Whoever blushes is already guilty. True innocence is ashamed of nothing.[Quiconque rougit est déjà coupable; la vraie innocence n’a honte de rien.]
There are always reasons for murdering a man. On the contrary, it is impossible to justify his living. That’s why crime always finds lawyers, and innocence only rarely.[Il y a toujours des raisons au meurtre d’un homme. Il est, au contraire, impossible de justifier qu’il vive. C’est pourquoi le crime trouve toujours des avocats et l’innocence parfois, seulement.]
Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.
Innocence is innocent not because it rejects but because it accepts; is innocent not because it is impervious and invulnerable to everything, but because it is capable of accepting anything and still remaining innocent; innocent because it foreknows all and therefore doesn’t have to fear and be afraid.