Moon Quotes

The moon is Earth's main satellite. It is visible in the night sky. The moon and moonlight are often mentioned by writers. There have been many famous quotes about the moon. Here is a collection of moon quotes from authors and poets.

"O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable." - Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare


"And, all at once, the moon arose through the thin ghastly mist, and was crimson in color. And mine eyes fell upon a huge gray rock which stood by the shore of the river, and was lighted by the light of the moon"- "Silence - A Fable" - Edgar Allan Poe


"...maybe there's a whole other universe where a square moon rises in the sky, and the stars laugh in cold voices, and some of the triangles have four sides, and some have five, and some have five raised to the fifth power of sides." - It - Stephen King


"Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels." - "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"In any city with lots of skyscrapers, lots of skyline, the moon seems bigger than it is. It's called the moon illusion." - NeilDeGrasse Tyson


"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks." - Gandalf, The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien


The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to." - Carl Sandburg




"I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul ... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream." - Neil Armstrong


"The moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun." - Timon of Athens - Shakespeare


"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


"If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression Of something beautiful, but annihilating." - Ariel - Sylvia Plath


"Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.." - Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien


"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." - Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad


"One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls." - A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini


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