WIP: Nostalgia quotes

  • It's never safe to be nostalgic about something until you're absolutely certain there's no chance of its coming back.  -Bill Vaughn
  • Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson:  you find the present tense, but the past perfect!  -Owens Lee Pomeroy
  • Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.  -Doug Larson
  • Things ain't what they used to be and probably never was.  -Will Rogers
  • True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories... but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted déjà vu. -Florence E. King
  • Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. -Albert Camus
  • It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.  -Carson McCullers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by an aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine. -Milan Kundera
  • Backward turn backward o time in your flight Make me a child again just for tonight... -Elizabeth Akers Allen
  • Later, it would occur to me it's the emptiness we mistakenly call innocence. -Sol Luckman
  • When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. -Albert Camus

WIP: More on Nostalgia

Currently reading an article, by Linda Hutcheon entitled "Irony, Nostalgia, and the Postmodern".

Interesting fact, nostalgia was a term coined in 1688 by a 19-year old Swiss student in his medical dissertation. Who would have thought that what is now used as a marketing ploy was once a considered a medical condition...

WIP: Nostalgia

Source: Merriam-Webster Online
Main Entry: nos·tal·gia
Pronunciation: \nä-ˈstal-jə, nə- also no-, nō-; nə-ˈstäl-\
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek nostos return home + New Latin -algia; akin to Greek neisthai to return, Old English genesan to survive, Sanskrit nasate he approaches
Date: 1729

1 : the state of being homesick : homesickness
2 : a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition; also : something that evokes nostalgia

I never connected nostalgia with homesickness. Interesting. Anyway, I'm posting as I'm working on a set of compositions about nostalgia. I'm hoping that posting various bits of research here will help me complete the project.


Wow... really insigh

Wow... really insightful article about music, aesthetics and how environment influences both... http://htxt.it/pevz


RT @gridinoc: 

RT @gridinoc: http://htxt.it/kj55 Woah... this is kind of scary... wish I spoke German