'Shoot for the Moon' Quotes to Dust off Your Confidence
We should all hope for the best in our lives, working each day to get a step closer to our goals, hopes, and dreams. This requires us to look beyond our obstacles and shoot for the moon. Read the 50 quotes below to better help you shoot for the moon in your own life.
Life is filled with endless possibilities, calling for each and every one of us to realize and reach our full potential. However, our circumstances, challenges, and self-doubt often obscure our chances of tapping into this potential.
We often limit ourselves to what we, or others, have told us we "can't" do or be. Looking to pioneers of the likes of Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, we ought to silence these voices and opinions, simply stating, "Yes, we can!"
Many of those among us that have climbed to the greatest heights in society were faced with the very same voices. However, in the face of resistance, they never limited themselves. Instead of accepting defeat, they chose to look past the clouds of their lives and shoot for the moon.
With this kind of mentality, perspective, and resilient spirit, we have the power to shock others as well as ourselves in the revelation of our potential and dormant destinies. Therefore, here are 50 quotes to help and motivate you to shoot for the moon in your own lives.
Kanye West quote: “Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud.” | Image: AmoDays
Shoot for the Moon Quotes for those Pursuing their Dreams
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." — Norman Vincent Peale
"Let us dare to dream and shoot for the moon. Even if we don’t fetch the moon, a million stars may fill us with wonder. ("Happiness blowing in the wind")" — Erik Pevernagie
"Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead." — Neil Armstrong
"Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud." ― Kanye West
"Up there in the sky
Don’t you see him?
No, not the moon
The Man in the Moon.
He wasn’t always a man.
Nor was he always on the moon.
He was once a child. Like you." — William Joyce (The Man in the Moon (Guardians of Childhood, #1))
Richard Branson's quote: “If people are crazy enough to dare, impossible things happen.” | Image: AmoDays
"Shoot the moon," Aurora says dreamily. "Would it bleed, do you think? I think it would. I think it would bleed...shooting stars." — Sara Ryan (The Rules for Hearts (Battle Hall Davies, #2))
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." — Albert Einstein
"If people are crazy enough to dare, impossible things happen." — Richard Branson
"This boy—this man—was asking for the moon and the stars. And I was willing to shoot us straight off the map. And offer him the entire universe." — Christina Lee (Before You Break (Between Breaths, #2))
"Shoot for the stars because the moon is just too close." — Kallie Clonts
Maya Angelou's quote: "“Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise.” | Image: AmoDays
"This is what I know: God can make something beautiful out of anything, out of darkness and trash and broken bones. He can shine light into even the blackest night, and he leaves glimpses of hope all around us. An oyster, a sliver of moon, one new bud on a black branch, a perfect tender shoot of asparagus, fighting up through the dirt for the spring sun. New life and new beauty are all around us, waiting to be discovered, waiting to be seen." — Shauna Niequist (Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way)
"Shoot for the moon, the worst that could happen is you land amongst the stars" — Les Brown
"One of the principles we teach in our programs is "If you shoot for the stars, you'll at least hit the moon." Poor people don't even shoot for the ceiling in their house, and then they wonder why they're not successful." — T. Harv Eker
"Acute focus, open sharing, exacting measurement, a license to shoot for the moon—these are the hallmarks of modern goal science." — John Doerr (Measure What Matters)
"Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise." — Maya Angelou
Cecelia Ahern's quote: "Don't be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you...and remember, shoot for the moon." | Image: AmoDays
Shoot for the Moon Quotes for those Pursuing Love
"Don't be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you...and remember, shoot for the moon." — Cecelia Ahern (P.S. I Love You (P.S. I Love You, #1))
"Your gentle eyes escape to the moon;
Shooting stars in the rain blown by the wind.I have to learn to swim in my tears." — Kristian Goldmund Aumann
"It is so strange to me that we have learned to fly in the air like birds, learned to swim in the ocean like fish, shoot a rocket to the moon, but we have not yet learned how to live together in harmony with one another." — John Lewis (Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change)
"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him" — Martin Luthar King, Jr.
