Nostalgia Quotes

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1. “ if in rebellion, certain emotions become amplified at the exact moments when you are expected not to feel them at all.”

Tags : Leaving Home Life Journeys Nostalgia
Source : Happiness, Like Water

2. “Our plans for the future made us laugh and feel close, but those same plans somehow made anything more than temporary between us seem impossible. It was the first time I’d ever had the feeling of missing someone I was still with.”

Tags : Missing Someone Nostalgia Sadness Lonelyness
Author : Stuart Dybek
Source : The Coast of Chicago: Stories

3. “Remembrance restores possibility to the past, making what happened incomplete and completing what never was. Remembrance is neither what happened nor what did not happen but, rather, their potentialization, their becoming possible once again.”

Tags : Nostalgia Possibility Remembrance
Source : Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy

4. “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”

Tags : Home Nostalgia

5. “You’re innocent until proven guilty,” Mandy exclaimed, unable to hide her gleeful smile. She missed the way people used to have normal conversations, used to be more caring for each other than themselves, back in the Seventies and Eighties. These days, she realized, neighbors kept to themselves, their kids kept to themselves, nobody talked to each other anymore. They went to work, went shopping and shut themselves up at home in front of glowing computer screens and cellphones… but maybe the nostalgic, better times in her life would stay buried, maybe the world would never be what it was. In the 21st century music was bad, movies were bad, society was failing and there were very few intelligent people left who missed the way things used to be… maybe though, Mandy could change things. Thinking back to the old home movies in her basement, she recalled what Alecto had told her. “We wanted more than anything else in the world to be normal, but we failed.” The 1960’s and 1970’s were very strange times, but Mandy missed it all, she missed the days when Super-8 was the popular film type, when music had lyrics that made you think, when movies had powerful meanings instead of bad comedy and when people would just walk to a friend’s house for the afternoon instead of texting in bed all day. She missed soda fountains and department stores and non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags, she wished cellphones, bad pop music and LED lights didn’t exist… she hated how everything had a diagnosis or pill now, how people who didn’t fit in with modern, lazy society were just prescribed medications without a second thought… she hated how old, reliable cars were replaced with cheap hybrid vehicles… she hated how everything could be done online, so that people could just ignore each other… the world was becoming much more convenient, but at the same time, less human, and her teenage life was considered nostalgic history now.Hanging her head low, avoiding the slightly confused stare of the cab driver through the rear view mirror, she started crying uncontrollably, her tears soaking the collar of her coat as the sun blared through the windows in a warm light.”

Tags : Bully Canada Cape Breton Cars Convenient Crazy Crying Death Digital Earth Environment Gone Grief Insane Leaving Home Lonely Loss Medications Mental Illness Misery Moving Nostalgia Nova Scotia Reporter Retro Sad Stop Stuck Taxi Trapped
Source : Smog City

6. “Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.”

Tags : Desperate Life Losing Love Nostalgia Pain Regret Solitude

7. “It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life.”

Tags : Happiness Ideals Nostalgia Real Truth Youth
Source : Of Human Bondage

8. “And what if the other kids laugh at me?” Kerry complained to her parents as she nibbled on a piece of toast that morning. “I have a Cape Breton accent! They’ll know I’m from Canada and they’ll start asking me if I lived in an igloo or ate maple syrup, bacon and seal meat every day!”“You’re really overreacting,” Susan chuckled, sipping on a glass of orange juice. “Canada is a lot like the States and the only thing separating both countries is an imaginary boarder! If anyone laughs at you, tell them it doesn’t snow year-round, you got free health care while you were there and that you never rode a polar bear to school. Besides, do you know how many popular movies and TV shows from the States were filmed in Canada?”“It’s not just the Canada stuff mom,” Kerry sighed worriedly. “I’m from Dym, it’s an industrial dump!”“Yeah, and have you looked at Pittsburgh lately?” Susan asked. “Full of coal mines and steel mills, just like Sydney was when we lived there! I actually rather came to like the pollution, I don’t think I’d ever want to leave it.”

Tags : Bully Canada Cape Breton Funny Girl Joke Morning Nostalgia Nova Scotia Parents Pittsburgh Polar Bear School Seal Stereotype Teen Teenager United States Weird Wisdom
Source : Nostalgia

9. “Nostalgia is a necessary thing, I believe, and a way for all of us to find peace in that which we have accomplished, or even failed to accomplish. At the same time, if nostalgia precipitates actions to return to that fabled, rosy-painted time, particularly in one who believes his life to be a failure, then it is an empty thing, doomed to produce nothing but frustration and an even greater sense of failure.”

Tags : Accomplished Actions Fables Failure Frustration Necessary Nostalgia Peace Time
Source : Streams of Silver

10. “So are we going to eat some Boo Berry or what?" John said, leaping out of his seat and toward the refrigerator.”

Tags : Cereal Nostalgia
Source : Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past

11. “It's like a blueberry White Russian,' John said, now on his third spoonful.'It tastes exactly the same,' Mike said, his teeth already bright blue.'No, no, it tastes better,' John said. 'I feel like it's making me stronger.”

Tags : Boo Berry Cereal Friends Nostalgia
Source : Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past

12. “He tilted the box toward a chipped Pottery Barn blue bowl, and the little blue clumps, like cerulean rat turds, tumbled out, hitting the porcelain with a surprisingly metallic thud. It sounded like pennies dumped into an aluminum trash can.”

Tags : Boo Berry Cereal Nostalgia Questionable
Source : Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past

13. “Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”

Tags : Being Innocence Nostalgia Rebellion Revolt
Author : Albert Camus
Source : The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

14. “Tri godine trajao je period pretvaranja u kanadskoga drzavljanina. To je vrijeme po misljenju tamosnjih vlasti dovoljno da covjek zaboravi na sve razloge koji ga vuku kuci i da prihvati kako kuca vise ne postoji ili je barem nema tamo gdje si rodjen.”

Tags : Diaspora Nostalgia
Source : Mama Leone

15. “It may be that writers in my position,exiles, or emigrants or expatriates, are haunted by some sense of loss, some urge to reclaim, to look back, even at the risk of being mutilated into pillars of salt. But if we do look back, we must do in the knowledge - which gives rise to profound uncertainties- that our physical alienation from India almost inevitably means that we will not be capable of reclaiming precisely the thing that was lost, that we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but invisible ones, imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind.”

Tags : Diaspora Immigrants Nostalgia

16. “You scour these Chinatowns of the mind, translating themlike sutras Xuan Zhang fetched from India, testing waysreturn might be possible against these homesick inventions, trace the traveller's alien steps across borders, and in between discover how transit has a way of lasting, the way these Chinatowns grew out of not knowing whether to return or to stay, and then became home.”

Tags : Chinatown Diaspora History Memory Nostalgia Poetry Singapore
Source : Clear Brightness

17. “Don’t ever feel bad that someone couldn’t give you all of their heart. Be grateful that you can take the least complicated part of their soul with you, wherever you go. This is more than some people will ever have.”

Tags : Empowering Men Empowering Women Kids Memories Moments Nostalgia Recovery Relationships Relationships 101 Self Respect Stayingpositiveu Com

18. “We make, see, and love films, not digitals. To convert all of our movies, home videos, theaters, photographs and television to digital would be like telling a painter to throw away his brushes and canvas for an I-Pad. Celluloid isn't just nostalgic, it's an art form and, like it or not, it's superior to digital. It lasts much longer, it provides grain and brighter colors, and it takes more effort so that it produces something wonderful. With the inferior binary codes, pixels and untested shelf-life of digital files, plus the fact that these days anyone with a digital camera, even a two-year-old, can make a video and pollute the world with self-photography and cat pictures, film has a lot more integrity and worth than digital.”

Tags : Art Artist Camera Canon Canvas Depressing Digital Film Filmmaking History Home Movies Ipad Justice Kodak Kodak Moment Memories Moron Movie Nikon Nostalgia Photo Photography Scary

19. “And except on a certain kind of winter evening—six-thirty in the Seventies, say, already dark and bitter with a wind off the river, when I would be walking very fast toward a bus and would look in the bright windows of brownstones and see cooks working in clean kitchens and and imagine women lighting candles on the floor above and beautiful children being bathed on the floor above that—except on nights like those, I never felt poor; I had the feeling that if I needed money I could always get it.”

Tags : Cities New York Nostalgia
Author : Joan Didion
Source : Slouching Towards Bethlehem

20. “È per smaltire un carico di nostalgia che sei andato tanto lontano!”

Tags : Nostalgia Traveling Travelling
Author : Italo Calvino
Source : Invisible Cities

21. “The aching in my chest isn't because I miss you,it's realizing that you have become someone I no longer know,your fears, your 4 am thoughts, your achievements,are things I no longer have an equivalent to.Who we were and who we are are four different people, and the me from now doesn't relate to the me from then, let alone to the you from now.-Tanzy Sayadi and Jarod Kintz”

Tags : Achievement Alone Ambitions Beautiful Change Clever Desires Different Dreams Instaquote Life Lit On Literature Loss Lost Love Nostalgia People Poem Poet Poetry Poets Progress Relations Relationships Word Junkies
Author : Tanzy Sayadi
Source : liQUID PROse QUOtes

22. “The staying awake was a great self-sacrificaing gesture of friendship, and wonderfully in keeping with our current mood of intense friendship and religious fervour. We were all in a state of shock. We engaged in a long Dostojevskyan conversations and drank one black coffee after another. It was sort of night typical of youth, the sort you only can look back on with shame and embarassment once you've grown up. But God knows, I must have grown up already by then, because I don't feel the slightest embarassment when I think back to it, just a terrible nostalgia.”

Tags : Coffee Conversations Dostoievsky Melancholy Nights Nostalgia Young
Author : Antal Szerb
Source : Journey by Moonlight

23. “when we were kidslaying around the lawnon ourbellieswe often talkedabouthowwe'd like todieandwe allagreed on thesamething;we'd alllike to diefucking(althoughnone of ushaddone anyfucking)and nowthatwe are hardlykidsany longerwe think moreabouthownot todieandalthoughwe'rereadymost ofuswouldprefer todo italoneunder thesheetsnowthatmost ofushave fuckedour livesaway.”

Tags : Adulthood Bukowski Death Die Growing Up Kids Life Love Nostalgia Poem Poetry Sex
Source : You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

24. “Mandy, I hardly think this was appropriate, not after… you know… after the funeral we haven’t had the money for any of your weird little games and I was hoping you’d be more mature now that Jud’s gone,” her father had disappointedly added. “How much’d that cake cost you?”“It’s paid for,” Mandy had argued, but her voice had sounded tiny in the harbour wind. “I used the cash from my summer job at Frenchy’s last year and I… it was my birthday, dad!”“You can’t even be normal about this one thing, can you?” her father had complained.Mandy hadn’t cried, she’d only stared back knowingly, her voice shaky. “…I’m normal.”

