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March 13, 2017

Quotations by William Golding


WILLIAM GOLDING, AN INFLUENTIAL 20TH CENTURY ENGLISH POET, NOVELIST AND PLAYWRIGHT.

“I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature. I produce my own view in the belief that it may be something like the truth.” ~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies


“I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature. I produce my own view in the belief that it may be something like the truth.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away. Once there was this and that; and now-and the ship had gone.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn't you?' said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. 'You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“They accepted the pleasures of morning, the bright sun, the whelming sea and sweet air, as a time when play was good and life so full that hope was not necessary and therefore forgotten.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“Maybe," he said hesitantly, "maybe there is a beast." [...] "What I mean is, maybe it's only us.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“The beast was harmless and horrible; and the news must reach the others as soon as possible.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“The mask was a thing on it's own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“We're all mad, the whole damned race. We're wrapped in illusions, delusions, confusions about the penetrability of partitions, we're all mad and in solitary confinement.”
~ William Golding, Darkness Visible

“But nobody else understands about the fire. If someone threw you a rope when you were drowning. If a doctor said take this because if you don't take you'll die - you would, wouldn't you?”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“They were black and iridescent green and without number; and in front of Simon, the Lord of the Flies hung on his stick and grinned.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“The flames, as though they were a kind of wild life, crept as a jaguar creeps on its belly toward a line of birch-like saplings that fledged an outcrop of the pink rock.”
~ William Golding, Lord of the Flies
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