Quotes: innocence

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  • Ouida
    Ouida
    English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-1908
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    To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
  • Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
  • Being at the center of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence - the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
  • Charles James Fox
    Charles James Fox
    British statesman 1749-1806
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    He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
  • Christopher Marlowe
    Christopher Marlowe
    British Dramatist, Poet 1564-1593
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    I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.
  • Robert Browning
    Robert Browning
    English poet 1812-1889
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    Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
  • In former days, everyone found the assumption of innocence so easy; today we find fatally easy the assumption of guilt.
    Source: Poetic Justice Ch. 2 (1970)
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
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