Loss Of Innocence Quotes by Carolyn Hart, Emile M. Cioran, Quentin S. Crisp, Patrick Rothfuss, Tom Hiddleston, Steve Toltz and many others.
Don’t we all look back in longing, those of us who had happy childhoods? Because the greatest loss we ever know is not the loss of family or place or money, it is the loss of innocence. There is forever a hollow place in our hearts once we realize that darkness rings the campfire.
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?
I’m not sure if there is a cultural loss of innocence specifically associated with the seventies. The oil crisis? The Watergate scandal? I really don’t know. There’s nothing there on the scale of Hiroshima.
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.
It was quite a European war until 1917, when the Americans joined up. They don’t have the same sense of the loss of innocence and the cataclysmic loss of life. A whole generation was wiped out.
I think that’s the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential.
I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there’s innocence contained in you but there’s also innocence in the process of being lost.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
a loss of sensibility follows a loss of innocence, at once a penalty and a compensation.
One person’s trauma is another’s loss of innocence.