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.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.
Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past.
Imagination is nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.
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.
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.
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.
Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had....
Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.
The past is for learning from and letting go. You can't revisit it. It vanishes.
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.
Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
The good old times -- all times when old are good.
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.
It's all about wanting to go forward but still having to deal with nostalgia.
You can`t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!
Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.
We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. .
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.
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
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