Nostalgia Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nostalgia quotes, nostalgia sayings, and nostalgia proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome. Angela Carter
To me, nostalgia is nothing more than a mindless plundering of the past for the common place. Mel Torme
Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven't realized that today is tomorrow's nostalgia. Zeena Schreck
Nostalgia doesn't make sense, because it's like bringing the memories back to be a special part of my day or to be part of my week. And I'm inside my memories the same way I'm inside my everyday life. Agnes Varda
Nostalgia is always doomed and dooming. Sherman Alexie
Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed. Brene Brown
Nostalgia is your brain's way of photoshopping the blemishes of your past. Steve Maraboli
Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything. Terrence Malick
Nostalgia is powerful. It is natural, human to long for the past, particularly when we can remember our histories as better than they were. Roxane Gay
Remembrance restores possibility to the past. Giorgio Amgamben
The end of anything is not fun because there's a nostalgia to it and everything else. Even the end of a bad relationship can feel so, so, so sad. Jessica Capshaw
Nostalgia combines regularly with manifest respectability to give credence to old error as opposed to new truth. John Kenneth Galbraith
Nostalgia could be considered a disease because you're living now. Todd Haynes
I just really gravitate towards a nostalgia for a time when things were simpler. When beauty was more classical and glamorous. Emmy Rossum
Nostalgia is a particular affliction of immigrant fiction, and it's led to a kind of sclerosis of the form. I hate nostalgia, and I feel it's good to be aware of the politics of these genres. Neel Mukherjee
Nostalgia is the intimate refuge of every man and every woman in a world seemingly gone mad. John Larkins
The deeper the nostalgia and the more complete the fear, the purer, the richer the word and the secret. Elie Wiesel
Nostalgia is simply the result of aging and liking the life you've lived. Be happy you can feel it it's a good sign. Anthony Marais
Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. Marcel Proust
I believe nostalgia has many appearances and that it's not just the privilege of adults. I think children too can have nostalgia. It's one of mankind's most shared emotions. It's one of the things that makes us human. When you live, you lose things. It's a fact of life. So it's natural for everyone to have nostalgia. Hayao Miyazaki
Nostalgia has an air of total irreconcilability. There is the feeling the word describes, of course: a fundamentally impossible yearning, a longing to go back even as we are driven ceaselessly forward, pushed further away from our desire even as we sit contemplating it. David Berry
It's this strange aura of elusive profundity that makes nostalgia seem less like some sort of modern condition than a universal feeling that took us some time to put our finger on. David Berry
Nostalgia can only be lived in or abandoned: it is yearning distilled to its essence not really for its own sake but because there is nothing else to be done. David Berry
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Breault
The past is gone; there is no way you can mend it. The future is uncertain; you never know what is in store for you. The present is reality; it is right in front of you; you have a golden opportunity to work on it with self-assurance and optimism to create a great future and a successful life. K L JAGANMOHAN
Time and tide wait for no man. It goes on and on, leaving behind a trail of lasting impressions. Old memories continue to flood our minds as we recall the good times, the joy, sorrow and excitement we experienced, which we try to relate to and compare with our present day circumstances. K L JAGANMOHAN
The past is never dead, it is not even past. William Faulkner
The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them. Friedrich Nietzsche
What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped. inked, imprinted. eternally seen. Cynthia Ozick
Memory is what tells a man that his wife's birthday was yesterday. Mario Rocco