12 Literary Quotes About The Moon

12 Literary Quotes About The Moon

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite quotes about the moon.

A Blue Moon occurs when there are two full moons in one calendar month.

To celebrate today’s blue moon, I have chosen 12 of my favourite quotes inspired by the moon.

12 Literary Quotes About The Moon

  1. Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov
  2. The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand. ~Frederic Lawrence Knowles
  3. 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. All it did was embrace the heavy past with a cool, measured detachment. On the moon there was neither air nor wind. Its vacuum was perfect for preserving memories unscathed. No one could unlock the heart of the moon. ~Haruki Murakami
  4. Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars. ~E.E. Cummings
  5. Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe. ~Lokesh Fouzdar
  7. If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out. ~William Blake
  8. It enclosed us in its laceries as we watched the moon spill across the Atlantic like wine from an overturned glass. 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
  9. Moonlight is sculpture. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
  10. There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin
  11. So, we’ll go no more a roving So late into the night , Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright. ~Lord Byron
  12. If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression Of something beautiful, but annihilating. ~Sylvia Plath

I also looked for a selection of novels with the word ‘moon’ in their titles.

10 Books With ‘Moon’ In The Title

  1. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  2. Moon Palace by Paul Auster
  3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  4. Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
  5. Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
  6. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  7. On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt
  8. Wolf Moon by Charles de Lint
  9. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  10. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

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Posted on: 31st July 2015

5 thoughts on “12 Literary Quotes About The Moon”

  1. Hello from a farm in NW Wisconsin,

    I’m a published author and a pumpkin seed oil producer.

    All three of my published novels have ‘Moon’ in them.

    They are; ‘Moon Over Madeline Island, Back to Madeline Island, and Full Moon Over Madeline Island.” All available on Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon US .

    I LOVE the moon and am truly enjoying being a part of this site. I can’t thank you all enough for the tremendously powerful information you all share with us.

    See you in the field!


  2. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck. It’s a resistance novel which was so influential to underground movements that Hitler banned it, and Steinbeck was given an commendation by one of the occupied countries after the war for inspiring the war effort in occupied countries.

  3. Without astronomy, what personality held the romance of the moon!
    Without the mythology, what magnificent light and energy is reflected by its surface.
    Tonight, I sit on a boat on the river and bathe in the blue moonlight.

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