Top 150 Moonlight Quotes For Romantic Dreamers

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 13, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Amazing Crescent Moon on dark blue night sky background.

Why Moonlight Quotes?

The moonlight dresses everything of nature in a shimmering silvery sheath. Everything around you seems happy and cheerful.

An incredible sight is created by the flowers' delicious aroma, the petals dancing to the melody of the calming and cold wind, and the trees whispering in the air. Because of the gentle breeze and bright moonlight, the green fields, flowers, and fruits all move harmoniously.

We are really treated to a visual feast when the moon is out. The sounds, sights, and atmosphere of nature are hypnotizing in their ethereal beauty.

The sight of the moon on a dark night warms our hearts and fills our souls with joy. The peaceful rural or faraway scenery is a beautiful sight to see.

As a beacon in the night, the moon helps us find our way. When we are among our closest friends on a night like this, far from the hustle and bustle of cities, we can relax and take pleasure in the little things.

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The stress and monotony of the day fade away as we enjoy a stroll under the moonlight, which also lifts our mood, enlivens our soul, and revitalizes our thoughts. 

Peace and tranquility permeate a starry night's air. It's a welcome break from urban life's monotony, chaos, and din.

In addition, the sight of the sun's calming rays caressing every element of nature is enchanting. The feelings of excitement and happiness are hard to put into words. Now you may think, speak, and act freely.

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Around 400 thousand moons would have to shine as brightly as the sun for it to be a fair comparison.

You better hang on to your hats if you thought earthquakes just occurred on Earth; it turns out there's a lot of trembling happening throughout the cosmos and obviously on the moon too.

Every month of the year has a full moon, and each one is given its own name. The lunar phases have been used for millennia to mark the passage of each month, from January's Wolf Moon through September's Harvest Moon and December's Cold Moon.

Romantic Moonlight Quotes

1. "We are all like the bright moon; we still have our darker side." - Kahlil Gibran

2. "When you hear romantic music, it makes you want to take your girl out to dinner or buy her something or take her out in the moonlight or take her on a walk." - Lil Wayne

3. "The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love." - Debasish Mridha

4. "I have now seen this temple of the modern world imperfectly; I have seen it only by moonlight." - Karl Philipp Moritz

5. "Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight, someone's thinking of me." - Linda Ronstadt

6. "A fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight." - Robertson Davies

7. "Her smile is like summer moonlight-beautiful and magical, with a fire that could melt the night." - Ellen Hopkins

8. "All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are." -  Carl von Clausewitz.

9. "Under the beautiful moonlight, there remains no ugly reality." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

10. "Don't worry if you're making waves just by being yourself. The moon does it all the time." - Scott Stabile

11. "Things, people-they always go away, sooner or later. You can't hold them, any more than you can hold moonlight." - Bruce Coville

12. "Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon." - Victoria Erickson

13. "Upon the clothes behind the tenement, incongruous and strange the moonlight shines." - Claude McKay

14. "Don't even try to talk to me when I'm watching the moon. That's my moon, baby." - Wendelin Van Draanen

15. "Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight." - Auguste Rodin

16. "Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly." - Khaled Hosseini

17. "I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains." - Henry David Thoreau

18. "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

19. "If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light..." - Henry Rollins

20. "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

Beautiful Moonlight Quotes

21. "I feel like the moon is a very beautiful woman. She's in control." - Ravyn Lenae

22. "The moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror." - Ani DiFranco

23. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." - George Carlin

24. "Don't tell me the moon is shining." - Anton Chekhov

25. "Show me the glint of light on broken glass." - Anton Chekhov

26. "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

27. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars." - Les Brown

28. "You may have the dark and cold street life, ruled by the lesser light of the moon." - T.F. Hodge

29. "We are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that." - Coolio

30. "Moonlight incites dark passions like a cold flame, making hearts burning with the intensity of phosphorus." - Rampo Edogawa

31. "The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, color, and nuance." - Arthur Smith

32. "Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." - Allen Ginsberg

33. "It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon." - Galileo Galilei

34. "Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life." - Jean Paul

35. "If you strive for the moon, maybe you'll get over the fence." - James Woods

36. "Moonlight is sculpture." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

37. "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

38. "In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing." - T. S. Eliot

39. "The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to." - Carl Sandburg

40. "Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider is like a man buying cows in the moonlight." - Daniel Drew

Shakespeare Moonlight Quotes

41. "Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change."