Tags : Angst Argument Birthday Brother Cake Death Of A Sibling Depression Father Funeral Grief Loss Memory Money Mourning Normal Nostalgia Parent Sibling
Source : Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

25. “how sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet”

Tags : Love Nostalgia Reflection The Past

26. “The past is for learning from and letting go. You can't revisit it. It vanishes.”

Tags : Nostalgia The Past
Author : Adele Parks
Source : Young Wives' Tales

27. “The nostalgia of a moment's love can be an illusionary precipice from which we fall from truth; in heartbreak, what we escape to in the past is what tortures us in the present.”

Tags : Heartbreak Illusion Love Nostalgia Sadness The Past Time Torture Truth
Author : Mike Norton

28. “Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”

Tags : Craving Desire Life Nostalgia Seasons Spring Wanderlust
Source : Mary

29. “All you will have is the present. Waste no energy crying over yesterday or dreaming of tomorrow. Nostalgia is fatiguing and destructive, it is the vice of the expatriate. You must put down roots as if they were forever, you must have a sense of permanence.”

Tags : Expatriate Live In The Present Nostalgia
Source : Of Love and Shadows

30. “Sometimes loneliness makes the loudest noise.”

Tags : Aching Heart Billy Holiday Breakups Central Features Circumstances Comeback Desperation Dwelling Edna St Vincent Millay Ex Lovers Feelings Hole In The World Imagination Impressive Comeback Intense Desire Love Mental Environment Negative Experiences Nostalgia Phenomenon Reciprocity Romantic Life Scars St Vincent Millay

31. “Perhaps a creature of so much ingenuity and deep memory is almost bound to grow alienated from his world, his fellows, and the objects around him. He suffers from a nostalgia for which there is no remedy upon earth except as it is to be found in the enlightenment of the spirit--some ability to have a perceptive rather than an exploitive relationship with his fellow creatures.”

Tags : Alienation Exploitation Nature Nostalgia Spirituality
Author : Loren Eiseley

32. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”

Tags : Beliefs Books Family Girlfriend Hang Ups Life Love Marriage Memories Moving On Nostalgia Obsessions Peace Religion Sister In Laws Sisters Spouse Unrequited Love Wife Writing

33. “This mournful and restless sound was a fit accompaniment to my meditations.”

Tags : Ache Depression Empathy Heart Heartbreak Lost Lost Love Love Mournful Mourning Music Nostalgia Regret Ruminating Sadness Suicide Thinking Tradgedy
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Lord Jim

34. “When I was a kid, they had a saying, 'to err is human but to really fuck it up takes a computer.’ ”

Tags : Computer Error Nostalgia
Source : Atlas

35. “The thing about memories wasn't that many of them inevitably faded, but that repeated recall of the ones you remembered burnished them into shining, gorgeous lies”

Tags : Delusions Memory Nostalgia Truth
Author : Dexter Palmer
Source : Version Control

36. “The best times we’ve had on earth are usually with those we love.”

Tags : Good Times Loved Ones Nostalgia
Author : Van Harden
Source : Life in the Purple Wedge!

37. “She dug into one of the boxes, finding clay angels she’d made in art class when she was seven years old. She found plastic swans on strings and red crystal cardinals. She found a blue-and-white rocking horse covered in glitter. She found a porcelain Santa Claus. She found that she couldn’t figure out where the hell time had gone.”

Tags : Christmas Fleeting Time Glitter Holiday Life Memory Moment Nostalgia Past Plastic Rocking Horse Swan Time Youth
Source : Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series

38. “I am filled time and againwith a heart-aching wonder when I thinkof the fireand frost of memoriesof the everlastingnessof lovethe solace of familyand the power of prayer.”

Tags : Everlasting Family Feelings Fire Frost Heart Heart Ache Life Quotes Love Memories Nostalgia Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Powerful Prayer Solace Wonder
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : Turquoise Silence

39. “Nostalgia... the blessing of a merciful memory.”

Tags : Blessings Inspiration Life Memory Nostalgia

40. “Why’d you want to kill yourself? Didn’t you feel anything, or didn’t it hurt you?” Mandy questioned, looking puzzled. “Yes, I suppose it did, … it was strange, it was sharp, that’s all I can think of to describe it… and cold, but not cold like ice, more like… I don’t know, like something much worse, something horrible… and it seemed like the ground was falling upwards, becoming the sky… for a moment it made me consider that it was just a dream, that I was on some sort of drug, and then I remember being overjoyed to see the sky was still above me, then just really sad, really tired… and then I don’t remember much else about it,” Alecto told her, glaring straight ahead at the sky with narrowed eyes. “I don’t mind, I’m not supposed to mind, anyway. Mearth already told me that eventually I would want to be dead, that it was inevitable… still, I sometimes wish that I could have done something good for other people in my life, it might have made up for all the bad stuff I’ve done.”

Tags : 1970 S Canada Confusion Creepy Dark Death Drugs Dying Dysfunctional Friend Friends Friendship Grief Halloween Help Loss Morbid Nostalgia Sadness Self Harm Self Mutilation Spooky Suicide Swing Set
Source : Smog City

41. “His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless.”

Tags : Age Flight Life Loss Nostalgia

42. “These fragments I have shored against my ruins”

Tags : Age Aging Fall Nostalgia Past
Author : T.S. Eliot
Source : The Waste Land and Other Poems

43. “There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”

Tags : Autumn Changing Seasons Life Nostalgia Seasons

44. “I long for the days when I was One with the one who was the only one I could be One with.”

Tags : Completion Memories Nostalgia Serenity
Author : Faith Tigere

45. “I never even heard her voice."And after a while:"It is a strange grief."Softly:"To die of nostalgia for something you never lived.”

Tags : Gone Grief Grief Inspirational Life Living Lost Love Nostalgia Past Regret Sad Sadness Strange Timelessness Times

46. “for those memories are nowjust like these little kittensI hold in my handsthose can be kissedand treasuredbut not held too tightly.”

Tags : Cherish Cherished Memories Cherishing Fond Holding On Indian Authors Kittens Memories Metaphors Nostalgia Nostalgic Poems Poetry Poetry Quotes Treasure
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : Turquoise Silence

47. “The prints shop manager, a balding man of about thirty years old, dressed in a plaid work shirt and faded jeans, looked very shocked when he saw the headline text. “Sydney Tar Ponds, Is It As Dangerous As People Say? Well,” he exclaimed, glancing at the front photo, which featured the Sydney Steel Corporation, along with its plumes of orange smog. “You know, most people your age are really against that mill, as if it’s a disease. We have university students protesting every few weeks or so… strangely enough, the ones who have parents who rely on that steel mill to pay the bills.”“What about the pollution?” Wendy questioned, almost accusingly, as if it was his fault. “What if dangerous chemicals are in the environment?”“Hey kid, I don’t even work at the mill, never have, but my father, my uncle, their father, cousins, all worked there,” the prints shop man argued, placing the newspapers in a cardboard box and taping it shut. “When it comes down to all that ‘go green’ crap, you have to ask yourself, is it worth risking a person’s income, their job, their family… their life? I’m not saying you’re wrong, but these newspapers might have a point.”

Tags : Beatnik Career Earth Earth Day Environmentalism Go Green Green Hippie Industry Decline Job Manager Newspaper Nostalgia Pollution Print Recycle Shop Smog
Source : Smog City

48. “Jeeter?" Grace whispered into her walkie-talkie. "Are you awake?" She waited.A few weeks ago, she and Jeeter had started chatting on their walkie-talkies late at night when she couldn't sleep. He always answered her call no matter how late it was."I'm here," his voice echoed back. "Trouble sleeping again?""Yeah.""Another bad dream?""Uh-huh," she sniffed, unexpected tears flooding her eyes. My dad was calling for me, but I couldn't find him." She couldn't believe she'd said it. She'd never told anyone what she saw in her dreams. But Jeeter understood. He'd told her before that he had bad dreams too, since his mom had died.”

Tags : Awake Bad Dream Canada Cape Breton Dad Father Fear Friendship Grief Kids Late Lost Love Night Nightmare Nostalgia Nova Scotia Sad Sydney Mines Teen Truth Understand Young Adult
Author : Jo Ann Yhard
Source : The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines

49. “We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”

Tags : Longing Nostalgia

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

Tags : Memory Nostalgia
Author : Ally Condie
Source : Matched

51. “The Greek word for "return" is nostos. Algos means "suffering." So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Vocabulary
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : Ignorance

52. “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Recollection
Author : Marcel Proust

53. “My dear, you never will understand time, will you? You're always trying to be the things you were, instead of the person you are tonight. Why do you save those ticket stubs and theater programs? They'll only hurt you later. Throw them away, my dear.”

Tags : Nostalgia Possessions The Past
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Dandelion Wine

54. “They think I’m not entirely ‘grounded in reality’, they say. They want me to go to some live-in nerdy activity ranch thing for troubled Canadian youth, that one out in Ontario where you come back programmed like some robot, dressed in a tye-dyed shirt and eating tuna sandwiches,” Mandy explained, a horrified look on her face. “You’re eighteen, not twelve! Would they really send you to some rat’s nest like that?” Wendy questioned in mock horror. “Aw hell no, if you get sent there, they’ll make you hold hands and sing songs about caring! And they’ll force you to recycle everything in blue canisters, and to discuss your emotions in front of groups of bratty little dopes!”“Dear god, they’ll have geeky youth wiener roasts at night, and no locks on the doors!” Mandy added, eyes wide. “…It’ll be the day pigs fly, my parents have the camp brochure on the fridge but they’ll never go through with sending me there. They always forget.”

Tags : Bad Canada Center Coming Of Age Family Friendship Humor Locks Nostalgia Nova Scotia Ontario Pressure Preteen Rebel Reprogramming Self Help Sleepaway Straight Camp Summer Camp Teen Troubled Tuna Sandwich Wiener Roast
Source : Smog City

55. “In short, the man displayed a constant and insurmountable impulse to wrap himself in a covering, to make himself, so to speak, a case which would isolate him and protect him from external influences. Reality irritated him, frightened him, kept him in continual agitation, and, perhaps to justify his timidity, his aversion for the actual, he always praised the past and what had never existed; and even the classical languages which he taught were in reality for him goloshes and umbrellas in which he sheltered himself from real life.”

