We all shine on… like the moon and the stars and the sun… we all shine on.” — John Lennon

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

90. “The moon is a silver pin-head vast, That holds the heaven’s tent-hangings fast.” — William R. Alger

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

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

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

94. “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

95. “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

Moon quotes from song lyrics

96. “My mind be so cloudy baby, I can’t see the moon. I’m only talking facts, I don’t assume.” — Virgo Parks, High as the Moon

97. “I can’t see the darkness anymore. When I’m staring at the moon, moon I don’t feel the darkness anymore.” — Esy Defrin, Moon

98. “Nights on the moon. I’m not weightless, but I feel close to it. I can hit heights on the moon.” — Alex Parker, Nights on the Moon

99. “Dark moon, way up high up in the sky. Oh, tell me why, oh tell me why you’ve lost your splendor.” — Elvis Presley, Dark Moon

100. “We’re gonna chase the moon, chase the moon, chase the moon tonight. We’re gonna leave the world behind.” — Sha Breezie, Chase the Moon

101. “Let go and let it be. Baby grab my hand and go along with the beat. Now you’re in the dark side of the moon.” — Sebastian Hex, Dark Side of the Moon

102. “Groove it till you feel it. Feel the rhythm in your feet and close your eyes and feel your heart beating to the moon music.” — TonzA, Dancin’ on a Moon

103. “And if you fit into my world I’ll give you every galaxy. The sun, the sea, the earth, the moon; So tell me, do you feel it too?” — Hailee Smogavec, Over the Moon

104. “Looking at the moon in the night sky, thinking ’bout the ways it can change lives. Thinking ’bout the way it can change tides. Thinking ’bout how I always miss it in the daytime.” — A.T.S.D., Moon

105. “Everybody said that the moon won’t fall. It’s been there for time, holding strong and tall. Everybody said that the moon won’t fall. No need to panic, no worries at all.” — FoxyNoTail, Slack’s Fault

Moon quotes from Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin along with other people involved in the Apollo missions

106. “That’s one small step for [a] man; one giant leap for mankind.” — Neil A. Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11

107. “Frequently on the lunar surface I said to myself, This is the Moon, that is the Earth. I’m really here, I’m really here!” — Alan Bean, Apollo 12

108. “It’s different, but it’s very pretty out here. I suppose they are going to make a big deal of all this.” — Neil A. Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11

109. “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

110. “I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher . . . we might get a much better idea of what we saw.” — Michael Collins, Apollo 11

111. “If somebody had said before the flight, “Are you going to get carried away looking at the earth from the moon?” I would have said, “No, no way.” But yet when I first looked back at the earth, standing on the moon, I cried.” — Alan Shepard, Astronaut

112. “When the eagle landed on the moon, I was speechless—overwhelmed, like most of the world. Couldn’t say a word. I think all I said was, “Wow! Jeez!” Not exactly immortal. Well, I was nothing if not human.” — Walter Cronkite, CBS News Anchor

113. “Well, Frank, my thoughts are very similar. 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, live Apollo 8

114. “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

115. “Neil and Buzz, I am talking to you by telephone from the Oval Office at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made. Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man’s world. As you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth.” — President Richard M. Nixon

Moon quotes from the bible

116. “Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!” — Psalm 148:3

117. “The moon and stars to rule by night, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” — Psalm 136:7-9

118. “He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting.” — Psalm 104:19

119. “It shall be established forever like the moon, and the witness in the sky is faithful.” — Psalm 89:37

120. “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained.” — Psalm 8:3

121. “God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night.” — Genesis 1:16-18

122. “And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar.” — Jeremiah 31:35

123. “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.” — 1 Corinthians 15:41

124. “And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.” — Revelation 21:23

125. “Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, ‘Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.’” — Genesis 37:9

Moon quotes that will make your day

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

127. “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

128. 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

129. “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

130. “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 C Bryant

131. “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” ― William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”

132. “Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.” – German Proverb

133. “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

134. “The full moon appears at night with all its might and erases all the stars from the sky! Do the same to impress the world, stand in front of the world with all your strength and all your being!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

135. “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

Moon quotes that will make you think

136. “The moon is alive because of the darkness – how could we ever be afraid of something that gives the stars a home?” – Laura Chouette

137. “A full moon hung across the heavens like a pregnant belly.” ― Kien Nguyen

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

139. “We take daylight for granted. But moonlight is another matter.”― Richard Adams

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

141. “The sun works the day shift; the moon, the night shift.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

142. “Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

143. “The light of the Moon reminds us that when we share the light of others, we shine in our own unique way.”― Suzy Davies

144. “The moon was up, painting the world silver, making things look just a little more alive.”
N.D. Wilson

145. “The Moon is not an electric light bulb that you can change with another!”― Avijeet Das

Moon Quotes For Its Bright Glow

146. “We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.” ― Anais Nin

147. “Tonight I’m going to shower  and then just walk for about four hours and look at the moon.” ― Rafer Johnson

148. “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.” ― Frank Sinatra

149. “I am bold enough to say that a man-made Moon voyage will never occur regardless of all scientific advances.” ― Lee De Forest

150. “For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not.” ― Chanakya

151. “How very wonderful friends the moon, the sea and the night are!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

152. “We went to the moon and discovered Earth.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

153. “It broke my heart when I learned the moon had been passing the sun’s light off as its own.” ― Joanna Newsom

154. “I feel as though someone’s handed me the moon… and I don’t exactly know what to do with it.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

155. “They say reach for the stars and you will get to the moon. I say reach for yourself and you will get to the stars.” ― Francisco Leon

Did you enjoy these moon quotes?

The moon makes our world beautiful at night.

Just like it, we should have confidence in our beauty and elegance, regardless of whatever imperfections we might have.

The moon reminds us that darkness can’t take away the beauty of life.

Despite the ups and downs of life, we should reflect beauty and believe in our purpose.

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Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add?

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