Don’t forget to howl at the full moon. Here is a collection of proverbs and quotes bout the moon and moonlight.

Moon by Chris Dart

The stars are far brighter
Than gems without measure
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure:
The fire is more shining
On hearth in the glooming,
Than gold won by mining,
So why go a-roaming?

O! Tra-la-la-lally
Come back to the valley.

The Hobbit – Chapter 19 – The Last Stage
J.R.R. Tolkien
Part of a song by the elves.

A ring around the sun or moon, means that rain will come real soon.

A small cloud may hide both sun and moon.

Danish proverb

A woman is like the moon – some nights it is silver others gold.

Armenian proverb

All Hallows moon, witches soon.

Canadian proverb

As changeable is the moon so is the opinion of the woman.

French proverb

As long as the sun shines one does not ask for the moon.

Russian proverb

Blood moon

(The moon as it appears during a total lunar eclipse. It has a reddish color.)

Blue moon

(If an additional full moon appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of fourth full moon in a season, or the second full moon in a calendar month, this is called a Blue Moon.)

Each day you can admire the moon, the snow and the flowers.

Japanese proverb

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Albert Einstein

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

Pink Floyd

If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?

Tunisian proverb

If you have the moon, ignore the stars.

Moorish proverb

If you love, love the moon; if you steal, steal a camel.

Egyptian proverb

It was as if a globe had been filled with moonlight and hung before them in a net woven of the glint of frosty stars.

The Hobbit – Chapter 16 – A Thief in the Night
J.R.R. Tolkien
About the Arkenstone.

Love is like the moon: now full, now dark.

Polish proverb

May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks

The Hobbit – Chapter 7 – Queer Lodgings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Talking to the Eagles

Moonlight is sculpture.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

Jean Paul Richter

Once in a blue moon.

(After a long time. If something happens once in a blue moon, it will not often happen.)

The grape is not ripened by the rays of the moon.

The lord of the eagles of the Misty Mountains had eyes that could look at the sun unblinking, and could see a rabbit moving on the ground a mile below even in the moonlight.

The Hobbit – Chapter 6 – Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
J.R.R. Tolkien
About the eagles.

The moon does not care if the dog barks at it.

Czech proverb

The moon gives us light but no heat.

Russian proverb

The moon grows darker as it gets nearer to the sun.

Tibetan proverb

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.

Carl Sandburg

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.


The moon moves slowly, but it gets across the town.

Ghanaian proverb

The moon rested right above the mountains, a place I call home.

Daniel Wallock

The queen of night shines fair with all her virgin stars about her.

Thomas Otway

The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current.

Willa Sibert Cather

The thief hates the moon.

Korean proverb

Then Thorin stepped up and drew the key on its chain from round his neck. He put it to the hole. It fitted and it turned! Snap! The gleam went out, the sun sank, the moon was gone, and evening sprang into the sky.

The Hobbit – Chapter 11 – On the Doorstep
J.R.R. Tolkien
On Durin’s Day.

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

George Carlin

There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

Pink Floyd

There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple-leaves with an early moon.

Alice Meynell

There were moths fluttering about, and the light became very dim, for the moon had not risen.

The Hobbit – Chapter 3 – A Short Rest
J.R.R. Tolkien

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


When a finger is pointing at the moon, the fool looks at the finger.

Chinese proverb

When the moon is full, it begins to wane.

Japanese proverb

When the moon is not full, the stars shine more brightly.

Ugandan proverb

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

John Lennon

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.

Gary Allan

You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe – and you have the Rolling Stones!

Keith Richards