Tags : Anxiety Aversion Bias Confusion Discontent Nostalgia Real Life Reality Separation The Past
Author : Anton Chekhov
Source : The Complete Short Stories of Anton Chekhov

56. “Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven't realized that todayis tomorrow's nostalgia.”

Tags : Autonomy Buddhism Disillusionment Illusion Impermanence Individuation Nostalgia Nostalgic Reality Spiritual Transformation Tantric Buddhism Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

57. “As it is there isn't a single thing isn't an opportunity for some 'alert' person, including practically everybody by the 'greed', that, they are 'alive', therefore. Etc. That, in fact, there are 'conditions'. Gravelly Hill or any sort of situation for improvement, when the Earth was properly regarded as a 'garden tenement messuage orchard and if this is nostalgia let you take a breath of April showers let's us reason how is the dampness in your nasal passage -- but I have had lunch in this 'pasture' (B. Ellery to George Girdler Smith 'gentleman' 1799, for £150)overlooking 'the town' sitting there like the Memphite lord of all Creationwith my back -- with Dogtownover the Crown of gravelly hillIt is not bad to be pissed off”

Tags : Anger Conservation Luck Myth Nostalgia Opportunism Opportunity Spirituality Spirituality Of Imperfection
Author : Charles Olson
Source : The Maximus Poems

58. “Divided - No tides of time or distance will wash away your step. It does not fleet as they do, those gladiators and their mighty spears or the beasts that howl into the dark for release. Our story carves deeper, pitilessly, infinitely. A wound that bleeds the ink that stained your palm and the tears of an impossible tomorrow.”

Tags : Check This Mate Checkmate Checkthismate Chess Chess Game Chess Match Chess Pieces Chess Quotes Chessmen Friendship Love Nostalgia
Author : RJ Arkhipov

59. “What Will Linger/Hollow of Him - They crept so quietly back. Mere hints of words, at first, then whispers in the loud echoing a winter past. In this place, hollow of Him, his poetry resounded. I could almost taste the fragments of the worlds he had discovered. I remember the ache in his words; you could see each syllable smoulder in his gaze.”

Tags : Check This Mate Checkmate Checkthismate Chess Chess Game Chess Match Chess Pieces Chess Quotes Chessmen Friendship Love Nostalgia
Author : RJ Arkhipov

60. “Wendy’s house, unlike many in Cape Breton, had three floors, along with a basement and attic. Aside from Wendy’s bedroom, there was a laundry room. The dirty water in the sink would rush from the washer hose, bubbling up, threatening to overflow, but it never did. Next-door was a motel with a neon sign that read in turquoise and pink, “We have the best rates in town!”, but the ‘E’ in ‘rates’ kept flickering on and off day and night so that every few seconds it would switch to, “We have the best rats in town!”

Tags : Attic Bedroom Best Bubble Canada Cape Breton Funny Hotel House Inn Laundry Room Motel Neon Nostalgia Odd Pink Poor Quaint Rat Rates Rats Sink Small Town Strange Sydney Turquoise Weird
Source : Smog City

61. “Was it possible to feel nostalgic about something that had never happened to him, possible for nostalgia to be taken in by the body as a free pathogen to infect the consciousness with stray sentiments? Perhaps, in his dreams, he had traveled back in time, or even drifted into another dimension of space-time and inhabited the body, experiences, and nostalgia of another. To even envisage so allowed the trauma of those lost moments, though not his own, to draw from him a certain envy for the entity in whose memories he had basked vicariously. . .Perhaps, nostalgia was a microorganism. . .the bacterium that infected. . . Yes. . .maybe he was sick.”

Tags : Ailment Bacterium Consciousness Entity Envy Infection Lost Time Microorganisms Multiple Personalities Multiple Universes Nostalgia Pathogen Plague Remembrance Of Things Past Time Travel Vicarious Experience
Author : Ashim Shanker
Source : Only the Deplorable

62. “Nobody has ever taken a photograph of something they want to forget. We can build a wall of happy Kodak moments around ourselves, a wall of our Christmases, birthdays, baby showers and weddings, but we can never forget that celluloid film is see-through, that behind it, all the misery of real life waits for our wall to collapse someday.”

Tags : Art Artificial Camera Celluloid Collapse Enigma Fake Family Film Flash Instamatic Kodak Kodak Moment Lens Lie Memory Mystery Nikon Nostalgia Photo Photography Sad Scary See Through Trapped Wall

63. “The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else's nostalgia”

Tags : Aphorism Aphorisms Nostalgia
Author : Pete Hamill
Source : Tabloid City

64. “The print was an old one made from a negative taken in the 1960’s of her parents in Sydney Mines, dancing with thrilled, excited expressions on their faces, in front of a classic car that had been a wedding gift at the time. Her mother’s hair, red back then, was held back by a blue handkerchief, and she was dressed in a billowing skirt and white blouse. Her father’s denim jeans and faded t-shirt were streaked with coal dust as he held her hands and spun her around in the front yard of their old clapboard house, yellow grass under their feet and a cobalt-blue sky with white clouds drifting above. Mandy could almost feel the late summer breeze as she gazed deeply into the print, watching the flamboyant colors come to life. She hung it up to dry on two wooden clothespins hanging from a string above her.”

Tags : 1960 S Arents Canada Coal Coal Mine Dancing Darkroom Kodachrome Memory Nostalgia Photography Poverty Print Retro
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

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

Tags : Nostalgia
Author : Amy Bloom
Source : Away

66. “There is no greater sorrowThan to recall a happy timeWhen miserable.”

Tags : Dante Italian Medieval Poetry Nostalgia ? La Recherche Du Temps Perdu

67. “I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled.”

Tags : Books Love_Of_Reading Nostalgia
Source : The Thirteenth Tale

68. “What you end up remembering isn't always the same as what you have witnessed.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : The Sense of an Ending

69. “I don’t have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They’re upstairs in my socks.”

Tags : Humour Nostalgia
Author : Groucho Marx

70. “The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with — nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.”

Tags : Life Music Nostalgia
Author : Rob Sheffield
Source : Love Is a Mix Tape

71. “I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Song Lyrics

72. “Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.”

Tags : Collecting Love Museum Nostalgia Space Time
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Source : The Museum of Innocence

73. “Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar...”

Tags : Memories Nostalgia
Source : The Sound and the Fury

74. “How could she feel nostalgia when he was right in front of her? How can you suffer from the absence of a person who is present? You can suffer nostalgia in the presence of the beloved if you glimpse a future where the beloved is no more”

Tags : Nostalgia
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : Identity

75. “You can go other places, all right - you can live on the other side of the world, but you can't ever leave home”

Tags : Childhood Home Nostalgia
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Source : The Mermaid Chair

76. “Memory believes before knowing remembers.[Light in August]”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia
Source : Light in August

77. “Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one.”

Tags : Ann Druyan Appreciation Carl Sagan Life Loss Love Memory Nostalgia Remember
Author : Ann Druyan

78. “Câţiva centimetri, câţiva ani, câteva mii de lei in plus, câteva cărţi citite în plus, mă rog, lucruri de felul ăsta despart oamenii...”

Tags : Cartarescu Nostalgia
Source : Nostalgia

79. “Because nobody knows you better than somebody who knew you way back then.”

Tags : Friendship Inspiration Midlife Nostalgia Reinvention
Author : Claire Cook
Source : Time Flies

80. “At least I rescued your poor hot dog.”

Tags : Burn Coming Of Age Disturbing Fire Frightening Funny Ghost Ghoul Gives Me The Willies Goosebumps Grief Hot Dog Humor Laugh Lonely Lord Madness Nostalgia Pyrokinesis Savior Scary Sleepaway Camp Spooky Summer Camp Teen Teenage Wiener Wiener Roast
Author : R.L. Stine
Source : Ghost Camp

81. “He couldn’t believe that sleep had robbed him of this spectacle night after night. Such are the writer’s privileges, he thought, nostalgic already for the present.”

Tags : Nostalgia Writers
Author : César Aira
Source : Varamo

82. “It shocks me how I wish for...what is lost and cannot come back.”

Tags : Life Nostalgia
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Source : Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

83. “I'm your phantom dance partner. I'm your shadow. I'm not anything more.”

Tags : Connection Darkness And Light Love Nostalgia Parallel
Source : Dance Dance Dance

84. “I understand, Bill. Because I tell myself a lot of stories to help me sleep at night. Stories about how Babe was my dearest friend, and I never betrayed her. Stories about how you and I had a great love, not just an occasional roll in the hay whenever she was out of town. Stories about how wonderful life was back then, when none of us told each other the truth, but so what? It was all so beautiful, wasn’t it? It was all so lovely and gracious. Not like it is now.”

Tags : 1960S New York Nostalgia The Past Truth
Source : The Swans of Fifth Avenue

85. “And she had been in love enough times to rule out the possibility that this was merely some feat of nostalgia.”

Tags : Feat Love Nostalgia Possibility Rule
Source : The Romantics

86. “I became quietly seized with that nostalgia that overcomes you when you have reached the middle of your life and your father has recently died and it dawns on you that when he went he took some of you with him.”

Tags : Death Middle Age Nostalgia Parents
Author : Bill Bryson
Source : The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

87. “Oh, Starbuck! it is a mild, mild wind, and a mild looking sky. On such a day - very much such a sweetness as this - I struck my first whale - a boy-harpooneer of eighteen! Forty - forty - forty years ago! - ago! Forty years of continual whaling! forty years of privation, and peril, and storm-time! forty years on the pitiless sea! for forty years has Ahab forsaken the peaceful land, for forty years to make war on the horrors of the deep! Aye and yes, Starbuck, out of those forty years I have not spent three ashore. When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without - oh, weariness! heaviness! Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command! - when I think of all this; only half-suspected, not so keenly known to me before - and how for forty years I have fed upon dry salted fare - fit emblem of the dry nourishment of my soul - when the poorest landsman has had fresh fruit to his daily hand, and broken the world's fresh bread to my mouldy crusts - away, whole oceans away, from that young girl-wife I wedded past fifty, and sailed for Cape Horn the next day, leaving but one dent in my marriage pillow - wife? wife? - rather a widow with her husband alive! Aye, I widowed that poor girl when I married her, Starbuck; and then, the madness, the frenzy, the boiling blood and the smoking brow, with which, for a thousand lowerings old Ahab has furiously, foamingly chased his prey - more a demon than a man! - aye, aye! what a forty years' fool - fool - old fool, has old Ahab been! Why this strife of the chase? why weary, and palsy the arm at the oar, and the iron, and the lance? how the richer or better is Ahab now? Behold. Oh, Starbuck! is it not hard, that with this weary load I bear, one poor leg should have been snatched from under me? Here, brush this old hair aside; it blinds me, that I seem to weep. Locks so grey did never grow but from out some ashes! But do I look very old, so very, very old, Starbuck? I feel deadly faint, bowed, and humped, as though I were Adam, staggering beneath the piled centuries since Paradise. God! God! God! - crack my heart! - stave my brain! - mockery! mockery! bitter, biting mockery of grey hairs, have I lived enough joy to wear ye; and seem and feel thus intolerably old? Close! stand close to me, Starbuck; let me look into a human eye; it is better than to gaze into sea or sky; better than to gaze upon God. By the green land; by the bright hearth-stone! this is the magic glass, man; I see my wife and my child in thine eye. No, no; stay on board, on board! - lower not when I do; when branded Ahab gives chase to Moby Dick. That hazard shall not be thine. No, no! not with the far away home I see in that eye!”

