100 Best Moon Quotes That Capture Her Powerful Beauty

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The Moon plays a powerful part in our lives in multiple ways.

Given we are all personally influenced by the Moon's energy every day, the urge to show our gratitude for (and fascination with) her romantic beauty by posting Moon quotes on Instagram or in text to those we love is as naturally compelling as the pull of the Moon itself.

Much of the Moon's beauty lies in the way it remains deeply mysterious while shining a light on that which surrounds us, serving as a guiding light in the darkness while leaving the potential for growth and whatever else we might do with it in our hands.

The moon symbolizes feminity, ruling our emotions through the rhythmic nature of its cycles and inspiraing us to into the world and rediscovering Mother Nature.

The Moon's cycles themselves — New Moon, Crescent Moon, Quarter Moon, Gibbous Moon, Full Moon and back around again — are said to represent immortality and enlightenment.

In astrology, the Moon has a strong influence on all zodiac signs and placements.

The lunar position in your birth chart plays a large role in shaping who you are and how you process your emotions. Additionally, the Moon's placement at any given moment can shine a light on certain predicaments we may not be seeing clearly.

Spritually, the Moon represents your inner world. Whereas the Sun shapes your outward identity and personality, the Moon guides your unconscious feelings and desires.

New Moon and Full Moon rituals allow you to harness the Moon's energy in ways that will enhance your life and spirit.

New Moons are believed to be the ideal time for setting intentions for manifestation, while Full Moons are meant for reflecting on, receiving and expressing gratitude for those manifestations you set in motion during earlier phases.

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Use the collection of the Moon quotes below to honor the Moon and remember to look above you at the night sky, whether in Instagram captions, as part of a New or Full Moon ritual or in romantic messages to someone you love.

100 Best Moon Quotes

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

2. “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

3. “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

5. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." — George Carlin

6. "Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars." — Les Brown

7. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

8. "Don't tell me the Moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." — Anton Chekhov

9. "Those are the same stars, and that is the same Moon, that looks 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

10. “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

11. "Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon. Or the storm. Or the sea." — Victoria Erickson

12. "Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon." — Maxine Lee

13. "Drag me to the moon, to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I'm swept up in amorphous dust." — Bradley Chicho

14. "She and the moon could always be found playing in the darkness." — A.J. Lawless

15. "With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy?" — Oscar Wilde

16. "How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon?" — Toni Morrison

17. "Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly." — Khaled Hosseini

18. “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

19. "I'm as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes." — Afrika Bambaataa

20. "Don't even try to talk to me when I'm watching the moon. That's my moon, baby." — Wendelin Van Draanen

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21. “Everyone becomes happy and appreciates the moon in their own special way. Children watch their shadows and play in its light, people gather at the square to tell stories and dance through the night. A lot of happy things happen when the moon shines.” — Ishmael Beah

22. “Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.” — Khaled Hosseini, "The Kite Runner"

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

24. “When one starts thinking of the full moon as a common sight that will come again to one’s eyes ad-infinitum, the value of life is diminished and life goes by uncherished.” — Roman Payne

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

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

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

28. “This is what I’m 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

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

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

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

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

33. “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, Classic Ghost Stories by Wilkie Collins, M.R. James, Charles Dickens and Others

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

35. “The journey of the sun and moon is predictable, but yours is your ultimate art.” —​ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

36. “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

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

38. “In part. She sat down and pulled her necklace out of her shirt. I read about it in my mother's journal. The Witches believe we are all parts of a whole. Like the phases of the moon. Together, we complete the circle and bring balance.” —​ Amber Argyle, Witch Song

39. “She is the magic of a full moon light!” — Avijeet Das

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

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41. ”A full moon is poison to some; they shut it out at every crevice, and do not suffer a ray to cross them; it has a chemical or magical effect; it sickens them. But I am never more free and royal than when the subtile celerity of its magic combinations, whatever they are, is at work.” — Harriet Prescott Spofford

42. “There might be a connection between the moon’s energy when it’s full and the electrical impulses in the brain.” — Colin Cotterill

43. “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

44. “The moon shines full on the full of the moon.” — Anthony T. Hinks

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

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

47. "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

48. "I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected." — Gloria Vanderbilt

49. “I still say, ‘Shoot for the moon; you might get there.'” — Buzz Aldrin

50. “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. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” — Tahereh Mafi

51. “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, Empress

52. “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

53. "I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos." — Tom Hanks

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

55. “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

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

57. “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

58. “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

59. “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

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

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61. “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

62. "Don't worry if you're making waves just by being yourself. The moon does it all the time." — Scott Stabile

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

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

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

66. “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

67. "Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars." — Bette Davis

68. “The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” — Carl Sandburg

69. “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

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

71. “The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.” — Carl Sandburg

72. “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

73. “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

74. “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

75. "If you strive for the Moon, maybe you'll get over the fence." — James Woods

76. “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

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

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

79. “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. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories.” — Haruki Murakami

80. “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, "Distilled Thoughts"

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81. “Many solemn nights blond moon, we stand and marvel...Sleeping our noons away.” — Teitoku

82. “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

83. “What was supposed to be so special about a full moon? It was only a big circle of light. And the dark of the moon was only darkness. But halfway between the two, when the moon was between the worlds of light and dark when even the moon lived on the edge...maybe then a witch could believe in the moon.” —​ Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

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

85. “The moon is the friendliest of the celestial bodies, after all, glowing warm and white and welcoming, like a friend who wants only to know that all of us are safe in our narrow worlds, our narrow yards, our narrow, well-considered lives.” — Seanan McGuire

86. “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

87. “I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either.” — Alberto Caeiro

88. "I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." —​ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

89. "The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full." — Rumi

90. "The reappearance of the crescent moon after the new moon; the return of the Sun after a total eclipse, the rising of the Sun in the morning after its troublesome absence at night were noted by people around the world; these phenomena spoke to our ancestors of the possibility of surviving death. Up there in the skies was also a metaphor of immortality." — Carl Sagan

91. "The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon." — Jean Ingelow

92. “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

93. Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection. — Rabindranath Tagore

94. "There's something enchanted about the night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon." — Luanne Rice

95. "Here is something you have to understand about stories: They point you in the right direction but they can't take you all the way there. Stories are crescent moons; they glimmer in the night sky, but they are most exquisite in their incomplete state. Because people crave the beauty of not-knowing, the excitement of suggestion, and the sweet tragedy of mystery." — Diana Abu-Jaber

96. "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

97. "I wish to cry. Yet, I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on top of the beer can." — Sylvia Plath

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

99. “A crescent moon and an innocent shall find their glory and adoration at the end of the tunnel.” ― P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

100. “The crescent moon in the sky appeared and disappeared between the branches and the thickets, or behind the playful diaphanous night clouds, like the jewel in the crown that shines or blurs according to the destiny of the empire.” ― Mukta Singh-Zocchi, "The Thugs and a Courtesan"

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Sofia Stewart is a writer who covers music, self-care, and spirituality.