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Nostalgia Quotes

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It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that
our writers are forever looking back with love and
nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
- Anatole Broyard

This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense:
the pain of not being able to return to one's home and family.
- John Thorn

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

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom,
we carry it in the color of our eyes,
in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.
- Julio Cortazar

 

I feel like I've never had a home, you know? I feel related to the country,
to this country, and yet I don't know exactly where I fit in...
There's always this kind of nostalgia for a place,
a place where you can reckon with yourself.
- Sam Shepard

I went through a phase where I thought nostalgia was a bad thing.
- Dario Argento

I hate nostalgia, I want nothing to do with it.
- Marc Ribot

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Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
- Peter De Vries

Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
- Paul Getty

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

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

Comics? Honestly, that's more a matter of nostalgia for me.
I think most of that energy has gone to my love of
literature and my love of film.
- Jonathan Lethem

I don't have a great nostalgia for the past.
- Andy Summers

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

I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia.
We were aware that the films were going to be quite important,
and the work felt meaningful.
- Max von Sydow

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul,
to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience,
for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson

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

Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in
the nostalgia of a lost paradise,
to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves?
- Julio Cortazar

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks
are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.
- Robert Smithson

I don't play nostalgia acts.
I don't play nostalgia shows.
- David Cassidy

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.
There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork,
and the other is nostalgia.
- Frank Zappa

I don't think nostalgia has to be negative.
- Van Morrison

Nostalgia, the vice of the aged.
We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
- Angela Carter

Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
- Angela Carter

Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
- George Ball

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible,
for what I already possess.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

I know what it's like to be in one place and dream of another.
I also know what it's like to feel that nostalgia is
a fairly useless thing because it is stasis.
- Mira Nair

Nostalgia is not what it used to be.
- Simone Signoret

I'm not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days.
- Kabir Bedi

There's a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.
- David Guterson

I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing,
to be honest.
- Robert Wyatt

I've never returned to the locations.
I do remember certain days more clearly than others
and certain locations with a sense of nostalgia.
Perhaps one day, I'll bring my daughter to see them,
if she's interested.
- Madeleine Stowe

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

My life is very exciting now.
Nostalgia for what? It's like climbing a staircase.
I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind and see the steps.
That's where I was.
We're here right now.
Tomorrow, we'll be someplace else.
So why nostalgia?
- Jeanne Moreau

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl


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