180 Best Moon Quotes and Captions for 2021

There is something so special about a night sky illuminated by the moon. Though constantly changing, the moon is always in our lives. We have scoured the internet for the best moon quotes and moon captions including full moon quotes, moonlight quotes, sun and moon quotes, moon love quotes, romantic moon quotes, I love you to the moon and back quotes, meaningful moon quotes, short moon quotes for Instagram, moon and stars quotes, inspirational quotes about the moon, funny moon quotes, beautiful moon quotes, half moon quotes, crescent moon quotes, moon captions for Instagram, moonlight captions, captions about moon and sun, captions on moon, sky and stars and short moon captions.

Whether you are looking for a caption or quote for your next amazing moon post or are simply admiring the moon and want some inspiration you will find what you are looking for in this extensive list of quotes for the moon.

Now here are our favorite moon quotes and captions. Scroll on through to find your favorite moon quote or moon caption.

Moon Quotes

Here are our favorite moon quotes.

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

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

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

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

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

Moon in a dark sky with a moon quotes by Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full Moon Quotes

If you are looking for full moon quotes this list is for you. Scroll through and find your favorite quotes about the full moon.

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

“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

“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

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

”A full moon is 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 subtile 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 to-night.” – 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

“Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.” – German Proverb

Moonlight Quotes

These moonlight quotes are perfect for those shimmery moonlit nights.

“Everyone becomes happy and appreciates the moon in their own special way. Children watch their shadows and play in its light, people gather at the square to tell stories and dance through the night. A lot of happy things happen when the moon shines.” — Ishmael Beah

“This is what I’m 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

“With the light all around us, we felt secret in that moon–infused water like pearls forming in the soft tissues of oysters.” — Pat Conroy

“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

“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

Moon shining on water with a moonlight quotes by Mridha

“What was supposed to be so special about a full moon? It was only a big circle of light. And the dark of the moon was only darkness. But halfway between the two, when the moon was between the worlds of light and dark when even the moon lived on the edge…maybe then a witch could believe in the moon.” — Terry Pratchett

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Sun and Moon Quotes

The sun and moon are both opposites and alike at the same time. Check out these sun and moon quotes about their unique relationship. We also have a list of the Best Sun Quotes.

“And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.” — Hafiz

“The journey of the sun and moon is predictable, but yours is your ultimate art.” — Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“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

Sliver of a moon at sunset with a sun and moon quotes by Coolio

“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

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

“I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either.” — Alberto Caeiro

Moon Love Quotes and Romantic Moon Quotes

These are our favorite quotes about moon and love and romantic moon quotes for those times you are enjoying the moonlight with your special person. On the flip side you might want to see our list of Sunset Love Quotes for when you are watching the sun go down and the moon come up.

“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

“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

Yellow moon and water with a moon love quotes and romantic moon quotes by Tom Hanks

“Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much, that she died every night just to let him breathe.” -Hanako Ishii

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” ― William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”

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

“I want to be in love with you the same way I am in love with the moon with the light shining out of its soul.” — Sanober Khan

“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

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

“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

“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

“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 Love You to the Moon and Back Quotes and Sayings

A classic quote about the moon. Check out these versions of I love you to the moon and back quotes and sayings.

“You take me to the moon and back.”

“I love all of you, even to the moon and back.”

“I’m loving you forever, even to the moon and back.”

“I’ve had countless dreams about love, and I’m glad they all came true in you. I love you to the moon and back, baby.”

“I love you with all my heart, to the moon and back.”

Full moon over trees and the I love you to the moon and back quotes

“Every day is another day of limitless love and joy from me to you because I love you to the moon and back.”

“But I love you much more than just ‘to the moon and back!’”

Meaningful Moon Quotes

We love these meaningful moon quotes.             

