Quotations About / On: INNOCENCE

  • 1.
    Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, pp. 346-347, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 2.
    Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. AIDS and Its Metaphors, ch. 1 (1989).)
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  • 3.
    wings of innocence place us near God
    (wings of innocence place us near God)
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  • 4.
    It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
    (Mignon McLaughlin (b. c. 1915), U.S. author, editor. The Neurotic's Notebook (1963).)
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  • 5.
    Innocence: "I am only stepping on your face because it lies in my path."
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 6.
    Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 7.
    Finally my innocence begins to weigh me down.
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Orestes, in Andromache, act 3, sc. 1 (1667).)
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  • 8.
    The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 3, sc. 6 (1819).)
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  • 9.
    All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
    (Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. A Moveable Feast, ch. 17 (1964).)
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  • 10.
    I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodogune, in Rodogune, act 5, sc. 4 (1644).)
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