73 Quotes About Innocence Which Will Awaken The Child In You

Innocence is what we relate to children because it is the essence of a pure heart. However, this does not mean that only kids own this quality. We all have a child within ourselves and this is what holds on the innocence in our personality.

The world has changed to an unimaginable extent but this does not mean that it has been robbed off all innocence in the pursuit of practicality. Even in today’s time we get to see this virtue in and around us, and if we know someone who owns this asset, we would know how this benefits us.

We would be wrong if we equate innocence with stupidity. A person should not be regarded stupid if he or she is innocent because this never implies that they lack intelligence or anything. It just says that they are not vulnerable to the ways of the world and can remain unaffected by all changes. They like the way they are and prefer being the same throughout. To own this virtue is a great deal and if we can all keep our innocence intact, the world will definitely become a better place to live in.

Here is an abundance of quotes revolving around innocence which will make you realize its importance.

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

- Anne Frank

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.

- The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss

If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.

- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd

- Eloisa to Abelard, Alexander Pope

You boys can keep your virgins give me hot old women in high heels with asses that forgot to get old.

- Love Is a Dog from Hell, Charles Bukowski

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

- Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins

A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.

- Germaine Greer

It takes a very long time to become young.

- Pablo Picasso

All things truly wicked start from innocence.

- Ernest Hemingway

The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.

- Jim Henson

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

- The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt, Albert Camus

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.

- Zadig, Voltaire

He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.

- Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin

For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.

- G.K. Chesterton

They've done it before and they'll do it again and when they do it -- seems that only the children weep. Good night.

- To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Innocence is a kind of insanity

- The Quiet American, Graham Greene

You were born a child of light's wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.

- Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black, Aberjhani

In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.

- Venus in Arms, Criss Jami

There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself.

- On Self-Respect, Joan Didion

In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.

- Michael Jackson

There is no client as scary as an innocent man." J. Michael Haller, Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles, 1962.

- The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly

You can call it innocence, or you can call it gullibility, but Celia made the most common mistake of the good-hearted: she assumed that everyone else was just like her.

- We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver

There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

No matter what happens, always Keep your childhood innocence. It's the most important thing.

- Federico Fellini

My world was the size of a crayon box, and it took every colour to draw her

- No Matter the Wreckage, Sarah Kay

Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.

- Healology, Criss Jami

Innocence eroded into nightmare. All because of very bad touch. Love, corrupted.

- Fallout, Ellen Hopkins

So was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be.

- Robert Frost

Who else but me is ever going to read these letters?

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly.

- Black and White, Tiffany Madison

Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door.

- Songs of Innocence and of Experience, William Blake

This was me before I knew about anything hard, when my whole life was packed lunches and art projects and spelling quizzes.

- Hold Still, Nina LaCour

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.

- Lucky In Love Greeting Card, Mignon McLaughlin

Isn't life,' she stammered, 'isn't life--' But what life was she couldn't explain. No matter. He quite understood. 'Isn't it, darling?' said Laurie.

- The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield

Saints preserve us,' Dr. Kellen said, and squeezed Galen's shoulder. 'What have we done to our youth?

- Princess of the Midnight Ball, Jessica Day George

The truth is, not one of is innocent. We all have sins to confess.

- The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, C.W. Gortner

There is no aphrodisiac like innocence

- Jean Baudrillard

Innocence ain't all it's cracked up to be, you know. Innocent little kids rip the wings off flies, because they don't know any better. That's innocence.

- NOS4A2, Joe Hill

I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path.

- André Gide

Innocence invites protection, yet we might be smarter to protect ourselves against it...

- The Path of Innocence, Megan Johns

Evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes; and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin.

- Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State, G.K. Chesterton

The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of Mankind.

- Kurt Chambers

He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment.

- Henry Miller

Maturity is the moment one regains one's innocence.

- Marty Rubin

Our true nature is one of innocence and freedom to choose how we live. We need to be brave enough not to give that away. Don't give up on your right to, and sense of, TRUTH, Justice, and GRACE.

- Jay Woodman

Soul of a victim tends to prove her innocence.

- Master of Stupidity, Toba Beta

The child's naive dream of life is the only one worth having.

- Marty Rubin

How could he maintain the apology in his eyes without getting carried away by her cherubic innocence?

- Faraaz Kazi

The law does not expect a man to be prepared to defend every act of his life which may be suddenly and without notice alleged against him.

- John Marshall

I want to get out of here means I want to be innocent.

- My Mother: Demonology, Kathy Acker

Writing takes a combination of sophistication and innocence; it takes conscience, our belief that something is beautiful because it is right.

- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott

Those who will never be fooled can never be delighted, because without self-forgetfulness there can be no delight, and this is a great and grievous loss.

- The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis, Alan Jacobs

We speak of love when we destroy nature. It sounds like innocence of cruel arrogance.

- Master of Stupidity, Toba Beta

To express nostalgia for a childhood we no longer share is to deny the actual significance and humanity of children.

- Perry Nodelman

Henry was thinking of the younger Holland sister of the way she could go from being an impetuous girl to a knowing woman in a few seconds and never lose the stars in her eyes.

- Envy, Anna Godbersen

I had never seen a real live dead person.

- Jacqueline Kelly

Dalgliesh was too experienced to assume that fear implied guilt; it was often the most innocent who were the most terrified.

- The Lighthouse, P.D. James

A rule without exceptions is an instrument capable of doing mischief to the innocent and bringing grief -- as well as injustice -- to those who should gain exemptions from the rule's functioning.

- Derrick A. Bell

To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.

- Wisdom, Ouida

You either keep your childhood innocence or you rot!

- Mehmet Murat ildan

Scout- .. Uncle Jack?" Uncle Jack- "Ma'am?" Scout- "What's a whore-lady?

- Harper Lee

In any case, you must remember, my dearest, that the main strength of innocence is innocence itself. farewell.

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I was very lighthearted. This often the way when the abandonment of personal responsibility is enforced: neither wronged innocence or just guilt can seriously impair the sensation of freedom one has.

- Earthly Powers, Anthony Burgess

There are many more layers to innocence than one might ever imagine, and we are ever unaware of them until each barrier is breached.

- Hester: The Missing Years of the The Scarlet Letter, Paula Reed

What time can be more beautiful than the one in which the finest virtues, innocent cheerfulness and indefinable longing for love constitute the sole motives of your life?

- Childhood, Leo Tolstoy

There is nothing more pure and beautiful than a person who always speaks truthfully with a childlike heart.

- Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem, Suzy Kassem

His own naivety taunted him like a flicker of madness.

- Jane Harper

My passionate puritan!

- Devil in a Silver Room, Violet Winspear

I feel more human when I compare the cuteness of a lizard to a newborn child's sweetness. Both are God's creations filled with precious innocence

- Munia Khan

Unschuld ist kein Schutz.

- Thomas Fuller

Terror doesn't change people from gay to straight. It just hurts innocent people.

- DaShanne Stokes

The exact symptom of sad people is their innocence and honesty but these kind of people always at the top of success...

- Agha Kousar

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