83 Quotes About the Moon to Shoot for Greatness

Moon Quotes

These beautiful moon quotes will help you find inspiration and motivation in the sky, in the world and within yourself. Use them to shoot for the moon and achieve greatness.

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Moon Quotes

We’re gonna chase the moon, chase the moon, chase the moon tonight. We’re gonna leave the world behind.

“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

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

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

Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!

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

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That’s the thing about the moon… the closer she gets to you, the rougher the seas. Unless, of course, you are the sun.

“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

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.

“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

Nights on the moon. I’m not weightless, but I feel close to it. I can hit heights on the moon.

“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

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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.’

“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

For you, full moon, keep vigil for you, my girl, keep vigil for you, my love.

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

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.

“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

The moon rested right above the mountains, a place I call home.

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

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

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

The Moon is not an electric light bulb that you can change with another!

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

The lovely moon may not be able to breathe, but it takes our breath away with her incredible beauty and soft silvery love.

“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

That what secretly flows between us today, will gleam tomorrow, the way the full moon does.

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

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.

“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

I feel as though someone’s handed me the moon… and I don’t exactly know what to do with it.

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

The moon is the sun at your place splashing its rays below but it’s the same art board we stare at!

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

Be the moon and inspire people, even when you’re far from full.

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

Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.

“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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.

“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

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.

“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

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.

“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

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

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

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.

“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

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.

“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

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.

“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

The moon — a luminous guide for the poetic musings of my soul.

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

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

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

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained.

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

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.

“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

The moon stared at me through sprinkled nighttime stardust and I alone smile.

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

She was like the moon, half here and half somewhere else.

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

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.

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

The light of the Moon reminds us that when we share the light of others, we shine in our own unique way.

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

It shall be established forever like the moon, and the witness in the sky is faithful.

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

I swear, the reason for full moons is so the gods can more clearly see the mischief they create.

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

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.

“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

If you strive for the moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence.

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

For the moon though one, dispels the darkness, which the stars, though numerous, do not.

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

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.

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

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

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

The moon fascinates us in her simplicity.

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

Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.

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

She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.

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

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.

“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

I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.

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

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.

“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

The moon is brighter since the barn burned.

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

The moon is alive because of the darkness – how could we ever be afraid of something that gives the stars a home?

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

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.

“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

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

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

Full moon is a good fisherman; every eye is easily caught in his net!

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

Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.

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

We went to the moon and discovered Earth.

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

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.

“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

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.

“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

This is not only a full moon for me. This is an image of your face for me.

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

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.

“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

The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.

“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

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.

“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

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.

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

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.

“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

I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.

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

That’s one small step for [a] man; one giant leap for mankind.

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

I feel like the moon is a very beautiful woman. She’s in control.

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

In presence of the Moon nobody sees stars.

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

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?

“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

How very wonderful friends the moon, the sea and the night are!

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

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

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

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.

“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

I can’t see the darkness anymore. When I’m staring at the moon, moon I don’t feel the darkness anymore.

“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

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.

“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

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.

“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

And all the insects ceased in honor of the moon.

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

Be like the moon in someone’s sky and show her the way of life with your loving silvery lights during the darkness.

“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

We may look at the same moon, but our hearts sing different songs depending on our inner emotions and perceptions.

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

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.

“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

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night.

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

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

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

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.

“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

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

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

Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon.

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

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

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

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