A Quote by unknown on nostalgia and pain

Nostalgia is recalling the fun without reliving the pain.


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A Quote by unknown on nostalgia, people, and time

People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time around.


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A Quote by Thalassa Cruso on garden, memory, nostalgia, plants, and pleasure

Scents bring memories, and many memories bring nostalgic pleasure. We would be wise to plan for this when we plant a garden.

Thalassa Cruso

Source: To Everything There is a Season, 1973

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A Quote by Peter DeVries on nostalgia

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Peter DeVries (1910 -)

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A Quote by Nancy Frankenberry on absence, buddhism, certainty, life, nostalgia, quality, religion, truth, and yielding

One may, with Hartshorne and other rationalist philosophers, press rationality to the point of postulating certain necessary truths for which we have no conceivable alternatives. Or, like Buddhist thinkers of many periods-and like Wieman, too-one may find in the very conditions of contingency a religious significance that informs the whole quality of life as lived. Contingency embraced without any nostalgia or yearning for necessary truth yields a different quality of life than contingency assented to as necessarily so in the absence of any conceivable alternative.

Nancy Frankenberry

Source: 1987

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on anguish, appearance, divinity, eternity, existence, experience, god, knowledge, maxims, meaning, names, nostalgia, reality, and relatives

The Names . . . have existed from all eternity: these Names are designated as "Lords" (Arbab), who often have all the appearance of hypostases though they cannot strictly be defined as such. We know them only by our knowledge of ourselves (that is the basic maxim). God describes Himself to us through ourselves. Which means that the divine Names are essentially relative to the beings who name them, since these beings discover and experience them in their own mode of being. . . . Thus the divine Names have meaning and full reality only through and for beings . . . in which they are manifested. Likewise from all eternity, these forms, substrate of the divine Names, have existed in the divine Essence (A 'yan thabita). And it is these latent individualities who from all eternity have aspired to concrete being in actu. Their aspiration is itself nothing other than the nostalgia of the divine Names yearning to be revealed. And this nostalgia of the divine Names is nothing other than the sadness of the unrevealed God, the anguish He experiences in His unknownness and occultation.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 114-115

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A Quote by Francis Vincent "Frank" Zappa, Jr. on imagination, nostalgia, possibility, and world

It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in either fire or ice. There are two other possibilities. One is paperwork, the other is nostalgia.

Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on absence, art, imagination, nostalgia, past, reality, and solution

Imagination is nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on innocence, nostalgia, and rebellion

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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