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Naive Quotes


"Dare to be naive." - Buckminster Fuller

"I'm incredibly naive." - Christina Ricci

"A naive dream is extremely powerful." - Yossi Ghinsberg

"Pathetic, naive, like small noisy tantrums." - Stephen Fry

"Cynicism is full of naive disappointments." - Mason Cooley

"I'm not big on women looking naive." - Alexander Mcqueen

"Too often people view idealists as naive." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"Naive you are if you believe life favours those who aren't naive." - Piet Hein

"Naive you are if you believe life favours those who aren't naive." - Piet Pieterszoon Hein

"The woman I was seems hopelessly naive. I envy her." - Lisa Unger

"Pop art is the American Dream, optimistic, generous, and naive!" - Robert Indiana

"I guess I've been naive my entire life." - Mike Royer

"It's nice to play someone who is naive." - Emily Blunt

"Greatest discoveries come from passionate scientists with naive curiosity" - Craig Mello

"From naive simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity." - Albert Schweitzer

"Only the most naive of questions are truly serious." - Milan Kundera

"Roads are no place for naive chickens dreaming of nirvana." - Shalom Auslander

"I was naive, but I certainly was not duplicitous." - Ann Landers

"We shouldn't be too naive, or taken in by charisma." - Tenzin Palmo

"I'm a little less naive when it comes to relationships." - Nicholas Braun

"I was so naive when I began acting, professionally." - Alanna Ubach

"Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy." - John Ralston Saul

"Every true genius is bound to be naive." - Friedrich Schiller

"When you are young, you are a little naive." - Maria Sharapova

"Science seems to be at war with itself.... Naive realism leads to physics, and physics, if true, shows naive realism to be false. Therefore naive realism, if true, is false; therefore it is false." - Bertrand Russell

"America is still a government of the naive, for the naive, and by the naive. He who does not know this, nor relish it, has no inkling of the nature of his country." - Christopher Morley

"I don't think making love the new bottom line is naive; I believe that thinking we can survive the next hundred years doing anything less, is naive." - Marianne Williamson

"If it's naive to want peace instead of war, let 'em make sure they say I'm naive. Because I want peace instead of war." - Benjamin B. Ferencz

"The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve; he made 'em both a little bit naive." - Yip Harburg

"To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive." - Leo Buscaglia

"After Wakefield Poole's films, mine are unnecessary and a bit naive, don't you think?" - Andy Warhol

"Blessed are those who are so naive that they do not know what they cannot do." - Alan Cohen

"Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave When they think that their children are naive." - Ogden Nash

"The young and the ambitious share a common risk: appearing naive." - Scott Belsky

"Sometimes the easiest way to get something done is to be a little naive about it." - Bill Joy

"Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It's leadership." - Ralph Marston

"A woman must be a cute, cuddly, naive little thing - tender, sweet, and stupid." - Adolf Hitler

"Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave, when they think that their children are naive." - Ogden Nash

"Overcoming naive impressions to figure out how things really work is one of humanity's highest callings." - Steven Pinker

"I took the role of Ophelia in Hamlet because she is so naive, loving, and innocent." - Julia Stiles

"If Chelsea are naive and pure then I'm Little Red Riding Hood." - Rafael Benitez

"I was really naive. I had no idea artists made money." - Wade Guyton

"Only the naive inflationist's could believe that government could enrich mankind through fiat money." - Ludwig Von Mises

"We can not be naive and think we can go it alone." - Adrian Grenier

"I used to believe that we could change the media. I was as naive as anybody." - Rush Limbaugh

"I'm not naive. I know how hard it is to get along." - Elizabeth Lesser

"I don't care about convincing the people who think I'm naive or an idiot." - Simon Sinek

"I liked when I was naive and I thought it was just about making good music." - Sia Furler

"I'm not naive to the fact that I'm an out gay actor." - Ellen Page

"I think it's naive to think white people aren't singing along directly!" - Neal Brennan

"The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve, he made 'em both a little bit naive." - Yip Harburg

"With the first record (2008's Ladyhawke) I was quite naive, but very excited and happy." - Ladyhawke

"I was always kind of naive, and really needed to be given some direction." - Paul Smith

"Maybe we were naive, but still we were very honest about everything we did." - Yoko Ono

"It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be." - Anatole France

"The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive." - Joichi Ito

"Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive." - Ogden Nash

"The idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naive." - Albert Einstein

"She wasn't as naive and innocent as she was in the first season." - Shiri Appleby

"I grew up in Indiana. I'm a late bloomer, very naive." - Arija Bareikis

"Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion, everything is O.K." - Stanley Crouch

