A single drop of water that had escaped Piggy's fingers now flashed on the delicate curve like a star.
("Lord of the Flies")
More Quotes from William Golding:This is our island. It's a good island. Until the grownups come to fetch us we'll have fun.
Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.
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.
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.
What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?
If faces were different when lit from above or below -- what was a face? What was anything?
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A full mind is an empty bat.