Tags : Anguish Insanity Nostalgia Sorrow

88. “Sara," I ask finally, "what do you want from me?""I want to look at you and remember what it used to be like," she says thickly. "I want to go back, Brian. I want you to take me back."But she is not the woman I used to know, the woman who traveled a countryside counting prairie dog holes, who read aloud the classifieds of lonely cowboys seeking women and told me, in the darkest crease of the night, that she would love me until the moon lost its footing in the sky.To be fair, I am not the same man. The one who listened. The one who believed her.”

Tags : Brian Fitzgerald Change Falling Apart Marriage Nostalgia Relationships
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

89. “But in that moment I understood what they say about nostalgia, that no matter if you're thinking of something good or bad, it always leaves you a little emptier afterward.”

Tags : Empty Life Noggin Nostalgia Truth
Source : Noggin

90. “There are many forms of love as there is moments in time, and you are capable of feeling them all at different stages of your life.”

Tags : Feelings Growth Learning Love Maturity Moments Nostalgia Relationships Romance Stages

91. “When shall I cease to regret you! – When learn to feel a home elsewhere! – Oh! Happy house, could you know what I suffer in now viewing you from this spot, from whence perhaps I may view you no more! – And you, ye well-known trees! – but you will continue the same. – No leaf will decay because we are removed, nor any branch become motionless although we can observe you no longer! – No; you will continue the same; unconscious of the pleasure or the regret you occasion, and insensible of any change in those who walk under your shade! – But who will remain to enjoy you?”

Tags : Grief And Loss Nostalgia
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Sense and Sensibility

92. “…Do you think there’s somewhere else, some other place to go after this one?” Mandy blurted out.“You mean when you die, where will you end up?” Alecto asked her. “…I wouldn’t know… back to whatever void there is, I suppose.”“I’ve thought about it… every living thing dies alone, it’ll be lonely after death,” Mandy sighed sadly. “That freaks me out, does it scare you?”“I don't want to be alone,” Alecto replied wearily. “We won’t be, though. We’ll be dead, so we’ll just be darkness, not much else, just memories, nostalgia and darkness.”“I don’t want to be any of that either though,” Mandy exclaimed, bursting into tears and crying, keeping her eyes to the floor, her voice shaky as she spoke to him. “When we die, we’ll still be nothing, the world will still be nothing, everything’ll just be nothing!”“You’re real though, at least that’s something,” Alecto pointed out, holding his hand out in front of her. Smiling miserably, Mandy took his hand in her own and sat there beside him quietly.”

Tags : Darkness Dead Death Depression Disturbing Dying Frightened Funeral Grief Grim Heaven Imagination Kill Lost Misery Nirvana Nostalgia Purgatory Sadness Scary Spooky Time Truth Void
Source : Smog City

93. “That's the life, she said to me, as we watched a puppy chase its own tail. That's what I want to be next.I had laughed. you would wind up as a cat, I told her. They don't need anyone else.I need you, she replied.Well, I said. Maybe I'll come back as catnip.”

Tags : Campbell Alexander Flashback Memory Nostalgia Reincarnation
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

94. “Everyone likes to reminisce, but not one wants to listen, and everyone feels annoyed when someone else tells a story.”

Tags : Audience Audiences Listening Nostalgia Reminiscence
Author : Liu Cixin
Source : The Three-Body Problem

95. “It's one thing to develop a nostalgia for home while you're boozing with Yankee writers in Martha's Vineyard or being chased by the bulls in Pamplona. It's something else to go home and visit with the folks in Reed's drugstore on the square and actually listen to them. The reason you can't go home again is not because the down-home folks are mad at you--they're not, don't flatter yourself, they couldn't care less--but because once you're in orbit and you return to Reed's drugstore on the square, you can stand no more than fifteen minutes of the conversation before you head for the woods, head for the liquor store, or head back to Martha's Vineyard, where at least you can put a tolerable and saving distance between you and home. Home may be where the heart is but it's no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.”

Tags : Home Homecoming Nostalgia Small Town
Author : Walker Percy
Source : Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

96. “He pressed the herb to his nose. Thyme. He loved the name and he loved the smell. He looked out the window at the illusion of deep woods. His face too was out there, hung on a tree and returning his gaze. He drew close to the glass to lose the mirror effect. Outside, the forest panted its beefy halitus; the soil held the breaths of gloom in its dampness. Fifteen thousand years ago a glacier had sliced through this park he was living in, bringing with it the nutrients from all its travels. Fifteen thousand years ago human beings were the fable that frightened the dark woods.”

Tags : Homecoming Nostalgia Sense Of Place
Author : Nancy Zafris
Source : The Home Jar: Stories

97. “Looking at the elementary schoolers in their colorful T-shirts from various day camps, Percy felt a twinge of sadness. He should be at Camp Half-Blood right now, settling into his cabin for the summer, teaching sword-fighting lessons in the arena, playing pranks on the other counselors. These kids had no idea just how crazy a summer camp could be.”

Tags : Camp Half Blood Home Nostalgia Percy Jackson Percy Jackson And The Olympians The Heroes Of Olympus The Mark Of Athena
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Mark of Athena

98. “Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.”

Tags : Home Nostalgia Philosophy
Author : Novalis

99. “[T]he very color of the air in the place I was born was different, the smell of the earth was special, redolent with memories of my parents.”

Tags : Home Nostalgia

100. “She considered what had made Denmark home to her anyway. Was it the sense of familiarity? That wherever she went there were echoes of a hundred memories she could pluck from her thoughts?”

Tags : Home Nostalgia
Author : Sage Steadman
Source : Upon Destiny's Song

101. “I am old enough to enjoy a bit of nostalgia, but wise enough to know that there haven't been any "good ol' days" since Eden (the garden, not the prime minister).”

Tags : Anthony Eden Eden Good Old Days Nostalgia
Author : Ron Brackin

102. “Have you ever noticed how as an adult, all the bright colors go out of your life? Now that I’m not a kid anymore, things always look gray, like a clothesline draped with laundry that’s been washed too many times and left to stand in the wind. I guess that’s what growing up is… it’s a fading photograph.”

Tags : Bright Clothesline Colors Coming Of Age Fading Growing Up Kodak Laundry Life Nostalgia Photograph Washed Wind
Source : Smog City

103. “This is my home, Cape Breton is my home, and I don’t know if I really want to leave it as much as I might think and I’m sort of scared to leave it all behind, everything I’ve lived with, I have so many memories of all the things I’ve done here and I’m afraid if I leave, I might lose all my memories…”

Tags : Canada Cape Breton Home Leaving Loss Memory Moving Nostalgia Nova Scotia Remember Scared Scary Travel
Source : Smog City

104. “Yeah, you’re right about having entire rooms full of film and photos… in that Sydney Mines house I have a darkroom, I have boxes of film and home movie footage… I have a few projectors, I have piles of Kodachrome slides… I like photographs. The world is always running away from society and the only way to keep the stuff that’s happened in the past is by taking photographs, I can keep memories of things alive with photographs,” Alecto responded. “People say that a time machine can’t be invented, but they’ve already invented a device that can stop time, cameras are the world’s first time machines… The steel mill, the coal mines, the train tracks, the smog in the sky, I’ve been able to rescue it on super-8 and Kodachrome, and no one can remediate those photographs, I can keep them as long as I want to.”

Tags : Canada Cape Breton Capture Coal Coal Mine Darkroom Digital Film Industrial Kodachrome Kodak Memories Nostalgia Nova Scotia Photo Photograph Polaroid Pollution Smog Steel Mill Super 8 Train
Source : Smog City

105. “We were poor back then. Not living in a cardboard carton poor, not “we might have to eat the dog” poor, but still poor. Poor like, no insurance poor, and going to McDonald's was a really big excitement poor, wearing socks for gloves in the winter poor, and collecting nickels and dimes from the washing machine because she never got allowance, that kind of poor… poor enough to be nostalgic about poverty. So, when my mom and dad took me here for my tenth birthday, it was a really big deal. They’d saved up for two months to take me to the photography store and they bought me a Kodak Instamatic film camera… I really miss those days, because we were still a real family back then… this mall doesn’t even have a film photography store anymore, just a cell phone and digital camera store, it’s depressing…”

Tags : Allowance Birthday Camera Canada Cape Breton Cardboard Coins Digital Dog Film Instamatic Insurance Kodak Mall Mcdonald S Nostalgia Nostalgic Nova Scotia Past Poor Poverty Shopping Washing Machine Wishes
Source : Smog City

106. “I think we ought to find something else to do,” said Mandy. “But Alecto my love, you’re the first person to notice my retro diner kitchen. When my parents saw it, they thought I was creating a weird art project.”“I like it. It's got that let’s-drown-ourselves-in-better-days type ambiance,” Alecto declared, his gray eyes narrowed.”

Tags : 1950 S Ambience Art Better Days Cape Breton Diner Drowning Fifties Friendship Funny Kitchen Love Nostalgia Nova Scotia Parents Pollution Retro
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

107. “Super 8 film is the language of silence.”

