What is the charm that makes old things so sweet?
We are homesick most for the places we have never known.
Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, tears from the depths of some divine despair. Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,in looking on the happy Autumn-fields,and thinking of the days that are no more.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Golden threads of imagination will always be found woven into the fabric of a human life, and it affords one of the sweetest pastimes to old age to sit down and slowly unravel them, recalling the hours when first they were spun.
James Lendall Basford
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Proverbs 10:7 (KJV)
How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.
The past beats inside me like a second heart.
How quick and rushing life can sometimes seem, when at the same time it’s so slow and sweet and everlasting.
Things ain’t what they used to be and probably never was.
Every man’s memory is his private literature.
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
One is always at home in one’s past.
Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget.
Publius Ovidius Naso
Have you ever wondered how nostalgia isn’t what it used to be?
The leaves of memory seemed to make. A mournful rustling in the dark.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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