42. "We make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if we were villains..." - 'King Lear'

43. "A good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon..."

44. "The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth,/And lean-looked prophets whisper fearful change."

45. "It is the very error of the moon; She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, And makes men mad." - 'Othello'

46. "As true as steel, as plantage to the moon,
As sun today, at turtle to her mate,
As iron to adamant, as earth to centre."

47. "The moon shines bright...When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees and they did make no noise, in such a night." - 'The Merchant Of Venice'

48. "And be it moon, or sun, or what you please.
And if you please to call it a rush candle,
Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me."

49. "I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman." - 'Julius Caesar'

50. "The moon, like to a silver bow
New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities." - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

51. "Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon..."

52. "Four happy days bring in
Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow
This old moon wanes!" - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

53. "O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable." - 'Romeo And Juliet'

54. "The moon methinks looks with a watery eye." - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

55. "Moon take thy flight..." - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

56. "Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,
Pale in her anger, washes all the air,
That rheumatic diseases do abound." - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

57. "Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
All men make faults." - 'Sonnet 35'

58. "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears..." - 'The Merchant Of Venice'

59. "The moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun."

60. "You moonshine revellers, and shades of night, you orphan heirs of fixed destiny." - 'The Merry Wives Of Windsor'

Poetry Quotes About Moonlight

Quill pen and ink well resting on an old book in a library

61. "The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall." - Robert Louis Stevenson, 'The Moon'

62. "Lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
the three of us." - Li Po, 'Alone And Drinking Under The Moon'

63. "Odious oasis
in furrowed phosphorous-
the eye-white sky-light
white-light district
of lunar lusts." - Mina Loy, 'Lunar Baedeker'

64. "The full-orbed moon with unchanged ray
Mounts up the eastern sky." - Henry David Thoreau, 'The Moon'

65. "Slipping softly through the sky
Little horned, happy moon,
Can you hear me up so high?
Will you come down soon?" - Amy Lowell, 'The Crescent Moon'

66. "The moon came into the forge
in her bustle of flowering nard." - Will Kirkland, 'Ballad Of The Moon'

67. "Above the quiet dock in midnight,
Tangled in the tall mast's corded height,
Hangs the moon. What seemed so far away
Is but a child's balloon, forgotten after play." - T. E. Hulme, 'Above The Dock'

68. "Mrs. Moon
sitting up in the sky
little old lady
Rock-a-bye." - Roger McGough, 'Mrs. Moon'

69. "There is a
moon sole
in the blue night…" - E. E. Cummings, 'Amores (III)'

70. "When the moon was full, they came to the water." - Lisel Mueller, 'Moon Fishing'

71. "The moon is the mother of pathos and pity." - Wallace Stevens, 'Lunar Paraphrase'

72. "Ah, moon-and star!
You are very far." - Emily Dickinson, 'Ah, Moon-And Star!'

73. "The moon is like a scimitar,
A little silver scimitar,
A-drifting down the sky." - Sara Teasdale, 'Dusk In Autumn'

74. "What have you got in your knapsack fair,
White moon, bright moon, pearling the air,
Spinning your bobbins and fabrics free,
Fleet moon, sweet moon, in to the sea?" - Zora Bernice May, 'The New Moon'

75. "Will you come?
If the night
Has a moon..." - Edward Thomas, 'Will You Come?'

