Best Quotes About Guilt

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer. -William Blackstone

When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back. -Woody Allen

Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. -Thomas Szasz

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. -Edward Teller

Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man. -Erica Jong

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety. -Jorge Luis Borges

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. -Albert Camus

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth. -Alan Dershowitz

In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which aren't credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets. -P. D. James

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ. -C. S. Lewis

All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young, must accept the past. It is not a case of coming to terms with the past. That is not possible. It cannot be subsequently modified or undone. -Richard von Weizsaecker

Luther was guilty of two great crimes – he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly. -Desiderius Erasmus

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' -Theodore Roosevelt

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. -Voltaire

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. -Ayn Rand

The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'. -Maxim Gorky

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses. -Malcolm X

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. -Voltaire

In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent! -Bette Davis

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. -Immanuel Kant

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections. -Samuel Adams

And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh. -Margaret Drabble

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing. -Hannah Arendt

I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier? -John Steinbeck

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead. -Omar N. Bradley

The guilty think all talk is of themselves. -Geoffrey Chaucer

You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty. -Jessica Mitford

I had a Christian upbringing – it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen – not even second base. -Mira Sorvino

What is guilt? Guilt is the pledge drive constantly hammering in our heads that keeps us from fully enjoying the show. Guilt is the reason they put the articles in Playboy. -Dennis Miller

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that you're having too good a time. -Dennis Miller

Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes. -George W. Bush

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. -Ronald Reagan

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. -Jane Austen

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. -Simone de Beauvoir

Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty – as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it. -Florence King

Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows. -Lucretius

Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power. -Joan Didion

Every guilty person is his own hangman. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted. -Publilius Syrus

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt. -Walter Scott

Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt. -Susan Sontag

He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it. -Elias Canetti

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach. -Aleister Crowley

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. -William Cowper

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. -Thomas Jefferson

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. -Saint Augustine

Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent. -George Orwell

This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted. -Juvenal

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient. -Roland Barthes

Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty. -Lillian Hellman

I don't believe in guilt; I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person. And don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. -Angelina Jolie

Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something. -John Lennon

I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud of the Senate for giving it to me. -Ted Stevens

Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough about a story that was politically loaded. -Bill O'Reilly

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war. -John Adams

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt. -Anna Sewell

A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased. -Hans Frank

I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it. -George Soros

I find that people… very few people think that what they're doing is bad, and usually the people who think what they're doing is bad it has more to do with guilt. -Jon Favreau

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt. -Phil McGraw

Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training. -Michelle Kwan

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. -J. K. Rowling

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases. -Friedrich Schiller

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups. -Cathy Guisewite

Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt. -Plautus

When a person is found less guilty than he is suspected, he is concluded more innocent than he really is. -Charlotte Lennox

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt. -Robert Blair

The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down. -Eric Brown

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check. -Edward Burns

The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences. -John Frame

I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this. -David Crosby

I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did. -Francis Schaeffer

The capture of Saddam Hussein has proven to the bad ones, to the guilty ones, to the sinful ones that they cannot run forever. Sooner or later, the other criminals will also be found from their hideouts. -Hamid Karzai

When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour. -Piers Anthony

I have been guilty of wrong thinking. -Anne Hutchinson

I watched the entire O.J. Simpson trial, and he was guilty. -Connie Willis

I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off. -Jim Dale

I'm glad the truth is out. I'm glad everyone knows I'm innocent, not guilty. -Sean Combs

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt. -Saint Augustine

The guilt of newborns is immense. -Georg Trakl

Trials are no longer about freeing the innocent, punishing the guilty, and making restitution to the injured. They have devolved into a contest over who will win. -Tammy Bruce

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. -George Sewell

A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy, yet there are very fine minds incapable of following mathematical demonstrations. -Henri Poincare

The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt. -Kenneth L. Pike

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind. -Gilbert Parker

O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast. -Anne Boleyn

To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death. -Peter Tosh

Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error: error in determining guilt and error in determining who among the guilty deserves to die. What effect was race having? What effect was poverty having? -George Ryan

Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500, if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing, and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea. Foreman actually put that in writing. -William Pepper

It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal. -Sue Johanson

Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English. -David Attenborough

There's a lot of money with a lot of big law firms that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the right language to convince the right jury that my client is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty. -Frank Luntz

I've had lots of replies, we're into the double figures now. And the overall standard is very good. In fact I've been feeling a little guilty, because I haven't replied to anyone yet – it is something I will be doing. -Peter Banks

They still don't want to admit to the world that this isn't the best and the fairest and most equal justice system. And that they are guilty of railroading people into jail. They don't want to, or never will, admit these things. -Leonard Peltier

So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years. -Aaron Neville

If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours. If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work. -Raymond E. Feist

For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg – isn't this an indictment of our entire American society? -Tim Matheson

I think your program has to reflect what your basic feelings are. I'll plead guilty to that. -Frank Reynolds

One is guilty of all abjection that one does not help to relieve. -Jose Marti

Canon law itself says for one case of guilt, a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state. One. -Roger Mahony

If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be. -William Throsby Bridges

I wanted to show a normal young girl whose only difference was that she behaved in the way a boy might, without any sense of guilt on a moral or sexual level. -Roger Vadim

I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked. -Charles Lawrence

I felt guilty throughout the whole time, but I was seduced. The power of these drugs, sex, power, and money, was extremely strong for me. -John Perkins

I said to myself, where are we living? In the United States of America where you're innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling? -Tommy Bond

Parks said, he's guilty and that's the end of the story. -Tommy Bond

During that first year, I felt guilty that my wife was out working bringing in all our income, while I was at home playing on the computer, so I made myself treat writing like a job. -Stephen R. George

We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life. -Bill Toomey

You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty. -Roy Bean

I feel a little guilty only being an actor. -Blythe Danner

God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power – of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men. -Gerrit Smith

Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who's seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they're being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression. -Robert Nozick

The end of the trial and the 'not guilty' verdicts on all counts, clearing Michael of all charges, mean that he can now concentrate on the future and his art. -LaToya Jackson

If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean. -Sitting Bull

Turn up your radio. Watch lots of telly and eat loads of choc. Feel guilty. Stay up all night. Learn everything in six hours that has taken you two years to compile. That's how I did it. -Dawn French

I derive no pleasure from prosecuting a man, even though I know he's guilty; do you think I could sleep at night or look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I hounded an innocent man? -Jim Garrison

Very few men imprisoned for economic crimes or even crimes of passion against the oppressor feel that they are really guilty. -George Jackson

The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes. -E. Stanley Jones

We all wish we could be in more than one place at the same time. People with families feel guilty all the time-if we spend too much time with our family, we feel we're not working hard enough. -Harold Ramis

I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was. -Hedy Lamarr

That's what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time. -Brian De Palma

You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this. -Alice Hoffman

'm really proud of it. To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character's massive survival guilt. -Dwight Yoakam

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation. -Martha Beck

I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time; and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling less guilty about the universe. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

We are 5 percent of the global population and consume a third of the total resources – on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty. -John Buchanan Robinson

But quite honestly I can't help being a passionate football supporter. If that's my sin, I'm guilty. -Delia Smith

I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal, and merciful and loving God. I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before him for what I am going to do. -Alex Campbell

But I don't believe in guilt by association. -Marion Jones

I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete, I suppose. But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon, not even now. -Jock Sturges

In fact, I don't believe I'm guilty of any crimes, but I've always been drawn to and fascinated by physical, sexual and psychological change, and there's an erotic aspect to that. -Jock Sturges

My mother should have been Jewish. She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt. -Lorna Luft

Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister, and so he's got that guilt to live with. -Donald Pleasence

The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots. -Joshua A. Norton

I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do. -Jeanne Moreau

The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other. -John Clayton

More oftentimes than not, you're automatically guilty before innocent. -Anthony Anderson

Public emergencies may require the hand of severity to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty, but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods. -Mercy Otis Warren

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are guilty for sending teams into foreign countries to advise them how to be like us. -Arthur Erickson

When you don't have kids and you're in a Catholic family – one of my sisters had 10 children in 11 years – she's part rabbit – you feel kind of guilty about that. So, I want to do things for other people's children. -Marge Schott

You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals. -Roger McGough

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes. -James Otis

I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt. -Janet Reno

Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the charge of murder by the Athenians through favour, lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage, committed adultery with Venus. -Lactantius

And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted – steal, you know, lie, whatever. -Milos Forman

Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war. -Thor Heyerdahl

Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty. It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those errors and pointed them out. -Trofim Lysenko

The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the significance of the Darwinian theory, pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty. Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features, is not free from some serious errors. -Trofim Lysenko

The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it. -Sargent Shriver

Bosnia is under my skin. It's the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years. -Paddy Ashdown

Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet who warms to fantasy by a strange flame, making an idea that inspires him the subject of his own very different treatment? -Franz Schubert

Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt. -Sarah Zettel

I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of. -Neil Young

There is no point trying to figure out who is guilty or not at un-balancing the planet. I think we need to figure out and solve the problems together and not isolate from each other. -Sarah Polley

The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica. -Frederic William Farrar

I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet. -Kenneth Branagh

Hollywood people are filled with guilt: white guilt, liberal guilt, money guilt. They feel bad that they're so rich, they feel they don't work that much for all that money – and they don't, for the amount of money they make. -Drew Carey

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt. -Captain Beefheart

And here in Los Angeles, once again, I'm going to go down and be a witness. There's a guilty plea. I don't mind being on the witness stand, but I think they mind it a lot. -Patty Hearst

I am frivolous. Then I feel guilty. -Catherine Deneuve

Just because you're convicted in a court room doesn't mean you're guilty of something. -Charles Manson

I have a high guilt quotient. A poem can go through as many as 50 or 60 drafts. It can take from a day to two years-or longer. -Rita Dove

With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that – in fact, they never said anything! -Michael Musto

What upset me the most was not that I would die, but that I was letting down my parents. I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine, at the expense of my parents. -Linda Vester

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt. -Natalie Wood

I suppose all of us – we have the old Protestant work ethic of feeling guilty when you're not working, and getting a buzz from feeling like you're really busy. That's the reason to sort of carry on. -Jonny Greenwood

I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe. -Eamon de Valera

One of the advantages of appearing in such a play is that you begin to understand it properly, I feel Ophelia's tragedy was that she had been so used by everybody and felt that she bore a great burden of guilt. -Lalla Ward

Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty. -Edwin Louis Cole

We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law. -Jack Cade

I mean, I felt terrible. And in the beginning, I mean, I was completely devastated. I mean, can you imagine the kind of guilt that you would feel, and the responsibility? -Monica Lewinsky

I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements. -Piers Anthony

My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself. -Teri Hatcher

Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt, because I left with three classes to go in the business school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox. -Tom Selleck

Besides that, I felt guilty. I thought for some reason… I was alive, and Buddy and those boys were dead, and I didn't know how, but somehow I'd caused it. -Waylon Jennings

I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden. -Jessica Lange

To have guilt you've got to earn guilt, but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have. And that's what The Firebombing is about. -James Dickey

The fame and reputation part came later, and never was much of a motivator, although it did enable me to work without feeling guilty about neglecting my studies. -Linus Torvalds

I really feel kind of guilty spending 80 million dollars. People are starving in the world. -Penelope Spheeris

Here, I am looking for a document issued by a public attorney. I don't find. He is accused by the political leaders of the coalition, by his enemies, who said that he is guilty. That he deserves to be killed. -Jacques Verges

With a parent, it's always guilt. You want to be there, but you kind of also want to be here. -Heather Locklear

It's incredible when I'm out in these towns. I have people telling me they were waiting for hours just to meet me and get my autograph. I feel so guilty. I always feel like I have to give them more than just Kato Kaelin. -Kato Kaelin

I believe in my heart Simpson is guilty. -Kato Kaelin

December 25th has become guilt and obligation. -Phil Donahue

I don't feel guilty about expressing myself in French; nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics. -Lajos Kossuth

One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty. -Edward Coke

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention. -Carolyn Wells

If you commit a crime, you're guilty. -Rush Limbaugh

I am not guilty, I am innocent. -Saddam Hussein

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. -William Shakespeare

My creativity and my political work are linked. I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility. -Holly Near

We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent. -Archibald MacLeish

No one who's white thinks he's innocent. No one who's black thinks he's guilty. -Andrew Young

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity. -Thomas Carlyle

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt. -Edna O'Brien

I cannot show remorse because I do not believe I am guilty. -Lyn Nofziger

Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty. -Aleister Crowley

Any father whose son raises his hand against him is guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him. -Charles Peguy

The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed. -Nathaniel Parker Willis

You have to be reasonable with yourself and not feel guilty when things aren't perfect. -Jaclyn Smith

What we call real estate – the solid ground to build a house on – is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids! -Arianna Huffington

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. -Hunter S. Thompson

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature. -Sidney Hook

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away? -Oliver Goldsmith

Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior. -Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted. -Livy

It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to let one guilty person go. -Dolores Ibarruri

I'm absolutely, l00 percent, not guilty. -O. J. Simpson

Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house. -Aeschylus

A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over. -Honore de Balzac

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge. -Henry Miller

Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks. -Ovid

One is often guilty by being too just. -Pierre Corneille

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice. -Thomas Francis Meagher

I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house. -Mike Farrell

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is. -R. D. Laing

A jury of my countrymen, it is true, have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted. For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them. -Thomas Francis Meagher

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing. -Joseph de Maistre

We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt. -Franz Kafka

It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do. -Charles Eames

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends. -Charlotte Bronte

We know that we are not collectively guilty, so how can we accuse any other nation, no matter what some of its people have done, of being collectively guilty? -Simon Wiesenthal

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. -Alan Watts

The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how much of it is experienced by the party he injured. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one. -Max Frisch

How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit. -V. S. Pritchett

I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty. -Saddam Hussein

Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense. -Max Frisch

Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up. -Marge Kennedy

Wouldn't it be better to have a watertight law designed to catch the guilty, rather than a press release law designed to catch the headlines? -William Hague

My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots. -George Weah

'Project Runway' was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing. -Debra Messing

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide? -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt. -Ben Hecht

Zac Efron would make us feel guilty for eating big dinners. He'd say, 'Do you really want to eat those carbs?' It was like, 'Thanks a lot!' -Ashley Tisdale

It's great to be recognized when I'm looking for a table at a crowded restaurant, but I still don't put it to best use. I'm such a lump. I won't cut the line. It's my Catholic guilt. I gotta get used to it. -Christopher Meloni

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone – even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying. -Sophia Bush

I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started. -Jim Carrey

What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started. -Jim Carrey

I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy. -Jim Carrey

Look, we know we screwed up when we were in the majority. We fell in love with power. We spent way too much money – especially on earmarks. There was too much corruption when we ran this place. We were guilty. And that's why we lost. -Eric Cantor

There's no regret. You can't regret. I mean, I've felt regret but I've also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don't believe it. You feel it, it's like guilt, it's like jealousy, it's like all those horrible things. You've just got to snip them and get them out, because they're no good. -Jude Law

I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids… Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see. -Jude Law

In terms of asking questions, I plead guilty. I ask a hell of a lot of questions. That's my job. -Dick Cheney

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights. -Michael Vick

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. -Steve Jobs

The only crime I'm guilty of is being a young black woman. -Foxy Brown

What matters to me is my own estimation, and I'm very tough on myself. I need to be proud of what I've done and I work hard for it. I had a very Christian upbringing… lots of guilt. A good thing, It keeps you sane. -Jean Dujardin

When I was initially charged I still thought I was not guilty because I had followed the rules. -Andrew Fastow

I was living a complete lie. But unfortunately, guilt doesn't make you stop. -Jodie Sweetin

I would feel so guilty about lying that I would try to stress myself out and work up a headache so I wouldn't have the guilt of not having a bit of the symptom. -Justin Long

I love to dance so much. It's one of my guilty pleasures in life and my hobby. -Mia Maestro

Motherhood has been an exercise in guilt. -Felicity Huffman

Between work and the kids, I never see anyone anymore. I mean, when I first met with ABC last spring, and they asked me what I'd been doing lately, I said: 'Gee, I have two kids. I'm usually covered with food, wrinkled and feel guilty all the time. -Felicity Huffman

I don't feel guilty in having pleasure! -Paula Radcliffe

I hate people saying anything stupid. I don't really suffer fools very well at all. When people are acting like idiots, not that I'm not guilty of doing the odd idiotic thing myself from time to time, but when people say stupid things, it stresses me out. -Joshua Jackson

When I feel like I'm not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself. I don't know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire. -Angie Harmon

Unfortunately, when someone asks me for a favor, I can't say no. Because of my upbringing – my Catholic guilt – if I don't do it, it plagues me. -Bradley Cooper

