Best Nostalgia Quotes To Remember The Good Old Days

Looking for inspirational quotes about nostalgia? We have rounded up the best collection of nostalgia quotes, sayings, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be in sync with the present as well as remember your childhood times fondly.

Nostalgia is recollecting old memories in a positive way. It’s a sentimental longing or wistful affection from the past. Most nostalgic moments are being sentimental about old times and moments which make you cherish old memories.

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We all become emotional when we miss the bygone times which may be sweet memories of your childhood, your roots, happy days of your youth in school, or college, or the wonderful time spent with family, friends and loved ones.

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Nostalgia Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Nostalgia, the vice of the aged.” — Angela Carter

  2. “Nostalgia is a seductive liar.” — George Wildman

  3. “I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine.” — Lou Reed

  4. “Memories stay forever; people don’t…” — Unknown

  5. “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.” — Peter De Vries

  6. “For me, food is all about nostalgia.” — Zawe Ashton

  7. “Nostalgia is a very human trait.” — Stephanie Coontz

  8. “Nostalgia is a beautiful lie dressed up in sepia.” — Atticus

  9. “I have an unhealthy fixation with nostalgia.” — Unknown

  10. “Sometimes happy thoughts make you sad.” — Kayla Fayth

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    nostalgia hit me hard quotes

  11. “Everyone is entitled to his own nostalgia.” — James Wolcott

  12. “Once I left home, I finally understood how to define nostalgia.” — Unknown

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    nostalgic quotes about life

  13. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth.” — John Green

  14. “Nostalgia is the saddest form of glee.” — Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

  15. “The ‘good old times’ – all times when old are good.” — Lord Byron

  16. “Cash is going to be killed. It will be nostalgia.” — Tyler Winklevoss

  17. “Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.” — Angela Carter

  18. “Remembrance of things past.” — William Shakespeare, ‘Sonnet 30’

  19. “It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” — David Jones

  20. “Each night I lie down in a graveyard of memories.” — Jerry Spinelli


Quotes About Nostalgia

  1. “The memories: they are the reality.” — Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes

  2. “Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past.” — Mason Cooley

  3. “You don’t run for the presidency out of nostalgia.” — George McGovern

  4. “You can’t return to a place that no longer exists, luv.” — Samantha Sotto

  5. “Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism.” — Terry Eagleton

  6. “There are no days more full than those we go back to.” — Colum McCann

  7. “Nostalgia can be more painful than a surgeon’s knife.” — Anurag Shourie

  8. “I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.” — Kris Kristofferson

  9. “Nostalgia is a dirty liar that insists things were better than they seemed.” — Michelle K.

  10. “Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.” — Franklin Pierce Adams

  11. “Nostalgia is the only friend that stays with you forever.” — Damien Echols

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    Nostalgic memories quotes

  12. “I’m not into nostalgia, and I only look back to find lessons.” — Ian Schrager

  13. “Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything.” — Terrence Malick

  14. “There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.” — David Guterson

  15. “Nostalgia is inevitably a yearning for a past that never existed…” — John Green

  16. “Nostalgia is, by definition, the least authentic of all feelings.” — Enrique de Heriz

  17. “… and nostalgia swept through Jimmy like a sudden hunger.” — Margaret Atwood

  18. “Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.” — Orhan Pamuk

  19. “Nostalgia: a bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.” — Unknown

  20. “I’m, in general, a nostalgic person, but I don’t know if I’m nostalgic for the 80s!” — Kiki Smith

  21. “Nostalgia is being blind to the bad and only remembering the good.” — Jarod Kintz

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    nostalgia quotes images

  22. “It becomes increasingly easy, as you get older, to drown in nostalgia.” — Ted Koppel

  23. “Nostalgia: The place I come back to see, just in case you come back looking for me.” — Unknown

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    Happy nostalgia quotes

  24. “I went through a phase where I thought nostalgia was a bad thing.” — Dario Argento

  25. “How sad and bad and mad it was – But then, how it was sweet…” — Robert Browning

  26. “I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing, to be honest.” — Robert Wyatt

  27. “True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.” — Florence King

  28. “The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else’s nostalgia.” — Pete Hamill

  29. “Who wants to live with one foot in hell just for the sake of nostalgia…” — Alice Childress

  30. “Things past redress are now with me past care.” — William Shakespeare, ‘Richard II’

  31. “Nostalgia is, “Hey, remember the other mall that used to be there?”” — George Saunders

  32. “For you and I are past our dancing days.” — William Shakespeare, ‘Romeo And Juliet’

