Quotation Explorer - 'William Golding'

As for the fear, you'll have to put up with that like the rest of us. - William Golding
It wasn't until I was 37 that I grasped the great truth that you've got to write your own books and nobody else's, and then everything followed from there. - William Golding
I do think that art that doesn't communicate is useless. - William Golding
Allow me to tell you, Mr Taylor," said I, but quietly as the occasion demanded, "that one gentleman does not rejoice at the misfortune of another in public". - William Golding
I got this to say. You're acting like a crowd of kids. - William Golding
I don't like the word 'allegorical', I don't like the word 'symbolic' - the word I really like is 'mythic', and people always think that means 'full of lies', whereas of course what it really means is 'full of truth which cannot be told in any other way but a story'. - William Golding
My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder. - William Golding
With lack of sleep and too much understanding I grow a little crazy, I think, like all men at sea who live too close to each other and too close thereby to all that is monstrous under the sun and moon. - William Golding
I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist. - William Golding
Life itself is a rickety building - William Golding
I think are foolish to pretend they are equal to men,they are far superior and always have been. - - William Golding
The greatest pleasure is not - say - sex or geometry. It is just understanding. And if you can get people to understand their own humanity - well, that's the job of the writer. - William Golding
-I got the conch!" --Piggy (in Lord of the Flies), attempting Democracy - William Golding
We have a disharmony in our natures. We cannot live together without injuring each other. - William Golding
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