Writers Quote Wednesday – INNOCENCE

10 Aug

Welcome to another edition of Writers Quote Wednesday sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of ‘Silver Threading‘ and Ronovan Hester of ‘Ronovan Writes‘. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then you may add artwork, photography, a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can add anything you like to highlight your quote. Have fun with it!

We have a great theme this week: INNOCENCE chosen by Colleen.

Innocence actually means a state that is unblemished by guilt, malice or any other wicked intentions. So shouldn’t we try to hang on to some of our innocence? Innocence should never be misconstrued as ignorance. As adults we should seek knowledge and experience, but there’s a part of us that can always remain innocent. 


Illustration by Sybil Erdnuss-Baum (DeviantArt)

“A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.”

~Martin Farquhar Tupper

“An honest man is always a child.”


“When we take revenge against another, we lose some of our innocence.”

~Patrice Redd Vecchione

“No security of mind is so salutary as that of innocence: guilt, however confident, has inexorable fears.”

~Norman MacDonald

“Innocence tinctures all things with brightest hues.”

~Edward Counsel

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Age of Innocence by Staša Sahman

Happy day everyone!


26 Responses to “Writers Quote Wednesday – INNOCENCE”

  1. Sarah Brentyn August 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    I love this: “Innocence should never be misconstrued as ignorance.” ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

      It’s the truth. Two totally different things. Thanks for the visit and comment. 🙂


  2. Annette Rochelle Aben August 10, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    The Edward Counsel quote touched me deeply… ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

      I can see why, Annette. That’s a beautiful quote and I can tell you’re attuned to such things. ❤ xx

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  3. Silver Threading August 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    “… Innocence should never be misconstrued as ignorance…” I really love this sentence, Vashti. Innocence can still hold the truth that love will conquer guilt. Your quotes were really special this week. Full of a special innocence that you shared with us all! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

      Innocence isn’t a lack of knowledge, but a lack of corruption. Even when we experience the bad things in the world our outlook can remain pure. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. Thank you my friend. ❤ xx

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  4. Nato August 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    Beautifully written and so true. If only we could have more innocence in the world….aaahhh. What could we become if we could all be pure of heart?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. doreen@foxdenrd August 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    Such thought provoking quotes Vashti, and so true.


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  6. Olga August 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    The last quote tinctured my perception of innocence with memories of childhood. There are moments when I take a photograph, I see with the eyes of a child and am joyous. Loved your post, Vashti. ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

      ‘There are moments when I take a photograph, I see with the eyes of a child and am joyous.’ That’s beautiful, Olga. I believe that when it comes to the arts our innocence sometimes shines through. I’m happy you loved the post. ❤ xx

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  7. jaye22 August 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Hi Vashti
    I hope you are still celebrating, another great post, the picture of the child is a true representation of innocence X X X

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

      Ha, ha! Aww, that’s so sweet. Thank you. Yes, when I saw that illustration I saw pure innocence. We all have an innocent child like that inside us. ❤ xx

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  8. sharmishtha basu August 13, 2016 at 2:57 am #

    this is a divine tribute to innocence!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. dorne whale August 14, 2016 at 3:32 am #

    What a beautiful and uplifting post. Thank you. x

    Liked by 1 person

  10. dgkaye August 15, 2016 at 11:15 pm #

    I can relate to the Norman MacDonald quote. Lots of truth in these. Thanks Vashti. ❤

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  11. Mrs. AOK August 17, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Great quotes! Sometimes, when I have to break down the real world to my kids I feel like I’m stripping a piece of their innocence. A few weeks ago I had to share a scary but true story with my youngest to let him know about bad people, it killed me a little. It killed me because his bewilderment as to why people or a person could be so nasty, it didn’t exist in his world, and now it does.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

      Those moments are very sad but unfortunately just as necessary in the world we live in. He’ll be okay. He has a great family that love him and care about him. That’s so much more than some have. ❤ xx


  12. JESS44903 August 17, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    I so love this!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person


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