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Quotations about Nostalgia

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Forgotten days of long ago,
I wonder where you are!
And if perchance we'll meet again
On some far-distant star!
~George Elliston, "Forgotten Days," Everyday Poems, 1921

What is the charm that makes old things so sweet? ~Sarah Doudney, "Between the Lights," c.1875

The pleasure of nostalgia is never without its companion, loneliness. ~Isuna Hasekura, Spice & Wolf, Vol. 1, 2006, translated by Paul Starr

We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~Owens Lee Pomeroy

If you're yearning for the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning. ~Griff Niblack

People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time around. ~Author Unknown

It's never safe to be nostalgic about something until you're absolutely certain there's no chance of its coming back. ~Bill Vaughn

An old family photo — this still moment in time, this moment when there was still time. ~Robert Brault,

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past. ~Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

[I]t becomes increasingly easy, as you get older, to drown in nostalgia. ~Ted Koppel

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. ~Doug Larson

Things ain't what they used to be and probably never was. ~Will Rogers

Nostalgia is a seductive liar. ~George Wildman Ball

It's curious the way we get nostalgic for some hoped-for thing that never happened, as if something that never happened were in the past. ~Robert Brault,

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. ~Franklin Pierce Adams

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. ~Florence King

In every age "the good old days" were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. ~Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951

"Father," I cry, "the old must still be nearer;
Stifle my love, or give me back the past!
Give me the fair old earth, whose paths are dearer
Than all Thy shining streets, and mansions vast."
~Sarah Doudney, "Between the Lights," c.1875

Nostalgia is a process by which dreams become memories without ever coming true. ~Robert Brault,

I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine. ~Lou Reed

He looked back on his life, skating over most of it with a hollow nostalgia. ~Terri Guillemets, "Henry Slowiron," 2000

Who wants to live with one foot in hell just for the sake of nostalgia? Our time is forever now! ~Alice Childress

Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had, for the first involves knowledge and pleasure, the second only ignorance and pain. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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