quote by William Golding

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.

— William Golding

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Meet me where the sky touches the sea. Wait for me where the world begins.

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.

I am a cage, in search of a bird.

When fascism comes to the United States it will be wrapped in the American flag and will claim the name of 100-percent Americanism

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.

Find what you love and let it kill you.

If I didn’t think, I’d be much happier.

I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.

Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power.

We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers.

Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own.

Be proud of your scars. They remind you that you have the will to live.

My political position springs from my being a novelist.

In so far as I am concerned, politics and the novel are an indivisible case and I can categorically state that I became politically committed because I am a novelist, not the opposite.

Those that go searching for love only make manifest their own lovelessness, and the loveless never find love, only the loving find love, and they never have to seek for it.

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world;

there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.

The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.

Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it.

Icelanders are grateful to meet foreigners who have heard of their country.

And even more grateful to hear someone say it deserves better.

I would rather win souls than be the greatest king or emperor on earth;

I would rather win souls than be the greatest general that ever commanded an army; I would rather win souls than be the greatest poet, or novelist, or literary man who ever walked the earth. My one ambition in life is to win as many as possible.

You have to die a few times before you can really live.

Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy

What happens when you let an unsatisfactory present go on long enough? It becomes your entire history.

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it.

It's always hard to wrap up a series.

The longer I spend with the characters, the more they become like friends.

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Baby, we have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here.

That's what books are for... to travel without moving an inch.

We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine, at least, completely, who and what, and that we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined.

When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

...and the funny thing was that people who weren't entirely certain they were right always argued much louder than other people, as if the main person they were trying to convince were themselves.

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.

... no matter how nice you are to some people, they'll turn their back on you the second they get the chance.

Everything in the world began with a yes.

One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born.

And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.

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