200+ Best Nostalgium Quotes And Sayings

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It can make us feel warm and fuzzy inside, smile at old memories, and laugh out loud at the goofy stuff that happened to us in the past. While most of us are busy trying to prevent it from happening, most people are actually doing everything they can to keep their nostalgia alive. For example, many people are nostalgic for their childhoods Read more

Others are nostalgic about their first loves. Still others yearn for the good old days of simpler times and simpler tastes. Here we've collected some of our favorite nostalgia quotes to inspire you today!

Time was passing like a hand waving from a train...
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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. Jonathan Safran Foer
There comes a time in your life when you have...
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There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes loneliness makes the loudest noise.
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Sometimes loneliness makes the loudest noise. Aaron BenZeev
How sad and bad and mad it was - but...
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How sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet Robert Browning
Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.
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Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space. Orhan Pamuk
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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. Ann Druyan
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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. Ernest Hemingway
Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land,...
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Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring. Vladimir Nabokov
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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. Rob Sheffield
There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual...
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There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. Joe L. Wheeler
But in that moment I understood what they say about...
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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. John Corey Whaley
Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.
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Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home. Novalis
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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? Julian Barnes
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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. W. Somerset Maugham
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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. Mike Norton
The thing about memories wasn't that many of them inevitably...
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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 Dexter Palmer
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Between the MileI have always counted the miles. Sometimes they came quick, Other times slow. The distance between things, The way I could know. Close could feel far, And far could feel near. The miles that passed too quickly, The ones I ran out of fear. They weren’t all the same, So I had been told, The unmarked trails, And the days I was bold. Some miles went down, Spiraling so low, When I was afraid to look forward, There was nowhere to go. The sunset came fast, And the day turned to night, But the trails could be endless, If I looked at them right. Everything I knew, All I was told, The conversations left behind, The people who grew old. When the miles stretched out before me, I wanted to sew them at the seam, Looking forward and then back, Holding everything in between. . Jacqueline Simon Gunn
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There are a few moments in your life when you are truly and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks. Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, you are tucking it away in your scrapbook. David Benioff
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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 fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in! Shel Silverstein
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Nos-tal-gic, ’ Akira said, as though it were a word he had been struggling to find. Then he said a word in Japanese, perhaps the Japanese for ‘nostalgic.’ ‘Nos-tal-gic. It is good to be nos-tal-gic. Very important.’‘ Really, old fellow?’‘ Important. Very important. Nostalgic. When we nostalgic, we remember. A world better than this world we discover when we grow. We remember and wish good world come back again. So very important. Just now, I had dream. I was boy. Mother, Father, close to me. in our house.’ He fell silent and continued to gaze across the rubble.‘ Akira, ’ I said, sensing that the longer this talk went on, the greater was some danger I did not wish fully to articulate. ‘We should move on. We have much to do. . Kazuo Ishiguro