115 Acting Innocent Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Acting Innocent Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The innocent is the person who explains nothing. — Albert Camus

I am not guilty, I am innocent. — Saddam Hussein

Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion. — Oscar Wilde

No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games. — W. H. Auden

Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted. — Seneca

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. — Leonard Peltier

There is no client as scary as an innocent man. — Michael Connelly

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

Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

When I stand before the throne of God, I shall be judged innocent. — Klaus Barbie

Playing Innocent Quotes

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

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Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it. — William Shakespeare

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children? — Nikita Khrushchev

Acting innocent quote Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.

At 3, I played an innocent game of doctor, minus the stethoscope and medicine bag. — Pattie Mallette

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

I've been around the movie business, so I can play it cool and all that, but when people are different they have that off thing about them. Their whole presence is just a little innocent, I think. — River Phoenix

Acting innocent quote Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.

We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. — Ronald Reagan

Hypocrites always wanna play innocent — Lauryn Hill

I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims, ... There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now and through this effort each one of us can play an immediate role in helping comfort so many people. — Michael Jackson

Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones? — George R. R. Martin

Being Innocent Quotes

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I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France. — Louis XVI of France

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. — Maria Montessori

Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself. — Susanna Wesley

Acting innocent quote There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.
There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.

Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven. There are others: innocence, but that is for little children; penance, but we are afraid of it; generous endurance of trials of life, but when they come we weep and ask to be. The surest, easiest, shortest way is the Eucharist. — Pope Pius X

There are no innocent civilians, so it doesn't bother me so much to be killing innocent bystanders. — Curtis LeMay

I close my eyes And sink within myself Relive the gift of precious memories In need of a fix called innocence When did it begin?The change to come was undetectable The open wounds expose the importance of Our innocence A high that can never be bought or sold — Chuck Schuldiner

Acting innocent quote Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.
Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.

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

The favorite device of the devil, ancient and modern, is to force a human being into a more or less artificial class, accuse the class of unnamed and unnameable sin, and then damn any individual in the alleged class, however innocent he may be. — W. E. B. Du Bois

Crimes against children are the most heinous crime. That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society. — Clint Eastwood

Artists who are able to continually create great works throughout their lives often manage to preserve these childlike qualities. Practicing a way of being that allows you to see the world through uncorrupted, innocent eyes can free you to act in concert with the universe’s timetable. — Rick Rubin

Innocent Person Quotes

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When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change. Personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustice others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection. — Peter Hans Kolvenbach

An act of violence against any innocent person eludes moral justification, disgraces the millions of Americans and people throughout the world who have united in peaceful protest against police brutality, and dishonors our proud inheritance of nonviolent resistance. — Benjamin Crump

The artist has to look at life as he did when he was a child. If he loses that faculty, he cannot express himself in an original, that is, a personal way. — Henri Matisse

Acting innocent quote We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way. — Tom Brokaw

I believe I am entitled like any other person to have the presumption of innocence. — Peter Slipper

It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death. — Maimonides

Acting innocent quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

One person's trauma is another's loss of innocence. — Jodi Picoult

The beloved's innocence brutalizes the lover. As the singing of a mad person behind you on the train enrages you, its beautiful animal-like teeth shining amid black planes of paint. As Helen enrages history. Senza uscita. — Anne Carson

He's an innocent in a lot of ways. He's a very simple person who really doesn't have the resources or the strength, ultimately, to handle the situation. — Jared Leto

Even the most innocent person, when cornered, is capable of a heartless crime. — Yiyun Li

I Am Innocent Quotes

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I have encountered in this world riff-raff and good people. I lose. I win. I defend myself when I am attacked. I take when someone has taken from me. But I beg you to believe me; I have never done an act of espionage against France. Never. Never. — Mata Hari

People do see me as sweet and innocent. Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me. — Janet Jackson

I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another. — Erich Maria Remarque

Acting innocent quote Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should n
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.

I never said I was an angel. Nor am I innocent or holy like the Virgin Mary. What I am is natural and serious and as sensitive as an open nerve on an ice cube. — Sister Souljah

No masters or kings when the ritual begins [making love] There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene Only then I am human Only then I am clean — Hozier

I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations. — Barack Obama

Acting innocent quote Carry out a randon act of kindness, with no expectations of reward, safe in the
Carry out a randon act of kindness, with no expectations of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

My brother is undoubtedly arrogant," Tyrion Lannister replied. "My father is the soul of avarice, and my sweet sister Cersei lusts for power with every waking breath. I, however, am innocent as a little lamb. Shall I bleat for you? — George R. R. Martin

Under this fine rain I breathe in the innocence of the world. I feel coloured by the nuances of infinity. At this moment I am one with my picture. We are an iridescent chaos. — Paul Cezanne

