Best 591 of Innocence quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin S. Crisp

I suppose I could say that to be interested in innocence already suggests a remove from innocence, perhaps a longing for something that is lost.

By Anonym 18 Sep

William Blake

O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm. That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy; And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy. - The Sick Rose

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Addison

There is nothing which one regards so much with an eye of mirth and pity as innocence when it has in it a dash of folly.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Elaine Dundy

I had no technique for dealing with him: only an overpowering, unnerving, irrational, chemical desire to be with him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William C. Bryant

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase is fruits of innocence and blessedness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Heinrich Von Kleist

We see that in the organic world, to the same degree that reflection gets darker and weaker, grace grows ever more radiant and dominant. But just as two lines intersect on one side of a point, and after passing through infinity, suddenly come together again on the other side; or the image in a concave mirror suddenly reappears before us after drawing away into the infinite distance, so too, does grace return once perception, as it were, has traversed the infinite--such that it simultaneously appears the purest in human bodily structures that are either devoid of consciousness or which possess an infinite consciousness, such as in the jointed manikin or the god.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean-jacques Rousseau

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles A. Reich

Innocence and optimism have one basic failing: they have no fundamental depth.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nicole Lyons

May you never become so cynical that you let a star fall without its wish.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Hone Tuwhare

people who walk around in the rain naked don't get wet: they get washed

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rajneesh

Become more and more innocent, less knowledgeable and more childlike. Take life as fun - because that's precisely what it is!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Iain M. Banks

The ship told you a guilty system recognises no innocents. I’d say it does. It recognises the innocence of a young child, for example, and you saw how they treated that. In a sense it even recognises the “sanctity” of the body… but only to violate it. Once again, Gurgeh, it all boils down to ownership, possession; about taking and having.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Johnson

An age that melts in unperceiv'd decay, And glides in modest innocence away.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Perry Nodelman

To express nostalgia for a childhood we no longer share is to deny the actual significance and humanity of children.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Jackson

I'm going to search for my star until I find it. It's hidden in the drawer of innocence, wrapped in a scarf of wonder.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Byron Katie

Thoughts are just what is. They appear. They're innocent. They're not personal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Browning

Go in thy native innocence, rely On what thou hast of virtue, summon all, For God towards thee hath done his part, do thine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

Children are the most reasonable about discipline. When they tell you not to do something, it's always because they know why.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Penny Matthews

Why should we remain innocent of what lurks in the shadows? How can we live in the world if we don't understand how dark and brutal it can be?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Anne Bishop

You're not going to answer, are you?" Jaenelle asked after a minute of teeth-grinding silence. "No." "Don't you know the answer?" "Whether I know the answer or not is beside the point. It's not something a man discusses with a young girl." "But you know the answer." Daemon growled.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There is an innocence or purity that we see in renewals and in the Mennonite church and a new an invigorated civil rights movement.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. L. Collins

I just wanted things to be simple. I didn't understand why things had to be so complicated for all the grown ups. And I decided that if growing up meant things got confusing, then I would stay little forever. I would stay simple. But unfortunately everything around me did its best not to be. The world liked to be complex. It liked to twist, to distort. To bleed you dry of whatever feeling you could muster while still letting you hold on to your sanity so that you could experience heartache at its prime. I didn't know how cold the world could be when I was eleven. If I would have known...maybe I would have packed a sweater.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonard Peltier

We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Marlena De Blasi

We violate the innocence of things in the name of rationality so we can wander about, uninterrupted, in our search for passion and sentiment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christopher Daniel Mechling

But I did not bring the Wild Boy to England simply so he could learn from us. I also brought him here so we could learn from him; so we can remember what it means to be young- to be innocent. You are still young now, but there will come a time when you will be grown-up, and it is easy, so easy, to forget how precious, how dear, life is. Then you forget to smile, to laugh, to cry, to dream. I hope knowing Peter will help you to hold on fiercely to your own innocence, to live joyfully, even in the midst of difficult times.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jason Medina

She shrugged innocently at him and asked, “What I do?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stendhal

In Paris, Julien’s position with regard to Madame de Renal would very soon have been simplified; but in Paris love is the child of the novels. The young tutor and his timid mistress would have found in three or four novels, and even in the lyrics of the Gymnase, a clear statement of their situation. The novels would have outlined for them the part to be played, shown them the model to copy; and this model, sooner or later, albeit without the slightest pleasure, and perhaps with reluctance, vanity would have compelled Julien to follow. In a small town of the Aveyron or the Pyrenees, the slightest incident would have been made decisive by the ardour of the climate. Beneath our more sombre skies, a penniless young man, who is ambitious only because the refinement of his nature puts him in need of some of those pleasures which money provides, is in daily contact with a woman of thirty who is sincerely virtuous, occupied with her children, and never looks to novels for examples of conduct. Everything goes slowly, everything happens by degrees in the provinces: life is more natural.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Paul Beatty