I get anxious. That lovely Jewish guilt that comes with ancestry. -Maya Rudolph

There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work. -Tori Spelling

The enormous success of 2009's 'The Blind Side,' in which Sandra Bullock makes a black teenager one of the family, demonstrates that America isn't post-racial. It is thoroughly mired in race – the myths that surround it, the guilt it inspires, the discomfort it causes, the struggle to transcend it. -Wesley Morris

There's Catholic guilt about things, then there's the guilt of being the youngest of 10, so when nice things happen to you, you're not really allowed to enjoy them. -Jack White

I came up from growing up with a lot of Catholic guilt, a lot of punk rock, hipster guilt in the later years where I think people have thrown a lot of things on me. Where I always felt like I'm not supposed to tell the horn section what to play or I don't want to come off egotistical. -Jack White

You're guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that's the way that it is in this world. -Chris Webber

Rarely do I attach guilt to something pleasant. Life's too short. -Robin Gibb

I don't categorize food as bad or a guilty pleasure. -Rachael Ray

I am guilty of buying way too many gadgets – way too many! And though I try to keep things nice and orderly, sometimes I get distracted and stick saucepans where the stockpots should go. -Paula Deen

Never let 'em see you sweat. Guests feel guilty if they think you've worked too hard to make dinner for them – which of course you have! -Ina Garten

Even the simplest things, I'm guilty of making really bad decisions a lot of the time. -Michelle Williams

More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren't guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong. -John Grisham

If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt. -Keira Knightley

I think that all of us, as Americans, are due due process and have a right to a fair trial, and have a right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. I think that is the American way and it's the foundation upon which this country was built. -Wesley Snipes

This whole generation of parents – I'm guilty of it too – does too much for their kids. -Julie Brown

When you are doing endurance swimming you just need to take in as many carbs as possible to put on as much weight as you can. Basically you can eat whatever you want, which can be quite fun. Everything is guilt-free. -David Walliams

When you're a stay-at-home mother you have to pretend it's really boring, but it's not. It's enriching and fulfilling, and an amazing experience. And then when you're a working mother you have to pretend that you feel guilty all day long. -Amy Poehler

If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there's just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing. -Carl Hiaasen

One of the most fundamental questions people have about defense attorneys is, 'How can you do that? How can you go to bat everyday for a person that you may not know is guilty but you have a pretty good idea that he's not so innocent?' It's a question that defense attorneys answer for themselves by not addressing. -David E. Kelley

To admit guilt for nonexistent crimes is unacceptable to me. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

I really don't have a guilty pleasure. -Ann Marie Buerkle

I know I'm guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don't really prepare for how much work marriage really is. -John Krasinski

I am a glutton. I'll eat whatever is there. Pizza. I love hot dogs anywhere. I've got nothing against any of that. If I feel like eating, I eat. I don't feel guilty about it at all. -Jacques Pepin

When I'm on the road, I wake up early and walk a lot. I'm very healthy. But when I come back home, I am more tempted by guilty pleasures, such as eating too many sweets and sleeping a lot. -Masaharu Morimoto

I even feel guilty if I'm reading a novel, because I think I should be reading Homer again. I don't really know what free time is, because I don't have something to measure it against. -Simon Armitage

Everyone says corruption is everywhere, but for me it seems strange to say that and then not try to put the people guilty of that corruption away. -Alexei Navalny

I am a gourmand. I like to eat. When I have something that I like, I tend to have too much of it. That is a guilty pleasure. -Joel Robuchon

I guess I don't think there's any reason to feel guilty about having joy in your life, regardless of how bad things are in the world. -Jeff Tweedy

I guess my guilty pleasure would be listening to the British audio versions of the 'Harry Potter' books. -David Sedaris

Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories. -Alice Walker

An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence, that is until proven guilty. -DMX

What person here illegally (and in his right mind), will go to the government, announce being here illegally (e.g. plead guilty), provide all sorts of information as to where that person lives etc. to get a work permit only to be a target for deportation in two years? -Greta Van Susteren

If you're a prosecutor, and you believe the defendant is guilty, you only talk about ultimate truth, but not intermediate truth. If you're the defense attorney, you care deeply about intermediate truth, but you tend to neglect ultimate truth. -Alan Dershowitz

I think most defense attorneys honestly believe the principle that says, 'Better 10 guilty go free than even one possibly innocent person be convicted.' -Alan Dershowitz

We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster. -Deepak Chopra

I can't even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It's a nightmare. -John Mayer

L.A. still ranks as one of my guilty pleasures, along with butter-pecan ice cream and Coldplay albums. -Damian Lewis

I'd feel guilty just doing gags. -Damian Lewis

Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women. -Camille Paglia

People only have guilty pleasures when they crowbar pleasure down their throat all the time and then they reach for the brownies. Then you should feel guilty because you're killing your body and that's something to be guilty about. -Hal Sparks

My kids say if there's any family dinner that doesn't result in somebody crying, it's not a good dinner. They cry because it helps relieve them of a guilt or some onerous emotional burden. It's like a family tradition. -William Shatner

I am not a religious person, but I am spiritual. But I don't believe in things like guilt. -Janet Jackson

You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don't want them out of guilt, and I don't want them if you're not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children. -Anne Lamott

Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft. The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn't do this out of compassion or guilt. It's done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team. -J. C. Watts

That's the way blacks have been encouraged to think: that we got to stick together. You've got a situation today where if a black person says he thinks O.J. Simpson's guilty, other blacks will cut their eyes at him and say, 'You ought to go somewhere and sit down and shut up.' -J. C. Watts

I carry lots of guilt. -Rod Stewart

You know, punk bands now sell with one record – their first or second record – sell 10 times the amount of records than the Ramones did throughout their career with 20-something records. That's why I go over to Johnny Ramone's house and do yard work three times a week, just to absolve some of the guilt. -Eddie Vedder

My mom can't defend herself to the world. She is such an amazing woman, with such an open heart. It's a real hard line, and I crossed it. I took everyone's life story and assumed it would be a great thing to put on screen. I was being selfish and I feel so horrible about it. I feel so guilty. -Nikki Reed

I think we all suffer from guilt at some point in our lives, but for the most part I never really regret, and I try to always remain positive. Yes, I think that those issues are very interesting to play in a character, and they're prominent issues in life, and I think people can relate to them. -Channing Tatum

There is just as much evil in all of us as there is good. We're all continuously guilty, even if we're not doing it intentionally to be evil. Here we are sitting in luxury hotels, living it up on the the backs of others in the third world. We all have a guilty conscience, but we do very little about it. -Michael Haneke

I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night. -Mark Wahlberg

Sadly, we do a much better job of making people feel guilty than we do of delivering them from the guilt we create. We need to confess this and change our ways. -Tony Campolo

Freud taught us that it wasn't God that imposed judgment on us and made us feel guilty when we stepped out of line. Instead, it was the superego – that idealized concept of what a good person is supposed to be and do – given to us by our parents, that condemned us for what had been hitherto regarded as ungodly behavior. -Tony Campolo

A culture in which guilt is automatically assumed to be neurotic and unhealthy has devised a remarkably clever way of protecting its self-interest. -Jonathan Kozol

Sometimes you can't prioritise family and you feel guilty. -Adam Sandler

While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future, God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt and loneliness of our present life. -Josh McDowell

I used to feel guilty about owning a console. -Vin Diesel

Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can't be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious. -Dario Argento

Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago, 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No, but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips. -Jane Pauley

If acknowledging that racial misgivings and misunderstandings are still a part of politics and life in America, I plead guilty. -Ron Fournier

Sometimes people can be guilty of not working at relationships and if it's not working, oof, that's it. -Rob James-Collier

I've also learned to no longer feel guilty if I'm invited out and don't want to go. If I start to say to myself, 'What's wrong with you that you're staying in five nights in a row to watch 'Forensic Files' instead of going out with your friends' I remind myself that it's what I need to do for myself at that point. -Edie Falco

I'm trying to avoid, you know, guilt, even though before the child is born, you're already thinking you're doing things wrong… Why do I think that will probably carry over until the day you die? -Emily Mortimer

I guess secrets are part of the fabric of everybody's lives. I mean everybody's lives, and guilt is part of the fabric of everybody's lives. -Emily Mortimer

When you are a hero you are always running to save someone, sweating, worried and guilty. When you are a villain you are just lurking in the shadows waiting for the hero to pass by. Then you pop them in the head and go home… piece of cake. -James Marsters

Maybe I am a little bit guilty of trying to convince myself that I am cool to this point – even today. But I am so much more healthy than I used to be in my twenties, because I was not accepted at all. -Donny Osmond

I often feel very guilty because of the time that I spend outside of my home and the little time that sometimes I have for my kids. -Antonio Banderas

I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness. -Brittany Murphy

An intelligent person feels guilty for downloading music without paying the musician, but they use this free-open-culture ideology to cover it. -Jaron Lanier

Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all. -Diane Lane

When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies. -M. Night Shyamalan

Unquestionably, American political rhetoric can be repugnant, and the Right can certainly be as guilty as the Left. -John Podhoretz

I have never met a woman who works who doesn't feel guilty. I mean we all deny it like crazy but deep down there is always that voice saying you should be at home. -Kristin Scott Thomas

Even as a child, I felt very guilty about eating animals and never knew that there was something to do about it. And as I got older, it became clearer that there are things that I can do and choices I can make. -Mayim Bialik

I don't really want to have any part of getting guilty people off. -Nancy Grace

The reality is, when you're representing someone that's guilty, you're in the position of taking that position. -Nancy Grace

I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, there's nothing guilty about it. -Busy Philipps

In the case of 'The Housewives,' I call the 'Housewives' sociology of the rich. I think it's just fun to watch. It's guilt-free gossiping that you can have. It's like the modern-day soap opera, in my mind. -Andy Cohen

I come from the liberal side of thinking: Better one guilty man should walk free than one innocent man found guilty. -Ian McShane

With the advent of DNA, we know that people have been convicted and sentenced to death who later proved not to be guilty of the crime. -Kamala Harris

I feel guilty about spending so much time away from home and loved ones. -Peter MacKay

Women tend to double-speak – I'm definitely guilty of that. -Rashida Jones

You have to have hope. It's irresponsible to give false hope, which I think a lot of playwrights are guilty of. But I also think it's irresponsible to simply be a nihilist, which quite a lot of playwrights, especially playwrights younger than me, have become guilty of. -Tony Kushner

I'm equally guilty of using technology – I Twitter, I text people, I chat. But I think there's something strangely insidious about it that it makes us think we're closer when in fact we're not seeing each other, we're not connecting. -Jason Reitman

I like to stay hydrated with water throughout the day and snack on apples, but my guilty pleasure would definitely be a caramel macchiato from Starbucks! -Janel Parrish

I think there's a tremendous amount of guilt that goes on between mothers and daughters, no matter how good or bad their relationships are. -Ellen Page

I desperately miss my girls when I am working, and I often feel guilty, but also feel the journey I am on is for them too. When I am on my 16th hour of a day and can barely keep my eyes open, they drive me forward. -Mika Brzezinski

And I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books… and books in general? Novels and poetry, they belong to the realm of art. How dirty of us to try to hawk art! But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore. -Julianna Baggott

My guilty pleasure is reality TV, as I am really nosey. -Kate Fleetwood

It's so easy for anyone to deal with their own guilt of being a middle-class white music fan by pointing to other people who they perceive to be richer than them, whiter than them. -Ezra Koenig

Calling a show a 'guilty pleasure' is like saying 'I'm embarrassed to say I watch it but I can't stop.' That's not a compliment. -Shonda Rhimes

I tend to be a little too old to feel guilty about watching anything. Like, I watch 'Survivor' every week. -Adam Scott

When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women. -Marilyn Monroe

But successful investors tend to be not too self-destructive. They tend to be patient, they tend not to follow the crowd, and they tend not to be too guilty about winning. -Andrew Tobias

One of the profound effects of economics in our day is that the people with the money and the power have embraced the guilt-free, external-less, everything-will-turn-out-okay-in-the-end philosophy of economics in order to justify their own evil works. And the economists, for the most part, have sucked up to that money. -Jane Smiley

Irish fiction is full of secrets, guilty pasts, divided identities. It is no wonder that there is such a rich tradition of Gothic writing in a nation so haunted by history. -Terry Eagleton

When I told people I was going to be doing the movie and the voice of Dobby, they were kind of awestruck, the people who knew about Harry Potter. I felt rather guilty that I didn't really understand the scale of the job I was about to take on. Now, I am well aware of what I'm doing, and actually, it feels a very serious acting responsibility. -Toby Jones

There's a kind of journalistic narcissism that New York-based journalists are guilty of. -Bernard Goldberg

For me, my guilty pleasure is that if I don't want to do anything one day, I won't. I'll just sit around, not shower, hardly even eat, and just watch TV. -Kris Allen

It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion. I don't think people have noticed that, but it's got all the sort of terms that religions use… The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You can't win people round by saying they are guilty for putting (carbon dioxide) in the air. -James Lovelock

I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn't want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt. -Sherri Shepherd

My guiltiest pleasure is… chocolates with strawberry cream and trashy television – 'Geordie Shore,' 'Katie,' etc. -Ellie Goulding

My music has a high irritation factor. I've always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland. -Randy Newman

I'm an equal opportunity reader – although I don't much read plays. And since I was raised a Presbyterian, pretty much all pleasures are guilty. -Richard Ford

You know, the genders are different in how they approach things, and so I really think that women put a lot more guilt on themselves than need be. -Jane Curtin

That's what fiction writers do: create characters and do terrible things to them for the entertainment of others. If they feel guilty enough, they write happy endings. -Garry Trudeau

My guilty pleasure is Flamin' Hot Cheetos. -Rachel Bilson

I knew many Marines had done brave deeds that no one saw and for which they got no medals at all. I was having a very hard time carrying those medals and didn't have the insight or maturity to know what to do with my combination of guilt and pride. -Karl Marlantes

I expend far too much of my maternal energies on guilt and regret. -Ayelet Waldman

My guiltiest pleasure? 'Untamed & Uncut'. Videos of people being attacked by animals. Yeah. I don't know why. I just love seeing guys who say, 'I'm gonna stick my hand in that crocodile's mouth and see what happens.' And then it snaps down on them. There you go – that's what you get! It's a wild animal, my friend. -Nathan Fillion

'Dead Air' is full of rants; it's a rant-based book. Yes, it's self-indulgence. I plead guilty; mea culpa. -Iain Banks

Make no mistake, most women are well aware that they've never had it so good; when they enter a spa or salon, it is purely a hair/nails thing, a prelude to an evening of guilt-free fun. -Julie Burchill

I've got the Jewish guilt and the Irish shame and it's a hell of a job distinguishing which is which. -Kevin Kline

A lot of foreign people say, when asking about eating habits, 'What is your guilty pleasure?' I have no guilt. Whatever I do, I enjoy and it's the point. I think if you start to feel guilty about it, that's a problem. So, no guilty pleasures. I have pleasure and no guilt at all. -Eric Ripert

I have these guilty pleasures, these failed films that don't work at all, but I'll watch them if they're on. Like 'The Game.' -Shane Black

I am guilty of stupidity, arrogance, and greed. -Steve Madden

Hollywood's built on insecurity. People are trying to prove things. And I probably have that. I probably do. Probably guilty of it, in a way. -Zach Galifianakis

People will say, 'Just one picture please.' That is how it starts. There is just one picture and then somebody else wants another. And when I say 'No' I feel guilty. -Dan Auerbach

Every American deserves their day in court. Every American is innocent until proven guilty. These are core values enshrined in our founding document – the United States Constitution. -John Garamendi

I think of myself as quite a confused kind of person, because I think there's so many great things about the world, but there are so many awful things too. I feel very guilty a lot of the time about enjoying my life so much when there are people living in such misery. -Lily Allen

Watching 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' is my guilty pleasure. -Sue Townsend

I worked as a prosecutor watching Catholic priests charged with sex abuse and saw firsthand how the 'circle the wagons' mentality revictimized the innocent, coddled the guilty, and made matters worse for everyone. -Christine Pelosi

I think now there's much more of a confessional culture. That's not my bag. I come from a slightly older school of thought: 'give 'em nothin.' You don't plead guilty. -Ben Mendelsohn

I've shared the fate of many working mothers; I felt guilty like them. -Valerie Trierweiler

I wanted to write about women and their work, and about valuing the work we, as women, choose to do. Too many women I knew disparaged their work. Many working mothers thought they ought to be home with their children instead, so they carried around too much guilt to enjoy much job satisfaction. -Jennifer Chiaverini

You have a right to say no. Most of us have very weak and flaccid 'no' muscles. We feel guilty for saying no. We get ostracized and challenged for saying no, so we forget it's our choice. Your 'no' muscle has to be built up to get to a place where you can say, 'I don't care if that's what you want. I don't want that. No.' -Iyanla Vanzant

