Ralph...would treat the day's decisions as though he were playing chess. The only trouble was that he would never be a very good chess player.
("Lord of the Flies")
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The skull regarded Ralph like one who knows all the answers but won't tell.
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.
The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon.
We're not savages. We're English.
The greatest ideas are the simplest.
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A satellite has no conscience.
Edward R. Murrow