The more vast the amount of time we’ve left behind us, the more irresistible is the voice calling us to return to it.

Milan Kundera, Ignorance

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

Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you.

Chuck Palahniuk

I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine.

Lou Reed

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