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Explore the greatest moon quotes of all time as written and expressed by poets, writers, actors, musicians, scientists, and common people.

Are you a selenophile? Are you someone who feels an unexplainable and magical attraction for the Moon and the stars?

Well, you're not alone. And there are plenty of reasons for you to feel inexplicably connected to the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System.

The Moon - which derives from the Latin word Luna - is our only permanent natural satellite, and it was formed 4.5 billion years ago when a rock slammed into our planet.

Although it appears as a white satellite, the Moon's surface is dark. And it is in synchronous rotation with Earth, which means it always shows the same face.

People have always been fascinated by this massive silica-rich globe that "illuminates" our planet at night.

Believe it or not, every year, the Moon moves approximately 3.8 centimeters away from the Earth.

Despite the slow yet progressive distancing between both astronomical bodies, the Moon continues to play a huge role in the formation of tides.

Have you ever wondered why people go through phases just like the magic white satellite?

While you think about it, take a look at our carefully curated collection of beautiful and inspiring quotes about the Moon:

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

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

Shoot for the Moon - even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
Les Brown

I feel like the Moon is a very beautiful woman. She's in control.
Ravyn Lenae

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

Don't tell me the Moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Anton Chekhov

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

Be both soft and wild. Just like the Moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.
Victoria Erickson

Drag me to the Moon to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I'm swept up in amorphous dust.
Bradley Chicho

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 sky is the limit when there are footprints on the Moon.
Paul Brandt

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 Sun loves the Moon so much that he dies every night to let her breathe, and in return, she reflects his love.
Jeffrey Fry

The Moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, color, and nuance.
Arthur Smith

You can be the Moon and still be jealous of the stars.
Gary Allan

Ten years ago, the Moon was an inspiration to poets and an opportunity for lovers. Ten years from now, it will be just another airport.
Emmanuel G. Mesthene

The Moon lives in the lining of your skin.
Pablo Neruda

The Moon is a silver pin-head vast that holds Heaven's tent-hangings fast.
William R. Alger

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the Moon howls.
George Carlin

The full Moon - the mandala of the sky.
Tom Robbins

The Moon is opposing Jupiter. Don't get involved - it's their problem.
James H. Critchfield

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.

Everyone is a Moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

The Moon is magic for the soul and light for the senses.
Unknown Author

The Moon, like a flower in Heaven's high bower, with silent delight, sits and smiles on the night.
William Blake

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

The Moon is beautiful only when the mind is seeking beauty, and the heart is loving.
Debasish Mridha

Stay wild, moon child.
Riitta Klint

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

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

The Moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one Moon.
Jean Ingelow

The Moon is the reflection of your heart, and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.
Debasish Mridha

And he beholds the Moon like a rounded fragment of ice filled with motionless light.
Gustave Flaubert

Aim for the Moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone

I like to think that the Moon is there, even if I am not looking at it.
Albert Einstein

When the Moon is not full, the stars shine more brightly.
Unknown Author

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

The Moon is faithful to its nature, and its power is never diminished.
Deng Ming-Dao

The beautiful Moon is an antidepressant. Love for her light is in every heart because she is so friendly, loving, and forgiving.
Debasish Mridha

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

The Moon fascinates us in her simplicity.
Avijeet Das

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

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 Sun watches what I do, but the Moon knows all my secrets.
J. M. Wonderland

I can feel the Moon's love for the Earth in my soul when its magical silent silvery light touches my heart.
Debasish Mridha

The Moon just reflects the sunlight. Stars are the ones that can shine by themselves like the Sun. The Moon just sponges off the Sun and shines.
Hong Jung-Eun

The Moon is almost as obvious as the Sun. Clouds permitting, we can see it in the evening sky nearly half the time.
David A. Rothery

Humans have been well aware of the Moon for as far back as records go, but surely before, the Moon must often have been a welcome source of illumination at night.
David A. Rothery

The proper phase of the Moon is essential for spellcraft. The waning Moon is the time to wind down any personal challenges and see them to an end.
Cerridwen Greenleaf

The new Moon is an auspicious time for a fresh start.
Cerridwen Greenleaf

The Moon has been long linked to madness and lunacy. Even today, people sometimes superstitiously blame the Moon, especially the full Moon.
Ken Croswell

The Moon affects people in other ways, for a beautiful crescent suspended in a twilit sky can stir our hearts.
Ken Croswell

The Moon is our nearest neighbor in space - only about a quarter of a million miles away - and is our faithful companion, staying together with us as we journey around the Sun.
Patrick Moore

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