Tags : Canada Cape Breton Film Kodak Kodak Moment Language Nostalgia Nova Scotia Obscure Photography Seventies Silence Super 8
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

108. “What are you doing?” Alecto asked in surprise, stepping back. Laughing brightly, she dragged him towards the greenhouse, the shattered glass reflecting rainbows as brilliant as a million Kodak flashcubes, glittering as they were cascaded through the breeze. “See, don’t be afraid of the glass, it can’t hurt us,” Mandy laughed, spectacularly eccentric, her eyes reflecting the fallen glass.“I wasn’t afraid of the glass, but this isn’t a very secluded place that you just decided to vandalize,” Alecto cautioned, smiling despite his words. Before Mandy could reply, she heard loud whispering in the air, behind the trees… it sounded like a group of people, all whispering in unison… “Somebody’s out there,” she exclaimed nervously.“Yeah, you’re right,” Alecto replied. Suddenly a sharp new vibrancy seemed to fill his eyes and he smiled coldly, taking the tree branch from Mandy and rapidly smashing in all of Mrs. Matthias’ stained glass house windows with it. Blue, green, yellow, red, turquoise, purple and an array of other colors showered through the sky noisily, sounding like wind chimes and crashing waves. “They’ll go away,” he told her, glancing up at the sky.“…Alecto, do you like me?” Mandy questioned, holding out her arms like a lopsided scarecrow as the glass fell through her dark red hair.“Yeah, sure,” he answered.“Will you be my friend, then? A real friend, not just another person who feels sorry for me?” Mandy asked.“…Alright, Mandy Valems,” Alecto agreed.”

Tags : Air Best Friends Canada Cape Breton Children Colored Depression Flashcube Friend Friendship Glitter Green House Love Noise Nostalgia Nova Scotia Red Scarecrow Stained Glass Waves Whispering
Source : Smog City

109. “Alecto isn't a person! He's just something that society made and then threw away, a memory that refuses to die.”

Tags : Away Canada Cape Breton Coal Created Death Dying Kodak Moment Memory Mining Nostalgia Nova Scotia Person Pollution Society Steel Super 8 Threw
Source : Smog City

110. “It's like I'm dreaming of the imaginary friend Katie and I had when we were little. She'd been so real to us as kids. We each remembered Anna, that's what we'd called her, just like we remembered bits of our parents. But now, in this dreamscape of Paradise Lost, our imaginary third twin has all grown up.”

Tags : Canada Cape Breton Childhood Coming Of Age Death Foster Grown Up Imaginary Friend Nostalgia Parents Tulpa Twin
Source : Twin Loyalties: From the Chronicles of Tar Ponds City

111. “When the north wind blew across the tar ponds, voices were carried away.”

Tags : Away Blow Canada Cape Breton Carried Nostalgia Nova Scotia Pollution Strange Surreal Sydney Tar Ponds Voices Wind Winter

112. “Alecto, have you noticed how downhill this little island is becoming?” Mandy questioned sadly. “All these organic food stores and yoga studios and cellular phone towers… Cape Breton was one of the only places left where it still had that nostalgic small town atmosphere but now… I’ve only been away for a year, how could things have changed so quickly? I mean, how can the world accept it?”“C'est la vie,” said Alecto, looking extremely tired as he stared out the window at the late November maple keys fluttering down from vibrantly red trees lining the streets on either side of the windshield.”

Tags : Canada Cape Breton Car Cell Phone Change Digital Drive Environmental Life Modernity Nostalgia Nova Scotia Organic Street Technology Tower Windshield Yoga
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

113. “How promising today's generation is. They can whip out their cellular phones like sheep, instantly take a million digital photos of their cat and then just delete them. But I'd like to see these kids try to artfully use a traditional film camera or make a super 8 home movie. Traditional film takes integrity, nostalgia, effort, patience and imagination - things that the 21st century has very little of. Everything these days, even a superior medium like film photography with an extensively vivid history and an iconic meaning, is becoming disposable in this age.”

Tags : 21St Century Canon Cell Phone Chemicals Classic Digital Freedom Fujifilm Future Future Generations History Imagination Magic Nostalgia Nostalgic Old School Photo Photography Reel Roll Selfie Sheeple Super 8 Taste Texting World

114. “There's no reason that anything should ever become obsolete, whether it be VHS tapes, celluloid film, print books or even the previous versions of a computer operating system, as long as even just one person still wants them around. After all, one thing leads to another, old inventions are the basis for new ones, inventors and designers and scientists and hobbyists worked hard to create all these things, so don't they deserve some respect, enough not to have their ideas buried in the dust by the latest trends and fads?”

Tags : Camera Celluloid Computer Digital Technology Fads Film Future Hobby Inventor Latest Life Microsoft Nostalgia Obsolete Old School Popular Progress Retro Science Sheep Trends Vhs

115. “Kodachrome... it gives us those nice, bright colors,gives us the greens of summers,makes ya think all the world's a sunny day,Oh yeah!I've got a Nikon camera, I'd love to take a photograph,so mama don't Kodachrome away...”

Tags : Bright Celluloid Cheerful Digital Eastman Kodak Ektachrome Film Film Vs Digital Future Green Hippie Joy Of Life Kodachrome Kodak Mama Mother Nikon Nostalgia Photograph Photography Retro Summer Sunny Teen
Author : Paul Simon
Source : Paul Simon: There Goes Rhymin' Simon

116. “These rotary dials were like meditation, they forced you to slow down and concentrate. If you polled the next number too soon, you had to start over from the top.”

Tags : Nostalgia Old School Phone Rotary Dial Rotary Phone
Source : Landline

117. “It’s not a crime to wish for other worlds. You’ll get taxed for it but they can’t throw you in jail for creating your own private world…yet. Dramatics are fun, an indulgence. ‘You can’t go backward,’ ‘You can’t live in the past,’ they tell you. Why not? ‘You’ve got to put all that behind you and move on to other things,’ they say. Bullshit! These are all expressions of modern disposability. It’s a mediocritizing technique—trying to get rid of what I call ‘past orthodoxies.’ It’s our past that makes us unique, therefore it’s our past that economic interests want to rob from us, so they can sell us a new, improved future. Society now depends on a disposable world—out with the old, in with the new, including relationships. But how we weep and wish we could hold onto those cherished moments forever, to those long-whispered dreams, those tortured nights—how we want to grasp them and stop them from sifting through our fingers. I say, ‘Don’t let it happen. Keep things the way you want them and let the rest of the world be duped.”

Tags : Forgotten Mediocrity Nostalgia Past Retro Satanism The Past
Source : The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey

118. “The danger of restorative nostalgia lies in its belief that the mutilated 'wholeness' of the body politic can be repaired. But the reflective nostalgic understands deep down that loss is irrecoverable: Time wounds all wholes. To exist in Time is to suffer through an endless exile, a successive severing from those precious few moments of feeling at home in the world. In pop terms, Morrissey is the supreme poet of reflective nostalgia.”

Tags : Life Morrissey Music Nostalgia Past Pop Pop Culture Present Retro Smiths Time
Source : Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

119. “Every day it’s something worse being predicted. Mearth says that sooner or later copyright on books will be all in the past because they’ll all be available electronically. She says that electric cars will replace gasoline-powered cars. She says that something called drones will be used to watch the entire country, she talks a lot about something called nanotechnology, and 3-dimensional printing and cellular phones being implanted into peoples’ minds and all available careers being replaced by robots and human cloning and overpopulation and film becoming obsolete, cellular phones making regular telephones obsolete and LED lighting replacing everything and eventually she says that the planet will collapse and become an apathetic wreck,” Alecto replied rapidly, his run-on sentence sounding sinister and dangerous. “Mearth says that eventually people will be able to see inside the minds of everyone.”

Tags : Books Digital Film Led Lights Memory Mental Illness Microchips Minds Nanotechnology Nostalgia Obsolete Retro Sinister Technology Telephone
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

120. “Oftentimes she wondered what had happened to super 8. Sure, it made perfect sense that nobody wanted the hassle of spending money on a three-minute cartridge of film and threading it through a projector, but though digital cameras were convenient and cheap, Mandy didn’t care. Super 8 had integrity, it wasn’t just nostalgia, it was art, it was history, it was a little recording medium that somehow possessed the power to evoke lost memories, to turn back time, and there was something dazzling about waiting excitedly for a reel of film to come back in its yellow and red Kodak envelope, eating buttered popcorn while the projector paraded life’s best moments, and capturing something beautiful in only three minutes.”

Tags : Art Digital Future Future Shock Home Movies Integrity Kodak Lonliness Movies Nostalgia Photography Popcorn Projector Retro Super 8 Vintage
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

121. “His eyesight was possessed by the colours of trauma, cracking and bubbling like an old Super Eight film to remind him of his near-death drowning some two months ago in that very moment when he needed to act.”

Tags : Action Danger Death Dream Drowning Dying Eyesight Film Near Death Experience Nostalgia Retro Super 8 Surreal Trapped Video Vintage Vision
Author : Luke Taylor
Source : Shatterpoint Alpha

122. “I felt a pang -- a strange and inexplicable pang that I had never felt before. It was homesickness. Now, even more than I had earlier when I'd first glimpsed it, I longed to be transported into that quiet little landscape, to walk up the path, to take a key from my pocket and open the cottage door, to sit down by the fireplace, to wrap my arms around myself, and to stay there forever and ever.”

Tags : Cottage Dreaming Homesickness Nostalgia
Author : Alan Bradley
Source : The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

123. “He decided that we suffer from great temporal homesickness for the decade we were born in.”

Tags : Homesickness Nostalgia
Source : V.

124. “Back in the "leather and lace" eighties, I was the fantasy editor for a publishing company in New York City. It was a great time to be young and footloose on the streets of Manhattan—punk rock and folk music were everywhere; Blondie, the Eurythmics, Cyndi Lauper, and Prince were all strutting their stuff on the newly created MTV; and the eighties' sense of style meant I could wear my scruffy black leather into the office without turning too many heads. The fantasy field was growing by leaps and bounds, and I was right in the middle of it, working with authors I'd worshiped as a teen, and finding new ones to encourage and publish.”

Tags : 1980S 80S 80S Nostalgia Fantasy New York Nostalgia
Source : Welcome to Bordertown

125. “There's always one sure way of finding out that you're a misfit. When you're eleven years old, and your friends are telling you that they just sneaked into the theater to watch 'Twilight' and that it was "sooooo emotional and sooooo terrifying and soooooo romantic!" - but you've been spending the summer watching 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Don't Look Now' and knowing the lines to all the Alfred Hitchcock films by heart - that's the moment you realize that you're a misfit.”

