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Nostalgia is about love and life

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Nostalgia is about love and life. Smell and touch are also strong evokers of nostalgia and memories in general due to the processing of these stimuli first passing through the amygdala, the emotional seat of the brain. These recollections of our past are usually important events, people we care about, and places where we have spent time. Music can also be a strong trigger of nostalgia.

Nostalgia is about love and life

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“Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

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“Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one.”
― Ann Druyan

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“The past is for learning from and letting go. You can’t revisit it. It vanishes.” ― Adele Parks, Young Wives’ Tales

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“I get sentimental over the music of the ’90s. Deplorable, really. But I love it all. As far as I’m concerned the ’90s was the best era for music ever, even the stuff that I loathed at the time, even the stuff that gave me stomach cramps.”
― Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

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“The ‘what should be’ never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no ‘what should be,’ there is only what is.”
― Lenny Bruce

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“When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

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“Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.”
― Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence

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“It shocks me how I wish for…what is lost and cannot come back.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

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“I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.”
― Kris Kristofferson

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“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”
― Carson McCullers

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“What you end up remembering isn’t always the same as what you have witnessed.” ― Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

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“These fragments I have shored against my ruins”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land and Other Poems

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“You can go other places, all right – you can live on the other side of the world, but you can’t ever leave home”
― Sue Monk Kidd, The Mermaid Chair

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I skimmed the pond scum with a spoon like broth in a soup bowl. Why does everything have to remind me of her? 
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― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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“how sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet”
― Robert Browning

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“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.” ― Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

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“There are a few moments in your life when you are truly and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks. Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, you are tucking it away in your scrapbook.” ― David Benioff, When the Nines Roll Over and Other Stories

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“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” ― Marcel Proust

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“I don’t have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They’re upstairs in my socks.” ― Groucho Marx

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“It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.” ― Ally Condie, Matched

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“Nostalgia is a necessary thing, I believe, and a way for all of us to find peace in that which we have accomplished, or even failed to accomplish. At the same time, if nostalgia precipitates actions to return to that fabled, rosy-painted time, particularly in one who believes his life to be a failure, then it is an empty thing, doomed to produce nothing but frustration and an even greater sense of failure.”
― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

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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.” ― Milan Kundera, Ignorance

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“I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled.”
― Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

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“It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truth-less ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life.” ― W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

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“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with — nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.” ― Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

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“When you start thinking about what your life was like 10 years ago–and not in general terms, but in highly specific detail–it’s disturbing to realize how certain elements of your being are completely dead. They die long before you do. It’s astonishing to consider all the things from your past that used to happen all the time but (a) never happen anymore, and (b) never even cross your mind. It’s almost like those things didn’t happen. Or maybe it seems like they just happened to someone else. To someone you don’t really know. To someone you just hung out with for one night, and now you can’t even remember her name.” ― Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

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