I think I have serious latent Catholic guilt issues. -Grimes

When your work is nonfiction about low-income communities, pretty much anything that's not nonfiction about low-income communities feels like a guilty pleasure. -Katherine Boo

Guilt is a poisonous illusion. Many languages don't even have a word for guilt. Sure, we all feel it. But we also get to decide if we're going to let guilt bring us down or not. Acknowledge the feelings, and then give yourself permission to let them go. -Kris Carr

I actually have a lot of guilty pleasures. -Nikki DeLoach

We have as a nation been duped by those who use our guilt about how we treated the innocent pawns in the Vietnam War game – the soldiers – into missing the point once again about the utter senselessness that is war. -Steven Weber

There are as many attitudes to cooking as there are people cooking, of course, but I do think that cooking guys tend – I am a guilty party here – to take, or get, undue credit for domestic virtue, when in truth cooking is the most painless and, in its ways, ostentatious of the domestic chores. -Adam Gopnik

I've had this unbelievable amount of good fortune and I'm just so thankful for it. But at the same time I feel exceptionally guilty. I have so many friends who are talented graduates of Juilliard and are exceptional actors and I'm the lucky one that somehow got such a fortunate break. -Matthew Gray Gubler

People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on. -Eckhart Tolle

My son John was just under a year old when I collapsed with a life-threatening kidney disease. The shame and guilt resulting from my unplanned pregnancy had continued to fester to the point that my toxic feelings literally poisoned my body. -Mary Manin Morrissey

I love soap operas – the stories, the plots! And I love the game shows and the courtroom dramas and the detectives – Jessica Fletcher, 'Columbo,' 'Perry Mason,' 'L.A. Law.' Any sense of guilt appeals to me in a television program – a sense of guilt, or a sense of making a lot of money. -Peter Ackroyd

There are as many Democrats that are guilty as Republicans and their spending habits. And the fact is, is that Washington is just broken. -Sarah Steelman

Military investigations are designed not to find anyone guilty. -Jon Krakauer

One of my defining beliefs is that Jesus Christ has taken all of my guilt before God, and that he has been raised from the dead. That gives incredible hope and meaning to every day of my life – that nothing done in this world is wasted when it's done for him and his glory, and that there will be a day of justice and reward for the entire world. -Joshua Harris

Men have the choice to arrange their schedules so they can pick up the kids from school twice a week. And they have the choice not to, and then to feel guilty about this choice. -Marcus Buckingham

Here's how it is: I feel guilty about every single bite of food that goes into my mouth. -Marian Keyes

Most of the great books on prayer are written by 'experts' – monks, missionaries, mystics, saints. I've read scores of them, and mainly they make me feel guilty. -Philip Yancey

I think guilt is directional. You should get rid of it, but the way to get rid of it is not to get rid of the guilt feelings. It is to get rid of the wrong that you did that caused the guilt feelings. -Philip Yancey

I had a lot of guilt and shame when I was running from God, but nothing like when I was running for God. I was always looking for God's approval, and that's where the guilt and shame came out in a big way. -Jud Wilhite

One might expect that the families of murder victims would be showered with sympathy and support, embraced by their communities. But in reality they are far more likely to feel isolated, fearful, and ashamed, overwhelmed by grief and guilt, angry at the criminal-justice system, and shunned by their old friends. -Eric Schlosser

Moneymaking was never anything to me. I was happy never making money; I just was happy doing things I liked. But I fell into the money thing. I now don't feel guilty about it, but I am determined to give away the bulk of it and enjoy doing it. -David Rubenstein

Every time I act on a fear, I feel disappointed in myself. I have a lot of fear. If I can quit all fear in my life and all guilt, then I tend to be much, much more living up to my standards. I've never seen a person fail if they didn't fear failure. -Sebastian Thrun

I owe my life and hope to the gospel. Without it I would still be strutting with racist pride, or I would be suffering the moral paralysis of 'white guilt.' But the gospel has an answer to both pride and guilt. -John Piper

Too often the word 'prayer' induces guilt because we don't do enough of it. After all, I've never met anyone who said they pray too much! All of us fall short. And we often feel like our prayers fall flat. -Mark Batterson

In America, you look at food as bad and guilty. In France, we love food and we enjoy food; food is pleasure. -Mireille Guiliano

When I'm fishing, I feel guilty that I'm not writing, and when I'm writing, I feel guilty that I'm not fishing. But when push comes to shove, I'll always take the writing. -Raymond Carver

I was raised a Catholic, so I can even feel a little, you know, embarrassed or guilty if I'm really offending people's sensibilities. To a degree. -Stephen Adly Guirgis

Our huffing and puffing to impress God, our scrambling for brownie points, our thrashing about trying to fix ourselves while hiding our pettiness and wallowing in guilt are nauseating to God and are a flat out denial of the gospel of grace. -Brennan Manning

The role of religions in the domination and destruction of African civilizations was ruthless… Islam was as guilty as all the rest. -John Henrik Clarke

Who can measure the love Christ felt for a lost world, as he hung upon the cross, suffering for the sins of guilty men? This love was immeasurable. It was infinite. -Ellen G. White

I like 'Glee' a lot. It's kind of like my guilty pleasure. -Maisie Williams

I kind of love going to weddings – it's a guilty pleasure. I've never been the wedding-y type girl dreaming about the big day, the dress, but I always cry. Always. Even if I don't know the bride that well, I'm verklempt! -Alison Brie

I am in a fabulously lucky position in that I get to wear beautiful, beautiful gowns for functions, which I can then give back. That way, they're not sitting in my wardrobe with me looking at them and feeling guilty. I love that, and I think when people have a fabulous function to go to, I'd recommend renting. -Helen Mirren

All of my pleasures are guilty, but that's just the way I'm wired. -Jesse Eisenberg

I often think if you have time to sit around the house feeling bad for yourself, you have time to tutor a child. I'm guilty of that exact thing. I will spend more time sitting around feeling bad for myself than actually helping somebody. -Jesse Eisenberg

Being raised Catholic myself, I think people who are Catholic tend to carry a lot of guilt. It's almost a joke. -Linda Cardellini

I think sci-fi films have become rather bleak, and understandably so – I think we've made some big mistakes globally with how we're developing, and we deal with that guilt by creating these very dystopian futures in films. -Maggie Grace

I think most defense attorneys know, to some extent, their clients are guilty. -Matthew McConaughey

People's love of sweets and guilty feelings about overindulgence are pretty universal. -Will Cotton

Nothing is my guiltiest pleasure. I love it. I love doing it. I love planning to do it, I love loafing and pottering and chilling and daydreaming. -David Morrissey

I was brought up in the shadow of the Holocaust. My mother lost most of her family, and I didn't realize how much the guilt of survivorship weighed on her until I was an adult. -Naomi Benaron

I really enjoy making sure the kids get a healthy dinner, a good bath and several books… I really like to try and end the day with some quality time with my kids. If not, I feel guilty. -Norah O'Donnell

Hmmm… cooking with wine? I usually drink wine while cooking… I do a good braised short ribs with cabernet, though. We're big red wine drinkers here. All that research showing that it's good for you takes the guilt away. -Alafair Burke

If I have one special memory, it was when we recreated the trial of the Chicago Seven – and I'd known about it before – but this was a pivotal moment in my life. If my father had been found guilty of conspiracy, I wouldn't be here. -Troy Garity

I do watch 'American Idol' sometimes. It's not really that pleasurable… I take that back. It is the epitome of a guilty pleasure. Sometimes there's some good singers on that show. -M. Ward

You're reluctant to give too much away when you're going to put it out there for other people. It's harder writing your truest fears and loves and guilts, because you're not sure when you're writing the right story. -Kathleen Edwards

There's so much guilt there attached to having a perfectly good life. -Emma Forrest

I don't want to forgive myself. That's why I hate psychoanalysis I think if you're guilty of something you should live with it. Get rid of it – how can you get rid of a real guilt? I think people should live with it, face up to it. -Orson Welles

I try not to regret too much. I find that feeling guilty takes up so much of my time already. -Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

My whole life I've hated to lose, no doubt about it. I've been guilty of that since I was 6 years old, at camp. I have always played to win. That's who I am. But I never hurt anybody. The problem is when you're perceived as being too aggressive where you hurt somebody or do something improper. -Peter M. Brant

It seems to me that everyone on this planet whom I know or have worked with is suffering from self-hatred and guilt to one degree or another. The more self-hatred and guilt we have, the less our lives work. The less self-hatred and guilt we have, the better our lives work, on all levels. -Louise L. Hay

The woman who purposely destroys her unborn child is guilty of murder. With us there is no nice enquiry as to its being formed or unformed. -Saint Basil

I was raised Catholic, and I can get incredibly guilty about mistakes. -Matt Mullenweg

I am guilty of using dollar signs as proof of a work of art's longevity. -Barbara Goldsmith

I love going to the movies and getting Raisinets, a big tub of popcorn and a Coke. That's definitely a guilty pleasure because I can't be doing that all the time. -Sanaa Lathan

It would take me three or four lifetimes to do everything I want. I'm a Brooklyn boy who learned to hustle, and I have to do something every day or I get the guilties. -Wolfman Jack

I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that is for the worst of the worst of the guilty. -Roseanne Barr

In England, I suppose I have been known to once or twice tune into 'Big Brother', which is a pretty terrible guilty pleasure. -Freddie Stroma

I'm more of a handbag girl; my guilty pleasure is bags. I don't even have a clue how many I own. -Poppy Delevingne

There is no such thing as guilt-free eating. -Dan Barber

You watch these reality shows and say, 'Oh, I would do that, except for eating all the gross stuff.' These reality shows are like everyone's little guilty pleasure. To have an opportunity to be on one, why not? Anybody who says, 'No, I don't want to be on one' is kind of lying in the back of their heads. -Cris Judd

If ambition is the desire to be the best at what you do, then I'm guilty. -Dave Checketts

I love to be busy. I'm envious of people who are able to take their spare time and relax. All I like to do is work. Perhaps it's lingering Calvinist guilt? -Moby

There's guilt about our treatment of native peoples in modern intellectual life, and an unwillingness to acknowledge there could be anything good about Western culture. -Steven Pinker

When you start getting jobs, and see your mates from drama school, you don't really want to talk about it, because you have this innate sense of guilt that it's not fair that others aren't doing exactly what you're doing. I do have that. -Benedict Cumberbatch

I definitely don't plead guilty to being a heartthrob. -Bruno Mars

I'm just going to say it: I'm pro-guilt. Guilt is good. Guilt helps us stay on track because it's about our behavior. It occurs when we compare something we've done – or failed to do – with our personal values. -Brene Brown

The problem is, and I'm just as guilty of this, a lot of people see their follower count increase and mistake that for friendships. It's great to have followers, especially if you want to sell albums, promote shows, or promote your friends, but you still need to get outside and talk to other human beings. -Patton Oswalt

The guilty pleasure I miss most when I'm out slogging on the campaign trail is the chance to sprawl on the chaise and watch a vacuously spunky and generically sassy chick flick. -Maureen Dowd

There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. -Douglas Wilson

We often feel a twinge of guilt over our own fascination with presidential candidates' wives – as if we are secretly reading the 'Star' for our campaign information instead of the policy journals. -Naomi Wolf

Every Yom Kippur, Jewish tradition requires a strict spiritual inventory. You aren't supposed to just sit around feeling guilty, but to take action in the real world to set things right. -Naomi Wolf

I have never sold my story, done 'Hello!' magazine, any of that stuff. I'm not guilty of exploiting my private life for cash and then saying, 'Oh, I don't want to talk about my private life.' I've never crossed that line. -Paul Merton

I think having toured the world and seeing many places, I've just been blown away by how we've really scarred our home. I'm as guilty as the next person if not more so. I travel a lot. The damage we do to our planet is huge. -James Blunt

I grew up as a Mormon, and that had more of an impact on my values than my beliefs. I'm afraid I will always feel the weight of a lie. I'm very hard on myself anyway. Religious guilt carries over too. You can't really misbehave without feeling badly about it. At least, I can't. -Amy Adams

I like to think I'm a pretty good-natured guy and pretty civil and probably not ever truly guilty in any serious way of any legal infractions. -Gregory Maguire

I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show 'Nanny 911' occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent. -Amanda Donohoe

I watch schlock telly. Like the 'Kardashians.' I love it. It's my guilty pleasure. -Dawn French

People are totally overusing LOL and a wink – and I'm very guilty of using the wink – that's probably my favourite emoticon to use because 'I'm being sarcastic, don't misinterpret; don't misconstrue; I'm just kidding.' Again, for as many benefits as it has, also picking up the phone and having a conversation speaks volumes. -Carly Pope

I decided to be an actress, and the day after, I was an actress. That was quick and very scary at the same time. When 'Obscure Object of Desire' came out in France, I felt guilty for my friends at the National School who weren't in the movies. The whole thing was turmoil. -Carole Bouquet

I always felt really guilty if I spent too much time playing video games. It's a colossal waste of time. And I can't say it's a very satisfying feeling at the end of the day, if you've spent eight hours playing a video game; you just end up feeling kind of spent, and used. -John C. Reilly

Most players who play tennis love the game. But I think you also have to respect it. You want to do everything you can in your power to do your best. And for me, I know I get insane guilt if I go home at the end of the day and don't feel I've done everything I can. If I know I could have done something better, I have this uneasy feeling. -Andy Roddick

I feel very guilty doing magic because you're deceiving somebody. -Jesse Eisenberg

It is high time to declare an end to the breastfeeding dictatorship that is drowning women in guilt and worry just when they most need support: after the birth of a child. -Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

There is a painful joke that Europeans often tell of their Gallic neighbors: God created France, the most beautiful country in the world with so much good in it, and ended up feeling guilty about it. He had to do something to make it fair. And so, he created the French people. -Janine di Giovanni

As a parent, I can empathize with how difficult raising children can be. There are challenges, especially within the framework of divorce, when parental guilt can sometimes blur what should be the best decision. -LZ Granderson

My guilty pleasures are the websites where you can look at the fashions and see how different outfits will look. You can even take a picture of yourself and download it and play with the fashions! I love playing with these websites to see what I can learn. -Indra Nooyi

I'm definitely guilty of thinking something is funny but thinking the audience won't. Then three years later I will finally try it and it'll kill them. I got to give them more credit. -Ron White

My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not. -Sonia Sotomayor

When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you 'You're no good,' you don't have to take on the guilt and condemnation he wants to put on you. No! You can immediately confess your mistake to God, thank Him for forgiving you and cleansing you with the blood of Jesus, and move forward in the victory of His grace and forgiveness. -Joyce Meyer

Girls' weekend with the 'Vampire Diaries' girls has become a big deal! It's our quality time. It's so much fun to unload and not feel guilty complaining or talking about your insecurities or bonding over things that you thought you were on your own about. -Nina Dobrev

What keeps me awake at night? Just about everything! I worry that I am not there for my family enough. So what keeps me awake at night is general guilt! -Julia Sawalha

From what I hear, it's a normal thing to feel guilty as a mother, especially when trying to fill the needs of a newborn along with maintaining what you had with your first child. -Jennie Finch

Some Christians feel guilty when they are doing something that isn't 'spiritual.' Somehow or another, they feel the need to hurry through the grocery store, dash through the house cleaning, and rush through all the daily aspects of life that seem irrelevant to their faith. -Joyce Meyer

I was tormented with guilt for years and years. In fact, it was so bad that if I didn't feel wrong, I didn't feel right! -Joyce Meyer

I love working. I feel guilty about doing nothing; I get bored. -Nick Frost

I put Catholic guilt to work pretty good for a rich rock star. -Bono

I think a lot of actors, we underprepare emotionally for how intense pilot season can be. And we underprepare the people around us, our support system. So when it starts taking up more time than you expect it to, we feel guilty. -Autumn Reeser

The Gospel announces that Jesus came to acquit the guilty. He came to judge and be judged in our place. Christ came to satisfy the deep judgment against us once and for all so that we could be free from the judgement of God, others, and ourselves. -Tullian Tchividjian

The Gospel declares that our guilt has been atoned for, the law has been fulfilled. So we don't need to live under the burden of trying to appease the judgment we feel. -Tullian Tchividjian

I think every mother feels that the best place for their child is with their mum, but you want things for yourself, too. So, you're either at work feeling guilty, or you are at home feeling frustrated. -Laura Fraser

There is a guilty pleasure in being rude and knowing that it's acting rather than you. But you get the same release as if you were being rude in life. -Laurence Fox

I find being funny very hard work. I am always asked about it, and I feel guilty saying that, but it's the truth. I love my work, but it ain't easy. -Madeline Kahn

Unfortunately, as much as I am gullible, I also hate lying. I tend to tell the truth a lot… lying just isn't worth it. But I think I'm guilty of telling people that I'm 5 minutes away when really I'm about 45 or an hour away. -Monica Raymund

It's not really a guilty pleasure, but I love old cartoons. I could watch Bugs Bunny and Tweety all day long. -Robbie Amell

