Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday Thirteen 117: The Moon

From nursery rhymes to poetry, songs to classic literature, the moon has long been a popular literary subject. This week we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's walk on the moon. In honor of such, here are thirteen quotes about the moon.

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

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.
~Frederic Lawrence Knowles

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
~Mark Twain

See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls.
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

They say true love only comes around once and you have to hold out and be strong until then. I have been waiting. I have been searching. I am a man under the moon, walking the streets of earth until dawn. There's got to be someone for me. It's not too much to ask. Just someone to be with. Someone to love. Someone to give everything to. Someone.
~ Henry Rollins

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.
~Les Brown

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

Don't tell me the sky is the limit, there are footprints on the moon!

The moon, like a flower / In heaven's high bower,
With silent delight / Sits and smiles on the night.
~William Blake

Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let's say you're an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces, wham!, you just slam the door behind him and blast off. He might call you on the radio and say he's not Dracula, but you just say, "Think again, bat man."
~Jack Handy

For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
~Richard H. Baker

Soon as the evening shades prevail, / The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth / Repeats the story of her birth.
~Joseph Addison

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

I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
~George Bernard Shaw

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Alice Audrey said...

Leave it to Mark Twain to be aware of the dark side.

Heather said...

Alice - But of course! ;)

Shelley Munro said...

Great topic for a TT. Mark Twain said a lot of great things in his time. ;)

JO said...

great list. thanks for sharing.

Mine's up. Happy Thursday!

Americanising Desi said...

i m wholly inspired.

i ll print it and paste it in my office wall :D

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Hootin' Anni said...

That one by the late George Carlin cracked me up.

I played ...come on over if you can find time to visit with me. I'd love your company. Happy Thursday.

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful moon list!

Adelle Laudan said...

What a novel idea for a list. Very kewl. Happy T13!

Hazel said...

The bonus is funny and witty. I love these quotes. It's hard to pick a favorite. I like the rhyme in Joseph Addison's quote, the imaginative value of Mark Twain's, teh self-esteem boosting semantics of Les Brown's :-)

Stephanie Adkins said...

Great quotes. I love looking at the moon. *content sigh* Happy Thursday!

Ella Drake said...

Great list. The bonus one is pretty darn funny.

Cassandra said...

A very timely topic. Of course, I love the moon and all the quotes are perfect! Hope you're having a great day today.

Oh...Cora's got us covered this Thursday at the MMC with her 13 Favorite Movie Heroines. Stop by if you get a chance and see if you agree.

Paige Tyler said...

My TT is about the moon, too! LOL!


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Heather said...

Shelley - Thank you, and yes he did. I think he would have been a hoot to meet!

Jo - You're welcome, and thanks for visiting!

Desi - Happy to inspire! *g*

Anni - Yes, there's a reason Carlin was so hugely famous. His wit is definitely missed.

Harriet - Thank you! :)

Heather said...

Adelle - Why, thank you! Definitely one I have not seen before. *g*

Hazel - Hehe...Obviously I loved the bonus so much I could not leave it out. I think my favorite, though, is the one by Henry Rollins.

Stephanie - I love looking at it, too--especially when it's full. There's a gorgeous view of it out my front window through the trees.

Ella - Thanks! Loved that one, too!

Cassandra! Long time, no see! I'm glad you liked the list. I'll be sure to drop by MMC later!

Paige - What can I say? GMTA! *G*

Elise Logan said...

Great list! It's so rare I see someone else who is quoting both Henry Rollins and William Blake. Huzzah!

Christina DeLorenzo said...

Awesome list of quotes!

I love: Don't tell me the sky is the limit, there are footprints on the moon!

Heather said...

Elise - Aw, shucks... Thank you@

Christina - That is a great one, isn't it? Thanks for visiting!

Lauren Murphy said...

I love this one the best. "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

Great list!

Anonymous said...

Great list. Love the Twain and Shaw quotes. Happy T13 :)

She Became A Butterfly said...

excellent. i recommend the song "the moon" by kendall payne

happy tt:

Auntie Q said...

How fun! "Think again, bat man" Funny Stuff!

jillconyers said...

Great idea in honor of the anniversary. I'm adding a few to my quote collection.

Janice said...

I like; "The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand." It very pretty and whimsical.

Happy belated TT.

Alexia Reed said...

Loved the one about don't tell me the sky's the limits when there's footprints on the moon. I believe that's also in a Paul Brandt song.