Nostalgia Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Angela Carter

To me, nostalgia is nothing more than a mindless plundering of the past for the common place.

Mel Torme

Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven't realized that today is tomorrow's nostalgia.     

Zeena Schreck

Nostalgia doesn't make sense, because it's like bringing the memories back to be a special part of my day or to be part of my week. And I'm inside my memories the same way I'm inside my everyday life.

Agnes Varda

Nostalgia is always doomed and dooming.

Sherman Alexie

Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.

Brene Brown

Nostalgia is your brain's way of photoshopping the blemishes of your past.     

Steve Maraboli

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything.

Terrence Malick

Nostalgia is powerful. It is natural, human to long for the past, particularly when we can remember our histories as better than they were.     

Roxane Gay

Remembrance restores possibility to the past.     

Giorgio Amgamben

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

Nostalgia combines regularly with manifest respectability to give credence to old error as opposed to new truth.     

John Kenneth Galbraith

Nostalgia could be considered a disease because you're living now.     

Todd Haynes

I just really gravitate towards a nostalgia for a time when things were simpler. When beauty was more classical and glamorous.     

Emmy Rossum

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

Nostalgia is the intimate refuge of every man and every woman in a world seemingly gone mad.     

John Larkins

The deeper the nostalgia and the more complete the fear, the purer, the richer the word and the secret.

Elie Wiesel

Nostalgia is simply the result of aging and liking the life you've lived. Be happy you can feel it it's a good sign.

Anthony Marais

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.     

Marcel Proust

I believe nostalgia has many appearances and that it's not just the privilege of adults. I think children too can have nostalgia. It's one of mankind's most shared emotions. It's one of the things that makes us human. When you live, you lose things. It's a fact of life. So it's natural for everyone to have nostalgia.     

Hayao Miyazaki