40+ Best Good Old Days Quotes: Exclusive Selection

If you talk about the good old days, you mean a time in the past when you believe life was better. Profoundly inspirational good old days quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Good Old Days Quotes

I’m not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days. — Kabir Bedi

Orson Welles’s second ‘I-did-it’ should show once and for all that film making, radio and the stage are three different guys better kept separated. ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ is one of those versions of the richest family in town during the good old days. — Manny Farber

I don’t have to wait to realize the good old days. — Ziggy Marley

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. — Bette Davis

I have heard of Texas pioneers living without bread or anything made from the cereals for months without suffering, using the breast-meat of wild turkeys for bread. Of this kind, they had plenty in the good old days when life, though considered less safe, was fussed over the less. — John Muir

I consider myself a remarkably unsentimental person. I don’t look back on the good old days. — John Carmack

It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the ‘good old days’ when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy. — Sherry Turkle

In 50 years, I don’t think you’re gonna look back at 2006 and say, ‘The good old days.’ — Brandon Flowers

I don’t do nostalgia. The phrase ‘the good old days’ never passes my lips. — Nicholas Haslam

I heard that you did not have a judge to interview this month in the Bulletin, so I thought I’d help out. Besides, with the Stock Market tanking recently, it reminded me of the good old days. — Joseph Force Crater

I am just pitifully nostalgic. I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself frequently. I mean, I still shoot black-and-white film. And I am constantly reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ I’m 28 years old. There haven’t even been that many ‘good old days.’ But still, I love to look back. — Chris Lowell

In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man. — Joe Biden

The way prices are rising, the good old days are last week. — Les Dawson

The day of parochialism in sports is over. The world is too small for what people like to call ‘the good old days.’ Fans want the best, wherever they come from. — Mario Andretti

Everything has become so easy. It’s great that it’s at your fingertips, but I miss those good old days. And we’re connected, but it can be very alienating. There is this distance between all of us because we’re speaking to each other through cameras and monitors and icons and Emojis. — Rami Malek

Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn’t trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity. — Jim Carrey

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

There are things that I am nostalgic about from the ‘good old days.’ I loved motion control cameras, actually. I love the way they sound. I used to do a lot of miniature work, and it’s still warranted, but it’s done less often, largely for budgetary, schedule, and flexibility reasons. — John Knoll

I’ve thrown away lots of my old diaries – you never know who might get their hands on them. But I have kept a few notes on the good old days. — Steffi Graf

Like normal people, leftists now have to get up in the morning and earn a living, seeing as the fascists have come down so hard on social welfare fraud, and this is the cruel reality. The good old days are gone, and increasingly, leftists are to be found working in ordinary, proper jobs. — Michael Leunig

The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever. — Paulo Coelho

I wish they’d had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out. — Jimi Hendrix

Our dad is not one to impart advice or gloat or reminisce about the good old days. But he’s a race car guy, been a car guy forever, and he always wants to talk about cars. — Kyle Busch

When there’s so much left to do, why spend your time focusing on things you’ve already done, counting trophies or telling stories about the good old days? — Dave Grohl

No one tells you that your life is effectively over when you have a child: that you’re never going to draw another complacent breath again… or that whatever level of hypochondria and rage you’d learned to repress and live with is going to seem like the good old days. — Anne Lamott

I really don’t think in the past. I sit down with many friends at dinner, and they like to talk about the good old days. I’m respectful of the good old days, but I find myself spending very little time reminiscing. I’m really looking forward. — Donald Bren

Dad used to reminisce about the good old days when Everton won the old first division championship and the FA Cup back in the 1970s and 80s but they weren’t quite so good when I started supporting them. — Adam Lallana

In every age ‘the good old days’ were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. — Brooks Atkinson

When it comes to jobs, President Obama makes the Jimmy Carter years look like good old days. If we fired Jimmy Carter then, why would we rehire Barack Obama now? — Paul Ryan

When I look back at some of the Chicks stuff, it’s the early stuff we did where we kind of giggle and go, ‘You know what? Those were the good old days.’ — Martie Maguire

The good old days are now. — Tom Clancy

When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, ‘Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?’ Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days, architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical. — Bjarke Ingels

When Photoshop came around, I thought I’d died and went to heaven. When I hear artists say, ‘Oh, the good old days’ or ‘I’m old school,’ I just want to puke. There’s no tool I won’t use. — Marilyn Minter

The best part is still ahead of me – I haven’t experienced my ‘good old days’ yet. — Luther Vandross

One of the things you learn in football is that you’re only as good as your last outing. I don’t like to reflect on what we’ve done in the past. I’m not a very good storyteller, for one thing. I’d disappoint you. When it’s time, I’ll talk about the good old days. But it’s a sign of old age, reveling in the past. — Chuck Noll

Eventually, competition and adventure wane, and I enter my ibuprofen phase. Tweaky hamstrings and achy knees restrict mileage, but I continue running for health, sanity, and the ritual of a Sunday trail run with like-minded buddies. We discuss the nagging injuries that bedevil us, and remember the good old days when we were kings. — Don Kardong

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. — Franklin Pierce Adams

These days, right now, these are the good old days. I’ve always approached it that way. That’s why I’m still working. I’m not the guy who is ready to sit by the pool. — Richard D. Zanuck

And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power. — Jacky Ickx

Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, ‘Boy, those were great old days.’ Well, you know, we’re living in the good old days. — Joel Osteen

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