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    They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and there were no pretensions about 'em.

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    This is not politics... it's to protect the innocence of children.

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

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    This isn't about guilt or innocence, he says. The dinosaurs weren't morally good or bad, but they're all dead.

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    Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.

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    Tis e'er the lot of the innocent in the world, to fly to the wolf for succor from the lion.

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    ... to be "literary" appeared to my deluded innocence as an unending romance.

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    Trials are no longer about freeing the innocent, punishing the guilty, and making restitution to the injured. They have devolved into a contest over who will win.

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    Truth cannot be defined, although it can certainly be experienced. But experience is not a definition. A definition is made by the mind, experience comes through participating. If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it? But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it. God is the ultimate dance.

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    To dread no eye and to suspect no tongue is the great prerogative of innocence--an exemption granted only to invariable virtue.

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    Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.

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    Virtue is not to be considered in the light of mere innocence, or abstaining from harm; but as the exertion of our faculties in doing good.

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    We are told, that the black bear is innocent; but I should not like to trust myself with him.

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    We become innocent when we are unfortunate.

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    Time it was And what a time it was, it was A time of innocence A time of confidences Long ago it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories They're all that's left you

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    We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty.

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    We have obligations towards the innocent, the dead, towards the living, towards our children and their children.

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    We survive until, by sheer stamina, we escape into the dim innocence of our own adulthood and its forgetfulness.

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    We live in a culture in which intelligence is denied relevance altogether, in a search for radical innocence, or is defended as an instrument of authority and repression. In my view, the only intelligence worth defending is critical, dialectical, skeptical, desimplifying.

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    What a quality of innocence people have when they don't expect to be harmed.

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    Whether we knew many who died on September 11 or personally knew none, we all lost something on that day. Innocence. Security. A trust that our homeland would always be safe.

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    What I call innocence is the spirit's unself-conscious state at any moment of pure devotion to any object. It is at once a receptiveness and total concentration.

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    When innocence trembles, it condemns the judge.

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    When lightning strikes, the mouse is sometimes burned with the farm.

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    Without innocence, nothing can further, as they say in the I Ching.

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    Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

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    Wisdom is the recovery of innocence at the far end of experience.

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    Women ought to be free - as free as we are,' he declared, making a discovery of which he was too irritated to measure the terrific consequences.

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    Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.

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    Your characters have to remain innocent of what your picture is after.

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    A boy is in the parlour what the pit is in the playhouse; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his corner on such people and facts as pass by, he tries and sentences them on their merits, in the swift, summary way of boys, as good, bad, interesting, silly, eloquent, troublesome. He cumbers himself never about consequences, about interests: he gives an independent, genuine verdict. You must court him: he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with eclat, he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy or the hatred of hundreds, whose affections must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected, unbiased, unbribable, unaffrighted innocence, must always be formidable.

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    A face whose emotions had not yet been battered by experience.

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

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    AIDS would have claimed fewer lives if we had publicly recommended what I wish to call ‘The Presumption of Sickness,’ i.e., the principle that whomever we are about to sleep with is HIV-positive until proven HIV-negative.

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    All life-forms are innocent, but man is the greatest innocent life-form that the universe has ever produced. Man is never created bad, as some primitive “revelations” claim. Man is both all-capable, and innocent; Man cannot have better attributes than the ones he already has. Once we defeat scarcity, the factor that has forced all our negative attributes into existence will be no more. Man’s nature is forged by scarcity. Man is a child of scarcity. Some men may currently live in abundance, even obscene abundance, but they still are the children of scarcity. We all are.

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    Although I was an imaginative child, prone to nightmares, I had persuaded my parents to take me to Madame Tussauds waxworks in London, when I was six, because I had wanted to visit the Chamber of Horrors, expecting the movie-monster Chambers of Horrors I'd read about in my comics. I had wanted to thrill to waxworks of Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf-man. Instead I was walked through a seemingly endless sequence of dioramas of unremarkable, glum-looking men and women who had murdered people - usually lodgers and members of their own families - and who were then murdered in turn: by handing, by the electric chair, in gas chambers. Most of them were depicted with their victims in awkward social situations - seated about a dinner table, perhaps, as their poisoned family members expired. The plaques that explained who they were also told me that the majority of them had murdered their families and sold the bodies to anatomy. It was then that the word anatomy garnered its own edge of horror for me. I did not know what anatomy was. I knew only that anatomy made people kill their children.

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    Alt lukkede han ude, mens han bad en anden tid om tilgivelse for den tro, han nu var tvunget til at fængsle det uskyldige væsen i sine arme til.

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    And as I thought about the body of Ray Brower in this light- or lack of it- what I felt was not queasiness or fear that he would suddenly appear before us, a green and gibbering banshee whose purpose was to drive us back the way we had come before we could disturb his- its- peace,but a sudden and unexpected wash of pity that he should be so alone and so defenceless in the dark that was now coming over our side of the world.

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    And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man.

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    And so it is becomes important to protect the innocence in children, to prolong their understanding of the two worlds, because innocence like any other thing does not have a lastingness and so the idea is to bring them up beyond the concepts of truth and falsehood, leave it to time for it is a valuable teacher and ensure that they come out of it, all of it unscathed.

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    And who isn’t less innocent than they lead us to believe? That’s one of the fundamental truths about human nature.

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    and yet a child’s utter innocence is but its blank ignorance, and the innocence more or less wanes as intelligence waxes.

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    An innocent mind is a rarity. Society corrupts us all, even if only a little.

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    Anyway, in those years, I was happy, as to one extent or another I have always been happy. The forest was not a wilderness to me, but served instead as my private garden, comforting in spite of its vastness, and endlessly mysterious. The more familiar a place becomes, the more mysterious it becomes, as well, if you are alert to the truth of things. I have found this to be the case all of my life.

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    Are you planning to kiss me?' Aedan asked. 'No.' Emroy wrinkled a pimply nose. 'Then why are you standing so close?' Aedan's tone was perfect innocence.

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    As we grow we seem to go further and further away from that child which rests within. But there was no choice and so we wander beyond innocence, beyond the touch of insanity and groom ourselves into the tastes of the society, fit in to their needs and instead of becoming a part of them we become like them.

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    At the end of the day, the argument between spirituality and about spirituality, is all against the nature of spirituality. In arguing spirituality, we go against its very nature. The important question: “Am I being kind in what I am saying/doing”? And that is all. In all truth, to eat an ice cream cone and to smile with the joy of a child, is about a billion times more spiritual of an activity, than to discuss views about spirituality. The experience of innocence; the experience of joy—this edifies ourselves and others. And that is spirituality. An ice cream cone can be the most spiritual object in the universe, at any given time.

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    A woman will always remain as princess as long as she keeps her childhood innocence and goodwill; a man will always remain as prince as long as he keeps his childhood innocence and goodwill!

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    Be open in everything with your partner, because where there is secrecy, it can mistakenly come off as being sneaky; where you just may be innocently quiet.

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    Be open to the evolution of you, as every day we are presented with the privilege to celebrate a re-birth.