Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of.
More Quotes from William Golding:To be in a world which is a hell, to be of that world and neither to believe in or guess at anything but that world is not merely hell but the only possible damnation the act of a man damning himself. It may be -- I hope it is -- redemption to guess and perhaps perceive that the universe, the hell which we see for all its beauty, vastness, majesty, is only part of a whole which is quite unimaginable.
My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.
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'
Marx, Darwin and Freud are the three most crashing bores of the Western World. Simplistic popularization of their ideas has thrust our world into a mental straitjacket from which we can only escape by the most anarchic violence.
The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it.
He was as fitted to survival in this modern world as a tapeworm in an intestine.
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It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken.
Marguerite de Valois
Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school - this was in the 1960s.
The orbit of human vision has widened and art has annexed fresh territories that were formerly denied to it.