Tags : Alfred Hitchcock Coming Of Age Film Friend Goth Misfit Nostalgia Outcast Outsider Romance Rosemary S Baby Theater Twilight Vampire

126. “This Heart at Peace is My Homeland. (Su Shih)”

Tags : Homeland Migration Nostalgia Peace
Author : Sung Yee Poon
Source : MILLENNIUM CHARM Three Novellas. Conflicts.Dislocation. Loss

127. “Conversations were struck up between strangers, regular diners as well as infrequent customers, as if united by a sense of gratitude at the sheer unlikeliness of it all - a high achievement of industrial civilisation that deserved to remain for everyone, but which has now gone the way of the airship and the ocean liner. Much of the nostalgia concerning railways is partial, even false; not this.[On British railway dining cars]”

Tags : Catering Civilisation Dining History Nostalgia Railway Transport
Author : Simon Bradley
Source : The Railways: Nation, Network and People

128. “From the moment that man believes neither in God nor in immortal life, he becomes 'responsible for everything alive, for everything that, born of suffering, is condemned to suffer from life.' It is he, and he alone, who must discover law and order. Then the time of exile begins, the endless search for justification, the aimless nostalgia, 'the most painful, the most heartbreaking question, that of the heart which asks itself: where can I feel at home?”

Tags : Exile Home Nostalgia Purpose In Life
Author : Albert Camus
Source : The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

129. “I would even argue that, for many displaced people, nostalgia is also blended with fear - the fear of uncertainty and of facing the challenges posed by the larger world and the fear of the absence of the clarity and confidence provided by the past. In essence, nostalgia is associated mostly with the experience of a particular type of migrants, namely, exiles.”

Tags : Exile Nostalgia
Author : Ha Jin

130. “Theatres are curious places, magician's trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramtic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner.”

Tags : Acting Actors Dinner Drama Dramatic Fantastic Food Funny Humor I Love The Theater I Love The Theatre Murder Mysteries Nostalgia Opera Opera House Plays Playwrights Politics Satire Secrets Theater Theatre Theatre Of The Absurd
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

131. “There was a time you loved me, there is a time you will never love me again, somewhere in between those two intervals,we are touch and go lovers,with heartbeats setting like a seeping sky.Today I will never be okay again,Somewhere between tomorrow and a thousand collapsing suns, I will find myself again. Somewhere between a mid-summer breeze, the bite of thunder, and lightning snarling at the moon, you are there.You will always be the sound of anguish echoing off my calm, you will always be the lover who was never mine, almost mine, forever haunting. Somewhere between tomorrow and time combing silver waves through my hair strands, I will be okay.”

Tags : Breakup Goodbye Haunting Heartbreak I Miss You Loss Love Nostalgia Poems Poetry Quotes Sadness Thunderstorm
Author : Amber Dawn H.

132. “There was a super-8 steel town somewhere, where all the forgotten things in the cruel world ended up eventually, Mandy was sure of it… this place, she decided, was called Smog City.”

Tags : Abandoned Canada City Concept Cruel Death Film Forgotten Grief Heaven Kodachrome Kodak Nostalgia Smog Steel Super 8
Source : Smog City

133. “Sometimes, without effort, you live in the moment. You don't regret the past or worry about the future, and in that moment everything flashes before your eyes , a clear snapshot of what has to be done, and everything pauses.”

Tags : Childhood Clarity Clear Dream Future Imagination Kodak Moment Life Moment Nostalgia Past Pause Photography Regret Snapshot Time Worry
Source : Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

134. “Will the time ever come when I am not so completely dependent on thoughts I first had in childhood to furnish the feedstock for my comparisons and analogies and sense of the parallel rhythms of microhistory? Will I reach a point where there will be a good chance, I mean a more than fifty-fifty chance, that any random idea popping back into the foreground of my consciousness will be an idea that first came to me when I was an adult, rather than one I had repeatedly as a child?”

Tags : Adulthood Childhood Living In The Moment Nostalgia

135. “Kipster is a perfectly valid word,” Wendy argued, about to write down her score on the little notepad that had come with the game. “Okay, so what does it mean?” Mandy wanted to know. Wendy struggled to come up with an answer, and finally just changed the subject with school gossip. Mandy found herself just ignoring it… it always sounded the same, the same events, same rumors, same secrets, same affairs, but never anything of interest to her.“Well Sarah’s on drugs again and that’s why she did it in Mario’s backseat, but now she might be pregnant, oh, and that messed-up Seth kid’s been cutting himself again so he was sent away to Halifax last week, and there’s a festival in Wolfville but Kathy won’t go because Audrey-Rose is going to be there and they hate each other, and….”Mandy had learned two years ago to detach herself from gossip; she’d learned it from Jud’s death. Wendy may have been eighteen years old but she could be immature on the best of days.”

Tags : 1980 S 80 S Baby Boring Bullying Canada Cape Breton Coming Of Age Drama Drama Queen Eating Eighties Game Gossip Growing Up Kipster Nostalgia Nova Scotia Pollution Rumors Scary Scrabble Self Harm Suicide Teenage Words
Source : Smog City

136. “Lewis had experienced more trauma than most of his modern readers ever will.”

Tags : Chronological Snobbery Envy Nostalgia Suffering
Source : If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

137. “Have you ever wondered how nostalgia isn"t what it used to be?”

Tags : Nostalgia Time Travel
Author : Jasper Fforde
Source : First Among Sequels

138. “Haven't you noticed, too, on the part of nearly everyone you know, a growing rebellion against the present? And an increasing longing for the past? I have. Never before in all my long life have I heard so many people wish that they lived 'at the turn of the century,' or 'when life was simpler,' or 'worth living,' or 'when you could bring children into the world and count on the future,' or simply 'in the good old days.' People didn't talk that way when I was young! The present was a glorious time! But they talk that way now. For the first time in man's history, man is desperate to escape the present. Our newsstands are jammed with escape literature, the very name of which is significant. Entire magazines are devoted to fantastic stories of escape - to other times, past and future, to other worlds and planets - escape to anywhere but here and now. Even our larger magazines, book publishers and Hollywood are beginning to meet the rising demand for this kind of escape. Yes, there is a craving in the world like a thirst, a terrible mass pressure that you can almost feel, of millions of minds struggling against the barriers of time. I am utterly convinced that this terrible mass pressure of millions of minds is already, slightly but definitely, affecting time itself. In the moments when this happens - when the almost universal longing to escape is greatest - my incidents occur. Man is disturbing the clock of time, and I am afraid it will break. When it does, I leave to your imagination the last few hours of madness that will be left to us; all the countless moments that now make up our lives suddenly ripped apart and chaotically tangled in time.Well, I have lived most of my life; I can be robbed of only a few more years. But it seems too bad - this universal craving to escape what could be a rich, productive, happy world. We live on a planet well able to provide a decent life for every soul on it, which is all ninety-nine of a hundred human beings ask. Why in the world can't we have it? ("I'm Scared")”

Tags : Escape Escapism Escapist Modernity Nostalgia Past Present
Author : Jack Finney
Source : American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now

139. “Nostalgia has a way of blocking the reality of the past.”

Tags : Annoying Habits Betrayal Bickering Boredom Boyfriend Day Dreams Death Denial Disappointments Drama Seeking Dreams Failures Fantasy Fights Flirtation Girlfriend How It Was Incompatability Insecurity Jealousy Lies Marriage Memory Loss Nostalgia Personality Pride Real Life Sentimental Stimulus Seeking

140. “I wonder what it felt to move to a country where you didn't grow up. I had thought about that often since my sister got married. Do you become a character in a story native to that land, or do you, somewhere in your heart, want to return to your homeland.”

Tags : Country Homeland Nostalgia
Source : N.P.

141. “I go back to Oberlin in the dead of winter to give a "convocation speech" in Finney Chapel, the largest and most historic of campus structures. In a subconscious nod to my college experience I forget to pack both tights and underwear and have to spend the weekend going commando in a wool skirt and knee socks. I am toured around the school like a stranger by a girl who didn't even go here. We stop at a glossy new cafe for tea and scones. She asks if I want a tour of the dormitories- no, I just want to wander around alone and maybe cry.”

Tags : College College Life Floating Nostalgia Oberlin
Author : Lena Dunham
Source : Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

142. “In her final years she would still recall the trip that, with the perverse lucidity of nostalgia, became more and more recent in her memory.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Recollection
Source : Love in the Time of Cholera

143. “Bad days my memory functions no better than an out-of-focus kaleidoscope, but other days me recall is painfully perfect.”

Tags : Ageing Alcoholic Alcoholism Alzheimers Memory Nostalgia Painful Memories Past Recollection Regret Regrets Repressed Memory
Source : Barney's Version

144. “Those darling byegone times, Mr Carker,' said Cleopatra, 'with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture, and their romantic vengeances, and their picturesque assaults and sieges, and everything that makes life truly charming! How dreadfully we have degenerated!”

Tags : Fortresses Humor Irony Medieval Middle Ages Nostalgia Torture War
Source : Dombey and Son

145. “It tugs at me, filling me with the kind of seasick nostalgia that can hit you in the gut when you find an old concert ticket in your purse or an old coin machine ring you got down at the boardwalk on a day when you went searching for mermaids in the surf with your best friend.That punch of nostalgia hits me now and I start to sink down on the sky-coloured quilt, feeling the nubby fabric under my fingers, familiar as the topography of my hand.”

Tags : Best Friend Childhood Coin Machine Concert Finger Friendship Guilt Hand Kodak Moment Laughter Life Loss Love Memory Nostalgia Play Quilt Regret Ring Sad Seasick Sky Surf Ticket
Source : Placid Girl

146. “Quien de verdad quiera conservar en la memoria lo sucedido, no debe entregarse a los recuerdos. El recuerdo humano es un proceso demasiado agradable como para retener el pasado; es lo contrario de lo que pretende ser. Porque el recuerdo puede más, mucho más: realiza con tenacidad el milagro de concertar la paz con el tiempo ido, en la que se volatiliza cualquier asomo de rencor y el blando velo de la nostalgia se deposita sobre todo lo que se percibió como duro y acerado.Las personas felices tienen mala memoria y hermosos recuerdos.”

Tags : Happyness Memories Nostalgia Reflexions
Source : Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee

147. “That's most interesting. But I was no more a mind-reader then than today. Iwas weeping for an altogether different reason. When I watched you dancing that day, I saw something else. I saw a new world coming rapidly. Morescientific, efficient, yes. More cures for the old sicknesses. Very good. But aharsh, cruel world. And I saw a little girl, her eyes tightly closed, holding to her breast the old kind world, one that she knew in her heart could notremain, and she was holding it and pleading, never to let her go. That is what I saw. It wasn't really you, what you were doing, I know that. But I saw you and it broke my heart. And I've never forgotten.”

