The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
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.
The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
In the inner place where true artists create there exists a pure child.
Innocence is not pure so much as pleased, Always expectant, bright-eyed, self-enclosed
No, it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.
Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Never such innocence, Never before or since, As changed itself to past Without a word--the men Leaving the gardens tidy, The thousands of marriages Lasting a little while longer: Never such innocence again.
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Mystery and innocence are not akin.
Innocence: I am only stepping on your face because it lies in my path.
The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.
I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?
I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It's a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God.
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.
Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.
Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollar, we wouldn't have any innocent bystanders.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities.
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