William Golding Quotes

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

Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! 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 need more humanity, more care, more love. There are those who expect a political system to produce that; and others who expect the love to produce the system. My own faith is that the truth of the future lies between the two and we shall behave humanly and a bit humanely, stumbling along, haphazardly generous and gallant, foolishly and meanly wise until the rape of our planet is seen to be the preposterous folly that it is.

WILLIAM GOLDING, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 7, 1983

Fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.

WILLIAM GOLDING, Lord of the Flies

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