The Moon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old the moon quotes, the moon sayings, and the moon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The Moon has been long linked to madness, or '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 neighbour 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

The Moon does not really shine. Moonlight is light from the Sun reflected off the surface of the Moon. The Sun always lights up half the Moon. But as the Moon travels round the Earth, we see different amounts of its bright side. This is why the Moon seems to change shape.     

Oxford Staff