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

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