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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?
Periods of nostalgia are impossible to predict or explain.
Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism.
What's wrong with a bit of nostalgia between friends? I think nostalgia sometimes gets too much of a bad press.
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.
This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one's home and family.
I'm not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days.
When I say I hate nostalgia, I hate things set in the recent past where everything is shiny and new.
Nostalgia is always doomed and dooming.
I'm not into nostalgia, and I only look back to find lessons.
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.
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
Nostalgia is something we think of as fuzzy. But it's pain. Pain concerning the past.
'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.
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.
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.
I have no sense of nostalgia. Tomorrow is what interests me.
Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess.
Juan Ramon Jimenez
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.
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.
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.
I get emotional when young people get nostalgic about my work. That's why it's called nostalgia. Sometimes I even cry.
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.
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.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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