A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.
The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
And that's what innocence is. It's simple and trusting like a child, not judgmental and committed to one narrow point of view. If you are locked into a pattern of thinking and responding, your creativity gets blocked. You miss the freshness and magic of the moment. Learn to be innocent again, and that freshness never fades.
All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
We become innocent when we are unfortunate.
Jean de la Fontaine
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.
Charles de Lint
When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?