36 Awe-Inspiring Full Moon Quotes

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The moon, while constantly present, is ever-changing through her cycles. Each of her phases has a different effect on us. The new moon has renewing energy, but the full moon brings intensity and release, and these full moon quotes honor its wondrous beauty.

We too often overlook the moon because we know that she will come every night and seem to have bigger worries down here on the ground. But the moon is a magnificent phenomenon of cosmic nature, impacting so much of what goes on on Earth like the tides and nocturnal behavior — we even call craziness a possession by the moon (if you use the word lunatic). 

The moon certainly captivates and inspires as she glows in the dark night sky. Read on for some odes to the moon.

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

Does she reflect the sun, or is she reflecting us?

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

With her immense and powerful light.

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

She is always there, usually at our loneliest hour.

4. “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

Magnificent and magnetic is the moon’s pull.

5. “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

What an adoring love that would be.

6. “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

Her contradictions are her beauty.

7. “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

The moon connects all of us through time and place.

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

Linger on her fleeting sight.

9. “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

The moon’s light connects and inspires.

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

And a light side that dazzles.

11. “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

Do not take her for granted.

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

Give the moon her due and she’ll nourish your spirit.

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

Divine power is strongest when the moon is full.

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

She will reflect all that you adore.

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

Waxing and waning, but eternal.

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

A whimsical, powerful, mysterious kind of magic.

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

It is an all consuming light.

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

She makes us pensive, she makes us loving, she makes us crazy.

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19. “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

She is the brightest thing in the darkest time, there’s a lesson in that.

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

Mother Moon stays close to watch all of her children.

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

There is a strange, beautiful balance between dark and light.

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

She is always there, we must remember to notice her.

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

We’re all hooked.

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

She follows wherever you may go or wish you were.

25. “The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurringand all of the acts carried outon this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories.” Haruki Murakami

The moon will keep all of your secrets.

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

What would we do without her?

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

Don’t forget to do your full moon spells.

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

Take a moment to appreciate the moon even if you lose a few minutes of sleep.

29. “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

We can’t time travel, but we can share the moon with present folks.

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

Such a warm light it must be shared.

31. “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

The friendliest neighbor we could have.

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

Don’t just glance at her, behold her grace!

33.”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

Will you cower or bask in her mystical light?

34. “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

It can make lunatics or magic. Most likely both.

35. “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

She can simultaneously illuminate and hide.

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

Nature knows to admire the moon. Don’t let your complicated human life make you forget that you are part of nature too.

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Colleen Fogarty is a writer who covers self-care, astrology, and relationship topics.