Tags : Children Coldness Cruelty Dancing Future Heartbreak Innocence Life Melancholy Nostalgia Sadness
Source : Never Let Me Go

148. “LED lighting has its place: cold, detached, hollow places like office buildings, factories, fast food chains and public schools - places full of humans but no human emotions. LED lighting really belongs in the apathy of the digital age, where science and technology rules over friendship, love and freedom. Incandescent light bulbs have a warm yellow-orange glow like the glow of a nice fireplace, where friends and family might sit and talk together or where children might open Christmas presents, a glow that can project celluloid films and bring back old memories, a glow that can light the text of a paperback novel. Something that beautiful, with that much power, could never last very long in a time as depressing and uncertain as the 21st century.”

Tags : 21St Century 21St Century Quotes Apathy Celluloid Christmas Cold Cruelty Depression Digital Age Emotion Film Fire Fluorescent Light Home Movies Incandescent Power Kodak Led S Light Love Mystery Nostalgia Office Old Fashioned Paperback Pretty Uncertainty

149. “Nostalgia is powerful. It is natural, human to long for the past, particularly when we can remember our histories as better than they were.”

Tags : Histories Nostalgia Past
Author : Roxane Gay
Source : Bad Feminist

150. “I can hardly keep track of the things I don't know, but every now and then comes an ignorance that makes me nostalgic.”

Tags : Ignorance Knowledge Knowledge Of Self Nostalgia Smart
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

151. “When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, 'It's not the days that are old, it's you that's old.' I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.”

Tags : Age Nostalgia Trends

152. “I remember things like dates down to minutes, what they smelled like, how they walked and how they tug their hands in their pockets. I twine myself in nostalgia of moments and not necessarily the people in them. I long for the idea of the past and occasionally forget the present. I find myself lost in memories, just looking to recreate the moment; forgetting the past is in the past and what we have is now.”

Tags : Dates Life Love Moments Nostalgia Nostalgic People Perspective Quote Relationship Thoughts

153. “Puberty flicked a switch inside of them and dreams were replaced by hormones and college prep courses and varsity sports while I continued to look for faeries in the woods behind my house.”

Tags : Daydreaming Faeries Nostalgia Teen
Author : Brian James
Source : Life is But a Dream

154. “I love how summer just wraps it’s arms around you like a warm blanket.”

Tags : Life Love Nostalgia Nostalgic Seasons Summer
Author : Kellie Elmore

155. “we always knewthat good times camewith termination contractseven if we weren't quite readyto sign it.”

Tags : Family Good Times Memories Nostalgia Nostalgic Poetry Poetry Quotes Wistful
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : Turquoise Silence

156. “This empty shell holds nothing but the echoes of what was.”

Tags : Echo End God Jenim Dibie Life Loss Love Memories Memory Nostalgia Nostalgic Pain Past Poet Poetry Sad Sadness Shell Suffering
Author : Jenim Dibie
Source : The Calligraphy of God

157. “Nos·tal·gia (n):A feeling that lingers long after the taste is gone.”

Tags : Home Jenim Dibie Loneliness Lonely Longing Nostalgia Nostalgic
Author : Jenim Dibie
Source : The Calligraphy of God

158. “Growing up, I always had a soldier mentality. As a kid I wanted to be a soldier, a fighter pilot, a covert agent, professions that require a great deal of bravery and risk and putting oneself in grave danger in order to complete the mission. Even though I did not become all those things, and unless my predisposition, in its youngest years, already had me leaning towards them, the interest that was there still shaped my philosophies. To this day I honor risk and sacrifice for the good of others - my views on life and love are heavily influenced by this.”

Tags : Battle Bravery Career Caring For Others Childhood Covert Operations Danger Dying Fearlessness Fighting Goodness High Risk Influence Nostalgia Occupation Profession Protector Sacrificial Love Service
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

159. “I remembered his laugh, like a flock of crows taking off”

Tags : Laugh Laughter Memories Memory Nostalgia Nostalgic
Source : Shiver

160. “She used to wander through the past as often as it beckoned her, bemoaning the loss of nostalgia. Then, for a while, she turned from it, blissfully free of its noxious clutch, and now it's back, taunting her with what she left behind, knowing she can never recapture what's gone.”

Tags : Memory Nostalgia Nostalgic Remembering The Past

161. “I'm nostalgic for a better tomorrow.”

Tags : Nostalgia Nostalgic

162. “If you are a dreamer, come in,If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...If you're a pretender, come sit by my fireFor we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in!Come in!”

Tags : Children Books Crete Dreams Greece Happiness Jack R Kearns Mrs Sjostrom Nostalgia Third Grade

163. “Speed is simply the rite that initiates us intoemptiness: a nostalgic desire for forms to revert to immobility, concealed beneath the very intensification of their mobility. Akin to the nostalgia for living forms that haunts geometry.”

Tags : Geometry Immobility Nostalgia Speed
Source : America

164. “If there ever were one moment where everything worked for us, where we lived in harmony and at ease with our natures, then we would still be there. There is no garden to return to, no idyllic perfect childhood, no enwombed state. The Garden of Eden was boring, childhood is a nightmare we should all be grateful to be done with, and your mother smoked while she was pregnant and poisoned you in the womb with artificial sugar substitutes. The best thing any of us can do is just to keep fucking up in a forward motion, and see what comes out of it.”

Tags : Imperfection Motion Nostalgia
Author : Jessa Crispin
Source : The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries

165. “I have to tell you about these things from the past, because they are so important. The really important things usually lie in the distant past. And until you know about them, if you'll forgive my saying so, you will always to some extent a mere newcomer in my life.When I was at High School my favourite pastime was walking. Or rather, loitering. If we are talking about my adolescence, it's the more accurate word. Systematically, one by one, I explored all the districts of Pest. I relished the special atmosphere of every quarter and every street. Even now I can still find the same delight in houses that I did then. In this respect I've never grown up. Houses have so much to say to me. For me, they are what Nature used to be to the poets - or rather, what the poets thought of as Nature.But best of all I loved the Castle Hill District of Buda. I never tired of its ancient streets. Even in those days old things attracted me more than new ones. For me the deepest truth was found only in things suffused with the lives of many generations, which hold the past as permanently as mason Kelemen's wife buried in the high tower of Deva.”

Tags : Architecture Budapest Identity Nostalgia Past
Author : Antal Szerb

166. “Woman lost (skin deep) like a damn fine thread in the fireWoman of the world caught up in your black machinationsI was a woman who cried alone at night, who gave it all away when she saw the good heart of the man insideWoman caught standing up; her open parts are broken -Someone's armour broke right through, it was you, youFor some reason I've been thinking about you, your lightToday, you poured out all the tension, the ego undergroundHibernating inside my heart. I was so close to it, to the flicker Of love in a lonely street and I turned my head and walkedAway from the flame in your arms. As I put away the fun inA house of fight I came across you and a mechanism inMy brain shifted chemically, walls caved in like the cadenceIn your words and I was lost in the darkness. Even now inMiddle age I remember when desire was a popular drugAnd everyone was selling it but I don't live to explore to beAble to illuminate the proof of my existence, live to burnVicariously though the diamond mouth of sleeping stars.From so much love, pictures of death arrived in black andWhite photographs and you're perfect, you always were -Illusions have no flaws; they're dangerous beings, smoke.Could I take the moon back and still live with my greatExpectations of nostalgia, laughter, tears and suffering -But they are all a part of me not the people of the stars,Long dead videotape, the past has stained the symphonyOf my soul (like the wind through the trees) throughoutMe finding myself, my two left feet as a female poetThe warning was there of the noise of eternity, signs That said, don't anger the sea, you have an ally in her.When men grow cold listen to their stories and bask inThe glory of their genuine deaths, their winters, putThem away so you can read them like the newspaper.Once in a while you can go back to where you stoodIn youth with your afternoon tea, the sun of God in ourEyes - I am that kind of woman who lives in the past”

Tags : Ally Flaws Laughter Nostalgia Suffering Of Humanity
Source : Feeding The Beasts

167. “Woman lost (skin deep) like a damn fine thread in the fireWoman of the world caught up in your black machinationsI was a woman who cried alone at night, who gave it all away when she saw the good heart of the man insideWoman caught standing up; her open parts are broken -”

Tags : Ally Flaws Laughter Nostalgia Suffering Of Humanity
Source : Feeding The Beasts

168. “How did he get here? What drew him back? Easy answer: the monkey bars. Not-so-easy answer. . . . What took him away in the first place? Gyroscopic deflections are only partly to blame. Who can stop a revolving planet? Who can predict where on the table a spinning quarter will fall flat?”

Tags : Depression Monkey Bars Nostalgia Reminiscence
Author : Jay Nichols
Source : Monkey Bars

169. “When I was in junior high school, I used to think that Disney's 1990's paranormal television program 'So Weird' was every kid's ideal life - not going to school, living on a tour bus, having rockstar parents, traveling all over North America and never staying in one place for more than a week or so. Of course, eventually the realization hits you that the kids out there who really do live like this, pulling up stakes every week and never staying with their friends or having a permanent residence, aren't really happy.”

Tags : Bus Childhood Disney Friends Growing Up Home Ideal Kid Life Moving Nineties North America Nostalgia Parents Realization Rockstar School So Weird Stakes Television Tour Tour Bus Travel Week

170. “Da quando la nave era stata catturata dall’orbita terrestre, la vista del pianeta era divenuta per lei così irresistibile che difficilmente riusciva a privarsene. La Terra. Era la sua casa e non lo era. La conosceva bene e non la conosceva affatto. Vi era nata e cresciuta e allo stesso tempo non vi aveva mai messo piede prima. Le contraddizioni dovute a quella sua dualità avevano, però, l’inatteso effetto di farle godere soltanto del lato positivo di entrambe le condizioni.”

Tags : Marte Nostalgia Spazio Terra
Source : Deserto rosso - Ritorno a casa

171. “Hannah ran past, beaming. I remember that feeling--when you're a kid and it's your birthday and for one day everyone makes you feel like the most special person in the world.”

Tags : Birthdays Childhood Nostalgia
Author : Jojo Moyes
Source : Silver Bay

172. “Comely was the town by the curving river that they dismantled in a year's time. Beautiful was Colleton in her last spring as she flung azaleas like a girl throwing rice at a desperate wedding. In dazzling profusion, Colleton ripened in a gauze of sweet gardens and the town ached beneath a canopy of promissory fragrance.”

Tags : Landscape Nostalgia Small Town South Carolina Spring
Author : Pat Conroy
Source : The Prince of Tides

173. “A picture's worth a thousand words. But a single word can make you think of over a thousand pictures in your mind, over a thousand moments, a thousand memories.”

