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50 Moon Quotes Celebrating the Shine in Darkness

This “moon quotes” collection will help you see the beauty of life and inspire you to believe in your purpose.

The moon shines and makes our world bright at night. But besides illuminating our nights, the moon can be a great motivator with many life lessons for us.

The moon is full of imperfections but it’s still beautiful and a pleasure to watch. It has beauty and elegance without reason. Like the moon, we should be calm and reflect beauty despite being imperfect in appearance. We should shine in the darkness of life and give way to the path of light.

The moon goes through phases much like we do. Like it, we should embrace the changes in our lives without fearing what differences they might bring.

Strive to achieve every possible success but do not bask in your glories for long. Just like the moon wanes, you should be open to shedding your past so you can pick yourself up to scale a new peak.

To shine your life with imagination and possibilities, below is our collection of beautiful, wise, and inspirational moon quotes, moon sayings, and moon proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Moon quotes celebrating the shine in darkness

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

2.) ”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

3.) ”The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” – Carl Sandburg

Moon quotes celebrating the shine in darkness

4.) ”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

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

6.) ”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

7.)” 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

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

9.)” 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

10.) ”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

Moon quotes to help you see the beauty of life

11.) ”It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”  – Galileo Galilei

12.)” 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

13.) ”The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.” – Debasish Mridha

Moon quotes to help you see the beauty of life

14.) ”When we are looking at the moon, we see the purest reflection of our own beauty and magic, which is why we love the moon so much.” – Debasish Mridha MD

15.)” This is what I am 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

16.)” 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

17.) ”If you have a problem with the Moon in the sky and you are unhappy, change yourself, because the Moon won’t change!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

18.) ”And at the end of the night, they realized how important those little stars were, which they ignored while adoring the beauty of the moon whole night.” – Akshay Vasu

19.) ”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

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

Moon quotes to inspire you to grow and regrow

21.) ”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

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

Moon quotes to inspire you to grow and regrow

23.) ”She has always been admired by the sun; For the way she rises each time after she falls. But the way she sparkles and glows whenever she talks about the things she adores; makes the moon and stars watch in envy…”  – Samiha Totanji

24.) ”He could well imagine what the moon had given her: pure solitude and tranquility. That was the best thing the moon could give a person.” – Haruki Murakami

25.)” No living thing ever defeated Tain Hu in battle. Only the tide could fight her. Only the moon and the sea together could bring her down.” – Seth Dickinson

26.) ”Have you ever felt this feeling? When suddenly out of the blue someone walks right into your heart? And then you keep staring at the sky at night and keep asking the stars and the moon to help you figure this all out!”  – Avijeet Das

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

28.) ”Smile like the moon to make life beautiful, because in your beautiful smile life finds meaning.”  – Debasish Mridha MD

29.)” 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

30.) ”She is twice as beautiful as the moon and all of the stars together.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

Moon quotes to help you believe in your purpose

31.) ”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

32.) ”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

33.) “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

34.)” 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

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

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

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

38.)” The Moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.” – Arthur C. Clarke

Moon quotes to help you believe in your purpose

39.)” It is no secret that the moon has no light of her own, but is, as it were, a mirror, receiving brightness from the influence of the sun.” – Vitruvius

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

Beautiful moon quotes to illuminate your life

41.) ”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

42.) ”I still say, ‘Shoot for the moon; you might get there.” – Buzz Aldrin

43.) ”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

44.)” 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

45.)” 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

46.) ”The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. “– Confucius

47.)” 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

48.) ”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

49.) ”There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”- George Carlin

moon quotes to illuminate your life

50.) ”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

Did you enjoy these moon quotes?

The moon makes our world beautiful at night. Just like it we should have confidence in our beauty and elegance, regardless of whatever imperfections we might have.

The moon reminds us that darkness can’t take away the beauty of life. Despite the ups and downs of life, we should reflect beauty and believe in our purpose.

Which of these moon quotes was your favorite? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you enjoyed the quotes, don’t forget to share with your friends and followers.

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