William Golding

1911 - 1993

A Quote by William Golding on life

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He found himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life, where every path was an improvisation and a considerable part of one's life was spent watching one's feet.

William Golding (1911 - 1993)

Source: Lord of the Flies

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A Quote by William Golding

There isn't anyone to help you. Only me. And I'm the Beast . . . 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 the way they are?

William Golding (1911 - 1993)

Source: Lord of the Flies

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A Quote by William Golding

Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.

William Golding (1911 - 1993)

Source: Lord of the Flies

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A Quote by William Golding on exercise, imagination, simplicity, and society

Utopias are presented for our inspection as a critique of the human state. If they are to be treated as anything but trivial exercises of the imagination. I suggest there is a simple test we can apply. . . . We must forget the whole paraphernalia of social description, demonstration, expostulation, approbation, condemnation. We have to say to ourselves, "How would I myself live in this proposed society? How long would it be before I went stark staring mad?"

William Golding (1911 - 1993)

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A Quote by William Golding on beginning, journeys, life, metaphor, and society

Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if, at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle, he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.

William Golding (1911 - 1993)

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A Quote by William Golding on sleep

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Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.

William Golding (1911 - 1993)

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