James Lawler, in what remains one of the most sensitive essays we have on the topic of Verlaine's naivete
, draws attention to how frequently Verlaine refers to naivete
in his writings and to the central place the term occupies in his lexicon.
JOE DIMAGGIO, the late New York Yankee legend, on his naivete
as a younger player: "I can remember a reporter asking for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was.
Both pieces represent a naivete
that I find more disturbing than nearly anything I have heard about what the Republican/conservative juggernaut is up to.
about the Israelis has also enabled the latter to take advantage of American technology without restrictions.
Call it official petulance, arrogance, naivete
or sin, several looked at their shoes.
I am appalled at the naivete
of James Dickson, vice president for governmental affairs at the American Association of People with Disabilities, writer Marc Eisen, and Progressive Editor Matthew Rothschild.
You have to have strong technique, and you have to mask it with a kind of innocence or naivete
While we may chuckle at the naivete
of Chicken Little and her entourage, we're also witness to a similar wave of anxiety on the part of college-bound students and their parents, about what they see as the disintegration of their ability to afford college.
The crowd could overlook this as the arrogance and naivete
and arrogance demonstrated by the American military planners who, with the best of intentions, blundered their way" into a bloody guerrilla war on the streets of Mogadishu are again on display in the anarchic alleys of Baghdad.
Repression of intellect can only result in naivete
They're often based on nothing more than pure naivete
yet can form the foundation for the spread of exotics.