Best Quotes About Nostalgia

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I'm attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually. -Miuccia Prada

For me as a solo artist, I never want to be a nostalgia act. -Bret Michaels

I think Baltimore suffers from nostalgia and it keeps us from being honest in talking about what really happened here. A place doesn't have to be perfect to be beloved, and I love this city and I love it better for seeing its flaws. -Laura Lippman

You don't run for the presidency out of nostalgia. -George McGovern

Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart. -Bil Keane

I am a woman with absolutely no sense of nostalgia. -Jeanne Moreau

Since the attack on the United States on September 11 2001, and the US retaliation in Afghanistan and Iraq, there must be few people who have not felt a twinge of nostalgia for the cold war. -James Buchan

Everyone is entitled to his own nostalgia. -James Wolcott

As I've gotten older I've occasionally found myself nostalgic for earlier periods of solitude, though I realize that's also likely a false nostalgia, as I know there was nothing I wanted more during those periods than to not be alone, whatever that means. -Chris Ware

'Occupy' is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America. -Frank Miller

I want to start my own airplane business. I'm going to buy two Dakotas, paint them up in war colours and do, er, nostalgia trips to Arnhem – you know, where the old paratroopers used to go – and charge them about 20 quid a time. -Gary Numan

I would never take part in one of those Eighties nostalgia tours, although I've been asked many times, because it's like admitting you have nothing new to offer. As long as I can keep making music I'm happy with, and people want to come to my gigs to hear it, I'll carry on. -Gary Numan

Maybe I over-do the 'not-80s' thing. It should be a part of my life that I've got some sort of pride in, but I've got this huge chip on my shoulder about '80s nostalgia – and it annoys fans sometimes. -Gary Numan

If you've been massive and it's all slid away, you tend to get written off. It's quite difficult to overcome that, which is why I've got this problem with nostalgia. -Gary Numan

Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the '50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future. -Gary Ross

Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past. -Lana Del Rey

I bristle a little when the argument for film gets put into the nostalgia ghetto. Film is still the highest quality and best-looking image capture medium available. I don't think it always will be. The digital image will get better, and it will eventually surpass the quality of the film image, but it isn't there yet. -Rian Johnson

There is no word for feeling nostalgic about the future, but that's what a parent's tears often are, a nostalgia for something that has not yet occurred. They are the pain of hope, the helplessness of hope, and finally, the surrender to hope. -Michael Ian Black

I kicked college nostalgia in my late 20s. As much as I loved college and treasure the memories, I no longer want to go back. -Josh Radnor

When I say I hate nostalgia, I hate things set in the recent past where everything is shiny and new. -Chris O'Dowd

Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism. -Terry Eagleton

What's wrong with a bit of nostalgia between friends? I think nostalgia sometimes gets too much of a bad press. -Terry Eagleton

I can no more reread my own books than I can watch old home movies or look at snapshots of myself as a child. I wind up sitting on the floor, paralyzed by grief and nostalgia. -Francine Prose

Our culture's obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics. -Sloane Crosley

From time to time there is a move to do a little less in the way of period dramas, but people rebel. Audiences say we want them. There is a big hunger for them. I don't think it's sentimentality or nostalgia, it's often that they are simply the best stories. -Andrew Davies

I have no sense of nostalgia. Tomorrow is what interests me. -Francois Pinault

When the word 'nostalgia' was coined in the 18th century, it was used to describe a pathology – not so much a sense of lost time, but a severe homesickness. -Nicole Krauss

Music evokes so many feelings in us, memories, nostalgia, things that are connected to our past. -Olga Kurylenko

We collectively have a special place in our heart for the manned space flight program – Apollo nostalgia is one element, but that is only part of it. American culture worships explorers – look at the fame of Lewis and Clark, for example. The American people want to think of themselves as supporting exploration. -Nathan Myhrvold

I haven't changed my mind about modernism from the first day I ever did it… It means integrity; it means honesty; it means the absence of sentimentality and the absence of nostalgia; it means simplicity; it means clarity. That's what modernism means to me. -Paul Rand

One day we're going to look back at $1,700 with nostalgia. People are going to be shocked at how inexpensive gold was when it could be snapped up for such a bargain price. -Peter Schiff