76. "The moonlight breaks upon the city's domes,
And falls along cemented steel and stone." - Claude McKay, 'Song Of The Moon'

77. "Full moon rising on the waters of my heart,
Lakes and moon and fires,
Cloine tires,
Holding her lips apart." - Jean Toomer, 'Evening Song'

78. "The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it
The moon is within me, and so is the sun." - Kabir, 'There's A Moon Inside My Body'

79. "The pallid, faithful Moon, has been the one
companion of the Earth." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 'A Solar Eclipse'

80. "Then, even of fellowship, O moon, tell me,
Is constant love deemed there but want of wit?" - Sir Philip Sydney, 'Astrophil And Stella', Sonnet 31

Quotes About Moonlight And Stars

81. "Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look 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

82. "The moon doesn't consider one phase better than another; she just glows, equally stunning at each turn. Why should we be any different?" - Cristen Rodgers

83. "There's something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon." - Luanne Rice

84. "I am a child of the Moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers." - Zara Ventris

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

86. "Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your being." - Rumi

87. "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

88. "You were just like the moon,

So lonely, so full of imperfections,

But just like the moon you shine in times of darkness." - Sarah Boswell

89. "Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows." - Rumi

90. "She was beautifully
Out of place.
Sometimes I believe
She intended to be.
Like the moon during the day." - Unknown*

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

92. "If you are the moon, it's not the sun that reminds you of the light: it's the darkness that makes you shine." - Jennifer Williamson

93. "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon." - Paul Brandt

94. "We are all of us wanderers, Chasing moonbeams, Our hearts full of wonder, Our souls drowsy with dreams." - Ramblings Of The Claury, 'Drowsy Dreams'

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

96. "She held the moon the way she held her own heart, as if it was the only light that could guide her through the darkest nights." - Chrissie Pinney

97. "I'm as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes." - Afrika Bambaataa

98. "Dreaming is to think by moonlight by the light of an inner moon." - Jules Renard

99. "The moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars." - Arthur C. Clarke

100. "We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan

Unique Quotes About Moonlight

101. “Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” - Nathaniel Hawthorne

102. “In the moonlight which is always sad, as the light of the sun itself is--as the light called human life is--at its coming and its going.” - Charles Dickens, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

103. “The moon was up, painting the world silver, making things look just a little more alive.” - N.D. Wilson, ‘Leepike Ridge’

104. “Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.” - Yoko Ono

105. “We lay there, under the stars, the moonlight enveloping us like a letter, folded together to be forever united, skin and bone trained to get along.” - Aishabella Sheikh, ‘Lavinia’

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

107. “A full moon hung across the heavens like a pregnant belly.” - Kien Nguyen, ‘The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood’

108. “There is a moonlight note in the Moonlight Sonata; there is a thunder note in an angry sky.” - Dejan Stojanovic

109. "You might be a good poet if you were on the moon while writing in your room." - Michael Bassey Johnson, ‘Song of a Nature Lover’

110. “We take daylight for granted. But moonlight is another matter.” - Richard Adams, ‘Watership Download’

111. "Your love, a sword made of moonlight and blood." - Erica Jong, ‘Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected’

112. “Let the magical night sky with beautiful music be your backdrop. Make the moon and stars your friends because they know your secrets.” - Hiral Nagda

113. “We are philosophers of our time
Floating in the moon's evening glow” - Richard L. Ratliff

114. “It was too dark to see but I froze in the glow of bright grey eyes that almost appeared white in the moonlight.” - E.J. Harington

115. "If seeing the Moonlight is a need for you, then you can be sure that you have an elegant and poetic soul!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

116. “She was standing still, leaning against the moonlight.” - Lars Saabye Christensen, ‘The Half Brother’

117. “And so she remained, like everything that mattered to me then, secret—to be pursued in the woods by moonlight, when I was supposed to be studying.” - Garth Risk Hallberg, ‘City on Fire’

118. “You need a poetic touch from the outer space? Then you need the moonlight!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

119. “She was so pale she could have been moonlight.” - Thylias Moss, ‘Slave Moth: A Narrative in Verse’

