We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?
("Lord of the Flies")
More Quotes from William Golding: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.
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 skull regarded Ralph like one who knows all the answers but won't tell.
Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of.
The candle-buds opened their wide white flowers... Their scent spilled out into the air and took possession of the island.
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.
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The drawing and the crafting of the story are fun, but it's the overall meaning that matters to me. It might escape some people who just want to read a comic, and that's fine. The overall meaning is what matters.
Brian M. Bendis