I'm not into nostalgia, and I only look back to find lessons. -Ian Schrager

Interest groups are not the same as individuals. Through false nostalgia for the New Deal, you are taking the younger generation hostage. They are the ones who are going to have to pay far greater taxes. They are the future's forgotten men. -Amity Shlaes

Politicians generally act as if there is no cost to reconnecting with voters by building new New Deals. But the whole exercise of writing law out of New Deal nostalgia is a form of national narcissism. Call it New Deal narcissism. -Amity Shlaes

Hollywood is in love with any kind of nostalgia that can prove itself to be commercial. -Dan Aykroyd

As a child, our house had a backyard lined with roses tended vigilantly by my mother. So the fragrance fills me with nostalgia for my youth. -Thelma Golden

I noticed in the late 1990s that my friends and I were already nostalgic for the 1980s, and by the turn of the century, VH1's 'I Love the '80s' gave all of us an accelerated nostalgia for our generation. -Ernest Cline

I have a preference for film just because of the familiarity. It's what I know, and I sort of have nostalgia for it. -Vince Vaughn

I've decided to do what I want to do in life and follow my own path as an artist, so I've decided not to participate in any sort of nostalgia in which I'm marginalized as a pop icon of yesteryear. -Thomas F. Wilson

I'm terribly nostalgic, but I'm with the Elizabethans who thought nostalgia was a disease. It's a dangerous place to be because you can get caught up in it. -Mark Gatiss

I get emotional when young people get nostalgic about my work. That's why it's called nostalgia. Sometimes I even cry. -Mithun Chakraborty

I do not long for the world as it was when I was a child. I do not long for the person I was in that world. I do not want to be the person I am now in that world then. None of the forms nostalgia can take fits. I found childhood boring. I was glad it was over. -Alan Bennett

A lot of people do that kind of nostalgia stuff believing that they were very happy in their teenage years, but that's probably just an illusion. -Jo Brand

My dread is for my show to be a nostalgia act. So the key to it is how do we keep it fresh? -Joan Baez

I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds. -Hunter S. Thompson

I don't think nostalgia is a healthy modality. But nostalgia and a sense of history are not the same thing. Nostalgia is a dysfunction of the historical impulse, or a corruption of the historical impulse. -William Gibson

I've become convinced that nostalgia is a fundamentally unhealthy modality. When you see it, it's usually attached to something else that's really, seriously bad. I don't traffic in nostalgia. We're becoming a global culture. -William Gibson

I grew up on Stephen King, reading the books. I love the small town, 1950s feel to it, that nostalgia, and that old America. What happens when something weird starts happening to all these people, something other-worldly, something demonic? -Alexander Koch

I think – I don't know, maybe it's nostalgia. But the choice, losing the choice to be able to use film is going to be – it's gone. It's going to be gone. -Keanu Reeves

I have no time for the endless nostalgia: 'Oh gosh I used to . . . ' Life is too short; I don't have any time for sitting and saying I miss things. What's the point? Go and do something else. -Kate Adie

The problem with relying on nostalgia for commentary is that people only remember the good things. -Richie Benaud

I remember the old Times Square from when I was younger, and there was a seedy thrill to it. Some of that is gone, which I have a little bit of nostalgia for. -Janeane Garofalo

A hostility to modernity is shared by ideologies that have nothing else in common – a nostalgia for moral clarity, small-town intimacy, family values, primitive communism, ecological sustainability, communitarian solidarity, or harmonies with the rhythms of nature. -Steven Pinker

The celebrity aspect is nothing short of ridiculous, and auditioning is brutal and dehumanizing. Every time I see a pretty young girl on the subway reading sides for an audition, my only thought is, 'Man, am I glad I'm not doing that anymore.' I never feel nostalgia, just relief. -Mara Wilson

Probably to me the greatest singer, female voice, is Billie Holiday. And one of the most moving for me, I don't know why – maybe it's nostalgia, maybe because my life is one of constant partying, whatever. -Wole Soyinka

From about 5 years old on, I was very contemplative and started to become constantly filled with nostalgia for the present moment and the feeling that it's always fleeting. -Alex Ebert

America to me is so varied and exciting. I always feel nostalgia for the place I'm not in, and then I get there and find myself in a traffic jam going into the Lincoln Tunnel, and I think, 'God, why was I romanticizing this part of the country?' I think it has to do with the romantic, unrealistic temperament. -Ian Frazier

