Innocence Quotes

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. A. E. Housman

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Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence. Adam Smith

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In Staten Island, when you have video showing the alleged chokehold used on Eric Garner, why not go to trial and have the officer(s) explain the tape, and then this jury can determine guilt or innocence? The tape should guarantee that there should be a trial. Al Sharpton

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Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. Albert Camus

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Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. Anatole France

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Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It's the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again. Ang Lee

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Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action? Arthur Miller

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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. Anita Brookner

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India has the purity, the innocence. India knows what it wants. There is a direction. It has so much to offer. Anil Kapoor

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Pop music has been exhausted. The innocence has been exhausted. I think we've lost the ability to be blown away by music. Brian Wilson

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People are entitled to the presumption of innocence. Barney Frank

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I've always been fascinated with the stealing of innocence. It's the most heinous crime, and certainly a capital crime if there ever was one. Clint Eastwood

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The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals. Clint Eastwood

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Those Laurel Canyon days were great. I have a real fondness for that era, 'til about '68. Musically, it was wonderful, and there was this great innocence, an idyllic view of the world. After that, everything got a little... edgy. Chris Hillman

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Being at the centre of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation. Daniel Day-Lewis

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Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices. Denis Diderot

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An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence, that is until proven guilty. DMX

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It's the first villain that I've played in a movie that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence, nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she's so bad. Daryl Hannah

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I didn't do what they said I did. I may have done enough so that I don't know if I can prove my innocence. Dick Morris

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I think it's hard to write about children and to have an idea of innocence. Donna Tartt

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I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that's not really there. Donna Tartt

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I feel I lost my innocence to cancer. Delta Goodrem

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Innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world. Eartha Kitt

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The avant-garde theater is fun; it is free-swinging, bold, iconoclastic, and often wildly, wildly funny. If you will approach it with childlike innocence - putting your standard responses aside, for they do not apply - if you will approach it on its own terms, I think you will be in for a liberating surprise. Edward Albee

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All things truly wicked start from innocence. Ernest Hemingway

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Ah yes, the paradox of publicity is that even as we do it, we know it's killing off the chance of another reader happening across our book in the ideal state of innocence. Emma Donoghue

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The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence. Flannery O'Connor

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Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica. Frederic William Farrar

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There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day. Friedrich Nietzsche

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