We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~Owens Lee Pomeroy
If you’re yearning for the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning. ~Griff Niblack
People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren’t so crazy about the first time around. ~Author Unknown
It’s never safe to be nostalgic about something until you’re absolutely certain there’s no chance of its coming back. ~Bill Vaughn
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past. ~Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic
[I]t becomes increasingly easy, as you get older, to drown in nostalgia. ~Ted Koppel
Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. ~Doug Larson
Things ain’t what they used to be and probably never was. ~Will Rogers
Nostalgia is a seductive liar. ~George Wildman Ball
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. ~Franklin Pierce Adams
True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. ~Florence King
I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine. ~Lou Reed
Who wants to live with one foot in hell just for the sake of nostalgia? Our time is forever now! ~Alice Childress
Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had…. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960