  33. “I think people need to come to terms with things leaving and being gone.” — Cole Sprouse

  34. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time when miserable.” — Dante Alighieri

  35. “Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.” — Doug Larson

  36. “It’s a strange grief.. to die of nostalgia for something you never lived.” — Alessandro Baricco

  37. “Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.” — Robert Morgan

  38. “No nostalgia is felt as keenly as nostalgia for things that never existed.” — Rabih Alameddine

  39. “It’s amazing how lonely a place where you were once happy can become.” — Kathleen Tessaro

  40. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” — Dr. Seuss

  41. “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.” — Ally Condie

  42. “Certain scents can evoke so much feeling, nostalgia, and trigger beautiful memories.” — Kat Von D

  43. “The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.” — Amy Bloom

  44. “My dream is for my show to be nostalgia act. So the key to it is how do we keep it fresh?” — Joan Baez

  45. “Nobody could understand the past except the people from it.” — Vera Jane Cook, Lies a River Deep

  46. “Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” — 2 Corinthians, 5:17 (Bible Verse)

  47. “When the real is no longer what it used to be, nostalgia assumes its full meaning.” — Jean Baudrillard

  48. “What’s gone, and what’s past help, Should be past grief.” — William Shakespeare, ‘The Winter’s Tale’

  49. “Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven’t realized that today is tomorrow’s nostalgia.” — Zeena Schreck

  50. “Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!” — Owens Lee Pomeroy

  51. “Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the past of the past.” — Lana Del Rey

  52. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?” — C.S. Lewis

  53. “There’s too much rock that relies on… nostalgia for the old ways. That’s a real enemy to music.” — Matt Tong

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

  55. “Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.” — Albert Camus

  56. “Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard. Oh take me back to the start!” — Chris Martin

  57. “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them.” — Andy, The Office

  58. “At that happy age when a man could be idle with impunity… and… a chronicle of the old times.” — ‘Rip Van Winkle’

  59. “People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren’t so crazy about the first time around.” — Unknown

  60. “Nostalgia: a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation.” — Unknown

  61. “Ok, fine maybe I’m just a little nostalgic ‘Cause the memories are flooding my mind.” — ARIZONA, ‘Nostalgic’

  62. “The deeper the nostalgia and the more complete the fear, the purer, the richer the word and the secret.” — Elie Wiesel

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

  64. “Nostalgia is simply the result of ageing and liking the life you’ve lived. Be happy you can feel it. It’s a good sign.” — Unknown

Quotes About Getting Nostalgic

Nostalgia is a bittersweet longing for people, situations and things of the past. People usually get nostalgic by age. They know that those good times will never come back but still they want to be there. When you are away from home, then the feeling of nostalgia hits you as you miss your childhood days and family.

You can also check out our posts on missing home quotes and homesick quotes to refresh your memories of the past.

  1. “I’ll take a one-way ticket back to the ’90s, please.” — Unknown

  2. “It was nostalgic in that painful way nostalgia could be.” — Kristen Ashley

  3. “Feeling nostalgic is cool but getting hit by nostalgia is fabulous!!” — Unknown

  4. “She smiles nostalgically at the reflection of her eyes, ashamed of her unused beauty.” — Atticus

  5. “I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.” — Walt Disney

  6. “Being nostalgic is the most convenient drug a person with depressing present can have.” — Unknown

  7. “Some days, I wish I could go back in life, not to change things, just to feel a few things twice.” — Unknown

  8. “There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.” — Paul Simon

  9. “I began a lifelong affair with nostalgia with only the vaguest notions of what I was nostalgic for.” — Lucy Grealy

  10. “I love those random memories that make me smile no matter what is going on in my life right now.” — Unknown

  11. “And, I feel nostalgic sometimes, for the people who never belonged to me, for the places I’ve never been to!” — Unknown

  12. “Unreal. I’m feeling nostalgic for something that happened less than twenty four hours ago. This has got to be a record.” — Barry Lyga

  13. “Feeling nostalgic about my childhood summers, when we would climb into old tires and roll down the hills. They were good years.” — Unknown

  14. “Feeling nostalgic about the days spent with best mates. I wish that their memories from my mind never fades, their friendship showed me lovely life shades, missing those faces who turned my bad days into great days.” — Unknown

  15. “This feeling is nostalgic yet so new. I’m in love, but this time it’s not you. I craved for this tickle in my belly, long before the butterflies flew. I’m feeling their renascence, fluttering in bliss, reliving the adrenaline rush in the blood, and raising the goosebumps from the skin. But phew, this time it’s not you.” — Unknown

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