42 Best Moon Quotes to Inspire You

The moon has inspired and amazed humans for millions of years. People have used Telescope to See the Moon in much better detail. Musicians and authors have used the wonders of the moon as inspiration in songs and poems.

The moon is the second brightest object in the night sky and the only planet that man has walked upon. It is believed that the moon was formed over 4.5 billion years ago, and there is much debate about how it was created. There is even some debate on what and how the lunar features on the surface of the moon were formed.

Many questions are answered and unanswered about the moon, with the unanswered leading to intrigue and wonder. That has lead to many of the beautiful moon quotes we have below.

“that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Neil Armstrong

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”

Neil Armstrong

“Bravery comes along as a gradual accumulation of discipline”

Buzz Aldrin

“To me, that is one of the most important principles of life: Never leave your friends behind.”

Buzz Aldrin

“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

“I looked and looked, but I didn’t see God.”

Yuri Gagarin

“From the Moon’s surface, the Earth is but a tiny, blue teardrop in the inky blackness of space.”

Stewart Stafford

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

Mark Twain

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”

William Shakespeare

“The moon, like a flower In heaven’s high bower, With silent delight Sits and smiles on the night”

William Blake

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

Ai Yazawa

“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

“The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

Pablo Neruda

“Woman wants monogamy; Man delights in novelty. Love is woman’s moon and sun; Man has other forms of fun. . . With this the gist and sum of it, What earthly good can come of it?”

Dorothy Parker

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”

e. e. Cummings

“I suppose there were moonless nights and dark ones with but a silver shaving and pale stars in the sky, but I remember them all as flooded with the rich indolence of a full moon.”

Willa Sibert Cather

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

Khalil Gibran

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.”

Carl Sandburg

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

Tom Robbins

“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

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Munia Khan

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy?”

Oscar Wilde

“Don’t worry if you’re making waves just by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.”

Scott Stabile

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

Anton Chekhov

“Men are like the earth, and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other because they don’t see it – but there is.”

Olive Schreiner

“Full moon is a good fisherman; every eyes are easily caught in his net!”

Mehmet Murat ildan

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.”

Les Brown

“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

“The Moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.”

Ani DiFranco

“You can be the Moon and still be jealous of the stars.”

Gary Allan

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

Pink Floyd

“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

“But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask; why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?”

John F. Kennedy

“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

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


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

Galileo Galilei

“A slave world is not worth preserving. Better be lifeless like the cold moon, or primitively vegetal like desolate Mars, than be a planet populated by social robots.”

Harlow Shapley

“And God made two great lights, great for their use

To man, the greater to have rule by day, The less by night…”

John Milton

“Astronomers = Moon Starers = No More Stars”


“Maybe the moon is beautiful only because it is far.”

Mahmoud Darwish

“The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.”

Havelock Ellis