I am not racked with self-loathing. Some issues of guilt and shame, but I'm a pretty good guy. -Marcus Brigstocke

I had a girlfriend when I was 17-18, and when she was 21, she wanted us to get married. I couldn't do that, because my game was my priority. We had to part ways, and there was no guilt because I had never committed to marriage. -Suresh Raina

My guiltiest pleasure is Harry Stephen Keeler. He may have been the greatest bad writer America has ever produced. Or perhaps the worst great writer. I do not know. There are few faults you can accuse him of that he is not guilty of. But I love him. -Neil Gaiman

I think if I'm guilty of anything, I'm guilty of always being incredibly focused on the task at hand. So wherever I've worked, I've just always tried to do my best, achieve my best, build a great team around me. -Angela Ahrendts

A criminal trial is never about seeking justice for the victim. If it were, there could be only one verdict: guilty. -Alan Dershowitz

Here's a vice: I say yes to too many things. I wish I had the guilty pleasure of saying no. My goal is to try to do less, but more fully. -Sigourney Weaver

My favorite – my very favorite movie, which I suppose is a bit of a guilty pleasure in that it's like, you know, every scene, you know, pushes every button, is 'True Romance' directed by Tony Scott with Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, and it's a fantastic, fantastic film, very violent, very romantic. -Caterina Scorsone

I love the show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia;' that's probably a guilty pleasure! I laugh so hard. -Linden Ashby

My parents were very supportive of my chess. When I got home after a game of chess, having missed school or something, they always made me feel very welcome; I didn't feel guilty at all about pursuing chess with such fervour. They never, for instance, perceived sports as a rival to academics. -Viswanathan Anand

When my son was growing up, I was always guilty, no matter what I did. Make decisions and be happy with the decisions you've made. I tell myself, in the long run, it's the love, the quality of relationships that you have with your family, your friends and giving back to the community that matters. -Padmasree Warrior

When I was working a lot, I felt guilty as a parent. I couldn't pick up my son every day from school, bake him cookies and that kind of thing. -Barbra Streisand

It is a hard thing to let go of mistakes we've made and sins. God wants us to do that because He knows the guilt and the condemnation will keep us from becoming who He has created us to be. -Joel Osteen

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. -Joel Osteen

I don't think you can be a Catholic without an accompanying measure of guilt. -Mia Farrow

I was not a very good mother. I was always running out to do a movie or something. If I had to do it over, I would either have a career or children. I wouldn't do both unless I could work in my home. I spent 20 years feeling guilty, which is not a very nice emotion. -Joanne Woodward

The brutal truth is, we're scarcely 'educating' children at all. Even if you overlook the guilt, fear, bigotry, and dangerous anti-intellectual flapdoodle being funneled into young brains by schools on the religious right, what we're doing is training kids to be cogs in the wheels of commerce. -Tom Robbins

You can still love your job and feel guilty. You can still love your child and feel guilty. There's a lot of grey in that. It's about being conscious when you are spending time with your kids, being with them in the moment. -Christine Ebersole

I think all of my writing life led up to the writing of 'The Train Driver' because it deals with my own inherited blindness and guilt and all of what being a white South African in South Africa during those apartheid years meant. -Athol Fugard

Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires. -Kevin DeYoung

Sometimes Christians live in a terror of universal obligation: AIDS over here, people to be saved over here, a crushing sense of low-level guilt every day of our lives. Question to ask: Where has God put me right now? I need to say no to a whole bunch of other things because if I don't say no I can't say yes to others. -Kevin DeYoung

Justification is God's declaration that we, though guilty sinners, are righteous in God's eyes. -Kevin DeYoung

Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been the last person to have wanted his iconization and his heroism. He was an enormously guilt-laden man. He was drenched in a sense of shame about his being featured as the preeminent leader of African-American culture and the civil rights movement. -Michael Eric Dyson

I'm not supposed to say it, but I was not guilty of any crime. I became a target because I was a strong and a rich woman who had been very successful. -Martha Stewart

I love dessert. I can't be guilty about it because I have to taste everything. I experiment. -Martha Stewart

What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing. -Joseph Prince

I really want to do a dark character. Not really a bad guy, but someone dark and mysterious. Where everyone says, 'Ooh, it has to be her!' and at the end you find out it isn't. Just someone who looks guilty. -Molly Quinn

To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can the society that is supposed to represent the victim lay claim to innocence? -Albert Camus

Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is. -Hunter S. Thompson

Kids are pretty resilient. You don't have to be at every volleyball game. We can't guilt ourselves. -Ursula Burns

It's important to remember that the animals are not grieving with us. They're very accepting. They're not lying there thinking 'How could you do this to me? Why aren't you keeping me going?' Pets don't do the human things of guilt and anger and recrimination that we do. They come and go with great acceptance. -Jon Katz

Our sincere desire should be to have both clean hands and a pure heart – both a remission of sins from day to day and to walk guiltless before God. -David A. Bednar

The real power of the Buddha was that he had so much love. He saw people trapped in their notions of small separate self, feeling guilty or proud of that self, and he offered revolutionary teachings that resounded like a lion's roar, like a great rising tide, helping people to wake up and break free from the prison of ignorance. -Thich Nhat Hanh

My daughter Gabby very kindly once said that she thinks I was a better mother because I was doing a job I loved. I now think guilt is a universal part of being a mother. I used to think it was Jewish-mother guilt but now I think it is working-mother guilt. -Donna Karan

My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like extreme homes. Like buying a bridge and turning it into a house or something like that. I really am interested in home design or something like that… architecture. -Taylor Schilling

Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require 'educational practices and socializing agents' even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people's behavior from their earliest childhood. -Germaine Greer

It's true I didn't get a fair trial, but the problem is people don't understand the details. It is important to understand the details of the trial and why I'm not guilty under the charges that were brought against me. -Chen Shui-bian

I'd rather believe in my own choice and see it all go wrong than do something I'm not fully convinced of and later feel guilty about it. -Alicia Keys

I don't think you should feel guilty about pleasure. Defeats the purpose. -Lena Headey

The obvious choice isn't always the best choice, but sometimes, by golly, it is. I don't stop looking as soon I find an obvious answer, but if I go on looking, and the obvious-seeming answer still seems obvious, I don't feel guilty about keeping it. -Eliezer Yudkowsky

One of the characteristics of North American culture is that you can always start again. You can always move forward, cross a border of a state or a city or a county, and move West, most of the time West. You leave behind guilt, past traditions, memories. -Isabel Allende

I'm not a big splurger of money, but my guilty pleasures do lie within BMWs. I get roped in. -Tom Felton

When I turn down work, I feel guilty, I feel terrible; I don't know where the next job is going to come from. -Joan Rivers

We Muslims believe that the white race, which is guilty of having oppressed and exploited and enslaved our people here in America, should and will be the victims of God's divine wrath. -Malcolm X

I'm very conscious of people having pretty short attention spans: I know, I'm guilty of it. I'm 17 now: what happens by the time I'm 21, am I a burn-out or something? Will they still listen to my record? -Lorde

My guiltiest pleasure in life is 'America's Funniest Home Videos.' I watch them all – old, new – I don't care. Despite how bad the writing is on the show. The people getting hit and hurt, that's hilarious. -Russell Peters

I have terrible taste in things: music, movies, TV shows. I love all the guilty pleasures: Bravo, 'Real Housewives.' -Grace Helbig

I needed to give back, give back, give back. I felt guilty about my success. I felt uncomfortable about how easily I had been delivered this extraordinary life that I had. -Pete Townshend

I'm guilty of eating Magnum bars before I go to sleep at night. -Madonna Ciccone

Christianity is, I believe, about expanded life, heightened consciousness and achieving a new humanity. It is not about closed minds, supernatural interventions, a fallen creation, guilt, original sin or divine rescue. -John Shelby Spong

For better or worse, we live in possible worlds as much as actual ones. We are cursed by that characteristically human guilt and regret about what might have been in the past. But that may be the cost for our ability to hope and plan for what might be in the future. -Alison Gopnik

Sometimes I think, 'Why should I work out when I can spend time with my kids?' I feel guilty doing something for me. -Kourtney Kardashian

I don't feel guilty about it, but I love me some 'Modern Family.' -Matt Lanter

The foundation of a financial fresh start actually has nothing to do with money or specific financial dos and don'ts. The first, and most difficult, step is to absolve yourself and your spouse or partner of any guilt. -Suze Orman

I don't do guilt. Whatever I do, I do it happily. -Yotam Ottolenghi

I think a bird is the worst present you can give somebody because it's guilt-ridden. This animal has the gift of flight, and you put it in a cage and watch it not do that until it dies. -Kyle Dunnigan

Part of the problem I find with money books is that there's this whole set of money books that make you feel almost guilty to spend a dollar. -Hill Harper

I have no guilt about any of my pleasures. -Alison Goldfrapp

Sometimes it's difficult to accept, to recognise one's own mistakes, but one must do it. I was guilty of overconfidence and arrogance, and I was punished for that. -Mikhail Gorbachev

Suzanne Collins, it was such a big thing for me to make the handshake with her and to say, 'You can trust me. I will not screw up your books. And I won't let them be diluted and softened. And I won't let them be exploited and made guilty of the sins that are being commented on in the books.' I take that really seriously. -Nina Jacobson

Sometimes you think you aren't a good mama; you always feel a bit guilty when you're a mom. You want to be everywhere. -Carine Roitfeld

My captors were definitely aware that what they were doing was wrong. It came out in small ways – occasionally through a show of guilt or compassion. One of the boys bought me a gift. Another used to sneak me acetaminophen tablets. -Amanda Lindhout

I have a massive guilt thing about money. -Chris Lilley

Religion is a complex and often contradictory force in our world. It fosters hope and comfort but also doubt and guilt. It creates both community and exclusion. It brings societies together around shared belief and tears them apart through war. However, what unites the faithful, whatever their religion, is the unshakeable force of generosity. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

The core distortion of the War on Terror under both Bush and Obama is the Orwellian practice of equating government accusations of terrorism with proof of guilt. One constantly hears U.S. government defenders referring to 'terrorists' when what they actually mean is: those accused by the government of terrorism. -Glenn Greenwald

Even though I avoid buying clothes that are 'in fashion', choosing things I fall in love with and wearing them till they fall apart – and generally going for vintage when it comes to evening wear – I still, like every woman I know, suffer from occasional pangs of 'clothes guilt'. -Sheherazade Goldsmith

There are absolutely almost perfect people who experience no guilt; they don't know what it is. They simply do what they need to do – or want to do – next. They see nothing wrong with it. They feel no guilt. They express no guilt. And it's not even certain what harm they do. -Mike Nichols

We have all been guilty of complaining, but God does not look at it as lightly as we may think. Complaining was the reason the Jews ended up wandering in the desert for forty years. If we were more grateful for what God has done for us, abasing ourselves would not be a problem. -Monica Johnson

My identity has always been confused. Born in Edinburgh of a Scottish/Russian/Jewish mother and an English/Irish/Catholic father, there is no form of guilt to which I was not subjected in my childhood. Members of my immediate family live all over the world – a diaspora of cousins, aunts, uncles and more in a dizzying mix. -Sara Sheridan

All the seven deadly sins are man's true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you're made to feel guilty for being human, then you're going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can't escape from. -Marilyn Manson

With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. -Zig Ziglar

I embrace treats, but I'm also very wary of treats. Treats help us feel energized, appreciated, and enthusiastic – but very often, the things we choose as 'treats' aren't good for us. The pleasure lasts a minute, but then feelings of guilt, loss of control, and other negative consequences just deepen the lousiness of the day. -Gretchen Rubin

When you're doing a job that benefits other people, it's easy to assume that they feel conscious of the fact that you're doing this work – that they should feel grateful, and that they should and do feel guilty about not helping you. -Gretchen Rubin

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change. -Gretchen Rubin

For years, the Bush Administration eviscerated all the military and legal structures that were designed to separate the innocent from the guilty in the 'Global War on Terror.' -Alex Gibney

Now, unfortunately, some prissy card-carrying members of the U.S. Constitution have made us all look bad by pointing out that many of the Gitmo detainees weren't guilty of anything. Whoops! -Alex Gibney

I'm always weary of connotations. I don't want people to listen to the music I make presently because they liked my previous work, or to dismiss it because they didn't. I'm guilty of this as well – having preconceptions about other artists – but it's stupid because all music exists on its own and should be listened to with a clear head. -Dev Hynes

I write entirely in English; Tagalog chauvinists chide me for this. I feel no guilt in doing so. But I am sad that I cannot write in my native Ilokano. History demanded this; if it isn't English I am using now, I would most probably be writing in Spanish like Rizal, or even German or Japanese. -F. Sionil Jose

The Miguel Syjuco character is not me. I wanted him to represent my own fears and frustrations and guilt, my own worst tendencies and my optimistic expectations. He's a cautionary tale for me. But he's also an examination of the darkest things that haunt me as a person. -Miguel Syjuco

The guilt I felt for having a mental illness was horrible. I prayed for a broken bone that would heal in six weeks. But that never happened. I was cursed with an illness that nobody could see and nobody knew much about. -Andy Behrman

People accuse me of glamorizing mental illness. Looking back sometimes, that's true. But I don't feel guilty. -Andy Behrman

I have too many responsibilities and principles. There's no time for 'guilty' pleasures. -A. R. Rahman

If someone has been bad to me, I believe in being good to that person. It's my way of getting back. Because that person is going to feel guilty about it. -Madhuri Dixit

Until you go through with it yourself, you simply can't imagine it. But it is the transition of going back to work and the guilt of how much time you spend with your child that's hard. I worry about not getting back in time for bath-time. I am not a neurotic person at all, but every time the mobile rings, my stomach leaps. -Phoebe Philo

During my breakdown, many things, tiny things I had not even registered before, had begun to torment me with guilt. I used to steal Splenda from Starbucks. I would go into a Starbucks whenever I needed the sweetener and would take a fistful of packets, even when I didn't buy a coffee. -Akhil Sharma

I wake when my wife wakes, at 7:30 A.M. I'd like to sleep longer, but she has to go off to work, and I'd be plagued with guilt. -Said Sayrafiezadeh

Part of what I like about the best villains in TV and film is when you feel sorry for them, and that makes you feel even worse for feeling guilty about wanting them to succeed, in some way. -Colin O'Donoghue

There was no way to laugh anymore, to love, to care, and there was a sense of guilt in having survived when others had been killed. I turned into a worse workaholic than I had already been by trying to work myself into the ground. -Romeo Dallaire

My guilty pleasure is 'Britain's Next Top Model'. -April Pearson

Koizumi was not rooted in Japan's rightwing nationalist tradition: he was a pragmatist and a populist. Abe, in contrast, is a rightwing nationalist. Unlike Koizumi, for example, he has questioned the validity of the postwar Tokyo trials of Japan's wartime leaders, which found many of them guilty of war crimes. -Martin Jacques

With 'Seven Deadly Sins,' there was a lot of personal stuff in there that I didn't even realize I'd been carrying around for awhile. And a lot of guilt involved, a lot of emotion, a lot of depression. Once I was done writing that book, I was able to really let go of that stuff. -Corey Taylor

I don't feel guilty about the music I love. If you feel guilty about something you dig, then you should stop feeling guilty about it. One of my favorite albums to this day is the 10th anniversary ensemble cast of 'Les Miserables,' the ultimate cast recording, and it is still something I love listening to top to bottom. -Corey Taylor

With marriage and fatherhood, I've finally found two fixed points in my life. They've taught me patience. They've also taught me that I don't need to feel guilty about being happy. My emotional seasons are less extreme. -Pete Wentz

According to the perverse aesthetics of artistic guilty pleasure, certain books and movies are so bad – so crudely conceived, despicably motivated and atrociously executed – that they're actually rather good. -Walter Kirn

It is my opinion that Norman Rockwell and his ilk have done more to make already anxious people feel guilty than anyone else. -Laurie Colwin

Every once in awhile you get encouragement, or you get something that isn't competitive or guilt-inducing from your peers, and it just turns a little light on. It makes it so the work that you do isn't isolating and horrible. There are people who make your life and your work better, and that's something I'm incredibly grateful for. -Julie Klausner

I made no pretense of doing balanced reporting about murder. I was appalled by defense attorneys who would do anything to win an acquittal for a guilty person. -Dominick Dunne

I never sympathise with the accused unless there's a chance the accused is not guilty, but I certainly don't ever sympathise with the criminal. -Clint Eastwood

Some may remember, if you have good memories, that there used to be a concept in Anglo-American law called a presumption of innocence, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Now that's so deep in history that there's no point even bringing it up, but it did once exist. -Noam Chomsky

I began to realize that when people experience the love of God, it casts out their fear and frees them from guilt. -Joseph Prince

It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety. -Joseph Prince

Tight hamstrings are fierce. And I'm guilty of not allocating the time that I should to stretch. I'll put the time in for the runs, but then I go, 'I have to go here. I've got to go there.' Usually, stretching is what gets cut out of the program, but it's so critical. -Bill Rancic