I don't do nostalgia. The phrase 'the good old days' never passes my lips. -Nicholas Haslam

I find it always pleasurable talking with young people, particularly those aspiring to be writers, out of nostalgia, and because I've always felt that we oldies can learn so much from them and draw from them inspiration in our flagging and rickety years. -F. Sionil Jose

My wife and I often visit Rosales and the Ilokos as a matter of habit or whim induced by nostalgia, homesickness – whatever draws pilgrims to worshipped sanctuaries. Or, perhaps, what compels moths to seek the votive flame. -F. Sionil Jose

There are bands that I got into when I was 15, when I was mad at my dad and just wanted to be different. I don't think I'd give those bands half a chance now. But I hold some kind of nostalgia for them that I won't let go. Bands like Minor Threat and Black Flag. -Pete Wentz

Cinema builds memories; great films continue to exist in the spectator's mind. We are naturally capable of and prone to nostalgia. A spectator will reconstruct a film he or she has seen, years later, and may even change their original opinion. One critic, for example, once gave the finger to one of my films; later he wrote me to apologize. -Bruno Dumont

Periods of nostalgia are impossible to predict or explain. -Russell Smith

In my day, MI6 – which I called the Circus in the books – stank of wartime nostalgia. People were defined by secret cachet: one man did something absolutely extraordinary in Norway; another was the darling of the French Resistance. We didn't even show passes to go in and out of the building. -John le Carre

I understand the nostalgia of having paper to feel and smell when you read it, but I would rather have fond memories of newspapers that have become obsolete than fond memories of beautiful forests that have become obsolete. -Jasika Nicole

The end of anything is not fun because there's a nostalgia to it and everything else. Even the end of a bad relationship can feel so, so, so sad. -Jessica Capshaw

Most of us grew up with video games in the household, either the original Nintendo in the living room or hoarding quarters for that trip to the arcade. And as time moves on, that line of nostalgia will keep moving forward where 'Frogger' gets replaced with 'Street Fighter 2' or 'Resident Evil 4.' -Rob Manuel

Unlike his predecessors, Obama is not big on 'Masterpiece Theatre' nostalgia. -Tina Brown

I think jazz is actually quite unforgiving in its disdain for nostalgia. It demands creativity and change at its highest level. -Pat Metheny

Parents bobble between a nostalgia-infused yearning for their children to play and fear that time spent playing is time lost to more practical pursuits. -Robin Marantz Henig

The thing I always liked best about touring abroad was constantly running into different people, different cultures, different foods. It really pumped up my batteries… I'm constantly playing to a demographically diverse audience… one generation is driven by nostalgia, the next by curiosity. And that's why I have no plans to retire. -Gene Pitney

I'm not interested in nostalgia; I'm interested in who I am. -Ariel Pink

I decided to make pictures of fragments, images that would spill off the canvas instead of recede into it like a medicine cabinet. I wanted to find images that were in a 'nether-nether-land': things that were a little out of style but hadn't reached the point of nostalgia. -James Rosenquist

I've always had the wish, the nostalgia to be able to write detective novels. At heart, the principal themes of detective novels are close to the things that obsess me: disappearance, the problems of identity, amnesia, the return to an enigmatic past. -Patrick Modiano

What makes most people comfortable is some sort of sense of nostalgia. I grew up in a small town, and I could count my friends on one hand, and I still live that way. I think I'll die in a small town. When I can't move my bones around a stage any more, you'll find me living in a place that's spread out and rural and spacious. -Justin Timberlake

A lot of designers still have nostalgia for the past. As for the furniture in the future, I hope they use less of real wood. Conservation in wood is necessary. -Elsa Peretti

It was such an idyllic time when I grew up in Hong Kong. It was a British colony and very much geared towards buying the best of Britain. My childhood does have a huge influence on how we design. There must be a little bit of that nostalgia – childhood is so special. -Marie-Chantal Claire

I think whatever generation you're in has a nostalgia for the generations past and the generations you weren't in. -Meghan Daum

When I drive into Augusta and down Magnolia Lane, there's just a spirit and nostalgia about it that you experience nowhere else. Why? Because it's the same place every year. -Billy Casper