I know what I am fighting for. I am fighting for the most basic rights of innocent children. And that is why I never take the criticism too deep under my skin. — Waris Dirie

Tomorrow at 7, I shall be shot; but I am innocent of the crime of rebellion. I am going to die with a tranquil conscience. — Jose Rizal

Innocent Quotes

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The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses. — Malcom X

When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. — Stephen King

Acting innocent quote Dream Big. Start small. Act now.
Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

If I sit next to a madman as he drives a car into a group of innocent bystanders, I can't, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe, then comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try to wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower. — William Blake

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused. — Alan Cohen

Acting innocent quote Act as if it were impossible to fail.
Act as if it were impossible to fail.

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. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

We cannot change what happened anymore. The only thing we can do is to learn from the past and to realize what discrimination and persecution of innocent people means. I believe that it's everyone's responsibility to fight prejudice. — Otto Frank

The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence. — Bruce Springsteen

As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate. — J. D. Hayworth

Innocent Man Quotes

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I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. — Anais Nin

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It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. — Voltaire

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. — Mahatma Gandhi

Acting innocent quote Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.
Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.

My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not. — Sonia Sotomayor

Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy. — William Golding

Self-sacrifice of one innocent man is a million times more potent than the sacrifice of a million men who die in the act of killing others. — Mahatma Gandhi

Whether a man is guilty or innocent, we have to find that out by due process of law. — Andy Griffith

They [Federal Goverment] don't care if I am guilty or innocent. I serve their purpose in here. Other than what I have mentioned, what fear could they possibly have from a old man with dimming eyesight, arthritis, diabetes, and other health issues that render me hardly a threat to anyone. — Leonard Peltier

Death row is a nightmare to serial killers and ax murderers. For an innocent man, it's a life of mental torture that the human spirit is not equipped to survive. — John Grisham

It's almost impossible to deal with a crazy man, except that he does have religious beliefs, and the world of Islam will be damaged if a fanatic like him should commit murder in the name of religion against 60 innocent people. — Ruhollah Khomeini

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More Acting Innocent Quotes

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This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such. — Charles Krauthammer

An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents. — Alec Guinness

If it had not been for the pernicious power of envy, men would not so have exalted vengeance above innocence and profit above justice... in these acts of revenge on others, men take it upon themselves to begin the process of repealing those general laws of humanity which are there to give a hope of salvation to all who are in distress. — Thucydides

The trouble is that once you see it, you can't unsee it. And once you've seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There's no innocence. Either way, you're accountable. — Arundhati Roy

The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents. — King Hussein I

Sex is not a mechanical act that fails for lack of technique, and it is not a performance by the male for the audience of the female; it is a continuum of attraction that extends from the simplest conversation and the most innocent touching through the act of coitus. — Garrison Keillor

When we are green, still half-created, we believe that our dreams are rights, that the world is disposed to act in our best interests, and that falling and dying are for quitters. We live on the innocent and monstrous assurance that we alone, of all the people ever born, have a special arrangement whereby we will be allowed to stay green forever — Tobias Wolff

I visited the Pentagon a few days after September 11, and I still remember so vividly the smell of terror surrounding the entire building and complex. I was angry that such a brutal act of violence was committed against innocent people. — Randy Forbes

Necessity may render a doubtful act innocent, but it cannot make it praiseworthy — Joseph Joubert

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

Innocence was gone from all our acts. Our habitual state of rebellion became a serious political crime. — Anais Nin

If I could, Sister James, I would certainly choose to live in innocence. But innocence can only be wisdom in a world without evil. Situations arise and we are confronted with wrongdoing and the need to act. — John Patrick Shanley

To write books is to have a certain relation with original sin. For what is a book if not a loss of innocence, an act of aggression, a repetition of our Fall? — Emile M. Cioran

Such an act That blurs the grace and blush of modesty; Calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose From the fair forehead of an innocent love, And sets a blister there; makes marriage vows As false as dicers' oaths. — William Shakespeare

For my job, I act tough. I'm not tough. On the street, I don't go out beating people up and this and that. I used to joke one time on the television station that I never... Everybody that I beat up deserved it. I never beat up an innocent person. — Mr. T

Folks working late, I had a babysitter. I ain't about to sit here and name her. I was almost 8 when she came in late, woke me up with a game to play. Did a few things that it's hard to say. Told me to keep that secret safe. I'm trying to act like it ain't real. Had my innocence just stripped from me, and I still don't know how to feel. — LeCrae

I've read all of Shakespeare and practiced a lot of lines. ... I am going to do Juliet first. Don't laugh. What, with what makeup, costume and camera can do, my acting will create a Juliet who is 14, an innocent virgin. — Marilyn Monroe

