45 Best Nostalgia Quotes To Take You Back In Time

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Nostalgia is a feeling that is literally built up on memories and is like a tool, more like a time machine for the brain that brings back moments that are long gone. Nostalgia is like a bitter sweet candy. It is sweet when the memory it brings back is a nice one and you still have access to the people and things in it. Or it can be nice when it brings back the glimpses of a pathetic moment that you are finally done with and are free from it. But nostalgia can be bitter if it reminds you of something dear to you that you cannot go back to. But does it matter, bitter or sweet? Anyhow we always want to go back to the simpler times in our life, which lies in the innocence of the past. So here we have brought some of the best Nostalgia Quotes and Sayings that might trigger a déjà vu.

Usually, the word nostalgia is used in reference to the memories related to the moments of someone’s childhood. People feel nostalgic about the home cooked food, candies they had in their neighborhood, games they used to play in the streets and comics they used to read as a child. Remember, life is short to be living in the past but it is long enough to make more memories to give you nostalgia in the upcoming years.

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So turn your nostalgia into something sweet and make more memories to look back to, but with a smile. So here are the best nostalgia Quotes and Sayings that will take you back in time:

Nostalgia Quotes

  • “The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.” – Amy Bloom
  • “Nostalgia locates desire in the past where it suffers no active conflict and can be yearned toward pleasantly.” – Robert Hass
  • “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” – William C. Faulkner
  • “Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.” – Albert Camus
  • “We are made of so many words. Stories. Reasons. Dreams. Days that have left us. Days that have remained.” – Victoria Erickson
Nostalgia Quotes
Nostalgia Quotes
  • “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
  • “Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.” – Doug Larson
  • “Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  • “I had been there before; I knew all about it.” – Evelyn Waugh
  • “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

Nostalgia Quotes

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  • “Nostalgia is when you want things to stay the same. I know so many people staying in the same place.” – Jeanne Moreau
  • “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
  • “This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one’s home and family.” – John Thorn
  • “Nostalgia is one thing. It’s great to go and play the old songs. People know them and appreciate them. You got to give them what they want to hear.” – Denny Laine
  • “Life is so fast. And I still remember when I came up to the big leagues and played as if it were yesterday. Time flies.” – Asdrubal Cabrera
Best Nostalgia Quotes
Best Nostalgia Quotes
  • “For me, nostalgia is an involuntary emotion. I think it’s just a natural human response to loss.” – Michael Chabon
  • “People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile.” – Haruki Murakami
  • “Certain scents can evoke so much feeling, nostalgia, and trigger beautiful memories.” – Kat Von D
  • “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
  • “Nostalgia is a strange and powerful emotion. As much we try and fight it and fight ourselves, it’s very hard not to.” – Robert Del Naja

Best Nostalgia Quotes

  • “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?” – C.S. Lewis
  • “Nostalgia is a product of dissatisfaction and rage. It’s a settling of grievances between the present and the past.” – Don DeLillo
  • “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
  • “Even the memory of cradling her in my arms is pure euphoria. And all that I ask out of life is that it be constant and unending euphoria.” – Roman Payne
  • “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.” – Ally Condie

Childhood Nostalgia Quotes

  • “Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar…” – William Faulkner
  • “What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.” – J.J. Watt
  • “I just really gravitate towards a nostalgia for a time when things were simpler. When beauty was more classical and glamorous.” – Emmy Rossum
Childhood Nostalgia Quotes
Childhood Nostalgia Quotes
  • “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 could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” – George Eliot
  • “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them.” – Andy

Childhood Nostalgia Quotes

  • “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
  • “Baking can be done with a few simple ingredients, so it’s about simplicity and nostalgia – people are reminded of their childhood.” – Paul Hollywood
  • “I remember when I was a child… walking into the woods by myself and feeling the solitude around me build like electricity and pass through my body with a jolt that made my hair prickle.” – Marilynne Robinson
  • “The ‘good old times’ – all times when old are good.” – Lord Byron

College Nostalgia Quotes

  • “Nobody could understand the past except the people from it.” – Vera Jane Cook
  • “I think whatever generation you’re in has a nostalgia for the generations past and the generations you weren’t in.” – Meghan Daum
  • “Nostalgia is the aching realization that you can’t go back again. The longing, no matter how intense, can never be met.” – R. C. Sproul, Jr
College Nostalgia Quotes
College Nostalgia Quotes
  • “It is not my wish to lounge about the college and fatten on a fellowship all my days. I am always trying to look upon college life as a medium, not an end.” – Thomas Edward Brown
  • “Nostalgia is a process by which dreams become memories without ever coming true.” – Robert Brault

Nostalgia Quotes about Friends

  • “If they Brought you back the old cafes, who will bring you back the old friends?” – Mahmoud Darwich
  • “True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.” – Florence King
  • “Can you miss someone you haven’t seen for longer than you knew them? Maybe we rue the time, not the person.” – Hannah Rothschild
Nostalgia Quotes about Friends
Nostalgia Quotes about Friends
  • “At our graduation we were bound by enormous affection, by our shared experience of a time that could never come again…” – J. K. Rowling
  • “What’s wrong with a bit of nostalgia between friends? I think nostalgia sometimes gets too much of a bad press.” – Terry Eagleton

Does not really matter if the nostalgic feeling is bitter or sweet, but it always makes you want to go back to the time, because somehow, each one of us grows into a complex person with a simpler past. So we just crave to go back to the simpler times. We hope your childhood was amazing and we hope that you have a great life ahead.

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