I feel warm toward my Irish side, but I don't know the country or the people. Hearing a traditional Irish fiddle, I feel very connected to Ireland, but that's a nostalgia many people feel who aren't Irish at all. -Daniel Hope

You can't live in nostalgia-land. -Kenneth Branagh

I look back with a mix of emotions: sadness for the people who are gone, nostalgia for times that have passed, but immense gratitude for the wonderful opportunities that came my way. -Dick Van Patten

I am, as it happens, a baby boomer, but not one who feels any broad-gauge nostalgia for the '60s and '70s. My attitude resembles that of my parents, who were born in the '20s and lived through the Great Depression and World War II. -Terry Teachout

Nostalgia is a particular affliction of immigrant fiction, and it's led to a kind of sclerosis of the form. I hate nostalgia, and I feel it's good to be aware of the politics of these genres. -Neel Mukherjee

I do hear from people at my exhibition about seeing these things made from this toy from their childhood, and it brings them back. They'll go and buy a set of Lego from the gift shop because of that nostalgia and seeing it at the art exhibition. -Nathan Sawaya

The Portuguese and Galician term 'saudade' suggests a profoundly bittersweet nostalgia. -Edward Hirsch

I don't do nostalgia. It just doesn't occur to me. I'm living in the moment, and I don't have that gene. -Harrison Ford

Most childhoods are full of anxiety, but that tends to get smoothed over, so you have a sense of nostalgia. -Romesh Gunesekera

In the sense that writing is to retrieve the past and stop the passing of time, all writing is about loss. It's not nostalgia in the sense of yearning to bring back the past, but recognition of the erosion of things as you live. -Romesh Gunesekera

I knew I wanted to do a show on NBC – it's rooted in its history; it's part rooted in nostalgia and part rooted in the potential of it. For me, there was no other choice. -Jerrod Carmichael

I don't want to be a slave to nostalgia. -Cullen Bunn

A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I always make a distinction between nostalgia and sentimentality. Nostalgia is genuine – you mourn things that actually happened. -Pete Hamill

The most powerful force in American politics is not anger, it's nostalgia. -Pete Hamill

Baking can be done with a few simple ingredients, so it's about simplicity and nostalgia – people are reminded of their childhood. -Paul Hollywood

You can embrace nostalgia and history and tradition at the same time – it has to progress or it can't survive. -Sturgill Simpson

When you're a young person, the solace one can get from popular music is something I just have tremendous nostalgia for, affection for. I still have it. -Greg Mottola

'Mud' was a depository for a little more nostalgia and just a different kind of feeling, a different kind of mood. Something that's not so dark. Something that does actually have a happy ending and is a little more hopeful. -Jeff Nichols

I am not among those who engage in nostalgia, because I think that locks you into a moment in time without thinking about where you are, what needs to be done now. -Eleanor Holmes Norton

A lot of my collections are informed by nostalgia. I think that's because I loved clothes early on. I remember, at maybe age five, being concerned about what I wore, right down to the underwear. -Jeremy Scott

Trump promised an 'America First' foreign policy rooted in the national interest, not in nostalgia. -Lawrence Kudlow

Nostalgic myself, I am a sucker for other men's nostalgia. -Howard Jacobson

Homesickness is universal. But Neapolitan homesickness goes back further than the accidents of domicile. It is nostalgia for love and loss themselves, a soul-sickness caused by the very idea of leaving. -Howard Jacobson

I didn't end up some sad, tragic guy singing in a lounge somewhere. I never went out and took big money for nostalgia and became like an oldies act. -David Cassidy

There's so much nostalgia for music from the past. -Jens Lekman

'Losing My Edge' was an anthem for the aging music nerd, with lyrics detailing a comically epic list of historical dates, bands and attended gigs: the anti-hipster's defence against 'the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered Eighties.' -Katie Kitamura

I'm very happy with my life and career, but I do find myself having serious attacks of nostalgia, and I don't quite know why. Even though I've got to travel the world and do amazing things, I still want to go back to my teenage years and change little aspects of it. It's strange, but it does continue to bug me. -Edgar Wright

Trump's campaign slogan resonates strongly with a large population of Americans. 'Make America Great Again' portrays a nostalgia for what America once was, and a longing desire to return to that time. Millennials unfortunately don't know first-hand that time which Trump is talking about. -Dana Perino

