Nostalgia Quotes

The only real security in a relationship lies neither in looking back in nostalgia, nor forward in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.

Amy Bloom

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

Albert Camus

You can`t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.

Doug Larson

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.

Robertson Davies

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.

Unknown

Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past.

Mason Cooley

Imagination is nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.

Cyril Connolly

A society that has made nostalgia a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.

Christopher Lasch

Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had....

Mignon McLaughlin

Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.

Paul Getty

The past is for learning from and letting go. You can't revisit it. It vanishes.

Adele Parks

There are a few moments in your life when you are truly and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks. Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, you are tucking it away in your scrapbook.

David Benioff

The good old times -- all times when old are good.

Lord Byron

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.

William Butler Yeats

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

Owens Lee Pomeroy

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.

Margaret Fairless Barber

There is a lovely warmness about feelings of nostalgia as though in one's head one is putting on a pair of comfy old slippers and curling up in front of a fire.

William E Geist

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

Franklin Pierce Adams

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

Doug Larson

It becomes increasingly easy, as you get older, to drown in nostalgia.

Ted Koppel

Nostalgia is a seductive liar.

George Wildman Ball

Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?

Jack London

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Updated On : February 14, 2014
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