Top 29 Lord Of The Flies Quotes By William Golding

1. “They looked at each other, baffled, in love and hate.” ― William Golding

2. “Thought was a valuable thing, that got results.” ― William Golding

3. “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

4. “Life’s scientific, but we don’t know, do we? Not certainly, I mean.” ― William Golding

5. “He lost himself in a maze of thoughts that were rendered vague by his lack of words to express them. Frowning, he tried again.” ― William Golding

6. “What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” ― William Golding

7. “The mask was a thing … behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.” ― William Golding

8. “He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling.” ― William Golding

9. “Whoever has the conch gets to speak at assembley.” ― William Golding

10. “The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.” ― William Golding

11. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!” ― William Golding

12. “The half-shut eyes were dim with the infinite cynicism of adult life.” ― William Golding

13. “So the last part, the bit we can all talk about, is kind of deciding on the fear. We’ve got to talk about this fear and decide there’s nothing in it.” ― William Golding

14. “The trouble was, if you were a chief you had to think, you had to be wise.” ― William Golding

15. “Of course we’re frightened sometimes but we put up with being frightened.” ― William Golding

16. “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages.” ― William Golding

17. “There aren’t any grownups. We shall have to look after ourselves” ― William Golding

18. “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

19. “Which is better–to have laws and agree, or to hunt and kill?” ― William Golding

20. “The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering.” ― William Golding

21. “He forgot his wounds, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear” ― William Golding

22. “There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.” ― William Golding

23. “As long as there’s light we’re brave enough” ― William Golding

24. “We’re not savages. We’re English.” ― William Golding

25. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence.” ― William Golding

26. “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

27. “The greatest ideas are the simplest.” ― William Golding

28. “There is nothing in it of course. Just a feeling. But you can feel as if you’re not hunting, but – being hunted, as if something’s behind you all the time in the jungle.” ― William Golding

29. “People don’t help much.’ He wanted to explain how people were never quite what you thought they were.” ― William Golding

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