Straightforward fiction functions only as more Bubble Wrap, nostalgia, retreat. -David Shields

There's no way to be a 30-year-old band, go on tour, and pretend the nostalgia isn't happening. -Chris Cornell

In 'The Sopranos,' these guys know their best years are behind them. They have nostalgia for their old traditions. In their minds, they're looking for a time when loyalty mattered, community mattered. E Street is about community, too. People are looking for something real. -Steven Van Zandt

Escapism or nostalgia, for me, is not about having a terrible life and trying to get away via imaginary ideas or something. -Washed Out

In some ways, I feel like I've always dabbled in nostalgia. It's just what I do; it comes naturally. -Washed Out

You know what somebody else's fundraise metrics are to you? Irrelevant. You know what your own last round post was? Irrelevant. Yes, I know, not legally, because of those pesky rights and preferences. But emotionally, trust me: it is irrelevant now. We even have a name for this – valuation nostalgia. -Heidi Roizen

Of course, you wouldn't want to re-create the era of aristocracy; it was a totally unfair era. The finer aspects of it were admirable, and so there's nostalgia for that: the behavior, the values, the cultural sensitivities. -Amor Towles

I have a nostalgia for the years I was growing up and experiencing new things for the first time – so the late '80s and early '90s are always fascinating to me. Those were the times that I was being informed about a lot of my tastes, and so the memories are fused with a lot of emotion. -Jeremy Scott

I prefer being around young people. I don't like situations from the past, definitely no nostalgia. I prefer to think of doing everything new with a different generation that has a different mentality. -Giorgio Armani

Music and smells are the most memory-recall, nostalgia-inducing things. -Richard Linklater

Cash is going to be killed. It will be nostalgia. -Tyler Winklevoss

I'm sick of '60s nostalgia. I've been to clubs in New York where it's just like the Fillmore East. And I thought I hated that then. -John Waters

I always find that nostalgia is sort of like memory without the pain. And that's why it feels so good to kind of bask in that, and I think it can be deceptively comforting. -Carrie Brownstein

I go back to St. Lucia, and the exhilaration I feel is not simply the exhilaration of homecoming and of nostalgia. It is almost an irritation of feeling: 'Well, you never got it right. Now you have another chance. Maybe you can try and look harder.' -Derek Walcott

I think I would have been a totally different kind of writer if I'd gone to England. I might have developed a cynicism about my origins, a belittling of them, or an excessive nostalgia for them. -Derek Walcott

When you look at our Godzilla, you won't feel any nostalgia. -Dean Devlin

I still play my old vinyl LPs – I like the scratches – and I miss browsing in record shops, because they held great nostalgia for me. -Neil Sedaka

To return to the books of my childhood is to yield to the strain of nostalgia that is curious about the self I once was. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We recognise that, with time, every human being will cease being, will only have been. And so we seek to resist time. We rebel against it. We are drawn like lovers to the unreachable past, to imagined memories, to nostalgia. -Mohsin Hamid

Each holiday season, as family members arrive and couches are unfolded, my household settles into a palpable nostalgia. Poorly designed photo albums are pulled from the shelves. Home videos of prepubescent siblings in matching pajamas dance across the television screen. -Clint Smith

When I was a little girl, my first link to the world was as a reader. Sometimes, I feel a nostalgia for those times, for all the emotions I felt as a child – discovering novels, discovering Dickens, Balzac, or Dostoevsky. I wanted to be like those men. -Leila Slimani

Trump, despite his shallow depth of biblical knowledge, plays into both the apocalyptic end-time fears of evangelicals and their nostalgia for a 'small town' America. -Anthea Butler

My brother and I have a profound nostalgia for our youth, and I think people need to come to terms with things leaving and being gone. -Cole Sprouse

It's always so rewarding, gratifying to me, as an artist and a writer, to see how this music gets more important for a lot of people as time goes by. And it's not just nostalgia. It's a feeling of it's really relevant to their lives, even though it's 20 or 25 years old or more. -Ed Kowalczyk

As a historian, I've spent much of my career warning people about the dangers of nostalgia. -Stephanie Coontz

