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1. "She wanted to climb on to the rack herself to wrench one of the pilgrims away from the sight that transfixed them, to rip back the cowl from their helmet, to press her own face against that blank mirror and try to make contact--before it was too late--with whatever fading glimmer of human individuality remained. She wanted to drive a rock into the faceplate, shattering faith in an instant of annihilating decompression.And yet she knew that her anger was horribly misdirected. She knew that she only loathed and despised these pilgrims because of what what she feared had happened to Harbin. She could not smash the churches, so she desired instead to smash the gentle innocents who were drawn toward them"
Author: Alastair Reynolds
2. "And then, on September 11, the world fractured.It's beyond my skill as a writer to capture that day and the days that would follow--the planes, like specters, vanishing into steel and glass; the slow-motion cascade of the towers crumbling into themselves; the ash-covered figures wandering the streets; the anguish and the fear. Nor do I pretend to understand the stark nihilism that drove the terrorists that day and that drives their brethren still. My powers of empathy, my ability to reach into another's heart, cannot penetrate the blank stares of those would murder innocents with abstract, serene satisfaction."
Author: Barack Obama
3. "We will not apologize for oour way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."
Author: Barack Obama
4. "Terrorism isn't a crime against people or property. It's a crime against our minds, using the death of innocents and destruction of property to make us fearful. Terrorists use the media to magnify their actions and further spread fear. And when we react out of fear, when we change our policy to make our country less open, the terrorists succeed -- even if their attacks fail. But when we refuse to be terrorized, when we're indomitable in the face of terror, the terrorists fail -- even if their attacks succeed."
Author: Bruce Schneier
5. "Innocents, the meat in a ghastly sandwich between an uncaring society and a vengeful state."
Author: Bryce Courtenay
6. "You mightn't think it, but Sloppy is a beautiful reader of a newspaper. He do the Police in different voices'The visitors again considered it a point of politeness to look at Sloppy, who, looking at them, suddenly threw back his head, extended his moth to the utmost width, and laughed loud and long. At this the two innocents, with their brains in that apparent danger, laughed, and Mrs. Higden laughed, and the orphan laughed, and then the visitors laughed. Which was more cheerful than intelligible."
Author: Charles Dickens
7. "I don't get called very often to play innocents."
Author: Christopher Meloni
8. "I'm 17 years old. I'm not a straight-A student or anything. Even so, I figured out how to make an Internet that they can't wiretap. I figured out how to jam their person-tracking technology. I can turn innocent people into suspects and turn guilty people into innocents in their eyes. I could get metal onto an airplane or beat a no-fly list. I figured this stuff out by looking at the web and by thinking about it. If I can do it, terrorists can do it. They told us they took away our freedom to make us safe. Do you feel safe?"
Author: Cory Doctorow
9. "When you name your child after a grotesque gigantic creature known for slaughtering hundreds of innocents for the sole purpose of entertainment (okay so they were illegal immigrants who entered his realm) you must have a slight idea how that would turn out."
Author: Cyma Rizwaan Khan
10. "Not all political prisoners are innocents."
Author: David Remnick
11. "For a brazen Libertine, an adulterer, a sodomite, an atheist, a fornicator, rakehell, heretic, godless playmaker and debaucher of innocents, you're a sorry state of affairs."
Author: Elizabeth Bear
12. "I wasn't crying for myself. I was crying for the innocents."
Author: Fisher Amelie
13. "Personne ne peut retirer son épingle du jeu. Tout le monde sera abattu ou torturé et, dans le cadre de la nation indépendante, tout le monde aura faim et participera au marasme. Le combat collectif suppose une responsabilité collective à la base et une responsabilité collégiale au sommet. Oui, il faut compromettre tout le monde dans le combat pour le salut commun. Il n'y a pas de mains pures, il n'y a pas d'innocents, pas de spectateurs. Nous sommes tous en train de nous salir les mains dans les marais de notre sol et le vide effroyable de nos cerveaux. Tout spectateur est un lâche ou un traitre."
Author: Frantz Fanon
14. "The High Septon once told me that as we sin, so do we suffer. If that's true, Lord Eddard, tell me… why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?"
Author: George R.R. Martin
15. "We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
16. "We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children."
Author: Howard Zinn
17. "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."
Author: J. D. Hayworth
18. "But some gifts are worse than curses, and the dark side of the gift is that they know. The lost, the stragglers, those who should not have been taken but were, the innocents, the struggling, tormented shades, the gathering ranks of the dead, they know. And they come."
Author: John Connolly
19. "There is a dark side to religious devotion that is too often ignored or denied. As a means of motivating people to be cruel or inhumane, there may be no more potent force than religion. When the subject of religiously inspired bloodshed comes up, many Americans immediately think of Islamic fundamentalism, which is to be expected in the wake of 911. But men have been committing heinous acts in the name of God ever since mankind began believing in deities, and extremists exist within all religions. Muhammad is not the only prophet whose words have been used to sanction barbarism; history has not lacked for Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, and even Buddhists who have been motivated by scripture to butcher innocents. Plenty of these religious extremist have been homegrown, corn-fed Americans."