"I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child." - Claude Debussy

"I don't think we should ever be at war. That's kind of naive, I suppose." - Sandy Duncan

"I was naive enough to think that I could make the difference." - David Gest

"The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve, he made 'em both a little bit naive." - E Y Harburg

"If anything is naive and lightweight, it's the traditional political conversation." - Marianne Williamson

"I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty." - Claude Levistrauss

"I'm still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive." - Brit Marling

"I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"Every mathematical discipline goes through three periods of development: the naive, the formal, and the critical." - David Hilbert

"Maybe it's that I'm naive, but I don't think of myself as an age." - Rene Russo

"I have a naive outlook on life. That's who I am." - M Night Shyamalan

"This may sound a bit naive, but I got here by believing in big dreams." - Howard Schultz

"When I was 15, I was naive, looked like a grey mouse and felt second choice." - Kim Wilde

"I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all, I was here first." - Kurt Cobain

"Moon is also a naive native girl when she sets out for Carbuncle." - Joan D Vinge

"I have a rather naive approach, I think, to my job." - Ben Kingsley

"Guys behave like they're naive, but they're not stupid. They know what's going on." - Laura Schlessinger

"I'm passionate about what I do. I'd be naive to be passive." - Paul Mooney

"It's very easy for trusted companies to mislead naive customers, and life insurance companies are trusted." - Daniel Kahneman

"The naive follow their hearts. The wise lead with their hearts." - Anonymous

"A naive man is nothing better than a fool. But you women contrive to be naive in such a way that in you it seems sweet, and gentle, and proper, and not as silly as it really is." - Anton Chekhov

"Some people think it's naive to think we can make love our new bottom line. What I believe is naive is thinking human civilization as we know it will survive another two hundred years if we do not." - Marianne Williamson

"Luckily, unreasonable expectations go hand in hand with naive young scientists. The more naive the better - otherwise we would never have the audacity to try and build a 22,000-mile-high space elevator or some sprawling underwater hotel." - Daniel H Wilson

"I am naive enough to read incessantly because I cannot, on my own, get to know enough people profoundly enough." - Harold Bloom

"There is a naive belief that injustice only had to be pointed out in order to be cured." - Gloria Steinem

"Who is to say what is real and what is not?'Real' is a distinction of a naive mind..." - Terence Mckenna

"Not naive,' Conch shell had corrected him. 'He simply has not been taught to fear the things you fear." - Tom Robbins

"I am naive. I make mistakes - But I don't give a rat's arse how I am perceived!" - Shirley Manson

"It's not fair!" (Ryssa) Because life was ever about fairness. Oh, to be as naive as his sister." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I'm naive enough to think that love is always good no matter how long ago, no matter the circumstances." - Anne Michaels

"But suppose we are nothing more than the sum of our first, naive, random behaviors. What then?" - Dan Ariely

"Because with time blocking out the bad, memory is always bound to be a bit naive and stupidly optimistic." - Guy Delisle

"Peace is not a dream; it is hard work, and there is nothing naive, glamorous or simplistic about it." - Oscar Arias

"Look here: "Mo' money, mo' problems," my ass. You's a naive cat if you still believe that." - Ol' Dirty Bastard

"We will never have a perfect world, but it's not romantic or naive to work toward a better one." - Steven Pinker

"Another lesson about a naive fool who came to Babylon, and found out that the pie don't taste so sweet." - Dwight Yoakam

"The naive was only a part of my fairy tales; humor was the real salt in them." - Hans Christian Andersen

"I think in a way I was probably completely naive about what it takes to make something become a hit" - Duncan Sheik

"Today is a day for sober and mature reflection, not glee. Mindless celebration is both spiritually inappropriate and politically naive." - Marianne Williamson

"Anybody who comes to you and says he has a perfect language is either naive or a salesman." - Bjarne Stroustrup

"We deny the severity of our loved one's problem not because we are naive, but because we can't know." - David Sheff

"The candid camera is the greatest liar in the photographic family.... It is anarchic, naive, and superficial." - Lincoln Kirstein

"When you're a little bit dumb and naive things get done that no one believed could be done." - John Peterman

"It's important to not be naive about this world and know that it's not necessarily a good place to be." - Juno Temple

"God is not naive in the giving of His laws; He anticipates our disobedience even as He commands our obedience." - Max Anders

"Well, if it's naive to want peace instead of war, let 'em make sure they say I'm naive. Because I want peace instead of war. If they tell me they want war instead of peace, I don't say they're naive, I say they're stupid. Stupid to an incredible degree to send young people out to kill other young people they don't even know, who never did anybody any harm, never harmed them. That is the current system. I am naive? That's insane." - Benjamin B. Ferencz