"I was so used to being caught in the tides, but the moon always untangled me. The moon has always been here with me, and I am forever grateful. The stars left a trail as I follow it to a selfless soul. The night sky was darker than the deep blue sea, but I was granted a night light from the shooting stars." — Charlena E. Jackson (Pinwheels and Dandelions)
Richard Branson's quote: “I’ve always had a soft spot for dreamers – not those who waste their time thinking ‘what if’ but the ones who look to the sky and say ‘why can’t I shoot for the moon?” Image: AmoDays
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science." ― Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
"I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there." ― Buzz Aldrin
"I’ve always had a soft spot for dreamers – not those who waste their time thinking ‘what if’ but the ones who look to the sky and say ‘why can’t I shoot for the moon?" ― Richard Branson
"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy." ― Oscar Wilde
"When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again." ― Albert Einstein
Confucius's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays
"Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being."― Rumi
"Shoot for the stars. You may not get the stars-but you may get the moon."― Carleton Young
"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
"But love brings much happiness - much more so than pining brings pain." ― Albert Einstein
"God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be." ― T.D. Jakes
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." ― Albert Einstein
Laszlo Bock's quote: "And if people shoot for the starts and only hit the moon, don't treat them too harshly. Ease the pain of failure to leave room for learning. As Larry often says: If your goals are ambitious and crazy enough, even failure will be a pretty good achievement." | Image: AmoDays
Shoot for the moon quotes about self-discovery, self-improvement, and success
"When you think about success, shoot for the moon. The moon is reachable if you prioritize everything and put all of your energy into accomplishing the most important thing." — Gary Keller (The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results)
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ― Albert Einstein
"Persist. Even when you’re heavy with emotion, pick yourself up bringing the axe of your actions down, repeatedly chopping at the day until you bring the sun low with success." — Curtis Tyrone Jones
"And if people shoot for the starts and only hit the moon, don't treat them too harshly. Ease the pain of failure to leave room for learning. As Larry often says: If your goals are ambitious and crazy enough, even failure will be a pretty good achievement." — Laszlo Bock (Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead)
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." ― Albert Einstein
Les Brown's quote: "Shoot for the moon- and if you don't get what you want, you'll still be among the stars. By making big plans and working for them, you change. You become somebody else. So even if you fail and don't get what you planned, you're somebody else. You'll say, "That's ok, I'll go do this other terrific thing." | Image: AmoDays
"The most difficult quality is to make the right decision. Because you can be quick, you can be strong, you can jump incredibly, you can have the best shots and you can be able to score goals from 50 yards, but if you don't know when to shoot, when to run or when to jump, you're lost." — Ander Herrera
"God, I love butterflies,” the billionaire said wistfully. “And rainbows, shooting stars, full moons and glorious sunsets. Why be alive if you’re not going to be totally alive?" — Robin S. Sharma (The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.)
"Shoot for the stars, land on the moon? Don't worry. You break the atmosphere either way." — Robert Vanleeuwen
"Shoot for the moon- and if you don't get what you want, you'll still be among the stars. By making big plans and working for them, you change. You become somebody else. So even if you fail and don't get what you planned, you're somebody else. You'll say, "That's ok, I'll go do this other terrific thing." — Les Brown
Whoopi Goldberg's quote: “I don't think in terms of failure....I don't feel like anyone outside of me should be setting limitations. People should be encouraged to shoot for the moon.” | Image: AmoDays
"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which they never show to anybody." — Mark Twain
"Some less refined, beneath the moon's pale light
Pursue the stars that shoot athwart the night" — Alexander Pope
"I don't think in terms of failure....I don't feel like anyone outside of me should be setting limitations. People should be encouraged to shoot for the moon." — Whoopi Goldberg
"Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; for I am like the moon, you will see me with a new face everyday."— Rumi
"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." — Robert Townsend
Francie Larrieu Smith's quote: “Motivation has to come from within. I make up my mind to shoot for the moon. Even if I don't make it, I'll be among the stars.” | Image: AmoDays
"I want to be the Letterman of metal. I want five nights a week, Monday to Friday, 11 to 12, live. I always shoot for the moon." — Eddie Trunk
"Well, why not shoot for it? she thought. That moon’s there as much for me as for anybody." — Lorna Landvik (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons)
"It is in your moment of decision that your destiny is shaped. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle of the mirror that reflect it. There are no limits, you must go beyond them. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. Act of kindness is never wasted. Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars." — Aesha K. Shah
"Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change." — Richard Branson
Richard Branson's quote: "Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change." | Image: AmoDays
In conclusion, from these various quotes, we can see the limitless possibilities that come with having a “shoot for the moon” mentality. Our dreams, pursuits, and aspirations, may seem difficult and, at times, impossible.
However, with a shoot-for-the-moon mentality that removes all limitations, the impossible becomes possible. It all simply starts with a change from within. To help you keep shooting for the moon, here are 73 self-motivation quotes to get you through difficult times.