Words, especially when yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child's self-confidence. The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behavior. Our sons and daughters don't need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their already wounded egos. -Jack Canfield

I was raised with fear of God, guilt over Jesus, and terror of the Devil. -Dory Previn

Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty. -Melody Beattie

There's no guilt in eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Most of my younger Native American friends are not in any way looking for sympathy, and they're not looking to lay guilt on anybody. They have their dignity, and they do what they do. -Robbie Robertson

As borrowers, we may feel guilty about running up debt, anxious about making payments, and resentful of the constraints that old obligations (and old credit records) impose on our current choices. We may find it too easy to buy things we may later regret. -Virginia Postrel

Everybody is probably guilty of something. I'm sure that if anyone looked into my heart long enough, they could say, you know, 'Bill had some unkind thoughts back in second grade.' -William T. Vollmann

My guilty pleasure is elastic-waisted pants. And reruns of shows I've already seen 400 times on TV. -Ross Mathews

I kinda don't do guilt. I gave it up for Lent years ago. -Greg Boyle

Lie detectors sometimes work because people believe they work, deterring the wrong people from applying for jobs in the first place, or prompting admissions of guilt during interrogations. -Bill Dedman

In life, you have to keep certain parts of yourself in check because you want to be a decent human being. But one of the guilty pleasures of acting is that sometimes you get to let a little something out that you don't in life because it's not right. -Paul Dano

What Stieg Larsson was up to – it was the Swedish guilt over World War II. All of our neighbors had the most terrible experiences with the bad forces, but Sweden didn't. I think we use the thrillers in a different way. We never write a thriller like 'Who is the murderer?' The big question in most of our thrillers is… 'Why?' -Michael Nyqvist

I've always have loved reality programmes. 'Big Brother,' 'I'm A Celebrity,' they're my guilty pleasure. -Amy Childs

I'm a huge fan of 'Geordie Shore.' I watch it, and it's just my guilty pleasure. I sit there and can't believe what they are like. However, I have met all the girls, and they are lovely. -Amy Childs

I do feel guilty. I do. Especially about my family, my children. I write about them, and I know that this will haunt them as well through their lives. Why did I do that to them? -Karl Ove Knausgard

I think I'm great. I mean, I might as well come out and say it. Like most people, I have an ego and I'm in show business, so you have to have kind of a healthy, conflagrated ego to a degree. On the other hand, I'm consumed, like a lot of people, with self-doubt and loathing and guilt. -Loudon Wainwright III

Family life is tough, I'll say that for it. But in my case, I've mined the family. In a sense, I've used it. I've used what happened – the different events, the births of children, birthdays. Connecting, not connecting. Regret, shame, guilt. I mean, they're all in the songs. And love, too, I hasten to add. -Loudon Wainwright III

I'm not promoting anything totally unhealthy because I'm not unhealthy. But I am promoting an ideal that's not attainable, and for that I have to feel guilty. I have to assume some blame for that. -Cameron Russell

What I'm guilty of is trying the hardest and giving 100 percent of myself and putting my heart and soul into representing the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn. -Michael Grimm

Horror is the future. And you cannot be afraid. You must push everything to the absolute limit, or else life will be boring. People will be boring. Horror is like a serpent: always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can't be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious. -Dario Argento

You shouldn't feel guilty about taking time for yourself. Every so often, everyone needs to give themselves a big ol' bear hug and treat themselves to some TLC. -Sean Covey

If you're a believer, God is not a thought-experiment requiring a special sub-creation to be tried out in. He's an actual, er, actuality already, embedded in a necessary and true story about guilt, hope, and liberty. I don't want C. S. Lewis doing his resourceful best to render Him as a fabulous special effect. -Francis Spufford

I was arrested in September 2011 and detained for nine months before I was found guilty in June 2012 under Ethiopia's overly broad Anti-Terrorism Proclamation, which ostensibly covers the 'planning, preparation, conspiracy, incitement and attempt' of terrorist acts. -Eskinder Nega

Psychopaths are actually, really, really, really rare in our culture, are people who don't… Or in society, in the world. They're people who don't feel guilt. They're people who don't feel fear. I think that most of us feel those things. There's a kind of… They're almost like superheroes. Not to glorify them, but you know what I mean? -Annie Parisse

I can't say I'm not guilty of age discrimination when it comes to animals. Like most people I've walked into a shelter more than a few times and a magnetic force has pulled me toward those fluffy little puppies in the corner cage. -Jenna Morasca

My guilty pleasures tend to be weird, old shows that I find on channel 20 that I've never seen before like 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' or the 'Planet of the Apes' TV show. -Edward Kitsis

My guilty pleasure, to be frank with you, is 'The Monkees.' -Edward Kitsis

Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When we grow older and begin to realize that our omnipotence is really not so omnipotent, that our strongest wishes are not powerful enough to make the impossible possible, the fear that we have contributed to the death of a loved one diminishes – and with it, the guilt. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

As an actor, some of the most fun days I've had on set have involved shooting blanks all day – or better yet, on a micro-budget indie shoot in Texas, shooting live ammo. I feel guilty admitting this, but make-believe beating a man half to death for nine hours can also be strangely satisfying and, dare I say, good fun. -Trieste Kelly Dunn

I don't believe in the term 'guilty pleasure,' because it implies I should feel ashamed for liking something. A real guilty pleasure would be, I don't know, taking gratification in some stranger's ghastly death or something – which I guess I do enjoy, because I read a ton of true crime. -Bill Hader

The question shouldn't be 'Are we guilty about our colonial past;' it should be 'Why aren't we more guilty about our corporate present'? -Sara Sheridan

You go from nobody looking at you to people taking second looks. I remember really loving it – and then feeling so guilty for loving it. Like, 'That's gross, Kristen.' Also, telling myself it could go away at any moment, and I'd be so sad. -Kristen Schaal

The scariest thing in my life is the first morning of production on all my movies. It's the fear of failing, the loss of face, and a sense of guilt that everybody puts their faith in you and not coming through. -Tony Scott

We have to learn not to feel guilty about letting our imagination browse around, and you know, in writing fiction particularly. But I think, in any kind of writing, we have to learn to allow ourselves to approach it in a contemplative way. -Sue Monk Kidd

Corporations aren't people. They have no brains, no consciences, no capacity for intent or guilt. -Robert Reich

I once got a huge, expensive flower arrangement from a person I didn't like, who sent it out of pure guilt. It had a hideous bird-of-paradise in the middle, and I thought it would never fade and die. I hated it. -Maeve Binchy

Watching 'Scandal' is a fun and exciting guilty pleasure, which is how I imagine most real scandals start out. -Donna Brazile

If I pleaded guilty to a mistake while I was home secretary, it wasn't that I didn't get tough – my God, I put immigration and security officials on French soil for the first time. -David Blunkett

My guilty pleasure is 'Revenge.' I've watched it from the very first episode. -Jane Elliot

I am a very eco-friendly chef but a guilty air traveller. -Alain Ducasse

Acting is not terribly important work, and I have always felt a bit of guilt about pursuing something that is so selfish. I love doing it, but it is never something that feels like it's going to change or save the world. -Jason Alexander

In 'The Next Three Days,' even though it was a prison breakout movie, I was asking myself, 'What would I do? How far would I go for the woman I loved? How far would I go, and what would I do when the person then told me that they were guilty? Could I still believe in them?' So it was very personal. -Paul Haggis

After working with many nutritionists, reading books, and practicing trial and error on my own body, I have finally found a way to control my weight without deprivation. I call my program 'Somersizing,' and Somersizing is not a diet. Diet is a nasty four-letter word that conjures up negative thoughts of sacrifice and obsession and guilt. -Suzanne Somers

A dirty player is somebody who ultimately is trying to hurt somebody. There's a huge difference. There's no gray in that. Like, you have no conscience, no nothing, no guilt. I don't have that mean streak in me. I don't play angry. It's not anger. -Ndamukong Suh

Politicians are easy to attack, but frankly, we are all guilty of not meeting the needs of Africa's young people properly. -Ama Ata Aidoo

I'm obsessed with frozen yogurt because you don't feel totally guilty eating it. It's not as bad as ice cream, and during the hot summer months, it's a great way to just refresh. -Caroline Sunshine

The best thing about me is that I am generally very honest – not hurtfully honest, but honest. The worst thing about me is that everybody can make me feel guilty. I feel responsible about things that don't even concern me. -Carolyn Jones

In the early eighties, there were a lot of artists involved with the music scene. All those young artists, before their careers took off, were into music. Robert Longo used to play some guitar. He had a band for a while. Basquiat had a band. I mean, people were always trying to mix music and art – in fact, I'm guilty of it myself. -Kim Gordon

Ask any experienced defense lawyer: the real risks are for an accused person who is innocent. A guilty defendant has many more options available. -Andrew Vachss

Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. -Hillary Clinton

When a woman falls in love with me, I feel guilty. I am convinced that it's pure obstinacy that keeps me from reciprocating her passion. As I explain to her that I'm gay, it sounds, even to me, like a silly excuse; I scarcely believe it myself. -Edmund White

In Staten Island, when you have video showing the alleged chokehold used on Eric Garner, why not go to trial and have the officer(s) explain the tape, and then this jury can determine guilt or innocence? The tape should guarantee that there should be a trial. -Al Sharpton

In Ferguson, there are witnesses who say Brown had his hands up when he was shot. That should be enough probable cause to go to trial to then determine if Officer Wilson is guilty or not. It is at trial that he can then defend himself and his attorneys can present their own witnesses and their own defense. -Al Sharpton

I've never been under the illusion that everybody on death row is innocent – far from it. My own guess is upwards of 90 percent are guilty. But a ten percent error rate if that's what it is, or even five percent, is really way too high. -Scott Turow

Being poor with three small children is terrifying. You can't make any plans. You know you're not going on holiday, ever. There's no way you could ever afford driving lessons or a car. And the guilt I used to feel: they had holes in their shoes, and at one point, I had to send them to school wearing Wellingtons when the sun was shining. -Sue Townsend

I'm guilty of being fascinated by gadgets and toys and technology, but any penny that I spend, I try to make it be a part of what I do for a living. Because then you are forwarding. You are forwarding that art, forwarding that career ahead. -Jeff Dunham

Military investigations are designed not to find anyone guilty. And you can't investigate up the chain of command, which is a huge impediment. -Jon Krakauer

I spent my entire Irish Catholic youth in a constant state of guilt over imaginary sins. I learned that nothing is a sin as long as you don't take pleasure from it. -Terry Wogan

If you ask people if they enjoy crime novels, they'll say, 'Oh, my guilty pleasure is…' then name a really brilliant crime writer. -Sophie Hannah

I remember feeling guilty that I had a good childhood. I thought everybody who is famous has to have a desperate childhood and work his way out of it, but I had a great one. -Tomie dePaola

Everyone thinks they can cure stress by adding to their schedule, like going to yoga. Oh, great – one more thing to feel guilty about when you can't do it. -Evangeline Lilly

I was brought up a Catholic, so I take no pleasure in guilt. -Imelda Staunton

I suppose I arrived at my charitable commitment largely through guilt. I recognized early on that my good fortune was not due to superior personal character or initiative so much as it was to dumb luck. -George Kaiser

It's rare for me to read any fiction. I almost only read nonfiction. I don't believe in guilty pleasures, I only believe in pleasures. People who call reading detective fiction or eating dessert a guilty pleasure make me want to puke. -Ira Glass

When you suddenly become successful, the change is enormous, both financially and in terms of recognition and the way people treat you. I found that hard to deal with. I got very guilty about it, and I think I put up obstacles to prevent myself enjoying it. -James Nesbitt

Presumptions of guilt or innocence may sometimes be strengthened or weakened by the place of birth and kind of education and associates a man has grown up with, and good character may at times interpose, and justly save, under suspicion, one who is accused of crime on slight circumstances. -Levi Woodbury

I don't want people to go to a film of mine because they feel guilty, like, 'I have to support it because there's black folks in there.' I want them to go because it's a good movie. -Gina Prince-Bythewood

I certainly don't feel any more super than any of the other people I knew in my working life… Quite the reverse. In fact, guilt is my middle name, and I think anybody who does do that thing with work and children and everything knows exactly what I'm talking about. -Jennifer Rowe

If you're the person living closest to the parent who's going to need help, and you take on the whole role of primary caregiver, you can be pretty sure your sibling who lives farthest away is going to call you and say, 'You don't know what you're doing.' Because they're not on the spot, and they probably feel guilty. -Gail Sheehy

I'm not sure that Jesuits ever produce faithful Catholics. Because they're too fierce. It is Sturm und Drang, and it is guilt – it is all that battlefield stuff. -Peter Hammill

Before they got vengeful, conservatives had some useful points to make about welfare. Government 'help' is too often guilt-assuaging gesture. It creates layers of wasteful bureaucracy. Too much help of the wrong sort creates a culture of dependency that swamps our ability to provide. -Donella Meadows

I don't want to put one innocent person to death to put 99 that are guilty to death. So philosophically I'm a tooth-for-tooth guy, but the reality is the death penalty as public policy is flawed. -Gary Johnson

I really believe guilt finds its way out of a person. -Joel Edgerton

Where does guilt and punishment lie, and are we not more expressive over remorse or guilt when other people see the badness in us? -Joel Edgerton

Women don't want to exchange places with men. Male chauvinists, science-fiction writers and comedians may favor that idea for its shock value, but psychologists say it is a fantasy based on ruling-class ego and guilt. -Gloria Steinem

I should have worked harder in my life. I suffer from a guilt complex. -Gian Carlo Menotti

The creation of Spoleto was a social experiment. Because I've always suffered guilt from being a Catholic, when I was in my fifties I felt a need of being needed. -Gian Carlo Menotti

The thing I remember most about having a tantrum is not the rage during the tantrum, but the being freaked out afterwards, and embarrassed, and guilty. It's scary to lose control of yourself. -Spike Jonze

We have learned the lines of good taste through history and our sense of guilt, be it post-colonial or post-Holocaust. -Patrick Chappatte

I don't do guilt, but if I were to squint in that direction, it's probably enjoying simple computer games like Zuma. But I regard such things as part of my hand-eye coordination workout. -Jo Beverley

I really do feel guilty that I don't visit me mum enough. -John Caudwell

I'm troubled by how much I like Rowan Williams. I think it reveals character flaws in myself that I'd rather not think about. The softly spoken soon-to-be-former Archbishop of Canterbury is my secret crush, my weird pash, and my guilty pleasure. -Robert Webb

One of the things I miss most about the U.K. is political TV, and I have one of those little gadgets, which means I can download British programmes illegally – that's why it's a guilty pleasure. -Raza Jaffrey

We have built our identities in many respects based on the guilt-ridden stories we have been told about our creation. For women, it is a very damning knowledge to be portrayed as curious and careless seductresses. -Gioconda Belli

White America is tortured by black America's failure to thrive, and all that guilt and anxiety has only gotten worse as a substantial quota of white America loses its own footing in the middle class and plunges into the rough country of joblessness, hopelessness, and government dependency. -James Howard Kunstler

I'm guilty of going to a fitting, then going out to buy the same outfit. It's been a problem for my bank account! -Blake Lively

If I were ever to grace the pages of 'Vogue,' I would want my image retouched because the audience is so vast. There is great vulnerability in being exposed to that many judging eyes. I feel no small amount of guilt over this willingness to surrender my ideals. -Roxane Gay

When I was 15, I begged my grandfather to give me this guitar he'd always had in the back of his closet. I promised him I'd learn to play it, but I never did. Then my grandfather died, and I felt so guilty. So I started playing. -Valerie June

Everyone sees something different in 'Endgame': a biblical apocalypse, a portrait of painful co-dependency, a confession of guilt and dignity in the face of death, a night of baffling hopelessness, a meaningless babble. Each interpretation reveals an absurd truth – not about the play, but about the person watching it. -Simon McBurney

I have no better way of judging guilt or innocence than anyone else. -Robert Shapiro

Our constitutionally-based criminal justice system places a high value on protecting the innocent. Among its central tenets is the idea that it is better to let a guilty person go free than to convict someone without evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. -Robert Shapiro

You know what I hate? I hate people who give me plants. The whole giving someone plants – it's like giving someone a pet. I'm giving you responsibility, I'm giving you a thing that you now have to take care of for, like, a year until it dies, and then I'm giving you sadness and guilt. -Chelsea Cain

Oh man, the Vengaboys are my guilty pleasure. -Kiesza

I don't believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility. -Audrey Hepburn

I think we all suffer from guilt at some point in our lives, but for the most part, I never really regret, and I try to always remain positive. -Channing Tatum

We must differentiate between guilt and duty. The soldier on the front, like the common man, who does his duty everywhere, should not be held responsible for the actions of a few who also called themselves Germans. -Oskar Schindler