"I am an adult; deliberately naive, dewy-eyed optimism is not the proper posture for a responsible adult, is it?" - David Remnick

"I often played the nerdy friend or the goofy sidekick or the sort of naive movie character in some ways." - Christina Hendricks

"Not naive, Conch Shell had corrected him, He simply has not been taught to fear the things you fear." - Tom Robbins

"The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerous" - George Allen

"Because I grew up with this naive expectation of people doing right, I get shocked by every little violation." - Dave Eggers

"I am not naive enough to settle for anything less than a reasonable valuation of my worth." - Roy Keane

"Indeed, this epistemological theory of the relation between theory and experiment differs sharply from the epistemological theory of naive falsificationism." - Imre Lakatos

"The experience of being a young, blonde, naive but well-intentioned young producer was both intimidating and eye-opening." - Clarissa Ward

"I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated." - Neil Young

"The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerous." - George Allen

"Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately." - Saul Bellow

"I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing." - Johnny Carson

"I tend to be naive and gullible, I guess, but I try to believe that governments believe what they say." - James Hansen

"I don't know what idiocies drove me in those days, but they were naive, innocent idiocies in many ways." - Laurie Lee

"Anyone who goes into writing has to find out somewhere along the line, he's either naive or insane." - Leon Uris

"You'd be naive if you think you are going to retain any control once you option a character to TV." - Kathy Reichs

"I think in a way I was probably completely naive about what it takes to make something become a hit." - Duncan Sheik

"I recognize myself to be an intensely naive person. Most novelists are, despite frequent pretensions to deep socio-political insight." - Zadie Smith

"I'd much rather go to a Banksy art show than a Moby art show. My art is painfully naive." - Moby

"I really wish people - maybe it's naive - wish people had priorities and were willing to be artistic patrons." - Harold Prince

"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget." - Thomas Szasz

"It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption." - James Thurber

"Too many people get lost in the game of having a good time and being naive about things." - Steve Brown

"The creative genius may be at once naive and knowledgeable, being at home equally with primitive symbolism and rigorous logic." - Frank X. Barron

"Maybe I am naive about certain things. But I'm glad. I know all I want to know." - Dale Murphy

"Countries like France should not be naive. We don't have a French YouTube or Amazon or Netflix." - Xavier Niel

"I was a very naive young man, and I may still be ignorant about a lot of things." - Joe Namath

"Naive' is not a word I associate with the Southern Rule. Superstitious, perhaps, traditional, yes, maddeningly set in their way, certainly but not naive." "I meant you are naive. They must have a hidden motive." "This is why I have no politics," said Darvin. "I can't think in those terms." - Ken Macleod

"It would be extremely naive to expect the dominant classes to develop a type of education that would enable subordinate classes to perceive social injustices critically." - Paulo Freire

"Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time... Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"All too many men still seem to believe, in a rather naive and egocentric way, that what feels good to them is automatically what feels good to women." - Shere Hite

"Naive conclusions to draw from man's brutality! Because man is a brute, woman has to be locked up so that she will remain unharmed." - Hedwig Dohm

"I know it's simple, but my main inspiration is just my love of music. I know that sounds overly naive. But it's true." - Moby

"It would be preposterously naive to suggest that a B.A. can be made as attractive to girls as a marriage license." - Grayson L. Kirk

"I somehow hope - naive though I may be, utopian, possibly - that my music has some kind of calming effect on the universe, that it's somehow beneficial to people." - John Lydon

"Sentimental poetry differs from naive poetry in that it relates the real state at which the latter stops to ideas and applies ideas to that reality." - Friedrich Schiller

"People are naive about such things, and they would rather write them off as evil than attempt to understand them. An unfortunate truth, but a truth nonetheless." - Erin Morgenstern

"[My father] loved me tenderly and shyly from a distance, and later on took a naive pride in seeing my name in print." - Arthur Koestler

"We are more naive than those of the Middle Ages, and more frightened, for we can be made to believe almost anything." - Neil Postman

"... The approach of von Neumann and Connes to the use of non-commutative algebra in physics is naive, the situation is much more complicated." - Israel Gelfand

"I know this is maybe naive, but one day I hope there will be peace in the world. Maybe one day the flowers will come back." - Katarina Witt

"Business is an establishment that gives you the legal, even though unethical, right to screw the naive-right, left, and in the middle." - W C Fields

"Everyone's opinions about things change over time. Nothing is constant. Everything changes. And to hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive." - Frida Kahlo



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