Feeling nostalgic about the future…

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.

Florence King (1936 โ€“ 2016)

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

Doug Larson (1926 โ€“ 2017)

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

Albert Camus (1913 โ€“ 1960)

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything.

Terrence Malick (b. 1943)

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

-Peter De Vries (1910 โ€“ 1993)

Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Under its influence, ordinary songs take on dimensions and powers, like emotional superheroes.

Kate Christensen (b. 1962)

Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I’m attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually.

Miuccia Prada (b. 1949)

The most powerful force in American politics is not anger, it’s nostalgia.

Pete Hamill (1935 โ€“ 2020)

There is no word for feeling nostalgic about the future, but that’s what a parent’s tears often are, a nostalgia for something that has not yet occurred. They are the pain of hope, the helplessness of hope, and finally, the surrender to hope.

Michael Ian Black (b. 1971)

I have no time for the endless nostalgia: ‘Oh gosh I used to… ‘ Life is too short; I don’t have any time for sitting and saying I miss things. What’s the point? Go and do something else.’

Kate Adie (b. 1945)

19 thoughts on “Feeling nostalgic about the future…”

  1. I haven’t seen “nostalgia” so widely interpreted before in a single space: very interesting, thanks for this

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