Nostalgia is that feeling of longing one can get when thinking about the past, a longing for a time that cannot return. What have some thinkers said about nostalgia?

We have all got our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs.

— Brian Carter

A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit, as long as you don’t set up housekeeping.

— Dan Bartolovic

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.

— Doug Larson

If you’re yearning for the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning.

— Griff Niblack

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.

— Jane Glidewell

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.

— Jean Paul Richter

There is something terrible yet soothing about returning to a place where you once lived. You are one of your own memories.

— Mary Morris

The essence of nostalgia is an awareness that what has been will never be again.

— Milton S. Eisenhower

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense and the past perfect.

— The United Church Observer

Things ain’t what they used to be and never were.

— Will Rogers
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