The Way Things Used to Be Quotes

We’ve all heard the saying, “good old days.” We’re always reminiscing about an event that happened or about a particular time in our lives that was really fun. But no two people think or feel exactly alike about these “good old days.” The term connotes different things to different people. Everyone has their own unique definition of what makes up the “good old days.”

For many, there’s a clear-cut “good old days” in the past. But for others, what’s considered the “good old days” can be a bit different. For me, “the good old days” mean good family time. Even though we got grass stains on our pants from sitting in the grass too long and sunburned chests from being outside too long, those were the “good old days.”

No matter what your idea of “the good old days” might be, we all can agree that they possess some magic that is hard to find in the modern world and that is why I have put up this collection of the way things used to be quotes for you.

The Way Things Used to Be Quotes

We know how it is. Things change. You fall in love with something and then you move on to live happily ever after with the next thing. The problem is that you love the times when things were simple and fun and you kind of miss them and wish things were like the way they used to be.

1. In the good old days, you could leave the front door unlocked. There was a town doctor who everyone knew, and kids ran around all day long outside.

2. It’s a feeling, isn’t it? The one you get when you turn on the radio, that old song comes on and you sway your head to the music nostalgic for simpler times. This is how we relive the good old days.

3. Sometimes you experience something so incredible that you can’t help but smile. You know what we’re talking about! But unfortunately, sometimes things change from the good old days to a new dimension.

4. It’s just the way it used to be. A comfortable old pair of shoes, a classic self-help book or a photograph of someone you love.

5. Ah, the good old days… when memes were new and underdeveloped and every joke was funny.

6. The good old days” is a term that applies to the era in which we lived and what the generation before us lived through.

7. Sometimes it feels like these amazing “back in the day” moments are just a dream. But they really happened and it’s cool they are captured in photos.

9. Never forget about old things that used to be cool like books. I mean, real actual books. I like the way it used to be.

10. The way things used to be doesn’t interest me. Not being able to sleep is what worries me.

11. When you miss the way things used to be, you’ve got to reach back and remember what it was that made them so great.

12. Have you ever stopped and thought about how different life would be if you had never grown up? Stop thinking about how it used to be and work with how it is.

13. Growing up in a small town during the 60′ and 70’s really had its own feel. I remember having snow days where we would stay home from school, go skating and play outside until it got dark. I’m still inspired by those good old times.

14. But honestly sometimes we miss the good old times. The home-cooked dinners, the family vacations, and just the chillness of having family around. Sometimes you need to reminisce because it’s easy to forget.

15. You might not want to admit it, but a part of you is still in your old futon. You wish you could go back and take it easy sometimes.

16. Never forget about old things that used to be cool like books. I mean, real actual books like the way they used to be.

17. Let’s take a trip back. Remember how it used to be. Remember the good things. Let’s remember how we can get things done.

18. Whenever things don’t seem to be quite where you want them to be, all it takes is a quick trip down memory lane.

19. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, but at least we’ve got these memes to remind us.

20. Some wise words to follow: I really miss the ‘90s. Everyone had a pager and a cellphone was the size of a house.

21. Looking back at our history, we can’t help but feel like time is speeding up. We see these amazing “back in the day” moments and we wish we could live them all over again.

22. Those days filled with freedom, adventure and a bit of rebellion really happened. And it looks like they were some good times!

23. Good old days is just a way of reminding ourselves that we are worse off now than our parents were.

24. You know that every day, you are faced with some kind of new problem. However, there are some good aspects to life. For instance, you can look at history and reminisce about the past when life was fun and relaxing.

25. Everything old is new again like these old-time illustrations of how things were done in the good old days.

26. As kids growing up, we never imagined our lives would be where they are today. That’s just life ever-changing and always surprising.

27. Remembering when basements were full of bikes and scooters, swing sets took up half the yard, and hours were spent with friends playing outside.

28. Everything used to be made by hand. Now almost nothing is. Can you take us back to how it used to be?

29. Life was simple when we were little, we think back and realize how naive things were, now it seems impossible to live that way again.