Tags : Alphabet Book Future Grief Hope And Despair Imaginations Memories Mind Moments Nostalgia Novel Past Photography Reading Think Thoughts Word
Source : Smog City

174. “For it is up to you and meto take solacein nostalgia's armsand our abilityto create the everlastingfrom fleeting moments.”

Tags : Arms Comfort Everlasting Fleeting Fleeting Life Forever Life Life Lessons Moments Nostalgia Poetry Poetry Quotes Profound
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : A touch, a tear, a tempest

175. “In the Catskills, nostalgia runs backwards. The upwardly mobile Jewish masses of the 1950s and 1960s have been replaced by the Jews of 19th century Poland.”

Tags : Catskills Culture Funny Insightful Jewish Judaism New Nostalgia York
Author : Kevin Haworth
Source : Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st-Century Jewishness

176. “Washingtonians love the "So-and-so is spinning in his grave" cliché. Someone is always speculating about how some great dead American would be scandalized over some crime against How It Used to Be. The Founding Fathers are always spinning in their graves over something, as is Ronald Reagan, or FDR. Edward R. Murrow is a perennial grave spinner in the news business (though in fact, Murrow was cremated).”

Tags : Clichés Comparison Contrasts Edward R Murrow Gossip Great Americans Journalism Media Nostalgia Political Gossip Politics Scandalization Scandals Sensibilities Speculation Spinning In Their Grave Washington Dc
Source : This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — plus plenty of valet parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital

177. “And in an essential way, this was what he was most ashamed of: not his poor understanding of sex, not his traitorous racial tendencies, not his inability to separate himself from his parents or make his own money or behave like an autonomous creature. It was that, when he and his colleagues sat there at night, the group of them burrowed deep into their own ambitious dream-structures, all of them drawing and planning their improbable buildings, he was doing nothing. He had lost the ability to imagine anything. And so every evening, while the others created, he copied: he drew buildings he had seen on his travels, buildings other people had dreamed and constructed, buildings he had lived in or passed through. Again and again, he made what had already been made, not bothering to improve them, just mimicking them. He was twenty-eight; his imagination had deserted him; he was a copyist.It frightened him. JB had his series. Jude had his work, Willem had his. But what if Malcolm never again created anything? He longed for the years when it was enough to simply be in his room with his hand moving over a piece of graph paper, before the years of decisions and identities, when his parents made his choices for him, and the only thing he had to concentrate on was the clean blade stroke of a line, the ruler's perfect knife edge.”

Tags : Copying Imagination Nostalgia
Source : A Little Life

178. “How can days and happenings and moments so good become so quickly ugly, and for no reason, for no real reason? Just - change.With nothing causing it.”

Tags : Life Memories Nostalgia
Source : A Scanner Darkly

179. “In every age "the good old days" were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. ”

Tags : Nostalgia

180. “She knew with suddeness and ease that this moment would be with her always, within hand's reach of memory.She doubted if they all sensed it - they had seen the world - but even George was silent for a minute as they looked, and the scene, the smell, even the sound of the band playing a faintly recognisable movie theme, was locked forever in her, and she was at peace.”

Tags : Carrie Memory Nostalgia
Author : Stephen King
Source : Carrie

181. “From an evolutionary point of view, most emotions - fear, desire, anger - serve some practical purpose, but nostalgia is a useless, futile thing because it is a longing for something that is permanently lost . . . .”

Tags : Memories Nostalgia
Source : Us

182. “What was our life like? I almost don't remember now. Though I remember it, the space of time it occupied. And I remember it fondly.”

Tags : Life Marriage Memories Memory Nostalgia
Author : Richard Ford
Source : The Sportswriter

183. “People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile.”

Tags : Connection Love Memories Nostalgia
Source : Dance Dance Dance

184. “For they might be parted for hundreds of years, she and Peter; she never wrote a letter and his were dry sticks; but suddenly it would come over her, If he were with me now what would he say? --some days, some sights bringing him back to her calmly, without the old bitterness; which perhaps was the reward of having cared for people; they came back in the middle of St. James's Park on a fine morning--indeed they did.”

Tags : First Love Memories Nostalgia
Source : Mrs. Dalloway

185. “I handed the photo back to her. The caretaker gazed at it as if it were a lucky charm, a return ticket to her youth.”

Tags : Memories Nostalgia Photographs
Source : The Shadow of the Wind

186. “Creosote made Mandy think of the thrill of rushing through a garden sprinkler as a kid, of playing washer toss in the backyard, of spending nights in the neighbors’ huge in-ground swimming pool when she was twelve, throwing glow sticks in the turquoise water during Canada Day block parties. She thought of Jud for a moment, how he’d loved doing all those things when he was a kid, but how, as he got older, it was all about popularity, sports, a life of illusion… and without warning, a totally different kind of memory filled her mind – the dull feeling of her head hitting the concrete walls near the wood shop at her old high school, the sounds of kids laughing, the sharp smell of sawdust, the buzzing of electric sanders nearby, the sound of Jud laughing while he beat her up… without realizing it, she’d started crying noiselessly.”

Tags : Block Party Bullying Canada Day Creosote Grief Isolation Memories Nostalgia Pool Party Popularity Sawdust School Sibling Rivalry Social Summer Swimming Pool Turquoise Water Wood Shop
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

187. “So before we end and then beginWe'll drink a toast to how it's beenA few more hours to be completeA few more nights on satin sheetsA few more times that I can sayI've loved these days”

Tags : Change Good Times Love Nostalgia
Author : Billy Joel
Source : Billy Joel: Turnstiles

188. “Though why should we expect age to mellow us? If it isn't life's business to reward merit, why should it be life's business to give us warm, comfortable feelings towards its end? What possible evolutionary purpose could nostalgia serve?”

Tags : Age History Mellow Memory Merit Nostalgia Personality Philosophy Time
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : The Sense of an Ending

189. “The machines men are so intent on making have carried them very far from the old sweet things.”

Tags : Machines Modernity Nostalgia
Source : Poor White

190. “When you start thinking about what your life was like 10 years ago--and not in general terms, but in highly specific detail--it's disturbing to realize how certain elements of your being are completely dead. They die long before you do. It's astonishing to consider all the things from your past that used to happen all the time but (a) never happen anymore, and (b) never even cross your mind. It's almost like those things didn't happen. Or maybe it seems like they just happened to someone else. To someone you don't really know. To someone you just hung out with for one night, and now you can't even remember her name.”

Tags : Dissonance Living Nostalgia Regret Remembering
Source : Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

191. “94 was a good year to be twelve. Star Wars still had two more years as Box Office King, cartoons were still hand-drawn, and the Disney "D" still looked like a backwards "G." Words like "Columbine," "Al Qaeda" and "Y2K" were not synonymous with "terror," and 9-1-1 was an emergency number instead of a date. At twelve years old, summer still mattered. Monarch caterpillars still crawled beneath every milkweed leaf. Dandelions (or "wishes" as Mara called them) were flowers instead of pests. And divorce was still considered a tragedy. Before Mara, carnivals didn't make me sick.”

Tags : 90S Coming Of Age Nostalgia Paranormal Romance
Source : The Accidental Siren

192. “As he turns around and her eyes meet his, she lets go off the breath that she had been holding back. All the words she had practised to say when the moment arrived, dissolve at the tip of her tongue. All the things she wanted him to know escape her in the thick blanket of nostalgia that wraps itself around her.”

Tags : Excerpt Faraaz Kazi Lovers Meeting Memories More Than Just Friends Nostalgia True Love Truly Madly Deeply
Author : Faraaz Kazi
Source : More Than Just Friends

193. “The child I wasis just one breath away from me.”

Tags : Breath Child Childhood Childhood Memories Home Identity Life Loss Of Innocence Nostalgia Poetry Quotes Sheniz Janmohamed Youth
Source : Firesmoke

194. “Most of the days, I am gripped by these visions,Memories! that haunt my present,What is it, That Separates me from You ?What is it, That can bring me close ?All through the night, i seek such things,All through the night, i lose Myself .”

Tags : Memories Of Love Nightamres Nights Nostalgia Unexplainable

195. “That gap between half sleep and half awakening has always been occupied by nostalgia.”

Tags : Insomnia Nostalgia Sleep
Author : Shreya Gupta

196. “Nostalgia was never what it used to be.”

Tags : Illogical Misquoting Nostalgia

197. “Graceful. Lean. Coordinated as she whirls, though how she knows what dancing is, [her grandfather] could never guess.The song plays on. He lets it go too long. The antenna is still up, probably dimly visible against the sky, the whole attic might as well shine like a beacon. But in the candlelight, in the sweet rush of a concerto, Marie-Laure bites her lower lip, and her face gives off a secondary glow, reminding him of the marshes beyond the town walls, in those winter dusks when the sun has set but isn't fully swallowed, and big patches of red pools of light burn - places he used to go with his brother, in what seems like lifetimes ago.”

Tags : Grandfather Love Nostalgia
Author : Anthony Doerr
Source : All the Light We Cannot See

198. “No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, something isolated, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory – this new sensation having had on me the effect which love has of filling me with a precious essence; or rather this essence was not in me it was me. ... Whence did it come? What did it mean? How could I seize and apprehend it? ... And suddenly the memory revealed itself. The taste was that of the little piece of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on those mornings I did not go out before mass), when I went to say good morning to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me, dipping it first in her own cup of tea or tisane. The sight of the little madeleine had recalled nothing to my mind before I tasted it. And all from my cup of tea.”

Tags : Epic French Infinite Memory Memory Trigger Metafiction Nostalgia Novel Self
Author : Marcel Proust
Source : In Search of Lost Time

199. “El poeta Novalis, uno de los mayores representantes del romanticismo alemán, afirmaba que la filosofía se identifica con la nostalgia, ya que también en ella está presente el deseo ilimitado ―precisamente, nostálgico― de tener «el hogar en todas partes». En efecto, al igual que la nostalgia, la filosofía se sustenta en la escisión que se pone de manifiesto entre la vida interior y la exterior, entre la vida finita y la infinita, siendo ella, en cuanto tal, un «signo de la diversidad esencial entre el yo y el mundo, un signo de la incongruencia entre el alma y la acción». No es, pues, de tiempos felices el deseo de querer abrazar la filosofía.”

Tags : Deseo Filosofía Nostalgia Novalis Romanticismo
Source : Principios de filosofía de la praxis

200. “Everyone has two memories. The one you can tell and the one that is stuck to the underside of that, the dark, tarry smear of what happened.”

Tags : Confessions Memory Nostalgia
Author : Amy Bloom
Source : Away