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Naively Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Naively Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

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Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was,
that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life,
problems and terrors.
- Bill Forsyth

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

 

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

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

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

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I say at this point, for different reasons,
Bush and Hussein are both very threatening to world
peace and to deny that is to be incredibly naive.
- Janeane Garofalo

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

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

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

I've always thought that we, as human beings,
would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we're the
only life form in the galaxy.
- Jonathan Frakes

Many people do think it's naive to improvise in front of paying customers.
I'm not saying one way is better than another.
- Lee Konitz

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.
People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive,
but I've got a right to say what I believe.
- Ed Harris

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear
of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.
- Gerald Brenan

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

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

I was so naive I didn't even know about agents.
I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris.
I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.
- Kirstie Alley

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

These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous.
I think that comes from a naive place,
because those people generally don't know what it's like.
- Catherine Keener

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

I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable.
That's why I got taken advantage of.
To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
- Tia Carrere

My songs are my kids.
Some of them stay with me, some others I have to send out,
out to the war.
It might sound stupid and it might even sound naive,
but that's just the way it is.
- Thom Yorke

"Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant,
like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls.
- Craig Shirley

The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace
can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament
must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace.
- Ludwig Quidde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation
of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied
the needs of the naive consciousness.
- Wilhelm Wundt

It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing
mankind today can be solved with means and methods
which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many,
many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship,
and everyone was surprised!
A little naive, I feel!
- Eddie Izzard

We are naive and moralistic women.
We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition.
And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
- Kate Millett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I didn't actually realise what apartheid meant.
I'm probably a bit naive, but I thought it was more of a vague segregation,
like on the beaches and buses.
- John Deacon

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

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

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

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of
us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that
it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
- Robertson Davies

It's rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable,
to assume that our investigators travel around the
country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses
to lie on the witness stand.
We just don't operate that way.
- Jim Garrison

It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our
income security problems simply because the roles of
the federal and provincial governments in the area
of skills training have been clarified.
- Kim Campbell

Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away,
the creative spirit of good photography dies with it.
Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

I think the reason why we were able to actually get
it made was that we were so extremely naive -
we had no experience at all here.
We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent.
We didn't even have a lawyer.
We didn't know one soul.
- Renny Harlin

Rich kids gave us their old clothes.
They were the best clothes we ever had.
We were these very pure, naive, poor children.
The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never
bothered us because we didn't know what the words meant.
- River Phoenix

Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they
could discover enough facts about a problem,
these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.
- Theodosius Dobzhansky

But at a certain point, and I don't really know...
people have asked me this.
I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing,
but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed
I would be able to play all the roles.
A kind of greed.
- Peter Bogdanovich

So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama,
a form I found to perfection in American pictures.
They were naive, they were that something completely different.
They were completely Art-less.
- Douglas Sirk

The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive.
I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never,
during my three years at drama school,
fantasized about one bit of it.
- Paul Bettany

When I saw Arnold say that he didn't need a union,
because people in his position don't need it,
I thought, this is a very naive way to present yourself.
It's also kinda dumb about making movies.
It doesn't realize how the union movement even helps the star.
- Warren Beatty

I might have some character traits that some might
see as innocence or naive.
That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul.
And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
- Tobey Maguire

When you are younger, you are running on that pure naive adrenalin,
you don't have any real responsibility aside from making
sure you get there and play.
And there's usually someone there to help you do that!
- Andy Taylor

My basic approach to interviewing is to ask the basic
questions that might even sound naive,
or not intellectual.
Sometimes when you ask the simple questions like 'Who
are you?' or 'What do you do?' you learn the most.
- Brian Lamb

It's no good being nice and young and naive.
There's no good in that at all.
You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick.
And you can't look for sympathy either.
- Johnny Rotten

No one should be so naive as to think that wages among
organized groups will not be increased,
under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost-of-living,
nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments.
- Charles E. Wilson

That taught me one lesson which is that you're naive
to believe that bands can change the world.
Bands are very naive to think that just if their audience
thinks that they can change the world,
that they can.
That was quite a lesson for my career,
really.
- Billy Bragg

To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive,
imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate;
he must be something of an imbecile,
something of a poet, something of a liar,
something of a damn fool.
- Robert E. Sherwood

I don't want people to come and see our gig because
of the magnificent things I'm doing with my hips,
but it's their evening, you know.
They have to have fun.
I'm a little bit naive.
- Andrew Eldritch

But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of
musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me -
as well as Alex and Neil -
as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing.
- Geddy Lee

Whatever one thinks of President George W. Bush and
his unilateralist crew, most of the people laughing
at us do not think we are evil.
What they think is that we are naive and incompetent.
- Richard Reeves

Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl
that later on became my wife.
At that time, we were so naive.
I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx.
I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength
of his criticism about capital.
- Shimon Peres

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby


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