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Nostalgia Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Nostalgia.

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks
are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.
- Robert Smithson

Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
- George Ball

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul,
to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience,
for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson

I'm not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days.
- Kabir Bedi

 

There's a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.
- David Guterson

I don't think nostalgia has to be negative.
- Van Morrison

This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense:
the pain of not being able to return to one's home and family.
- John Thorn

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True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
- Florence King

I don't play nostalgia acts.
I don't play nostalgia shows.
- David Cassidy

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible,
for what I already possess.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

Nostalgia is not what it used to be.
- Simone Signoret

Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation.
- Paul Getty

I don't have a great nostalgia for the past.
- Andy Summers

I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.
- Lou Reed

I feel like I've never had a home, you know? I feel related to the country,
to this country, and yet I don't know exactly where I fit in...
There's always this kind of nostalgia for a place,
a place where you can reckon with yourself.
- Sam Shepard

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom,
we carry it in the color of our eyes,
in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.
- Julio Cortazar

Comics? Honestly, that's more a matter of nostalgia for me.
I think most of that energy has gone to my love of
literature and my love of film.
- Jonathan Lethem

I know what it's like to be in one place and dream of another.
I also know what it's like to feel that nostalgia is
a fairly useless thing because it is stasis.
- Mira Nair

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

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
- Doug Larson

I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia.
We were aware that the films were going to be quite important,
and the work felt meaningful.
- Max von Sydow

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that
our writers are forever looking back with love and
nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
- Anatole Broyard

I hate nostalgia, I want nothing to do with it.
- Marc Ribot

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
- Peter De Vries

I went through a phase where I thought nostalgia was a bad thing.
- Dario Argento

Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in
the nostalgia of a lost paradise,
to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves?
- Julio Cortazar

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence
and an appeal to the essence of being.
- Albert Camus

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective,
and maybe objectivity.
- Robert Morgan

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.
There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork,
and the other is nostalgia.
- Frank Zappa

I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing,
to be honest.
- Robert Wyatt

Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
- Angela Carter

My life is very exciting now.
Nostalgia for what? It's like climbing a staircase.
I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind and see the steps.
That's where I was.
We're here right now.
Tomorrow, we'll be someplace else.
So why nostalgia?
- Jeanne Moreau

A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity
on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion
that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
- Christopher Lasch

I've never returned to the locations.
I do remember certain days more clearly than others
and certain locations with a sense of nostalgia.
Perhaps one day, I'll bring my daughter to see them,
if she's interested.
- Madeleine Stowe

There's so little money in my bank account,
my scenic checks show a ghetto.
- Phyllis Diller

Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the
American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders
back to the people on the East Coast of America we
have had a North American tradition of landscape photography
used for the environment.
- Galen Rowell

I learned, too, how it was possible with the help of
the picture and action to transform an apparently insignificant
violin passage into an incident,
and to lift a simple horn call into a thing of stupendous
significance by means of scenic emphasis.
- Anton Seidl

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
- Epictetus

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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