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.

Living in memories is an empty gesture. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die. Thomas Campbell
In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified. John Updike
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. Seneca
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Diane Ackerman
I'm a miser of my memories of you and will not spend them. Witter Bynner
The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory. Bangambiki Habyarimana
The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind. Thalassa Cruso
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution. Samuel Johnson
The world shrieks and sinks talons into our hearts. This we call memory. Tim O'Brien
The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. Salvador Dali
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. Michel de Montaigne
Life is a rough biography. Memories smooth out the edges. Terri Guillemets
She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes. Frank Deford
Recalling your memories can help you with different issues you might bee experiencing in your life. Frank Healy
When you recall an unpleasant memory, you may blame yourself for letting it happen, you may think that it happened because there is something wrong with you, or you may be tempted to think that the other people involved were mean for what they do. Frank Healy
It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battlefield but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer. Douglas Macarthur
Because there is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time, I owe him my best. JOe DiMaggio
Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors. Charles De Lint
Always remember that you are absolutely unique; just like everyone else. Margaret Mead
You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success. Thomas J. Watson
Gifts are temporary and often forgotten; love is forever and always remembered. Kem Poirot
There's only one way to improve your memory, and that's to lengthen it. Evan Esar
A fault-finder is a person with a bad memory who never remembers the good, or with a good memory who always remembers the bad. Evan Esar
A memory expert remembers everything, including many things he ought to forget. Evan Esar
Some people have wonderful memories: they can't remember what they worried about yesterday. Evan Esar
A good way to cure a bad memory is by lending small sums to your fiends. Evan Esar
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. Toni Morrison
You can conquer almost any fear of you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie
Your memories, your love / I have locked away in my soul / Nothing or no one can touch / Your memories, your love Mary Faith