30. I always think back to when I was a little girl, how everything seemed so simple. I wanted candy for two cents, didn’t want to eat the rest of my dinner and just wanted one more hour of playtime with my friends. It felt like the world would open up for me if I just let go of my inhibitions. But now that I am a grown-up, I realize how naive everything was.

31. Sometimes, you miss the way things were in the past. But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to stay like that! Re-live everything that made those times great and be sure that those experiences stay with you for good.

32. There’s more to life than now. Relive the past, hear all about it, so you know everything that has happened and keeps all those great memories with you.

33. Good memories are meant to be relieved. And although it’s all fun and games, it can be so much more.

34. You know, those summer nights and endless days of endless fun in the sun. The time when everything was easy and nothing else seemed to be on your mind.

35. Remember how you felt on your first day of college? You were probably nervous, yet excited. You had this feeling that you were about to embark on something new and interesting, but didn’t really know what it was going to be like. One of the good old days.

36. When you want a simple life, it’s not so hard to get. All you have to do is reach back and remember what made everything so great.

37. Life is full of obligations and responsibilities. Sometimes it’s just nice to take a moment to remember the simple things that used to matter most.

38. Thank God for Facebook. I can see those old stories, photos, and videos of my family and the happy times. It’s a reminder that life doesn’t always go go go, stress, and worry. So thank you Facebook!

39. When I was growing up, we used to take trips everywhere. We used to go camping and fishing a lot. We had cookouts all the time. Those were some of the best times of my life.

40. I miss when taking a photo meant going on an adventure and remembering everything. Not just the picture that everyone can see.

41. Sometimes you can’t help but wish things were just a little more like your childhood.

42. Day by day, things seem to change. Don’t lose touch with the past or else you’ll lose who you really are.

43. Never forget, you might miss the way things were. But you can never get back the way they were.

44. Remember, you miss the days of yesterday, but you can never get back that moment.

45. The most important things in life can’t be tweaked or revised. For example, if your family is all doted up for pictures before heading off to church on Sunday, there’s nothing you can do about it except enjoy the moment.

46. Although you might miss how easy cell phones used to be back in the day, you can never get back all the features that have been added since they were introduced.

47. Change is inevitable, and the situation may turn out not as planned. However, what’s done is done. Live with it.

48. Your life is changing every second. The choices you make and the steps you take along the way, no matter how small they seem, will impact your future.

49. We’re all in this together. The world is a smaller place today than when our grandparents were growing up.

50. Some people want to keep things the way they used to be. I never understood that. Why would you miss yesterday when tomorrow is so much better?

51. Happiness is remembering who you were before the world told you who you should be.

52. Life moves so fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

53. It’s important to look back every now and then because it gives you the opportunity to appreciate the times that were.

54. Life was simple, wasn’t it? When you were young, you thought life was beautiful, always smiling and laughing. You never thought about what the world has to offer beyond your little town.

55. As children we often look at things with a fresh and very imaginative eye. Never judging, never looking down on others, just curious to learn and play.

56. Life will sometimes turn out to be more complicated than we think, and that is why you and other professionals have to solve everything efficiently.

57. If you think that things were better in the past, stop, because it’s now the future and you can stay in the present and make your own life great.

58. I miss the old days. You know, when men were men and women were women.

59. Do not let your childhood be overshadowed by adulthood. Never stop reminiscing about past days, for that is where you find the source of your happiness.

60. The world is changing rapidly and change can be difficult to embrace. Let’s learn guidelines that will teach us how to cope and adapt to the modern way of thinking.

61. Although life gets more overwhelming with each passing day, it’s important to remember the little things in life that matter.

62. In today’s fast-paced world, it sometimes seems impossible to find time for the things we love. But remember that you should live life to its fullest because those are the moments you will never forget.

63. Times change, people grow up, but with the right mindset, anyone can follow their dreams.

64. Even though we can’t go back to the past, we can still think positively and use it to motivate us.

65. The way we live has changed more in the past ten years than it has in the previous fifty. Yet many of us long for the comfort and connection we shared with our family and friends before everything became digital.

66. The good old days are gone, everything is new and convenient, but in spite of the convenience and noise that comes with constantly being connected, we long for our loved ones who live miles away, as well as the comfort of a simpler lifestyle.