In personal life, the warm glow of nostalgia amplifies good memories and minimizes bad ones about experiences and relationships, encouraging us to revisit and renew our ties with friends and family. It always involves a little harmless self-deception, like forgetting the pain of childbirth. -Stephanie Coontz

What's most exciting about the 'Cobra Kai' series is that it pays homage to the legacy; it has the nostalgia sprinkled throughout, the callbacks to all the stuff the fans would want to see. It has a completely fresh, relevant angle into the next generation. -Ralph Macchio

I never had one of those glorious young bodies that make older men and women weep. So I don't tend to look back with nostalgia or yearn for what I've lost. Because it was never all that. -Lisa Jewell

In 'Bombay-London-New York,' I speak of the ways in which the 'soft' emotion of nostalgia is turned into the 'hard' emotion of fundamentalism. -Amitava Kumar

In the poetry of immigrants, nostalgia is as common as confetti at parades or platitudes at political conventions. -Amitava Kumar

I love nostalgia. -Lauv

I'm pretty deep into '80s nostalgia, specifically children's entertainment, so a lot of California Raisins, Garfield, Alf – that's kind of a lot of the clothes I have and cherish the most. -Kyle Mooney

'Make America great again,' is not that different from Putin's nostalgia for the Soviet Union or tsarist Russia. -Ben Rhodes

Startups alternate between nostalgia for the garage and millennial longing for a lucrative exit. But what I always keep in mind is how disconnected and purposeless I felt before Redfin or my earlier startup, Plumtree. All I ever wanted was to get into a situation where I could win. Everybody has that dream. -Glenn Kelman

Music can be a way for me to think back a lot of the time, almost like an opening into all the nostalgia I never express. -Amber Mark

On 'Overpowered,' there was a nostalgia for disco and early house music. But I'm a modernist and futurist as well. I do believe – and this is going to sound really pretentious, I know – that humanity will figure it out, so I'm optimistic about the future. -Roisin Murphy

Looking back is a way to sharpen the focus on the things you want to change in your life. I think there's something about nostalgia that really puts a fine point on the here-and-now, and that can be incredibly fascinating and interesting and engaging for the mind. -Sarah Paulson

'Ready Player One' has it all – nostalgia, trivia, adventure, romance, heart, and, dare I say it, some very fascinating social commentary. The novel follows Wade Watts through the virtual reality world, the OASIS, and on a quest to uncover and unlock the secrets buried deep inside. -Rebecca Serle

It annoys me when contemporary films and television shows create artificial tensions that could easily be resolved by a quick email or the use of a search engine. 'La La Land' was guilty of this several times, as well as a more generalised aesthetic nostalgia. -Sally Rooney

Some people, with a certain nostalgia, the worshippers and admirers of the colonial system, cherish and nurse its structures instead of smashing them. This is typical of a mentality in bondage to decadent values, negative values – counter-revolutionary values. -Samora Machel

No one wants the picture-perfect song anymore. I'm trying to keep the beautiful qualities of pop – nostalgia, melodies, and the feeling that a beautiful pop song can give you – but make it real. It's not polished. -Bazzi

I never wanted us to be an exercise in nostalgia, living in the shadow of other artists. -Steven Wilson

I've defended the Clintons longer than I've been a liberal, but I don't have any nostalgia for that. -Cenk Uygur

Literature is always about bygone times. It's always looking back in time with a certain perspective. I look at bygone life which no longer exists, and as I said, I look at it without nostalgia but without anger, either. I look at it with criticism and with compassion. I look at it with curiosity. -Amos Oz

I took home the pattapatti underwear that I wore in 'Paruthiveeran' for nostalgia's sake. -Karthi

You don't want to lose the nostalgia of being a superstar. -Mickie James

In a lot of ways, New York isn't the city I moved to back in 1979. I'm old enough to separate my nostalgia for those days from the reality of how dangerous and uncertain they could be. -Bill de Blasio

If I live my life through nostalgia and what I did in the past and expect to be the new kid people have just discovered again, then unfortunately, I'm creating my own demise. -Craig David

Responsible politicians should never indulge in nostalgia – it is too much of a distraction at a time when a rapidly changing world throws up so many challenges, when we need to keep our wits about us. -Frans Timmermans

I look back on my schooldays with a warm glow of nostalgia. -Michael Portillo

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