If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It's the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act. — Don Delillo

If only it were possible to love without injury – fidelity isn’t enough: I had been faithful to Anne and yet I had injured her. The hurt is in the act of possession: we are too small in mind and body to possess another person without pride or to be possessed without humiliation. In a way I was glad that my wife had struck out at me again – I had forgotten her pain for too long, and this was the only kind of recompense I could give her. Unfortunately the innocent are always involved in any conflict. Always, everywhere, there is some voice crying from a tower. — Graham Greene

We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people. — Michael D. Barnes

I would never take a case that had to do with abusing children. They're the true innocents. All of the rest of us, we have smears and stains, but they're helpless. I couldn't add my talent, which is prodigious, to a defense of someone even accused of hurting a child. I would never defend a cop - though I did on a few private cases, when cops were acting not as cops but as private citizens. Other than that, I represented everybody who came by. — Lynne Stewart

I'm really excited to act again because when I started out, there was an innocent sort of perception of the world that was coming though me, and I think now through a lot of experience and life and understanding, I've come full circle to having a purer response to things. So my craft will be really interesting to work from this place because I think acting is about being in tune with yourself - or maybe the struggle to be in tune with yourself. — Mariel Hemingway

He who wrongs the innocent must bear the fruit of his act, like dust flung against the wind. — Gautama Buddha

When you see Liana [Liberato], who at the time was 14, there is an inexperience and innocence that you can't act and you can't fake. — David Schwimmer

We act empty and innocent but we are fueled by distortions of lives led in discontent trading misfortunes cause faith is one thing that is hard to deliver it feels funny being free. — Amy Ray

Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people. Terror was brought to many countries on his direct orders and in his name, against men, women and children, Christians and Muslims. Osama Bin Laden claimed to be acting in the name of Islam, but in reality he made a mockery of the basic values of his and all other religions. — Angela Merkel

Just as the liar 's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed , but that he cannot believe any one else; so a guilty society can more easily be persuaded that any apparently innocent act is guilty than that any apparently guilty act is innocent. — George Bernard Shaw

If McNamee is lying, then he has acted inexcusably, and he has made Clemens an innocent victim. If Clemens isn't telling the truth, then he has acted shamefully and has smeared McNamee. I don't think there's anything in between. — Jim Lehrer

Ron Paul warned everyone that the Patriot Act could be used against innocent American citizens. His critics said he was siding with terrorists. Now, either A. Ron Paul was right. Or B. All Verizon users are terrorists. — Jack Hunter

Acting is about giving something away, handing yourself over to whatever role you are asked to play. I'm not hiding or escaping or seeking anonymity. I reserve the right not to have a rubber stamp on my forehead saying this is who I am. Because who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play. — Alan Rickman

Every creative act – in science, art, or religion – involves a regression to a more primitive level, a new innocence of perception liberated from the cataract of accepted beliefs. — Arthur Koestler

If in order to kill the enemy you have to kill an innocent, don't take the shot. Don't create more enemies than you take out by some immoral act. — James Mattis

Cuba laments and expresses its profound sadness for the loss of so many innocent lives and expresses our absolute rejection of acts of terrorism, wherever they may come from. — Felipe Perez Roque

If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other it was the arbitrary and dangerous announced decision that the Straits of Tiran would be closed. The right of innocent, maritime passage must be preserved for all nations — Lyndon B. Johnson

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing "God Bless America." No, no, no, God d*mn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people. God d*mn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God d*mn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme. — Jeremiah Wright

I have always shook with fright before human beings. Unable as I was to feel the least particle of confidence in my ability to speak and act like a human being, I kept my solitary agonies locked in my breast. I kept my melancholy and my agitation hidden, careful lest any trace should be left exposed. I feigned an innocent optimism; I gradually perfected myself in the role of the farcical eccentric. — Osamu Dazai

There are characters which are continually creating collisions and nodes for themselves in dramas which nobody is prepared to act with them. Their susceptibilities will clash against objects that remain innocently quiet. — George Eliot

When one acts on pity against justice, it is the good whom one punishes for the sake of the evil; when one saves the guilty from suffering, it is the innocent whom one forces to suffer. There is no escape from justice, nothing can be unearned and unpaid for in the universe, neither in matter nor in spirit—and if the guilty do not pay, then the innocent have to pay it. — Ayn Rand

We are beckoned to see the world through a one-way mirror, as if we are threatened and innocent and the rest of humanity is threatening, or wretched, or expendable. Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights were not handed down as privileges from a parliament, or a boardroom, or an institution, but that peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly. — John Pilger

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