67. How did we get here? We pushed technological boundaries to create new ways to communicate and consume content. It’s time for us to bring what was lost back into the fold.

68. We believe that technology should help bring people together, not drive them apart. The family dinner should be preserved, not just cherished in memory.

69. Like all things, life moves on, but some things should never change. The art of spending time with loved ones is one of them.

70. Our goal is to re-create the wonderful experiences we had as children: playing outside, building forts and blanket forts, and carefree hours spent laughing with friends. We think it’s time to stop and remember what we used to mean when we said “play.”

71. Put down your phone and pick up a pencil. Experience what it’s like to be creative with others in real life, in the real world. This is how it should be.

72. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

73. To make the world a better, bolder, and brighter place. To leave it a better place than we found it. Here’s to more adventures in store after the old days.

74. Growing up in a small town I was lucky enough to have many beautiful childhood memories. Although I grew up in the country, today I live in the city. There is no place like home!

75. The time has come for nostalgia. To look back at the way things used to be when the world was flat and a phone was attached to the wall, laughter tracks were real and housewives knew how to keep a secret.

76. I grew up in a small town where people knew each other. My family lived in a beautiful home in the country and I learned at an early age to appreciate the simple things in life. Sweet memories.

77. Small towns can be beautiful places. But it doesn’t matter if you grew up in the country or in a small city, today you can live in the big city and understand how pretty the world can be.

78. I grew up in a tiny town. For me, it was a magical place where everyone knew everyone and life moved slowly.

79. Each morning I rushed out to the horizon to do my chores. There were cows to feed, goats to milk and fields of hay to gather. But I loved it. Today, I live in a big city and I’m modern and sophisticated, but those days growing up on that farm are still an important part of who I am.

80. I don’t want to stay a moment longer than I have to. I want to get going and see the world. If only people would go out less and see the places they already have instead of rushing somewhere new, what a wonderful world this would be.

81. As I grew up, I learned many things important to my life’s growth. Properly caring for a dog taught me responsibility, walking on the beach with my dad helped me understand communication, and helping my mom in the kitchen gave me insight into the role of food in other people’s lives.

82. Nothing is as simple as it once was. Every old day is now new and we have to live with it.

83. Nothing is as simple as it once was, but everything still matters.

84. Today, nothing is as simple as it once was. Everything that we do requires more thought, care and attention.

85. In today’s world, things are different than they used to be. So get out there, live life, and make every day count.

86. Things were much simpler back in the day, but things were also much slower. Today we are always moving around town and country. But there were no texts or instagrams to distract us from unexpected encounters.

87. In the old times there was no social media and no texts. We shared our stored pics only with our dearest friends. Today it is easy to be distracted by any piece of information on Instagram or Facebook.

88. Technology has improved our lives in so many ways, but it has also given us more to distract us from living life fully.

89. Remember when it wasn’t about memes and taking selfies every second of your life? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

90. You’re probably reading this from a phone or computer, but once upon a time, all humans communicated using just their voices and facial expressions.

91. What would you do if you found yourself with a moment? Would you take that moment to live in the past or would you use it to push your life forward?

92. Sometimes, life just happens and you never know what to expect. The key is to focus on the positive things that happen and enjoy everything you experience.

93. We’re sitting around, twiddling our thumbs with our faces buried in our smartphones. This type of behaviour is not healthy and we need to do something about it.

94. The past was made to look beautiful in memory. The present tense is what life is all about.

95. Nothing compares to the good old days but we can try to make new ones as wonderful as the old.

96. There’s a kind of happiness that comes from living life the way you always have, while still knowing there are some new things to try.

97. I’m pretty sure that everything in your life is exactly how it should be right now. And all your struggles have helped you to become the only person you could ever be.

98. Ah yes, the good old days; but from where I view it, every day is a good day, and I don’t feel sad about the past.

99. To really appreciate the present you’ve got to look back at what used to be.

100. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them. That only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

While I could tell you what my good old days are, I think yours are different. What were your “good old days?” Please share these the way things used to be quotes with your friends and loved ones. I would love to know in the comments how these collections of the way things used to be quotes have brought back memories.