“The reappearance of the crescent moon after the new moon; the return of the Sun after a total eclipse, the rising of the Sun in the morning after its troublesome absence at night were noted by people around the world; these phenomena spoke to our ancestors of the possibility of surviving death. Up there in the skies was also a metaphor of immortality.” — Carl Sagan

“When one starts thinking of the full moon as a common sight that will come again to one’s eyes ad-infinitum, the value of life is diminished and life goes by uncherished.” — Roman Payne

“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.”

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

Person walking towards a large moon and meaningful moon quotes by Tonoe

“Never tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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

“I never really thought about how when I look at the moon, it’s the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and George Washington and Cleopatra looked at.” — Susan Beth Pfeffer

Short Moon Quotes for Instagram

Your followers will love these short moon quotes for Instagram on your next post. Pick the one that fits your amazing moon pic the best.

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

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

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“She and the moon could always be found playing in the darkness.” — A.J. Lawless

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy?” — Oscar Wilde

“How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon?” — Toni Morrison

“Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.” — Khaled Hosseini

Dock with moon shining on water with a short moon quotes for Instagram

“Drink in the moon as though you might die of thirst.” — Sanober Khan

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

“She is the magic of a full moon light!” — Avijeet Das

“The moon shines full on the full of the moon.” — Anthony T. Hinks

Moon and Stars Quotes

Here are some classic stars and moon quotes.

“Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” — Les Brown

“Those are the same stars, and that is the same Moon, that looks down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.” — Sojourner Truth

“Oh, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We’ve already got the stars.” — Bette Davis

Crescent moon and stars on a dark sky and moon and stars quotes by Bette Davis

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

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“I’m as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes.” — Afrika Bambaataa

“I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected.” — Gloria Vanderbilt

Inspirational Quotes About the Moon

If you are looking for some motivation check out these inspirational moon quotes.

“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 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

“There might be a connection between the moon’s energy when it’s full and the electrical impulses in the brain.” — Colin Cotterill

“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

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

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

“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

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

“What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be short-sighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.” — Shams Tabrizi

Funny Moon Quotes

A little humor is always a good thing and these funny moon quotes will tickle your funny bone. If you like funny quotes you might also like our lists of Funny Winter Quotes, Funny Mountain Quotes, Funny Hiking Quotes and Funny Thanksgiving Quotes and Funny Halloween Quotes.

“You gazed at the moon and fell in the gutter.” – Thomas Fuller

Full moon and clouds and stars with funny moon quotes by Thomas Fuller

“Have they built cities on the moon? another boy asked hopefully. ‘We left some garbage and a flag there in the sixties, but thats about it.’ – Ransom Riggs

“Wakin’ up to find another day. The moon got lost again last night, but now the sun has finally had its say.” – Gwen Stefani

“Goodnight, moon. Goodnight, stars. Goodnight planets, comets and… Mars. Yes, even you, Mars. And not only for the sake of the rhyme.” – Paul The Astronaut

“If you were to send a werewolf to the moon, would he be a werewolf permanently?” – Kristen Schaal

“What good is the Moon? You can’t buy it or sell it.” – Ivan Boesky

“Tonight, history was going to be made. And it wasn’t the discovery-of-radium, first-man-on-the-moon happy kind of history. It was the Spanish-Inquisition, here-comes-the-Hindenburg bad kind of history.” – Eoin Colfer

“I’ve knitted myself a hat, it’s plum red with an appealing lace pattern, I figured that a few air holes would be nice now that it’s spring. I put it on and feel like a cranberry in the snow, and I wonder if they can see me from the moon. Me and the Great Wall.” – Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold

Beautiful Moon Quotes

A beautiful moon deserves some beautiful moon quotes.

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

“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

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

“She is the magic of a full moon light!” — Avijeet Das

Full moon on dark sky with beautiful moon quotes by Avijeet Das

“The moon in all her immaculate purity hung in the sky, laughing at this world of dust. She congratulated me for my carefully considered maneuvers and invited me to share in her eternal solitude.” — Shan Sa, Empress

“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

Half Moon Quotes

Check out these half moon quotes.

