Innocence Quotes

Purposes fraught with horror, that shun the light, and contemplate the pollution of innocence are here engendered, and fostered, and reared to maturity.

Charles Brockden Brown

When we take revenge against another, we lose some of our innocence.

Patrice Redd Vecchione

The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.

Sylvia Kristel

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.

Graham Greene

Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten.

JosÈ BergamÌn

People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.

James Baldwin

Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice.

Honore de Balzac

A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot

Allan Beck

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

Henry David Thoreau

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.

Anne Louise Germaine de StaÎl

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

Donna Tartt

We each begin in innocence.We all become guilty.

Leonard F. Peltier

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning

Once you start asking questions,innocence is gone.

Mary Astor

The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.

John Updike
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