“Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present… the name for this denial is golden age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one ones living in - its a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.” - Woody allen (via butterearsgaptooth)
This Side of Paradise
“I’m not sentimental, i’m as romantic as you are.
The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last, the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’ t.”
This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald