Nostalgia Quotes

Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.

Novalis

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

Alice Childress

It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paper work, and the other is nostalgia.

Frank Zappa

I think that all human systems require continuous renewal. They rigidify. They get stiff in the joints. They forget what they cared about. The forces against it are nostalgia and the enormous appeal of having things the way they have always been, appeals to a supposedly happy past. But we've got to move on.

John W. Gardner

Nostalgia keeps dissolving the ironic narratives in which I have contained my past.

Mason Cooley

The idea of Europe became closely tied to this sense of nostalgia for Roman Catholic autocracy.

Gerard Delanty

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.

Robert Morgan

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess.

Juan Ramon Jimenez

Nostalgia is inevitably a yearning for a past that never existed.

John Green

# Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.

Augusta E. Rundel

I'm not pining for nostalgia back in the '50s and '60s, that isn't it. But that sensibility about how we were grounded here is so important. For instance, another American that was born in Waterloo was John Wayne. We were a very patriotic "yay rah rah America" city and nation and I think that's what America's looking for again.

Michele Bachmann

Rather than the obsession with impurity, you'd do better to fear the nostalgia for purity.

Georges Bernanos

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldnt wait to leave.

Anatole Broyard

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