In El Salvador, when neighbors were disappeared, tortured or killed, people doubted their own knowledge of the victims, and worried there must have been some secret guilt involved to deserve such punishment! That's how political terror succeeds. -Mimi Kennedy

We in the media have been guilty about not doing a better job of making people understand how really simple cooking is. We've made everyone feel like they have to be a chef. -Ruth Reichl

Although my life is far from perfect, the irony is that in a divorced parent's custody schedule – with days on and days off – instead of like it was before, when I felt ragged and still oddly guilty all the time, now I feel guilty but not ragged. -Sandra Tsing Loh

Sunday, there's not a lot of structure. I might spend an hour thinking about why I don't exercise, and feeling very guilty about not exercising. I tried running, over 10 years ago. It didn't really take. -Roz Chast

People are constantly not feeling, but numbing themselves, either through medication or playing on their phones. If you start feeling bad, it's like, 'Distract! Distract! Put on Storage Wars!' And I know because I'm guilty of it, too. -Mary Lambert

There is so much shame and guilt in our society, and I think it has deprived a lot of people from living fully. We are all facing battles… We've all had someone who has hurt us. So let's talk about it. -Mary Lambert

If it's a sunny day, I get this weird guilt if I'm not making the most of it, so I'll walk or go for a swim or get on my bike, or I'll go to the Heath, just have a reason to get out. -James Norton

No one politician should be allowed to judge the guilt, to charge an individual, to judge the guilt of an individual and to execute an individual. -Rand Paul

No American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found guilty of a crime by a court. -Rand Paul

Preconceived judgments. I think we're all guilty of it. I judge other people even though I get judged myself. It's such a disease and gets spread so much through social media. -Suki Waterhouse

One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I have a mean roundhouse kick. And my guilty pleasure? Deep fried pig ears! -Suki Waterhouse

'Thank you' is often an admission that you needed something that wasn't being fulfilled or you couldn't do on your own, so you needed someone else. There is also guilt. We think, 'Well, too much time has gone by, and it doesn't matter,' but it does. It always matters. -Elizabeth Banks

I feel like I've cheated. I never knew what to do. I was never a good enough painter to earn a living, and so I drifted into the theatre, and I've had a successful life. I feel guilty that I've never done a day's work in my life! -Barry Humphries

The first thing I do is I check my emails and my texts. I guess I shouldn't feel guilty about it at this point; it's kind of the norm. Sometimes I'll bounce around Twitter. And if I have time, I'll catch up on the news, usually on 'Huffington Post' or 'Salon.' -Randall Park

Leather pants are my guilty fashion pleasure. I have at least 10 pairs in navy, red, white, dusty pink, grey, suede and black. -Abbey Clancy

Sometimes things can be a guilty pleasure, but with 'Idol,' everyone talks about it like it's a real thing; they argue over who's gonna win… There's no laughing at it. -Andy Kindler

I don't know, and certainly I've been guilty of making a judgment about a celebrity, but there's a part of me that's like, 'Why don't you take the time you're spending ripping James Franco and go do something you like?' -Timothy Simons

Paris is a city that liberates you as a woman from all your sins that you think you are guilty of; it washes away all of that, and you are free. -Golshifteh Farahani

I have a natural instinct to feel guilty and that I've let people down. I've apologized in more songs than 'Back to the Shack.' Going back to our second record, the closing lines are 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.' It's definitely part of my personality. -Rivers Cuomo

If a guy works, and he has children, it's good, and he doesn't feel the same guilt about not being there for the children as a woman would. With a woman, there's that pull: 'Oh, I should be home,' when she's at work, and 'Oh, I should be at work,' when she's at home. -Melanie Mayron

Conservation is for guilty people on Park Avenue with poodles and Pekingeses. -Peter Beard

I am a bit of a head-in-the-sand person as concerns things happening beyond the walls of my study. And I don't feel particularly guilty about that. I figure that my primary job is producing the very best stories I am capable of writing, and that is what I concentrate upon doing. That is within my control. -Mary Balogh

An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around. -Debbie Ford

The human life is all one thing, like a blade tracing loops on the ice: a little kid, a twenty-three-year-old infantry sergeant, a middle-aged writer knowing guilt and sorrow. -Tim O'Brien

I don't confess in my work because to me, that implies that you're dumping all your guilt and sins on the page and asking the reader to forgive you. -Meghan Daum

In 2004, Warner-Lambert, a division of Pfizer Inc., pled guilty to two felonies and agreed to pay $430 million for fraudulently promoting the drug Neurontin. -Bernie Sanders

I feel a lot of guilt about the freedom that being an artist provides. I ask myself, 'Why am I not the guy emptying the trash, why am I the guy who is watching the guy empty the trash?' -Jason Molina

I'm easily frightened, and I've also come to realize that old Catholic guilt or remorse is easily stimulated. -Billy Collins

Though I continue to tell stories about Iraq, I sometimes fear this makes me a fraud. I feel guilty about the sorrow I feel because I know it is manufactured, and I feel guilty about the sorrow I do not feel because it is owed, it is the barest beginnings of what is owed to the fallen. -Phil Klay

All the things I've done are about duty and guilt: trying to do your best to better other people's lives. -Jonathan Powell

It is enough for a poet to be the guilty conscience of his age. -Saint-John Perse

I did grow up reading the 'Twilight' books. I feel guilty, but I was always Team Edward. -Halston Sage

He incurs a fearful amount of guilt who in the least promotes the aim of the Evil One by trampling upon a tender conscience in a child. -Charles Spurgeon

Good old-fashioned, puritanical work guilt is, for me, a better colleague than any Muse. If I reach my weekly word target by Friday afternoon, then the weekend is guilt-free. -Jim Crace

The Commonwealth Prize is about celebrating the Commonwealth and the special relationship we have with the ex-colonies – which is part guilt and part warmth – and the Booker Prize isn't an essential part of that, but it is part of that. -Jim Crace

My mother started to suffer from multiple sclerosis, but nobody knew what MS was then. My father didn't – and later he suffered a great deal of guilt over that. It was an awful business and very fraught. -Ruth Rendell

The sight of people sleeping on the streets hits us hardest around Christmas and New Year. We see them camped out alone on the freezing concrete, and we think, with a rush of guilt, about heading home to our families and our soft beds. -John Niven

Undocumented people get arrested all the time. I get arrested, and it's front-page news. I feel guilt. -Jose Antonio Vargas

Having spent the greater part of my life under a Communist dictatorship, I am very familiar with the Bolshevik mentality according to which an author in general, and an eminent author in particular, is always guilty, and must be punished accordingly. -Ismail Kadare

I hate when the major event of a show I watch is spoiled for me. And I'm wracked with guilt when/if I spoil something for someone else. -Bryan Cogman

No man can be judged a criminal until he is found guilty; nor can society take from him the public protection until it has been proved that he has violated the conditions on which it was granted. What right, then, but that of power, can authorize the punishment of a citizen so long as there remains any doubt of his guilt? -Cesare Beccaria

Why not, when it can be done without exposure or expense, let me rescue some of America's miserable children from vice and guilt? -Dorothea Dix

If I have been guilty of no violation of law, why am I hunted up and down continually like a partridge upon the mountains? Why am I threatened with the tar barrel? Why am I waylaid every day, and from night to night, and my life in jeopardy every hour? -Elijah Parish Lovejoy

Critics have called alien epic 'Avatar' a version of 'Dances With Wolves' because it's about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy. -Annalee Newitz

I like all cheese, but my guiltiest pleasure is definitely American cheese. -Wylie Dufresne

I love watching 'The Real Housewives of New York.' That's my guilty pleasure. But I don't even feel guilty. I can just watch it, zone out, and forget about my problems. -Lauren Lapkus

It's kind of sad, the way we've turned the entertainment of reading into a kind of psychic broccoli – something to feel guilty about if you don't force it on your face-making children while dutifully consuming a few token florets yourself. -Lynn Coady

The things that churned inside Daredevil were deeply religious, somewhat guilt-driven traces of the messianic, with his powers being a compensation for and driven by the vulnerability of being blind. Green Arrow is not driven by dark forces. -Ann Nocenti

I don't want to live with the guilt of messing up someone's retirement fund. -Romesh Wadhwani

After Mason was born, I'd feel guilty doing anything that wasn't related to work. -Kourtney Kardashian

Interior decor is my guilty pleasure. If I'm going to splurge on something, it's more for my home than for clothes. -Kourtney Kardashian

You always have guilt as a working mum, and you overcompensate by buying them loads of things. That was what I was doing, anyway. I've kind of realised now that I'm the best mum that I can be. -Rebecca Ferguson

If you're guilty of something, you can focus on that, but if something terrible happens, and you can't imagine how you could have changed it, that's very difficult for the mind. In some ways, it's more difficult not to be at fault because it's a subtler thing. -Darin Strauss

Society isn't good at dealing with people who have something concrete to feel guilty about or who are dealing with a loss. -Darin Strauss

My feeling for reality TV isn't ironic, guilty, or apologetic. Reality TV is one of the few remaining modes of popular entertainment in which characterization is permitted as plot. -Andrea Seigel

We hesitate to call liars out in professional environments because we feel guilty for being suspicious. Calling someone a liar for no good reason is a frightening proposition for most. -Travis Bradberry

I still keep thinking someone will penetrate my guilty secret – that I have been masquerading as a writer all these years while all I was really doing was enjoying myself, pursuing my passion. -Geraldine McCaughrean

I feel intensely guilty for working… You have to be able to provide for your kids. But I feel like it's a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it. -Melissa McCarthy

My one guilty pleasure is, every airport, I will drop everything to get an airport massage at those kiosks. -Tyler Oakley

You don't want to become guilty of plagiarism by letting someone else's words get inadvertently mixed in with your own. If you do feel the need to paste in a block of research while you're writing, be sure to highlight the copied text in a different color so you can go back and remove or rewrite it entirely later. -Gayle Lynds

President Gerald R. Ford was never one for second-guessing, but for many years after leaving office in 1977, he carried in his wallet a scrap of a 1915 Supreme Court ruling. 'A pardon,' the excerpt said, 'carries an imputation of guilt,' and acceptance of a pardon is 'a confession of it.' -Scott Shane

My guilty pleasure is competitive cooking reality shows. I don't like cooking shows when it's just about cooking. It has to be competitive – they're fighting and yelling at each other. I am obsessed with those shows, and I have no idea why. -Justice Smith

When a person is found not guilty, they're found not guilty. -R. Kelly

People plead guilty or admit to crimes they didn't commit for various reasons. Certain interrogation procedures produce high rates of false confessions. -Eric Schneiderman

Once they are charged, too many poor New Yorkers find themselves trapped by our unjust bail system. Unable to pay for bail, they languish in Rikers Island or other jails while they await trial, regardless of guilt. -Eric Schneiderman

Our standards for motherhood are so high that many of us harbor intense, secret guilt for every harsh word we speak to our children, every negative thought that enters our minds. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

I didn't invent satire. I didn't come up with it. And it will continue to be a very powerful tool to disrupt political taboos and social taboos and religious taboos, because those taboos are always used to control and to curb people's way of creativity and thinking, by making them feel guilty because they want to make a change. -Bassem Youssef

My family made it through Hurricane Sandy. We have water, power, and a roof, but the survivor's guilt makes me want to hide. Sneak away from the brilliance of life. It shouts at me: 'Don't enjoy anything too much; people are suffering.' I feel childlike somehow. -Alysia Reiner

From the moment my dad died, from the moment I found out there was the possibility of his dying, there were many surprises – years after, minutes after. The moments I was okay were as surprising as the ones that I wasn't. Making it through the eulogy without losing it. And then the guilt I felt about it. Surprise! -Alysia Reiner

I don't really have guilty pleasures. I like what I like, and I don't worry too much about whether it's supposed to be cool or sophisticated or show that I have good or bad taste or whatever. -Ann Leckie

I have these brownies that I make that are just a home run with my family. I make them with almond butter, prune puree, walnuts, cocoa powder and whole-wheat flour, and I like them because they're delicious, but they're also guilt-free. -Tia Mowry

We try to be conscious of the amount of trash we have. Having a water filter allows us to be aware of not using too many water bottles. Since I am not able to hand wash due to my schedule, I use Seventh Generation laundry detergent, and I feel less guilty. -Tia Mowry

Denial, panic, threats, anger – those are very human responses to feeling guilt. -Joshua Oppenheimer

I'm sure it's one of the most frustrating aspects of human experience for all of us, that when we tell someone who's hurt us that they've hurt us, they tend to react with anger because they feel guilty, and we know we also get angry when we feel guilty. -Joshua Oppenheimer

The question in the Simpson case has never been whether he is guilty or not guilty but, given the facts and circumstances of this case, whether it is possible for him to be innocent. And the answer to that question has always been an unequivocal no. -Vincent Bugliosi

Our system, for readily apparent reasons, is far superior to those in nations, mostly totalitarian, which presume an arrested person is guilty and place the burden on the accused to prove his innocence. -Vincent Bugliosi

The great joy of being a prosecutor is that you don't take whatever case walks in the door. You evaluate the case; you make your best judgement. You only go forward if you believe that the defendant is guilty. -Merrick Garland

I think Americans are not guilty for 9/11; I think President Bush is not guilty for 9/11. -Condoleezza Rice

I'm often accused of hiring people with civil rights experience, and I do plead guilty to that. -Tom Perez

I don't have a lot of shame. That doesn't mean I can't feel bad about the way someone reacts to me or about something I read about myself online. But I don't have a lot of guilt, no. I've always been this way. I'm missing a chip. -Chelsea Handler

My guilty pleasure is sugar. -Behati Prinsloo

'Business Week' is guilty of very shoddy reporting. -Jerry Della Femina

There are five requirements for an accused to turn state witness. One of the requirements is that the accused does not appear to be the most guilty. -Miriam Defensor-Santiago

I had to deal with terrorist finance. And we had to, if you like, ensure that the accounts of people who were guilty of terrorist finance or using their accounts for terrorist finance were closed down. So we had to do asset freezing. -Gordon Brown

The red squirrel is more common and less dignified than the gray, and oftener guilty of petty larceny about the barns and grain-fields. -John Burroughs

Can we text twice as much while driving, without the guilt? Yes, we can, if only cars will drive themselves. -Sebastian Thrun

Many women feel they can't afford their lives; their husbands can't afford to be paying for the family bills. Hillary Clinton is guilty of being part of the establishment that created that problem. -Paul Manafort

Do I favor the death penalty? Theoretically, I do, but when you realize that there's a 4 percent error rate, you end up putting guilty people to death. -Gary Johnson

When I was in my 20s, I felt guilty if I didn't exercise – now I feel guilty if I do. It's time I could be spending with my family. -Ivanka Trump

I look at the world through a green lens now, but you can't make yourself crazy. That feeling of green guilt can be really inhibiting. It's about a changing mind-set, remembering to turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth. -Rachel McAdams

I don't want to harm my government. I want to help my government. But the fact that they are willing to completely ignore due process, they're willing to declare guilt without ever seeing a trial, these are things that we need to work against as a society and say, 'Hey, this is not appropriate.' -Edward Snowden

I wasn't really interested in doing anything except going from pilot season to pilot season and sowing my oats in the months between and telling my agency to stop sending me movie scripts, because they'd pile up in my house and make me feel guilty because I had to read them. -Jason Bateman

Men and women wonder if merely walking or driving justifies being followed, stopped, or questioned. This practice and the presumption of guilt so often associated with people of color must come to an end. -Marcia Fudge

I don't believe in amnesty… What I have proposed is that we would come forth with a program that allows individuals to come forward and to plead guilty… They would have to pay a fine; they would have to go through a background check – some say learn English – and they would get learned legal status. -Chris Gibson

Administrator McCarthy committed perjury and made several false statements at multiple congressional hearings and as a result, is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors – an impeachable offense. -Paul Gosar

I said something really stupid once. I told a friend that my mother was so beautiful, but my dad was ugly. My dad heard it and just laughed it off, but I felt guilty. It haunted me for years. I should never have said that. -Gene Wilder

There are many who are not guilty of doing anything wrong but very guilty of sins of omission – the things they neglect to do – the good things – the kind, thoughtful words, compassionate thoughts and hopeful attitudes they might have had towards their neighbor. -Mother Angelica

I'm guilty for a lot of things. -Alex Rodriguez

I feel extremely guilty that I've had to put team-mates through extra media questions. -Lizzie Armitstead

I never quit. The times when I have quit in the past because I couldn't face trying harder have stayed with me, and the guilt is not worth it. -Lizzie Armitstead

I'm guilty of it myself, sort of thinking, 'Classic novels: snoozeville.' But there is a huge amount of wonderful material. -Natasha Little

Moral Injury is differentiated from PTSD in that it directly relates to guilt and shame veterans experience as a result of committing actions that go against their moral codes. Therapists who study and treat moral injury have found that no amount of medication can relieve the pain of trying to live with these moral burdens. -Chuck Norris

