I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 23, 1895, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 6, p. 40, "Nauka" (1976).)
Over the mountains of the moon, down the valley of the shadow. Ride, boldly ride, the shade replied, in search of El Dorado.
(Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, and From The Novel The St. Howard Hawks. Mississippi/Alan Bourdillon Traherne (James Caan), El Dorado, line of poetry that Mississippi recites throughout the film (1966).
The dialogue is based on the poem "Eldorado," by Edgar Allen Poe.)
I'm not a man, I'm not a beast, I'm about as shapeless as the man in the moon!
(Sonya Levien (1895-1960), Russian screenwriter. William Dieterle. Quasimodo (Charles Laughton), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, to Esmeralda, after he has rescued her (1939).
Adaptation by Bruno Frank (1887-1946).)
Then they seen it, the old Missouri River shinin' in the moon and across it the lights of St. Louis.
(Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Narrator (uncredited), The Big Sky, Jim Deakins (Kirk Douglas) and his companions, Zeb Calloway (Arthur Hunnicut) and Boone Caudell (Dewey Martin), approach the Missouri River (1952).
From The Novel by A.P. Gu.)
Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures ...
(M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. Vin et Fromage, Introduction (1981).
In English, the title of this book (which was written and published in the United States) is "Wine and Cheese." The book's authors are Marylou Scavarda and Kate Sater.)
Look not into the sun! Even the moon is too bright for your nocturnal eyes!
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 196, selection 5, number 81, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.
Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)