Quotation Explorer - 'Innocence'

You lost your innocence when you grew up, all right, everyone knew that, but did you have to lose your hope, as well? - Stephen King
We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty. - Leonard F. Peltier
People Power is too often an inverted fairy story - the triumph of innocence coming at the start and the Ugly Sisters of intrigue and ambition coming on stage in triumph for the final curtain. - Mark Almond
He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. - Henry Miller
...You can't blame the innocent, they are always guiltless. All you can do is control them or eliminate them. Innocence is a kind of insanity.
The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of Mankind. - Kurt Chambers
Each of us repeats Adam’s journey and acknowledges, with the loss of innocence, that he is mortal. Weep and pray, O Arseny. And do not fear death, for death is not just the bitterness of parting. It is also the joy of liberation. (Laurus, p. 30) - Eugene Vodolazkin
The trust I have is in mine innocence, and therefore am I bold and resolute. - William Shakespeare
But you will come to regret this, Abigail. This won’t be like one of the memories that fritters away into nothing when you come out of that game. This will leave a stain. You’ll carry for it for ever, when you could have had a few more years of blissful innocence. Are you sure, now? - Alastair Reynolds
Darkness is a natural fear, one that takes the things you love most, the most valuable innocence, and turns them against you. The struggle is to see past the illusions, and see the light in your fear. - Various
Stay out of the court of self-judgment, for there is no presumption of innocence. - Robert Brault
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. - Lyman Abbott
You know you've found love when they have: a smile that melts you, an innocence that soothes, a presences that glows and a trust in them that grows. - For Lydia - Kieran Harper
Our true nature is one of innocence and freedom to choose how we live. We need to be brave enough not to give that away. Don't give up on your right to, and sense of, TRUTH, Justice, and GRACE. - Jay Woodman
World & people only seem unlovable due to toxins & lies they've been fed. Release distortions of mind. Return all to innocence & freedom - Jay Woodman
Listen to the child in you and follow its innocence - Munia Khan
The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americanas to presume racial innocence. Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege.In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America. - Tim Wise
Smile on the face or innocence on the face is as attractive as beauty on the face. - Amit Kalantri
It is easy, retrospectively, to endow one's youth with a false precocity or a false innocence; to tamper with the dates marking one's stature on the edge of the door. - Evelyn Waugh
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. - Bo Bennett
Tatiana is a ridiculously curvy thing of dreams, with smooth succulent thighs, long strawberry blond cascading beneath a teal bandana, and a nympho sparkle in her eyes that says pick me, lick me, spank me, or I punish you. Raw innocence and mayhem at once. - Brett Tate
Never mourn the loss of innocence, because it always brings the much greater gain of wisdom. - Erica Goros
There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. - C. JoyBell C.
...as we are endowed. ...with rhetorics. ...none will deny. ...of innocence. ...towards scribbling. ...of love lines. ...and of lust. ...to what seems like male. ...to what seems like female. ...in those days. ...I mean nothing. ...but in high school.....even me. ...I can't deny. - Michael Bassey Johnson
All things truly wicked start from innocence. - Ernest Hemingway
Never such innocence,Never before or since,As changed itself to pastWithout a word--the menLeaving the gardens tidy,The thousands of marriagesLasting a little while longer:Never such innocence again. - Philip Larkin
Love blinds me so deep and dark, I see the world full of innocence, thoughts filled with affection, time brimming with hope and future flowing with my dreams. - Harshada Pathare
Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime. - Maximilien Robespierre
No matter what happens, always Keep your childhood innocence. It's the most important thing. - Federico Fellini
I refuse to lie to children. I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence. - Maurice Sendak
The innocence of the intention abates nothing of the mischief of the example.
I feel more human when I compare the cuteness of a lizard to a newborn child's sweetness. Both are God's creations filled with precious innocence - Munia Khan
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way. - Michael Jackson
The exact symptom of sad people is their innocence and honesty but these kind of people always at the top of success... - Agha Kousar
The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable. - Irving Howe
If the U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, they cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. On 9/11/2001, Americans noticed that payback can be a real motherfucker. - Ward Churchill
The innocence of a child is an astounding quality which if not withered away as they grow can spread love and happiness everywhere - Aura Of Thoughts
I lost my innocence very young and it had nothing to do with sex. - Jennifer Elisabeth
No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk. - Moliere
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. - William Blake
Innocence more often than not is a piece of good fortune rather than a virtue. - Anatole France
The world ridicules a passion which it seldom feels; its scenes, and its interests, distract the mind, deprave the taste, corrupt the heart, and love cannot exist in a heart that has lost the meek dignity of innocence. - Ann Radcliffe
Though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune! - Ann Radcliffe
Don't care what people sayJust follow your own wayDon't give up and use the chanceTo return to innocence.That's not the beginning of the endThat's the return to yourselfThe return to innocence. - Enigma
An honest election, under democracy, is an act of innocence which does not take place more than once in the history of a given nation.
Nature: I give to thee for thy defence Thy formidable innocence. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity. - Germaine Greer
Our purpose is to find out whether innocence, the moment it becomes involved in an action, can avoid committing murder. - Albert Camus
Hold onto your innocence of heart, at all costs! Because it is the spark of deity that you are born with. Don’t let the trolls steal your divineness. - C. JoyBell C.
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. - Mignon McLaughlin
We must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles. - Milan Kundera
You've got something that I don't have. Innocence. Ur eyes express it, & I can read everything in them". #MilanoVeneziani. #ItalianPassion - Olga GOA
Keep your innocence and ignorance aside, and expose yourself to dangerous situations, and understand the deeper secrets of life. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage-however often we are hurt as a result of it. - Erica Jong
Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence. - Ayn Rand
I think that freshness and that innocence is something that is missing from a lot of female singers. I'm certainly not denying that I'm young, but I'm not fluff. - Jessica Simpson
Ignorance is a place where innocence is not always a virtue. - Chriscinthia Blount
One learns one’s mystery at the price of one’s innocence. - Robertson Davies
Bitch inside innocence...!!! - M.Rehan Behleem
Ignorance is not innocence but sin. - Robert Browning
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. - A. E. Housman
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular. - Maximilien Robespierre
Maybe I don't really want to know what's going on. Maybe I'd rather not know. Maybe I couldn't bear to know. The Fall was a fall from innocence to knowledge. - Margaret Atwood
...and his eyes had that splendid innocence, that opaque blue candour of the satanically fallen. ~ The French Lieutenant’s Woman - John Fowles
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