117 Moon Phases Quotes to Celebrate the Divine Creative Force

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Moon Phases Quotes

The moon is perhaps the most mysterious presence in our lives. The way she pulls at the shores, the way she reflects the sun, the feeling she stirs in our hearts. What is it about the force of the moon that has such a powerful effect on the earth herself, and on the heart of humans? Maybe these quotes can illuminate our collective feelings about this feminine force.

Moon Quotes About Seeing the Light in the Dark

The moon teaches us many important lessons. One of the most valuable may be learning how to see the light in the dark moments. Remembering that even in the darkest night, if we simply loop up into the sky, we can absorb the glowing hopeful light of the moon.

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

Full Moon Quotes

Is there anything more magical than the silvery light of a full moon? Or hearing the wolves howl at the moon? Or feeling her pull in your life, a reminder to step into your power and feel confident in your force?

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

“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

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

“For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.” – Richard H Baker

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

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

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.” – Hal Borland

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

”A full moon is a 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 subtle celerity of its magic combinations, whatever they are, is at work.” — Harriet Prescott Spofford

“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

“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

“The full moon – the mandala of the sky.” – Tom Robbins

Crescent Moon Quotes

A crescent moon is a dainty and beautiful sight to behold. She represents the creative force of a new beginning. The birth stage in the life-death-birth cycle of life. She is a wonderful reminder that not all that disappears is gone forever.

“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 lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.” — Rumi

“There’s something enchanted about the night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon.” — Luanne Rice

“Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“A crescent moon and an innocent shall find their glory and adoration at the end of the tunnel.” ― P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Here is something you have to understand about stories: They point you in the right direction but they can’t take you all the way there. Stories are crescent moons; they glimmer in the night sky, but they are most exquisite in their incomplete state. Because people crave the beauty of not-knowing, the excitement of suggestion, and the sweet tragedy of mystery.” — Diana Abu-Jaber

“The crescent moon in the sky appeared and disappeared between the branches and the thickets, or behind the playful diaphanous night clouds, like the jewel in the crown that shines or blurs according to the destiny of the empire.” ― Mukta Singh-Zocchi

Sun and Moon Quotes

The sun and the moon. Shiva and Shakti. The masculine and the feminine. What is one without the other? Enraptured in their cosmic eternal dance of creation and destruction. These are the two most powerful forces in our spiritual and physical lives.

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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’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

“Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.” – Coolio

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

“The sun Watches what I do. But the moon knows all my secrets.” — J.M Wonderland

Moon Quotes About the Night Sky

The moon and the stars compliment each other like nothing else. When the moon is new she gives the stars their time to shine and glimmer in the night sky.

“The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water lily, floating forward with an invisible current.” – Willa Cather

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

“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

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

“There was always something new to be seen in the unchanging night sky.” – Fritz Leiber

“No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky.” – Llewelyn Powys

“The night sky is a miracle of infinitude.” – Terri Guillemets

“When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, like this?”– Rumi

“Sometimes in my tent, late at night, I think I can hear the stars scraping against the sky.”– Rick Yancey

“Those who first invented and then named the constellations were storytellers. What it changed was the way people read the night sky.” – John Berger

“The night sky in the forest is a dilating blackness.” – Gwen Calvo

“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.” – Frederic Lawrence Knowles

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” – Haruki Murakami

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

“Drag me to the moon, to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.” – Bradley Chicho

Quotes About the Moon and Sea

The moon on the horizon where the sky meets the sea is perhaps the most hopeful vision a person can behold. It is truly a guiding light and a beacon of hope. The relationship between the sea and the moon is all powerful and mysterious.

“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

“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

“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

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

“Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.” – Victoria Erickson

Romantic Moon Quotes

There is nothing more romantic than being apart from your love, gazing into the night sky, and knowing that you are looking at the same moon. The moon stirs deep emotions in us including love and passion and romance.

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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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.” — Tom Hanks

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

“We love the night and its quiet; and there is no night that we love so well as that on which the moon is coffined in clouds.” — Fitz-James O’Brien

“Tell me how can I look up at the moon, When I know that moon shines upon you, Through that window in your room, Oh how I wish I had you in my arms see darling I would never let you go.” – Justin Nozuka

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

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

“Oh my sweet muse tell me what do I do

on such romantic full-moon nights!

You inflame my passion,

and the moon serenades my obsession!” – Avijeet Das

Inspirational Moon Quotes

The moon has always been a symbol of hope and inspiration. Even more so when man first set foot on the moon, and proved the potential and capability of the human race.

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Paul Brandt

Poetic Lovely Moon Quotes

These moon quotes may not be about anything in particular. Simply enjoy the musings and beauty of the prose and poetry of these writers.

“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

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

“The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.” – Alfred Noyes

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

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

“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

“The moon is a silver pin-head vast, That holds the heaven’s tent-hangings fast.” – William R. Alger

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” – George Carlin

“The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.” – Arthur Smith

“The harvest moon has no innocence, like the slim quarter moon of a spring twilight, nor has it the silver penny brilliance of the moon that looks down upon the resorts of summer time. Wise, ripe, and portly, like an old Bacchus, it waxes night after night.” – Donald C. Peattie

Moon Appreciation Quotes

Expressing our gratitude for nature is so important! She does so much for us and asks for nothing in return. Enjoy these quotes appreciating the moon.

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“Don’t even try to talk to me when I’m watching the moon. That’s my moon, baby.” — Wendelin Van Draanen

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

“The day, water, sun, moon, night: I do not have to purchase these things with money.” — Plautus

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

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

“The Moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the Moon that pulls the tides, and the Moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the Moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist… . When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness.” — D.H. Lawrence

Quotes About the Beautiful Moon

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The moon is undoubtedly as beautiful as she is mysterious.

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.” – Jean Ingelow

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

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

“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.” – Joseph Conrad

FAQ

What are the phases of the moon?

Here are the eight moon phases in order: new moon, waxing crescent moon, first quarter moon, waxing gibbous moon, full moon, waning gibbous moon, third quarter moon, and waning crescent moon.

What does the moon symbolize?

With its waxing and waning, the moon symbolizes the constant changes in life. It also symbolizes the mysterious nature of blind forces, and the passing of time and seasons.

What is a lover of the moon called?

Selenophile: a person who loves the moon.

About Gemma Clarke

Gemma Clarke is a certified and experienced yoga & meditation instructor. She has been practicing meditation since 2014 and teaching since 2018. Gemma specializes in yoga and mindfulness for emotional wellbeing, and she has taught in Thailand, Cambodia, and the UK. Gemma is passionate about sharing her expertise and experience with meditation to inspire others to live more mindfully, becoming happier, healthier, and calmer. Follow me: Instagram | LinkedIn

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