Lunar Expressions


Compiled by Leesa Hubbard

I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it. –Albert Einstein

But I'm the only one who can paint the moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not.

-Alan Bean

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

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth. –Norman Cousins

You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you’re not ‘professional’ any more. –Jeff Foxworthy

The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty. –Lyndon B. Johnson

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot. – Confucius

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

“What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.” – Ellen Ochoa

Looks like a sand pile my kids have been playing in for a long time—it's all beat up—no definition—just a lot of bumps and holes.

— William Anders, Apollo 8

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. – Carl Sandburg

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door.

-Irish Blessing

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go. –Tom Hanks

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. –John Lennon

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides. -Rita Mae Brown

The moon’s an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun. –William Shakespeare

With skin as fair as mine, moon burn is a real possibility. – Sheldon, Big Bang Theory

“Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home." – Edgar Mitchell