Quotes by nostalgia

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  • Christopher Lasch
    Christopher Lasch
    American historian 1932-
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    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.
  • Bruno Dumont
    Bruno Dumont
    French film director and screenwriter 1958-
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    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.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
  • Lou Reed
    Lou Reed
    American musician, singer, and songwriter 1942-2013
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    I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    English novelist and screenwriter 1954-
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    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.
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    American novelist and poet 1917-1967
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    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.
  • Anatole Broyard
    Anatole Broyard
    American writer, literary critic, and editor
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    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.
  • Bil Keane
    Bil Keane
    American cartoonist 1922-2011
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    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.
  • Carolyn Heilbrun
    Carolyn Heilbrun
    American academic and author 1926-2003
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    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.
  • Don DeLillo
    Don DeLillo
    American Author 1926-
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    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
  • Peter Carey
    Peter Carey
    Australian writer 1943-
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    Nostalgia is something we think of as fuzzy. But it's pain. Pain concerning the past.
  • Simone Signoret
    Simone Signoret
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    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    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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