The life of the cenobite is a human problem. When we speak of convents, those seats of error but innocence, of mistaken views but good intentions, of ignorance but devotion, of torment but martyrdom, we must nearly always say yes or no...The monastery is a renunciation. Self-sacrifice, even when misdirected, is still self-sacrifice. To assume as duty a strict error has its peculiar grandeur.
There was a serenity about him always that had the look of innocence, when, technically, the word was no longer applicable.
He would never again tempt innocence. He would be good.
When one creature is murdered, another is immediately deprived of life in a slow torturing manner; then the executioners, their hands yet reeking with the blood of innocence, believe that they have done a great deed.
Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris.
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.
Flea-Market vendors are frozen mid-haggle. Middle-aged women are frozen in the middle of their lives. The gavels of frozen judges are frozen between guilt and innocence. On the ground are the crystals of the frozen first breaths of babies, and those of the last gasps of the dying.
One person's trauma is another's loss of innocence.
To be disgraced in the eye of the world, to wear the appearance of infamy while her heart is all purity, her actions all innocence, and the misconduct of another the true source of her debasement, is one of those circumstances which peculiarly belong to the heroine's life, and her fortitude under it what particularly dignifies her character. Catherine had fortitude too; she suffered, but no mumur passed her lips.
And his knowledge remained woefully incomplete, Harry! That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped...
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
The way to innocence, to the uncreated and to God leads on, not back, not back to the wolf or to the child, but ever further into sin, ever deeper into human life.
Drifting snowflakes brushed her face as light as lover's kisses, and melted on her cheeks. At the center of the garden, beside the statue of the weeping woman that lay broken and half-buried on the ground, she turned her face up to the sky and closed her eyes. She could feel the snow on her lashes, taste it on her lips. It was the taste of Winterfell. The taste of innocence. The taste of dreams.
Innocence is a kind of insanity
Look past the violence. There is a wonderful brimming spirit of innocence and fun.
The question of dying becomes a wise reminder. It cures us of our innocence of the future.
Besides this earth, and besides the race of men, there is an invisible world and a kingdom of spirits: that world is around us, for it is everywhere; and those spirits watch us, for they are commissioned to gaurd us; and if we were dying in pain and shame, if scorn smote us on all sides, and hatred crushed us, angels see our tortures, recognize our innocence, and God waits ony a speration of spirit from flesh to crown us with a full reward.
Writing takes a combination of sophistication and innocence; it takes conscience, our belief that something is beautiful because it is right.
We've said from the start that there was no doctor shopping, but Mr. Limbaugh should not have to give up his right to doctor-patient confidentiality to prove his innocence. The medical records that the State has seized and reviewed now for nearly six months show that Mr. Limbaugh received legitimate medical treatment for legitimate medical reasons.
I'll ask two questions, ... Innocence or guilt, and whether this person has had full access to the courts of law.
This should be the age of utter innocence for a child. Hollywood should do anything within its power to protect that innocence.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
But when you're writing a script - for me anyway - you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot, what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be.
When grown people speak of the innocence of children, they don't really know what they mean. Pressed, they will go a step further and say, Well, ignorance then. The child is neither. There is no crime which a boy of eleven had not envisaged long ago. His only innocence is, he may not yet be old enough to desire the fruits of it ... his ignorance is, he does not know how to commit it.
Innocence dwells with wisdom, but never with ignorance
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.
On the country has gathered the idea of a natural way of life of peace, innocence, and simple virtue. On the city has gathered the idea of an achieved centre of learning, communication, light. Powerful hostile associations have also developed on the city as a place of noise, worldliness and ambition on the country as a place of backwardness, ignorance, limitation. A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times.
The silence often of pure innocence; Persuades when speaking fails.
I don't think the presumption of innocence is dead or that it will be hard to find people who will indulge the defendants in this case.
We think they are being inappropriately detained. Their presumption of innocence has been eviscerated. They are being punished for a crime they were not convicted of.
The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have a need for what they don't have at all, which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn and a perverse obsession with youth.
The whole series is about the loss of innocence, ... In the first one 'The Sorcerer's Stone', everyone's very wide-eyed, almost nave. Harry's thinking that because he's entering a magical world, it's got to be better than the world he's come from. But it's not it's just got further extremes. It can have extreme joy, but there are also the depths that man can sink to.
It all sounded questionable. ... I just hope if it's a false accusation, that the amount of media attention focused on the players, the same amount of attention is put on their innocence.
Had it not been for the DNA testing done by, and in some ways, forced by the Innocence Project, these people would still be incarcerated or on Death Row. The Innocence Project has helped save lives.
The beauty of flames lies in their strange play, beyond all proportion and harmony. Their diaphanous flare symbolizes at once grace and tragedy, innocence and despair, sadness and voluptuousness. The burning transcendence has something of the lightness of great purifications. I wish the fiery transcendence would carry me up and throw me into a sea of flames, where, consumed by their delicate and insidious tongues, I would die an ecstatic death. The beauty of flames creates the illusion of a pure, sublime death similar to the light of dawn. Immaterial, death in flames is like a burning of light, graceful wings. Do only butterflies die in flames What about those devoured by the flames within them.
You, Lord Archbishop,
Whose see is by a civil peace maintain'd,
Whose beard the silver hand of peace hath touch'd,
Whose learning and good letters peace hath tutor'd,
Whose white investments figure innocence,
The dove, and very blessed spirit of peace-
Wherefore you do so ill translate yourself
Out of the speech of peace, that bears such grace,
Into the harsh and boist'rous tongue of war;
Turning your books to graves, your ink to blood,
Your pens to lances, and your tongue divine
To a loud trumpet and a point of war?
What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?
Mark it, Cesario; it is old and plain;
The spinsters and the knitters in the sun,
And the free maids that weave their thread with bones,
Do use to chant it; it is silly sooth,
And dallies with the innocence of love,
Like the old age.
Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.
I had no idea that he was going to write that, but I've always believed that insecurity was what would keep you always in your innocence, no matter what the business did.
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe the former is disturbing,
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
Innocence is but a poor substitute for experience.
We just don't have enough information at this point to either assess blame, innocence or fault,
The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.
Innocence is just our default setting our environment has a lifetime to customize us to its liking.
Stephne's death ... seemed to tear down a wall of a certain innocence,
There is an innocence and naivet about Loeb that makes her music sweetly ingratiating, ... even when her ideas are underdeveloped.