Author: Jon Krakauer
20. "Church didn't answer that. Instead he said, "The darkness is all around us. Very few people have the courage to light a candle against it.""I'm not that kind of idealist.""Nor am I. We are of a kind, Captain, and neither of us is holding a candle against the darkness. Like the unknown and unseen enemy we fight, people like you and me, we are the darkness. In some ways we are more like the things we're fighting than the people we're protecting. Granted our motives are better--from our perspective--but we wait in the shadows for our unseen enemy to make a move against those innocents with candles. And by that light we take aim."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
21. "I get glimpses of the horror of normalcy. Each of these innocents on the street is engulfed by a terror of their own ordinariness. They would do anything to be unique."
Author: Katherine Dunn
22. "It's how the English run their courts. They sacrifice innocents, thinking to keep evil at bay, and call it a kind of justice. But they are no more just than this pole is a man."
Author: Kathleen Kent
23. "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."
Author: King Hussein I
24. "Mmm. Let me guess. I like to drink the blood of innocents, feast on the entrails of knights and eat the hearts of small children everywhere. (Sin)Aye, that was much the consensus. (Callie)Well, I hope you didn't go to such trouble to feed me. I fear 'tis off season for good blood, and knights can be rather testy when you disembowel them. (Sin)"
Author: Kinley MacGregor
25. "You want a revolution, start murdering innocents."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
26. "Torturing innocents, murdering civilians and destroying public property; they are all the gifts we have been given by religion."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
27. "When the Lord finished the world, he pronounced it good. That is what I said about my first work, too. But Time, I tell you, Time takes the confidence out of these incautious opinions. It is more than likely that He thinks about the world, now, pretty much as I think about the Innocents Abroad. The fact is, there is a trifle too much water in both."
Author: Mark Twain
28. "Force persuades a person to speak, but it cannot guarantee his honesty. Quite the reverse: it will extract confessions from innocents and lies from simple sinners..."
Author: Meredith Duran
29. "If the system turns away from the abuses inflicted on the guilty, then who can be next but the innocents?"
Author: Michael Connelly
30. "Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art."
Author: Pablo Picasso
31. "From the mouths of the innocents flows truth."
Author: Rae Carson
32. "Mr. Montag, you are looking at a coward. I saw the way things were going a long time back. I said nothing. I am one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the 'guilty,' but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself."
Author: Ray Bradbury
33. "Was this humanity? Was this nobility? Was this the Christian glory that presumed to hold itself above the heathen Turk? To suffer innocents be sacrificed on an altar of corruption, merely that a lofty family be spared discomfiture? Oh, this was tenfold more abominable than the crime itself, that high authority should wink at it!"
Author: Ray Russell
34. "How did I become this monster…this creature that feasts on the blood of innocents?  I stare at my bloodstained dress and feel nothing but hatred for what I have done.  To know how callously I killed before and felt no regret, now pains me.  I killed before with no remorse.  But tonight…tonight, what I have done is unbearable."
Author: Rhiannon Frater
35. "A terrorist is one who kills innocents for the pursuit of a political aim."
Author: Richard Armitage
36. "She was broken and helpless. Sciron, the son of Poseidon, had won again. Hazel could hardly believe this guy had the same father as Percy Jackson. Then she remembered that Poseidon had a changeable personality, like the sea. Maybe his children reflected that. Percy was a child of Poseidon's better nature—powerful, but gentle and helpful, the kind of sea that sped ships safely to distant lands. Sciron was a child of Poseidon's other side—the kind of sea that battered relentlessly at the coastline until it crumbled away, or carried the innocents from shore and let them drown, or smashed ships and killed entire crews without mercy."
Author: Rick Riordan
37. "Tim looked my way again. "And how to you think you will be judged, on the day the trumpet sounds? You who have caused so much pain, so many deaths.""I have been true to Him. I have stood up for His name when all around me ---""For His name," Tim said. "But what of what He taught? What of the innocents you have killed in His name?""I've only known one miraculous innocent," Father Peter said."And you've spent your lifetimes trying to atone for your betrayal, to protect his memory. A memory that doesn't need your protection.""You're not going to change my mind.""I know," Tim said. His voice was sad."
Author: Robert J. Wiersema
38. "Arms around me in the dark. Lips against mine in the sunlight. Do you know why I love you?He knew me. And loved me. And he had never asked me for anything. Even Shade wanted me todie for him. Maybe I shouldn't forgive a monster just because he loved me that way—but—But loving me that way made him a monster. My doom was the price of saving Arcadia, and onlya monster would care more about me than saving thousands upon thousands of innocents. Shade wasthe last prince; of course if he could save only one, he would choose Arcadia. I would do the same."
Author: Rosamund Hodge
39. "O how can wicked men seem so steady and untouched with such black hearts, while poor innocents stand like malefactors before them!"
Author: Samuel Richardson
40. "You swore an oath, just like the rest of us. I won't have you preying on innocents in my town. (Talon)Ooo. How cliché, little partner. Wanna tell me to be out by sunup, or better yet, this town ain't big enough for the two of us? (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
41. "I don't share your luxury. I believe in karma. I make karma happen. I rain down karma on my enemies.""We are the progeny of ancient myths, so we attempt to write our own.""I see the killing fields of the innocents crying out for justice while we hold our ranks.""You have ventured into deep waters, leaving your wading pool of shallow pragmatism.""Divine intervention is not without its own pain.""When all seems lost, don't confuse this with the end, rather this is the beginning.""Your redemption is at the gate of your conscience. You have been granted the power of a choice.""What say you, image bearer? Have you come to save us?"
Author: Todd D. Boddy
42. "Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents."
Author: William J. Clinton

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