Quotes by nostalgia
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American historian 1932-
A society that has made ''nostalgia'' a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
French film director and screenwriter 1958-
Cinema builds memories; great films continue to exist in the spectator's mind. We are naturally capable of and prone to nostalgia. A spectator will reconstruct a film he or she has seen, years later, and may even change their original opinion. One critic, for example, once gave the finger to one of my films; later he wrote me to apologize.
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
American musician, singer, and songwriter 1942-2013
I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.
English novelist and screenwriter 1954-
I grew up in Britain before it became a multicultural place, so in many ways I have a nostalgia for an England that's vanished - the England of my childhood has actually disappeared.
American novelist and poet 1917-1967
It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
American writer, literary critic, and editor
It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
American cartoonist 1922-2011
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.
American academic and author 1926-2003
Nostalgia is a dangerous emotion, both because it is powerless to act in the real world, and because it glides so easily into hatred and resentment against those who have taken our Eden from us.
American Author 1926-
Nostalgia is a product of dissatisfaction and rage. It´s a settling of grievances between the present and the past.Source: White Noise (2011) 210
Australian writer 1943-
Nostalgia is something we think of as fuzzy. But it's pain. Pain concerning the past.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
British author 1940-1992
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
British author 1940-1992
Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
The Greek word for return is nostos. Algos means suffering. So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.
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