Good Old Days Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old good old days quotes, good old days sayings, and good old days proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The good old days are now.     

Tom Clancy

"The good old days." The only good days are ahead.     

Alice Childress

The only good thing about the good old days is they're gone.     

Dick Gregory

I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them.     

Andy Bernard

When you think of the good old days, think one word: dentistry.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.      

Franklin P. Adams

Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies, because the good old days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.     

Billy Joel

Sooner or later the world will have to return to the good old days when we fought wars and killed people the old-fashioned way, one at a time.      

Andy Rooney

The good old days were never that good, believe me. The good new days are today, and better days are coming tomorrow. Our greatest songs are still unsung.     

Hubert Humphrey

The expression 'there is nothing like the good old days' does not mean that fewer bad things happened before, but fortunately, that people tend to forget about them.     

Ernesto Sabato

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.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Forget about what you used to do. Don't make those same mistakes again. Everybody says, "Oh the good old days" - the good old days are right this second! This moment controls the next moment.     

Jack Lalanne

We are always yapping about the 'Good Old Days' and how we look back and enjoy it, but I tell you there is a lot of hooey to it. There is a whole lot of all our past lives that wasn't so hot.     

Will Rogers

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.     

Brooks Atkinson

The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.     

Paulo Coelho

Don't focus on the good old days, look forward towards the good new days.     

Joel Osteen

The good old days are neither better nor worse than the ones we're living through right now.     

Artie Shaw

Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, 'Boy, those were great old days.' Well, you know, we're living in the good old days.      

Joel Osteen

The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world because ‘these are the good old days’ now.”     

Clare Boothe Luce

And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power.     

Jacky Ickx

We over-exaggerate yesterday. We either think it was better or worse than it was - you know, the good old days. We over-estimate tomorrow; we think we can do more than we can - always. And that's why we put off everything till tomorrow.     

John C. Maxwell

Everybody has a different idea of when those good old days were, but everyone is convinced that there was a time when literature really mattered and that it doesn't now. They also tend to believe that it really matters someplace else - in very improbable places often. Russia is someone's idea of a place where literature really counts.     

Robert Hass