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.
More Quotes from William Golding: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.
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.
The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.
Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.
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