120. “The moonlight lay everywhere with the natural peace that is granted to no other light.” - Franz Kafka, ‘The Trial’

121. “I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day.” - Patrick Rothfuss, ‘The Name of the Wind’

122. “What obliterates the dream of land under wet moonlight?” - Sneha Subramanian Kanta

123. “Moon is the light from a lantern in heaven” - Munia Khan

124. “Don’t be afraid to shine. Be the moon in the dark cold sky, and let your inner radiance be your main force.” - Anoir Ou-chad, ‘The Alien’

125. “Outside the window
Sky and earth exchange silver.
In the moonlight I forget I’m human.” - ‘Wang Xiaoni’

Best Moonlight Quotes

126. “Don't compare her to sunshine and roses when she's clearly orchids and moonlight.” - Melody Lee, ‘Moon Gypsy’

127. “The light of the Moon reminds us that when we share the light of others, we shine in our own unique way” - Suzy Davies

128. “As different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.” - Emily Brontë, ‘Wuthering Heights’

129. “Her skin smells of vintage books and pale moonlight, exotic things, forbidden loves and rainy nights.” - Melody Lee, ‘Moon Gypsy’

130. “The wastes of snow on the hill were ghostly in the moonlight. The stars were piercingly bright.” - Maud Hart Lovelace, ‘Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown’

131. “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

132. “The sun works the day shift; the moon, the night shift.” - Michael Bassey Johnson, ‘Song of a Nature Lover’

133. “I love to close my eyes a moment and think of the land outside, white under the mingled snow and moonlight--the heaps of stones by the roadside white--snow in the furrows. Mon Dieu! How quiet and how patient!” - Katherine Mansfield, ‘Journal of Katherine Mansfield’

134. “The white stone glowed against the brown earth, but it was a chilly glow, like moonlight on snow.” - T. Kingfisher, ‘Nettle & Bone’

135. “The moonlight gave us courage and the fire made us rebels.” - J.WOLF

136. “You could wish for brighter moonlit skies

But from a fair distance, they all look pretty much like mere streetlights.” - Sanhita Baruah

137. “In the deep dark silence, my mind dances with the moonlight and feels the joy of this precious ephemeral life.” - Debasish Mridha

138. “A bird with feathers made of fire watched over them, in a cage with bars that shone like moonlight.” - T. Kingfisher, ‘Nettle & Bone’

139. “I see you better in music, I hear you better in wind, I feel you more in a flooding moonlight, that understands nothing, but darkness and silence.” - Anthony Liccione

140. “The nights aren't dark now, babe you came as moonlight in my life.” - Wrushank Sorte

141. “She had a new secret, the strenght of the moon, looking at her” - Susan Engberg

142. “…near them grow dreamlike fairy-tale flowers whose leaves stir in the moonlight.” - Heinrich Heine, ‘Selected Verse’

143. “I slept under the moonlight and set my soul free, caged within jars like fireflies.” - Prajakta Mhadnak

144. “The crickets still sing in October. And lilly, she's trying to bloom. Tho she's resting her head on the shoulder of death, she still shines by the light of the moon.” - Kevin Dalton, ‘Faubush Hill’

145. “I can’t imagine anything nicer than to sit out in the moonlight and listen to music” - Virginia Woolf, ‘The Voyage Out’

146. “Perhaps everything can be solved by a walk in moonlight.” - Marty Rubin

147. “Oh, you're moonlight," he'd said. "Harder to see, but there for those who look.” - Alice Hoffman, ‘The Bookstore Sisters’

148. “In the moonlight the fine geishalike skin took on the luster of a seashell.” - Yasunari Kawabata, ‘Snow Country

149. “If the Moon wants to show its beauty to the world, it must make a deal with the wind to disperse the clouds!” - Mehmet Murat Ildan

150. “Let us look again for a moment; it is the last time, perhaps, I shall see the moonlight with you.” - Sheridan le Fanu, ‘Carmilla’

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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