15 Throwback Thursday Quotes to Bring Back Good Ol' Memories

Learn How to Use Quotes to Add Vibrance to Your Sepia Tinted Photos

Memories of a world gone by. Credit: Marc Grimberg/Getty Images

Throwback Thursday is a tradition on social networking sites. You may see the hashtag #tbt used along with a photo from childhood or earlier days. What does it mean and how can you join the fun?

How Did Throwback Thursday Become So Popular?

Throwback Thursday is an acceptable excuse for you to express nostalgia by posting old pictures online. Before the days of smartphones and selfies, photos were taken with film, without editing.

You really didn't know what you were getting until they were developed as prints, which took a couple of days. Looking back on those photos from past decades, you see goofy pictures with outdated hairstyles and clothes. You also see fond memories of people, places, and events.

How to Use Throwback Thursday Hashtag on Social Media

If you don't want to be trolled, you need to follow certain unspoken rules about posting old pictures with the hashtag Throwback Thursday or #tbt.

1. Throwback Thursday Is for Thursdays, Not For Every Day of the Week
Just because you found this album of your pictures from ten years ago, it does not mean you bombard various social media sites every day of the week. Throwback Thursday is exclusively for Thursday. Let's respect everyone's space.

2. Old Pictures Does Not Mean Photos From an Hour Ago
It is annoying to see recent photos tagged #tbt. Throwback Thursday strictly counts for old, archived photos.

Pull out pictures from your old albums or an archive from another era and post them. Vintage pictures are hugely popular, so look for those non-digitized photos from your grandmother's era.

3. Choose Pictures That Communicate a Story
Be selective while posting pictures. Make sure your photos are telling a story.

If you are a baseball player, post a picture of the time when you scored your first home run. Instead of selfies, post pictures taken with your entire family while on vacation. Show a picture of your younger self contributing to the cause you still champion.

4. Quit Being a Narcissist
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of all?" Don't overwhelm your friends and family with a deluge of your old photos every Thursday. Exercise restraint when it comes to self-propaganda so you don't get unfollowed. Choose the unflattering ones from a bygone era that make people smile. The goofier you look, the better.

5. Grab Eyeballs With Throwback Thursday Quotes
Throwback Thursday photos are boring without a caption. Make your Throwback Thursday photos sassy with a touch of wit. A picture conveys a thousand words, but a picture with a smart quote conveys the right emotion. Choose your favorite line from this collection of Throwback Thursday quotes and make it your own.

Arsene Houssaye
"Always have old memories, and young hopes."

Kahlil Gibran
"Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream."

Charles R. Swindoll
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."

"The Wonder Years"
"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose."


"Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us."

Charlotte Davis Kasl
"A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood."

Cesare Pavese
"We do not remember days; we remember moments."


"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

Dr. SunWolf
"Some things can only be understood when you’re in a tree house. With a pile of warm chocolate chip cookies.  And a book."

Elizabeth Lawrence
"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."

Neil Gaiman
"I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy."

Marcel Proust
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book."

Deb Caletti
" Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out."

Julian Barnes
" Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke."

Laurie Lee, "Cider With Rosie"
"Bees blew like cake-crumbs through the golden air, white butterflies like sugared wafers, and when it wasn't raining a diamond dust took over which veiled and yet magnified all things."