I understand now that the only time black people don't feel guilty is when we've actually done something wrong, because that relieves us of the cognitive dissonance of being black and innocent, and in a way the prospect of going to jail becomes a relief.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

So many lives are in bitterness today not just because of how their pasts were abused, but how they think they were innocent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Johnson

But grant, the virtues of a temp'rate prime Bless with an age exempt from scorn or crime; An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest Innocence away

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. J. Keller

I wanted to tell her to never change, to never let her heart get trampled down and hard. But she’d remember that, too. And right now she didn’t know that there was any other way to be. That her heart, her soul, could ever be anything other than soft and lovely and fertile. And she needed to stay that way as long as she could.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Massimo Carlotto

If I had simply agreed to serve out my time in prison, doing whatever I could to shorten the sentence, it would have been the smartest thing I could do in terms of the future of my own life. It would however have meant lending my endorsement to the legitimacy of the verdict and sentence issued against me. Instead, I opted for a gesture of complete rejection—flight, escape—to make an unmistakable distinction between truth and lie, justice and injustice, the law and blatant abuse of power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ana Castillo

Once innocence--an all too-brief state of being, if such a one exists--encounters experience, it is transformed. If that transformation is understood, it becomes knowledge. And if that knowledge is employed, then it becomes wisdom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kenneth Tynan

A villain who shares one's guilt is inevitably more attractive than a hero convinced of one's innocence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Harper Lee

But in the absence of eye-witness there's always a doubt, sometimes only the shadow of a doubt. The law says 'reasonable doubt', but I think a defendant's entitled to the shadow of doubt. There's always the possibility, no matter how improbable, that he's innocent.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

No mind seems more peaceful than the mind of a sleeping innocent child because life has not yet planted the seeds of sorrow in that mind!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anastasia Wild

a fall from great innocence hurts the most to know that you are now tainted

By Anonym 19 Sep

Han Kang

The more she laughs, the more he ups the ante with his clowning. By the time he finishes he will have run through all the secret mysteries of laughter that human beings have ever understood, mobilizing everything at his disposal. There is no way for him to know how guilty it makes his mother feel, seeing such a young child go to such lengths just to wring a bit of apparent happiness from her, or that her laughter will all eventually run out.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brandy Colbert

Sometimes I wish I could go back to being ten years old. Even just for a day. Everything was easier then.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Paul Cornell

Most people would be full of questions,” said the youth. “It’s the nature of innocence to question, the nature of duty to accept.” “And it’s the nature of age to be too sure of itself.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joyce Rachelle

You're only naive once. Use it well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Deepak Chopra

In your present-moment awareness, awaken to your innocence, your trust, your love, your eternal being.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Davenant

How beautiful is sorrow when it is dressed by virgin innocence! it makes felicity in others seem deformed.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Phen Weston

I was misplaced air that cradled all around you, held to cobalt skies to shelter your fledgling wings.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Paul Bowles

There's a little war in progress here. There won't be anything left of the place if it goes on at this rate." (But it's hard to feign innocence if you've eaten the apple, he reflected.) "And it looks to me as if it is going to go on, because the French aren't going to give in, and certainly the Arabs aren't, because they can't. They're fighting with their backs the the wall." "I thought maybe you meant you expected a new world war," he lied. "That's the least of my worries. When that comes, we've had it. You can't sit around mooning about Judgement Day. That's just silly. Everybody who ever lived has always had his own private Judgment Day to face anyway, and he still has. As far as that goes, nothing's changed at all.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Victor Hugo

Monsieur, innocence is its own crown. Innocence has no truck with highness. It is as august in rags as it is draped in the fleur-de-lis.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Samuel R. Delany

We try to bring up our children so that they are protected from the world's evils, only to find we've raised a pack of innocents who seem to be about to stumble into them at every turn just from sheer stupidity!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maria Canals Barrera

My children inspire me with their innocence and enormous capacity to love.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Suzy Kassem

There is nothing more pure and beautiful than a person who always speaks truthfully with a childlike heart.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jonathan Trigell

What had he done? Something horrible, something terrible, but something he'd done as a child. Can you commit murder in innocence? It's too big a thing for the human mind to take in, that's the problem. And it grew with the ever-larger newspaper pictures of a girl who was near enough an angel, even before she died. Only the young die good. And Angela Milton died young enough to be perfect.