Lord of the flies

Lord of the Flies Quotes

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

  • I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature.

  • If you're scared of someone you hate him but you can't stop thinking about him.

  • Life's scientific, but we don't know, do we? Not certainly, I mean.

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  • Make your own choice. They contradict each other, the various choices. The only choice that really matters, the only interpretation of the story, if you want one, is your own. Not your teacher's, not your professor's, not mine, not a critic's, not some authority's.

  • Maybe there is a beast - maybe it's only us.

  • Other people could stand up and speak to an assembly, apparently, without that dreadful feeling of pressure of personality; could say what they would as though they were speaking to only one person

  • The greatest ideas are the simplest.

  • The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.

  • The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away.

  • 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.

  • This is our island. It's a good island. Until the grownups come to fetch us we'll have fun.

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  • 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.

  • What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?

  • Which is better - to have laws and agree, or to hunt and kill?

  • You're a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief!