His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.
("Lord of the Flies")
More Quotes from William Golding:Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.
If faces were different when lit from above or below -- what was a face? What was anything?
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.
A single drop of water that had escaped Piggy's fingers now flashed on the delicate curve like a star.
Which is better--to have laws and agree, or to hunt and kill?
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