“The half moon on the bank of the river’s devotion. That’s the stab wound, born from the killer emotion.” — Vinnie Paz

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

Half moon on a dark sky and half moon quotes by Meeta

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

Crescent Moon Quotes

If you are looking for crescent moon quotes, look no further, this list is for you.

“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

Last Quotes on the Moon

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

“A full moon hung across the heavens like a pregnant belly.” — Kien Nguyen

“The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” — Tahereh Mafi

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

“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

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

“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

“Many solemn nights blond moon, we stand and marvel…Sleeping our noons away.” — Teitoku

“The moon is the friendliest of the celestial bodies, after all, glowing warm and white and welcoming, like a friend who wants only to know that all of us are safe in our narrow worlds, our narrow yards, our narrow, well-considered lives.” — Seanan McGuire

“I wish to cry. Yet, I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on top of the beer can.” — Sylvia Plath

“In part. She sat down and pulled her necklace out of her shirt. I read about it in my mother’s journal. The Witches believe we are all parts of a whole. Like the phases of the moon. Together, we complete the circle and bring balance.” — Amber Argyle, Witch Song

Moon Captions

If you are looking for moon captions for your next post we have you covered.

The moon made my night

When the moon rises, the world is full of magic

The moon illuminates my path

Because the moon knows best

The beauty of the moon

The biggest little thing in the sky

Half moon in dark sky with moon captions that reads the biggest little thing in the sky

I love the silvery moonlight

Bright sky, bright moon, bright stars!

To the moon and beyond

Running to meet the moon

Moon Captions for Instagram

These moon captions for Instagram are perfect for your next post.

Feeling moonstruck

Orange sky with a half moon and moon captions for Instagram that reads feeling moonstruck

Shooting for the moon

The moon made me do it

Watching the phases of the moon

Chasing the moonlight

Here comes the moon

Loved by the moon

Stay wild moon child

To the moon and back

Moonlight Captions

Or if you specifically want moonlight captions this is the section for you.

Feel the moonlight on your face

Just like the moon, we glow—shining bright in the night

Moonlight, magic in the air

A moonlight stroll

Lit by moonlight

Moonlight is nature’s night light

The silver liquid of the night

I’m in love with moonlight

Ray of moonlight

Moon and clouds with a moonlight captions that says ray of moonlight

Moonlight shining brightly through the night

Moonlit countryside

Black and white moonlight landscape

Captions About Moon and Sun

Check out these captions about moon and sun. We also have a full list of Perfect Sun Captions.

The sun and the moon made love and my sky turned pink

The sun and the moon hug every day

Live by the sun, love by the moon

Moon at sunset with trees and captions about moon and sun

You are my sun, my moon and all my stars

Moon in my eyes, sun in my heart

The moon up high, the sun down low

Captions on Moon, Sky and Stars

Sometimes all you want are captions on moon, sky and stars. You should also check out our list of Perfect Sky Captions.

Gaze at the beautiful moon and watch the stars in the inky black sky for eternity

There is nothing more soothing to the soul than looking up at the stars

You are my moon, my shining star, my guiding light

Follow me tonight, I’ll show you where to look for stars

The sky is lit by the moon and stars

Living by moonlight and starlight

Stars in the sky over trees at night with captions on moon, sky and stars

Full moon on a starry evening

The moon and the stars shine for you

Shooting stars fill the night sky

The stars light up our lives

Short Moon Captions

When it comes to captions, short and sweet can be the way to go. These short moon captions are great for every occasion.


Moonlight shadows


Moon shining on water with a short moon captions that says moonlit

Golden moonbeams


Beautiful moonlight

Glowing by the moon

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including waterfalls, sunsets, forests, rivers, lakes, trees, mountains, the sea and sunsets and sunrises.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any that should be added.

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