The kids are fixing their eyes on social media, and the stories they're looking at may not be the most important things. I'm guilty of that, too. Do you want to look at Instagram or the news? It's a difficult, and weird, situation. -Selena Gomez

'Ida' is about humanity, about guilt and forgiveness. It's not a film that deals with an issue as such. It's more universal. -Pawel Pawlikowski

You will be hard pressed to read another book that understands you as well as 'Leaves of Grass' does. It was made for you in the way that the constellations were made for you. It understands and makes space for your doubts, your love, the guilt and passions of your life and waits for you. -Rowan Ricardo Phillips

I sometimes worry that by encouraging so many more people to try their hand at baking through 'The Great British Bake Off,' I'm going to find myself in court one day charged with accelerating the national epidemic of obesity! To which I will plead not guilty. A slice of Victoria sandwich is never going to harm anyone. -Paul Hollywood

I think that when moms just give themselves up, the kids know. They feel guilty; they resent their mother for making them feel guilty, and then they grow up and do the same thing. Whereas my mother showed me that it's okay to focus on yourself. -Jillian Michaels

My faith was eventually what helped me face myself, tell the truth about everything I had done, face criticism, cope with guilt, pain, and grow from all of it. -Andra Day

My guilty pleasure is definitely candy! Skittles are my favourite. -Sara Sampaio

My guilty fear is that what I'm doing, probably anyone could do. And that I just got a lot of lucky breaks. -Louis Theroux

I don't go around saturated in guilt or anything like that. I do worry about things quite a lot, but I don't feel as though I am a bad person. -Louis Theroux

The EPA must be forbidden to seize or destroy the property of any person until and unless such person has been found guilty of a crime in a court of law. -Robert Zubrin

I resist lists. It must be all those 'Most Important' and 'Best of the Year' ones I compiled in my years as a beat critic. I often felt guilty about what I left out. -Margo Jefferson

The great thing for me is how Hitchcock uses guilt so well. He implicates the spectator in the character's field, and you really feel it, and there's incredible relief when it comes out right – if it does come out right. -Whit Stillman

My guilty pleasure is watching the Investigation Discovery channel. -Whit Stillman

I grew up Catholic, so I feel guilty about everything. -Derek Cianfrance

The quality of time I get to spend with my family is very important. That way, I feel I am experiencing all the different aspects of my life without guilt. -Gisele Bundchen

I have friends that are super talented, that are far more talented than I am in certain areas, but it just doesn't happen for them. Sometimes you feel guilty for your success because you know people who deserve it way more. -Paul Walker

I have the most guilty, abusive relationship with McDonald's. Left to my own devices, I'd probably eat four Big Macs a week. -Armie Hammer

A baby comes with such responsibility. Once you become a mother, you always have a guilt trip. You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better. -Gal Gadot

I'm not a big TV guy, but I love either 'Auction Hunters' or those repo shows on truTV. It's really just glorified 'Jerry Springer' is all it is. Every now and then, it's just mindless entertainment. We'll be on the bus, and we'll laugh at it. Those are my guilty pleasures. -Eric Church

We have a system of jurisprudence. You are innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to counsel. And you have a right to hospitalization if you are ill. That is our system. And it's what makes this country special and what makes this country great. -Andrew Cuomo

When evidence emerged that Clinton was a devoted mother, Margaret Carlson writing in 'TIME' found her guilty of 'yuppie overdoting on her daughter.' -Deborah Tannen

Intelligence collection is not confined to the communications of adversaries or of the guilty. Rather, it's about gaining information otherwise unavailable that would help keep Americans safe and free. -Michael Hayden

One of the great rewards of a writer's life is that it lets you read all the books you want to without feeling guilty. -Damon Knight

I don't have time to be lonely. And I get fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can't even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need. It's just the reality of my time, my life, my schedule. -Rihanna

A lot of people are afraid of the idea of enslavement, and that's because it's tied to so much shame and guilt… That is the big elephant in the room, but a part of why we're afraid to attack that subject matter is because of the way we've been taught about it. -Aldis Hodge

Writers are always writing about infidelity. It's so dramatic. The wickedness of it, the secrecy, the complications, the finding that you thought you were one person but you're also this other person. The innocent life and the guilty life. My God, it's just full of stuff for a writer. I doubt it will ever go out of fashion. -Alice Munro

We will be guilty of criminal negligence, without extenuation, if we permit future famines. -Norman Borlaug

I feel guilty: when I'm not golfing, I feel like I should be golfing. And when I'm golfing, I feel like I should be home working or spending time with the family. So it's a real conundrum. -Kevin Nealon

Maybe it's because I was named for him, but I've always wanted to meet Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's oversimplifying, but all Hawthorne's short stories and novels are, in one way or another, about guilt. Something profoundly disturbing must have happened to him at an early age. I'd like to know what that was. -Nathaniel Philbrick

When we blame all Muslims, all Syrians, or all members of any other group because of the actions of individuals, we fall into the trap of asserting collective guilt. We empower the narrow-minded ideology that we are trying to defeat. -Samantha Power

For me, if I'm just killing time, I play solitaire. I'm also guilty of playing Snood. I like games where I can shoot balls and match colors. -Jack McBrayer

There's this constant guilt that comes with parenting. You always feel like you're never enough. If you're confident in your parenting, you probably suck at it. -Nia Vardalos

No matter how frustrated, disappointed and discouraged we may feel in the face of our failures, it's only temporary. And the faster you can stop wallowing in guilt, blame or resentment, the faster you can put it behind you. -Fabrizio Moreira

There are times when you need to pitch a fit and other times when you need to apply Catholic guilt, and it's just figuring out which is the most appropriate approach and then implementing it. -Lisa Murkowski

I've always felt a certain guilt to have them labeled as 'Christina's sisters' or, 'That's Christina's mom' but them looking for the respect to be named Elizabeth and Danielle and Carmen. -Christina Milian

If the charge against me is that I fight to win, and I'm intense, then I'm guilty. -Sean Spicer

I'm a lot more productive in an actual office. I love being around our other editors, and going there every day alleviates some of the guilt that I think many self-employed people feel when you know you could always be working from your laptop at home. I feel so relaxed there, while completely engaged and inspired. -Tavi Gevinson

Making music is an emotional thing. And when you're on a video shoot with 50 people there, you have to somehow, in a non-emotional way, say what you want and not feel guilty for it. And that takes growing up and that takes… not caring how people perceive you as much. And it just takes experience, I think. -Banks

I here ask pardon of all my compatriots for everything of which I have been guilty towards them. I know that, by my ill-considered and immature works, I have brought distress to many and that I have even provoked others to attack me openly and, in general, have produced displeasure in many. -Nikolai Gogol

We all have the problem of what do you do with the not-guilty-yet in free and democratic societies where you have the presumption of innocence. It's a very difficult problem. -Ron Johnson

I have a sweet tooth. Milk chocolate with the caramel fillings – that's my guilty pleasure right there. But I think that's all right; we have to let ourselves indulge sometimes. -Caroline Wozniacki

Good-quality travel and good-quality food are the two luxuries that I never have any guilt indulging in. -Charlie Hunnam

Abortion is wrong. I think everyone knows that, which is why abortion activists are so angry all the time. It's a bit like when you catch someone out in a lie, and they get really mad at you really quickly, and you can't work out why until later. It's guilt. -Milo Yiannopoulos

It does violence to the English language to assert that a president who has violated a duty entrusted to him by the Constitution is not guilty of official misconduct. -Charles T. Canady

Whole Foods is a wonderland molded to accommodate the psyche of the socially-responsible, guilt-ridden liberal – the crunchy Kucinich capitalist. -Andrew Breitbart

The mainstream media choose to flaunt story lines that make white America appear guilty of continued institutional racism, while black racism against whites is ignored as an acceptable disposition given our nation's history. -Andrew Breitbart

In a country where the individual is 'innocent until proven guilty,' conservatives have been forced to actively disassociate themselves from an ideological lineage to white supremacists, anti-Semites, and other racist miscreants. -Andrew Breitbart

It's a guilty pleasure that things I loved as a kid I now have the power to put into motion and up on screen. -Dave Filoni

I felt guilty about what happened on 'Twin Peaks.' All of a sudden, to have that kind of payoff for doing so little seemed very strange. -Sheryl Lee

'Mama's Family' was kind of like everyone's guilty pleasure. -Vicki Lawrence

As it happens, the National Front has never been guilty of racism. -Marine Le Pen

I have a fascination with Flight 93. My emotions are mixed: awe, gratitude, fear, heartache, pride – even, in some ways, guilt. -Dana Perino

My father died five days before I returned to New York. He was only fifty-three years old. My parents and my father's doctor had all decided it was wiser for me to go to South America than to stay home and see Papa waste away. For a long time, I felt an enormous sense of guilt about having left my father's side when he was so sick. -Beverly Sills

If I don't do something constructive every day, I feel like I have wasted my time, and I almost feel guilty for not doing something I could have learned from. -Ann Makosinski

I don't really have guilty pleasures – I like what I like. But I've seen a lot – a lot – of 'Taxicab Confessions.' -John Ross Bowie

France was given up to fire and bloodshed, she experienced famine, she experienced the worst of things, she was nearly chopped up in pieces forever because of the decision… to exclude, to brand one party as guilty and annihilate them. -Emmanuel Macron

When I fell in love, all the shame and guilt I carried with me for years suddenly vanished. -Gilbert Baker

The presence of a Jew in any movement no more guarantees it to be innocent of antisemitism than guilty. And that applies to anti-Zionism, too. Anti-Zionist Jews exist, but that tells one nothing about anti-Zionism. -Howard Jacobson

I don't think I have any guilt or embarrassment about any of the TV shows I watch. Maybe the fact that the shows I can watch over and over again are cartoons like 'Bob's Burgers' and 'American Dad' and 'Rick & Morty.' -Ross Butler

I really like food. Honestly, anytime I have time off, I binge-watch Netflix and eat chicken tenders. That's my guilty pleasure. Separate or together! -Kelsea Ballerini

The prosecution has an ethical duty to ensure not just that they get a conviction when the defendant is guilty, but also to ensure that they get it by means of fair trial, and that means a fair trial for the defense as well as the prosecution. -Marcia Clark

When it's time to recharge, I don't feel guilty about it. -Payal Kadakia

I've struggled for confidence and had great doubts about myself. But, personally, I'm not riddled with guilt. -Charlie Cox

I never feel guilty or anything after a podcast; I feel better. -Nikki Glaser

The costs of badly-run NASA projects are paid for with cutbacks or delays in NASA projects that didn't go over budget. Hence the guilty are rewarded and the innocent are punished. -Alan Stern

Guilty pleasure implies that it's something that I feel guilty for watching… people tell me I should feel guilty for watching because I'm too old to watch it, but I don't give a damn: I love everything on Cartoon Network from 'Adventure Time' to 'The Adventures of Gumball', 'Teen Titans'… all those shows that are for my kids, I like those! -Ne-Yo

Mr. Obama said that he personally told Mr. Putin to knock it off and vows to retaliate. But the Obama presidency is coming to an end, and his successor still won't accept that Russia is guilty of tampering with U.S. elections. -John Dickerson

My guilty pleasure is vanilla cupcakes! I love cupcakes! I love cupcakes. When it's really bad, it's 12 per day. I've fallen asleep with cupcake in my mouth, like, frosting all over my mouth. More than – several times. -GloZell

When the Holocaust happened, I was 15 years old. My parents kept it a secret from me, despite belonging to the Red Cross. I only found out about it much later. Even today I still feel guilty, because I was an ignoramus between the age of 15 and 25. I am sorry I couldn't stand up for them. -Jean-Luc Godard

As President Trump quickly moved to limit immigration, civil rights, and environmental protections, I felt fear for my young children, and guilt, too – as if I'd somehow betrayed the unspoken contract all parents make to give our children a better life than ourselves. -Laura Moser

I think 'Piranha' won't be in the guilty-pleasure category, because it's gonna be – well, yeah, maybe for some people. From what I've seen, it has a sense of humor about itself, and it's also really scary and really, really violent. I would call it a popcorn movie from the planet Popcorn. -Adam Scott

I have a recurring dream where I'm on the run for a horrible thing I did years and years ago. Like, in the dream… because the thing I did was so long ago that it's just a faint memory in my dream, so I'm sort of remembering it as I'm on the run from the police. And I'm totally guilty of it. -Adam Scott

I had children very young. You go through a period of immense guilt about being a working mother. -Adena Friedman

Aspects of guilt or handwringing that one might expect in a film set in the '50s about women who discover their love for other women – a lot of these things are not in 'Carol.' -Todd Haynes

A really great popcorn movie is extremely hard to pull off. A really great popcorn book is equally hard to pull off, so I don't feel guilty devouring one. -Gillian Flynn

As a freshman at Stanford University – a young black man – when O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder, it was a joyful moment. I was happy, absolutely. It wasn't necessarily a matter of whether he was guilty or innocent, per se, it was a matter of finally seeing someone who looked like me have the justice system work in their favor. -Sterling K. Brown

Grief has similar side effects of alcohol consumption, such as numbness, guilt, and depression, resulting in less alert and price-sensitive customers. In addition, the funeral industry is somewhat taboo in the sense that communities in general don't communicate with one another about what are acceptable practices in this industry. -Perianne Boring

St. Lucia represents, for me, where I found myself musically once I stopped trying to be cool, in some way, and stopped stopping these guilty pleasure influences I had from coming through. -St. Lucia

To Barack Obama and the American Left, the 'imperialist' West is always guilty, and so, radical Islam is seen as at least half right in attacking Western values and institutions. -Tom Tancredo

Progressives really do see America as guilty of crimes against humanity, and to them, our 'greatness' must be abandoned to atone for those crimes. -Tom Tancredo

Working parents bring a certain amount of guilt to their relationship with their children. -Judy Sheindlin

For the Russians, the displacement of the Holocaust is calculated and cynical. It's not emotional; they don't care about the Holocaust one way or another. They only care about it insofar as they can use it to manipulate a German sense of guilt. -Timothy D. Snyder

I definitely do live my life at a different pace now than I used to… I feel like I'm guilty of all the overindulgences of a guy in his 20s and early 30s could've gone through, but I look back on it with great fondness. I don't have a lot of regrets. -Tracy Lawrence

I've been guilty of being in the writers' room and going too dark; other people have gone too wacky and zany. -Bill Burr

If you make a defamatory allegation that the Prime Minister is guilty of criminal misappropriation of pension funds of Singaporeans, that's a very serious matter. -Lee Hsien Loong

I was guilty of using beauty products without consulting a dermatologist. So I've developed a sensitive skin. -Hazel Keech

I grew up outside of Seattle and have lived here my whole life, and I think that there is a culture of questioning and guilt. Almost an 'anti-ambition.' -Carrie Brownstein

I have no qualms: no shame, no guilt, no embarrassment. I tend to act out a lot. -Brendon Urie

There is a restless identity in the New World. The New World needs an identity without guilt or blame. -Derek Walcott

Hollywood has successfully produced many films framed by anti-racist or pro-integrationist story lines. I'm going to guess that since 'Gone With The Wind,' Hollywood realized films about racism and segregation pull at the heartstrings of everyone and hopefully serve to purge a sense of guilt. -Joe Morton

Racism comes in many different forms. Sometimes it's subtle, and sometimes it's overt. Sometimes it's violent, and sometimes it's harmless, but it's definitely here. It's something that I think we're all guilty of, and we just have to make sure that we deal with our own personal racism in the right way. -Jordan Peele

We intellectuals are not stupid: we know the phenomenology of guilt is a bad photocopy of the phenomenology of thought, so it's much cheaper to press that button. -Timothy Morton

Unfortunately, of course, guilt is an artifact of agricultural-age religion and is designed specifically to prevent humans from thinking and operating on a collective level. -Timothy Morton

Pollution is everywhere, in that ancient Greek sense of miasma: guilt experienced as abject body fluid, moral pollution defining what kinds of beings count in social space. -Timothy Morton

A scapegoat remains effective as long as we believe in its guilt. -Rene Girard

The true Resurrection is based not on the mythical lie of the guilty victim who deserves to die, but on the rectification of that lie, which comes from the true God and which reopens channels of communication mankind itself had closed through self-imprisonment in its own violent cultures. -Rene Girard

I'm somebody who, if I went to the grocery store, and one of them wasn't with me, I would feel guilty. I would be like, 'I shouldn't be doing anything without them, anytime, ever.' A very codependent way of thinking. Also, motherhood is hugely about guilt. -Pamela Adlon

I have had moments where I've felt like, 'I'm going to feel a little guilty if I don't put the baby down for her nap today, but I really need to go to that spin class. And that's good for my health and my mental well-being, so I think the nanny can put her down for her nap, and I'm going to be OK with that.' -Busy Philipps

