Nostalgia Quotes

There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.

Dante Alighieri

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

Mason Cooley

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

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

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

Alice Childress

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

Griff Niblack

An ideal museum show would be a mating of Brideshead Revisited with House & Garden. provoking intense and pleasurable nostalgia for a past that none of its audience has had.

Robert Hughes

Nostalgic memory is a sudden encounter with the thingness of the thing that has been forgotten, not the continuous desire for possessions, whether past, present, or future.

Marjorie B. Garber

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


Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

Albert Camus

It's all about wanting to go forward but still having to deal with nostalgia.

Miuccia Prada

Remembrance of things past.

William Shakespeare

For us, the best time is always yesterday.

Tatyana Tolstaya

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

Juan Ramon Jimenez

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


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Updated On : February 14, 2014
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