Caption Your Next Moon Pic With One Of These Iconic Lunar Quotes

Pretty much everyone knows the song, "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!" The lyrics are so iconic that you’ve likely seen them used to caption a photo of that beautiful glowing ball in the sky at least once. Not for nothing, the moon does have a way of cranking up the romance, whether you’re gazing at it from a candlelit dinner al fresco or a picnic blanket up in the mountains. In those moments, the moon is so bold and bright that it’s practically begging you to take a snapshot. (At least, that's totally what it seems like, right?!)

Whether you're looking at a new moon or a stunning full moon, can anyone blame you for being unable to resist snapping a pic of the lunar lady in all her celestial glory? And while a pizza-centric caption is always a crowd-pleaser, sometimes, you gotta get a li’l more creative. Luckily, the hard work’s been done for you.

If the moon has you contemplating the meaning of life or thinking about loved ones, the right quote can help put those feelings into words and share them with the world oh-so-eloquently. From Oscar Wilde and Toni Morrison to Phoebe Bridgers and BTS, many great minds have waxed poetically about the waxing crescent (and, of course, the other phases of the moon). So, without further ado, here are the 80 best moon quotes to take your next Instagram out of this world:

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

2. "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

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

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

5. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." —George Carlin

6. "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." —Anton Chekhov

7. "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

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

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

10. "Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon." —Maxine Lee

11. "I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos." —Apollo 13 (1995)

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

13. "If I tell you there's cheese on the moon, bring the crackers." —Tyronn Lue

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

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15. "I am not a person who reaches for the moon as long as I have the stars." —Gertrude Ederle

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

17. "With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon who could not be happy?" —Oscar Wilde

18. "How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon?" —Toni Morrison

19. "Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly." —Khaled Hosseini

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

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21. "We ran as if to meet the moon." —Robert Frost

22. "The moon is too close. I want to go further." —Shirley MacLaine

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

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

25. "I will never be a morning person, for the moon and I are much too in love." —Christopher Poindexter

26. "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the Moon." —Paul Brandt

27. "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

28. "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

29. "The moon's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there." —John M. Grunsfeld

30. "So imagine that the lovely moon is playing just for you. Everything makes music if you really want it to." ―Giles Andreae

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

32. “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” —William Shakespeare

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

34. “Don't ask for the moon. We have the stars.” —Now, Voyager (1942)

35. "If the moon smiled, she would resemble you." —Sylvia Plath

36. “Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much, he died every night to let her breathe.” —Lokesh Fouzdar

37. “And if I could give you the moon, I would give you the moon.” — Phoebe Bridgers

38. “If I could ask God one thing, it would be to stop the moon. Stop the moon and make this night and your beauty last forever.” —A Knight’s Tale (2001)

39. “I'll place the moon within your heart.” —David Bowie

40. “The Moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.” —Ani DiFranco

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

42. “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

43. “I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon.” —The Waterboys

44. “What would be enough to make you happy…what about the ringing of bluebells? Or a ribbon of sunshine? Or a garland of moonlight?” —Sarah J. Maas

45. “Sometimes the light can be so hard to find. At least the moon at the window, the thieves left that behind.” —Joni Mitchell

46. “It would've been better to have slept and dreamed than to watch the night pass and the slow moon sink.” —The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

47. “At night, when the stars light up my room, I sit by myself talking to the moon, trying to get to you.” —Bruno Mars

48. “Half moon, night time sky, seven stars, heaven’s eyes. Seven songs on seven seas, just to bring all your sweet love home to me.” —Janis Joplin

49. “And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold.” —Billie Holiday

50. “It’s a marvelous night for a moon dance.” —Van Morrison

51. “You’ll always know the reason why we could’ve had the moon and the sky.” —Sade

52. “But even when the moon looks like it's's actually never changing shape. Don't ever forget that.” ―Ai Yazawa

53. “Cheap little rhymes, a cheap little tune are sometimes as dangerous as a sliver of the moon.” ―Langston Hughes

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

55. “I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present.” —Anne Lamott

56. “On the moon, we have everything.” —Shirley Jackson

57. “I like being the moon to your sun.”―Nikki Giovanni

58. “The Moon is magic for the soul and light for the senses.” —Unknown

59. “Remember the moon, know who she is.” —Joy Harjo

60. “Let me be your moon.” —Alexandra Vasiliu

Looking at a full moon? Here are the official names for each one:

61. “Darling, the moon is still the moon in all of its phases.” —Isra Al-Thibeh

62. “Just as we chose to go to the moon, we know it’s never too soon to choose hope.” —Amanda Gorman

63. “Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I'll rise.” —Maya Angelou

64. “I am the sun and moon and forever hungry, the sharpened edge where day and night shall meet and not be one.” —Audre Lorde

65. “Everyone is asleep. There is nothing to come between the moon and me.” —Enomoto Seifu-jo

66. “Oh, how you shine with your heart full of moonlight and your soul full of stars.” —Unknown

67. “And the moon breaks the heart of the ocean.” —Zora Neale Hurston

68. “Before the moon I am, what a woman is, a woman of power.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

69. “The moon is a loyal companion.” —Tahereh Mafi

70. “And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night.” —Hafitz

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71. “The sun watches what I do, but the moon knows all my secrets.” ―J. M. Wonderland

72. “You are my Earth, to you I am just a moon.” —BTS

73. “Take her to the moon for me, okay?” —Inside Out (2015)

74. "Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides." —Rita Mae Brown

75. “Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

77. “I like to think that the moon is there, even if I am not looking at it.” —Albert Einstein

78. “Shoot for the moon; you might get there.” —Buzz Aldrin

79. “Ask for the moon: you will be surprised how often you get it.” —Paulo Coelho

80. “The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.” —Alice Hoffman

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