Legal aid gets a bad press. Some rail against handing taxpayers' money to criminals; others attack fat cat lawyers, while some argue that we spend far more on legal aid than other countries. But let's get some facts straight: saying that legal aid is just about criminals is wrong – most goes to people before any decision is taken on their guilt. -Sadiq Khan

Legal aid is crucial in ensuring those truly guilty of crimes are convicted after due process, and those innocent are able to clear their names, by ensuring that access to legal representation is available for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. -Sadiq Khan

We cannot afford to have the confidence of the public, victims, and witnesses in our justice system undermined because the wrong people are being found guilty and the real criminals are wandering the streets. -Sadiq Khan

If you look at it closely, 'Mankatha' is a politically incorrect film. It explores the darker side of the human mind, and I think, while watching it, people are, in a sense, redeeming themselves of their own guilt. -Ajith Kumar

If an employer decides to flout the law, it may be guilty of criminal offences and subject to serious financial liability. -Robert Rinder

When I was little, I had a Norwegian babysitter – and that was my introduction to both regular and salty licorice. We all know the ordinary version, but the salty kind is a favorite candy throughout Northern Europe. It's a guilty pleasure of mine that I have to try not to keep around because I'll eat the entire bag in one go. -Zac Posen

Frankly, Indian women inherit this collective cultural unconscious – this sense of guilt, shame, and dishonour. I think Indian girls need to become shameless and a little selfish, too. -Swara Bhaskar

Remember that you have to be happy to make other people happy. Don't get weighed down by duty, guilt, and responsibility all the time. -Swara Bhaskar

Sometimes I forget I have children, which is very strange. I feel guilty about it, as if my inattention will cause something to happen to them, even when I'm not responsible for them – that God will punish me. -Jennifer Egan

I feel so guilty about the state of young people today. And I say that because our generation fought for everything. We fought to sit down at a counter, to sit on a bus. They were left with nothing to fight for. -Cicely Tyson

We live in a time where we're made to feel guilty about overeating, oversleeping, and not exercising. Garfield not only does all that, but he doesn't apologize for it. -Jim Davis

I'm often guilty of overcooking and too much arrangement and throwing too much at it. But I think as I get older, I'm learning better when to be empty and when to be full. -Peter Gabriel

What's interesting is, say, the O.J. trial and when the verdict came out, and there were people who celebrated, and there were people who thought that he's guilty, and it's a crime. Those reactions tend to be filtered through our own experiences. -Malcolm-Jamal Warner

The only guilty pleasure I have is pasta. -Allison Janney

This is a grueling profession. Either you can't get work, or you can't get certain kinds of parts, or you get a part, and it kills you because it's not good enough, or you get successful and feel guilty about it. -Carol Kane

When I was a prosecutor, we had one straightforward goal: convict the guilty and protect the innocent. To me, that simple mission still holds true. -Amy Klobuchar

It has become increasingly difficult for states or the federal government to apply the death penalty. But why even try? Nothing is accomplished, and while the chances of making a mistake are now diminished – DNA can prove guilt as well as innocence – life in prison is a worthy substitute. -Richard Cohen

I do feel kind of guilty sometimes 'cause, like, I could buy myself a $5,000 dress or a $3,000 dress, and I'm buying these things, but I'm knowing that my cousin need money for the rent. And then I gotta tell myself, 'Stop feeling guilty. You worked for this.' -Cardi B

It doesn't matter whether you're guilty or not in Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines. -Daniel Berehulak

I haven't been really guilty of being an uber helicopter parent; I took the baby monitors out when they were three months old because I thought that was an invasion of their privacy. -Rosemarie DeWitt

No one involved in corruption will be spared, no matter who they are, I assure you. Whether a minister, a prince, or anyone. Anyone who is guilty of corruption will be held accountable. -Mohammad bin Salman

Many low-income people in the U.S.A. charged with a crime opt to plead guilty to a lesser offence because they cannot afford to go to trial. -Guy Standing

I think we're all guilty of it as British citizens: if something gets big, we go, 'Ugh.' -Winston Marshall

Oust me if you want, but if I stepped down, I would be admitting guilt. -Michel Temer

Growing up in the digital age of filmmaking, I'm as guilty as anyone of overshooting. -Matthew Heineman

The death penalty confronts us with a penetrating moral question: Can even the monstrous crimes of those who are condemned to death and are truly guilty of such crimes erase their sacred dignity as human beings and their intrinsic right to life? -Blase J. Cupich

I finally realize that I have earned my happiness and what little success I have. And I'm not guilty about it any more. It just happened one day. It just came out. -Jason Robards

In the game of politics, both parties are sometimes guilty of passing really stupid laws that, in reality, are purely symbolic and have no real impact on anyone. -Whitney Tilson

I want to live in a world where my son will not be presumed guilty the moment he is born, where a toy in his hand isn't mistaken for anything other than a toy. -Clint Smith

Motherhood is like a big sleeping bag of guilt. -Anna Faris

I really like The Cars. They're just so over the top and super pop, but I don't feel guilty. I'm proud of all the music I listen to. -Mitski

For many of us, this is very painful, pulling the lever for someone many think odious. But please consider this: A vote for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump himself. It is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of this election. Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless. -Eric Metaxas

I tend to be a fairly spirited person, but I've never hated anyone more than I hated Christian Longo after his trial, when I realized his guilt and that I had been partially duped. -Michael Finkel

Koresh certainly was guilty of something. -David Thibodeau

I think fear has been racialised. When you get someone who says 'I was afraid' of a big black guy, that's enough to say, 'Okay, not guilty,' or, 'No indictment.' It's persisted over generations, and it needs to stop. -Yance Ford

I don't feel guilty about any of my pleasures. -Adwoa Aboah

I'm definitely guilty of turning tail and running in places in my life. It's the lack of courage, really. -Ron Livingston

The one time I shot a gun, the feelings I felt, I was guilty for feeling them. There is an exhilaration and a glamour, and I felt awful for feeling that. -Justin Tranter

When I talk about the C.I.A. stuff, I feel guilt because I left. I really believed in that job, and my colleagues are still there. But I have kids now. -Tom King

I remember feeling a little guilty every time I opened a Chipotle. I felt guilty because I wasn't following my true passion. But that eventually went away. And I realized that this is my calling. -Steve Ells

I sometimes write in a cafe down the road from my house now because I feel guilty trying to work if I can hear them playing. I invariably end up sat in a corner, depressed, retreating into my own world. -Julia Davis

Over the years, I've interviewed the victims, the guilty, the famous, the important, and the ordinary people affected by tragedy or good fortune. But strangely, it is not always the people in the spotlight that have stayed with me. It is often those on the periphery, the bit players in the drama, that continue to haunt. -Fiona Barton

I always feel guilty when I want to go get my nails done or hair done because it takes time away, but I know moms need that alone time, too. -Jessie James Decker

I was raised Catholic, so guilt shackles you from acting like a complete fool all the time. -Keegan-Michael Key

I still feel guilty buying something without asking my mother first. It's ridiculous. I'll call her and be like, 'I saw this dress, can I get it?' And she'll say, 'Margaret, whatever. Get the dress.' -Margaret Qualley

As we're learning with Hillary Clinton, only guilty politicians try to hide the truth from voters. -Todd Wilcox

A lawyer wants to get his client off the hook. And even if he knows the client is guilty, he is going to find ways and means of getting him off the hook. -Mahathir Mohamad

I'm guilty of being perceived as having narrow taste. I went after the artists that I thought were important – Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and stuff. -Robert Hilburn

When women fight for a higher salary, they can often feel guilty. When men fight for more pay, they feel empowered. I've always wanted to encourage women to go after the money they deserve. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

If I want to make the first move, I want to go after something in my life, I should be able to do that without shame, guilt, or blame. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

I reject the notion that one should feel guilty about what you don't know. -Rumaan Alam

I do love Instagram, but even if I spend 15 minutes looking at stuff, I feel guilty. -Wyatt Cenac

If I'm going to get an ice cream cone two or three times a week, then it's a pleasure. No guilt. -Melissa Leo

We're so sure of what our unlived lives would have been like that we feel guilty for not living them – for not living up to our potential. -Sheila Heti

Sometimes, when God blessed me with something, I would feel guilty. Then I realized this was wrong, because a blessing is a blessing is a blessing. -Reinhard Bonnke

',Alive' stems from emotional growth and contentment. Before writing the song, I was swimming in a pool of hurt, guilt and spiritual discomfort. Instead of drowning, I decided to embrace these feelings and express gratitude for the lessons learned. With this new-found sense of life, I am stronger and happier than ever. -Ravyn Lenae

My guilty pleasure is listening to Enya in the bathtub. I do bubbles. I do essential oils. Candles, if they're around. -Chord Overstreet

Women are against women, and men are against women. Like, women have to rise above so much to get ahead. I feel guilty that sometimes I hate being a woman. I hate it because there's so much weight on your shoulders at all times. Maybe I'm just really sensitive. -Natalie Prass

I have to feel OK with taking some time for myself, not feeling guilty that I don't spend my every free second with my son, which is sometimes tough. -Victoria Azarenka

The relationship between director and subject can become very intense. It's a bit like therapy, with lots of transferences going on. It's easy to feel guilty. -Kevin Macdonald

Contrary to popular belief, Henry VIII did not divorce any of his wives. He had sought an annulment from Catherine of Aragon – which he finally awarded to himself after the pope's continued refusal. When it came to Anne's turn, Henry took the easy route by having her found guilty of treason. -Amanda Foreman

One of my earliest lessons in guilt was imparted in childhood through the story of the death of Mahatma Gandhi's father. -Amitava Kumar

I think we're often guilty of gravitating towards the familiar. Even if we recognize that certain patterns are unsatisfying and destructive, there can still be a comfort in the familiar recognition of a cycle repeating itself. -Laura van den Berg

I have a very toxic combination of being completely determined, inflexible, controlling and being totally shy, guilty at hurting anyone's feelings, hypersensitive to other people's needs – and it's just paralysing. -James Murphy

More than 90 percent of criminal cases are never tried before a jury. Most people charged with crimes forfeit their constitutional rights and plead guilty. -Michelle Alexander

Thousands of people plead guilty to crimes every year in the United States because they know that the odds of a jury's believing their word over a police officer's are slim to none. -Michelle Alexander

Mandatory minimum sentences give no discretion to judges about the amount of time that the person should receive once a guilty verdict is rendered. -Michelle Alexander

You are innocent until proven guilty. And if folks have come forward, whether it is judge Roy Moore or whether it is anyone else, and they have evidence to convict someone of a crime, then they should go through the legal process and do so. -Matt Rosendale

That the Islamic State is guilty of horrific atrocities is common knowledge. But most Americans seem unaware of the human toll of our own actions, the consequences this has for our national security and our reputation, and that, too often, the civilian casualties we cause are the result of avoidable mistakes. This must change. -Patrick Leahy

Focused reading is so important, and I'm just as guilty as everyone. I have to force myself to slow down, often printing things out or using print as a medium for things that are most important or for things whose beauty would be lost if I use other modes of reading. -Maryanne Wolf

Just by existing as men, we are automatically guilty of everything in some people's minds. And, on top of that, we've created a situation in the media where men are only allowed to talk about politics and sport. -Dave Rubin

Life is all about balance, and there are certain times of the year – birthday, anniversary, holidays – that are meant to be enjoyed without guilt. That being said, Thanksgiving is a meal – it's not a Thanksgiving day, and it's not a Thanksgiving week. -Harley Pasternak

OK, I'm as lazy as the next guy. Full disclosure. And I often feel guilty about it. -Mark Manson

The allegations against Harvey Weinstein are clearly deplorable. No matter how many great films he's bullied into production, or his guilt-induced contributions to left-minded ideals, this kind of intimidation and abuse of power is perverse and utterly unforgivable. Period. -Kurt Sutter

Some people play it safe in the world of drag – I'm guilty of it myself, sometimes – but I hope to always be a voice that encourages people to buck trends, follow their instincts, and do good in the world. -Sasha Velour

Probably dancing to Cassie's 'Me & U' – That's my guilty pleasure. -Freddie Gibbs

'Death & the Roses' came out of ideas about flagellation and guilt and from looking at Piero della Francesca's 'The Flagellation of Christ.' -Chris Ofili

If I was to feel guilty about something, it would be the fact I haven't done enough. I wish there was a million Roman Reigns. So that I could take them all out at once. Then I would feel like I've accomplished something. -Bray Wyatt

In our justice system, everyone who is charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. It should go without saying that people who are not charged with a crime also are presumed innocent. -Rod Rosenstein

A McDonald's cheeseburger with no mustard is my guilty pleasure. -Matt Hardy

I watch a lot of classic movies – my TV guilty pleasures are 'The Wonder Years' or the original 'MASH' show. -Kerry Bishe

I'm not actually sure if guilt is an emotion. -Pete Docter

While managing a career and family leaves, some parents feeling guilty and frazzled; others seem to be able to effortlessly balance parenthood with full-time work. Parents who are able to raise well-adjusted children while also maintaining a career make sacrifices to keep the peace. -Amy Morin

When you're a kid, what you learn in school about being German has a sort of heaviness about it, and you have a sort of guilt with you. -Juergen Teller

The money from wealthy nations to confront some very real global poverty and economic issues is largely given out of guilt. -Richard Grenell

I don't ever really feel guilty about music, quite frankly. When you're younger, you think that anything you don't like, you have to hate. I'm so far beyond that perspective. Although, I will say I resent Bruno Mars for making me like him as much as I do. I wish that he wasn't so likeable. -El-P

I'm constantly embarrassed at the level of attention actors get and the level of money that we get. It's completely disproportionate. I think you have to feel guilty about it. I think it makes you a better person to keep reminding yourself. -Bill Skarsgard

My guilty pleasure is just eating really bad food. I cannot help myself, but you're on the road during the night, and the only thing open is a fast food place, and you're like 'Alright. Not my fault. It's time to eat.' -Paige

Portion control is not an option for me. I like mass quantities, so I have to create healthy meals that I love but won't feel guilty about eating. -Katie Lee

The mere acknowledgment that 'God is watching' can act as a trap, fueling bad behavior, corruption, and guilt, all remedied by God's forgiveness. No personal responsibility is needed – someone on the outside sees whatever we're doing and makes it all OK. -Tara Stiles

It annoys me when contemporary films and television shows create artificial tensions that could easily be resolved by a quick email or the use of a search engine. 'La La Land' was guilty of this several times, as well as a more generalised aesthetic nostalgia. -Sally Rooney

Remember that everything you do in the gym makes a difference in the way you live your life outside of the gym. The brownie tastes better when there's no guilt for eating it. Your relationships with other people are more satisfying. -Gunnar Peterson

You need to lift weights and do more resistance training. Get more sleep. I'm the first one who's guilty of not doing that, but I work on it, and I'm aware of it. And drink more water. Drink Propel. You have to hydrate. You simply can't perform at the level you could perform at if you're dehydrated. Period. -Gunnar Peterson

A song is about heartbreak – but what are the constituent feelings? What are the aspects? There is anger, there is guilt, there are all these different things. I guess putting those voices into dialogue together just felt real. -David Longstreth

The 'Vampire of Ropraz' claims to be based on a true story, but the name of Rosa's father matches that of a notable Swiss artist and restorer. The eventual suspect has the overlong teeth and shambling menace of a would-be vampire, but Chessex leaves the real possibility of his guilt an open question. -Sarah Weinman

I truly believe in O.J.'s innocence, and unless they find him guilty, I will continue to support him. -Robert Kardashian

If you impose morality on people, they will find ways to circumvent their guilt. They will make offerings to temples – or other places of worship – but also continue doing things that make them feel guilty. -Jaggi Vasudev

There are those who believe in my innocence and those who believe in my guilt. There is no in-between. -Amanda Knox

If I'm guilty, I'm the ultimate figure to fear, because I'm not the obvious one. But, on the other hand, if I'm innocent, it means that everyone is vulnerable, and that is everyone's nightmare. Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing, or I am you. -Amanda Knox

Having a writer in the family is a curse – for the family. I do feel more or less guilty when I'm writing. -Karl Ove Knausgard

I never considered myself a writer. I'm a teacher. In a way, I feel kind of… kind of guilty for all the people who are writers who hope to be on the best-seller list someday, who live for that and don't get it, and it came to me as a kind of free gift, like God coming to Abraham and announcing, 'I've chosen you!' -Allan Bloom

When I die, I will not be guilty of having left a generation of girls behind thinking that anyone can tend to their emotional health other than themselves. -Ntozake Shange

The Proud Boys are over race. We don't talk about – we talk about race if you want to talk about it, but we don't have any guilt. No guilt whatsoever. No cis male guilt, none of that stuff. -Gavin McInnes

Assad is unquestionably guilty of the most grievous fault and has inflicted horrors upon his people. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

The soldiers at the DMZ are all very young, and I feel guilty about that. -Lee Min-ho

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