55+ Best Lord of The Flies Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Profoundly inspirational Lord of The Flies quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Lord of The Flies Quotes

I got this to say. you are acting like a crowd of kids. — Lord of the Flies

All this I meant to say. Now I’ve said it. You voted me for chief. Now you do what I say. — Lord of the Flies

He forgot his wounds, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear — Lord of the Flies

The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering. — Lord of the Flies

I’m scared of him, said Piggy, and that’s why I know him. If you’re scared of someone you hate him but you can’t stop thinking about him. You kid yourself he’s all right really, an’ then when you see him again; it’s like asthma an’ you can’t breathe… — Lord of the Flies

Thought was a valuable thing, that got results. — Lord of the Flies

He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling. — Lord of the Flies

What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What’s grownups going to think? — Piggy

Life’s scientific, but we don’t know, do we? Not certainly, I mean. — Lord of the Flies

Whoever has the conch gets to speak at assembley. — Lord of the Flies

Maybe … there is a beast … maybe it’s only us. — Simon

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. — Lord of the Flies

[The boys] found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society. They were glad to touch the brown backs of the fence that hemmed in the terror [of the makeshift beast] and made it governable. — Lord of the Flies

People don’t help much.’ He wanted to explain how people were never quite what you thought they were. — Lord of the Flies

The smaller boys were known by the generic title of littluns. — Lord of the Flies

He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things. He talked to them, urging them, ordering them. Driven back by the tide, his footprints became bays in which they were trapped and gave him the illusion of mastery. — Lord of the Flies

Are we savages or what? — Lord of the Flies

What was the sensible thing to do? There was no Piggy to talk sense. — Lord of the Flies

There is nothing in it of course. Just a feeling. But you can feel as if you’re not hunting, but – being hunted, as if something’s behind you all the time in the jungle. — Lord of the Flies

And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy. — Lord of the Flies

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. — Jack

Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood. — Jack

But nobody else understands about the fire. If someone threw you a rope when you were drowning. If a doctor said take this because if you don’t take you’ll die – you would, wouldn’t you? — Lord of the Flies

We’re not savages. We’re English. — Lord of the Flies

I ought to be chief, said Jack with simple arrogance, because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp. — Lord of the Flies

The mask was a thing … behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness. — Lord of the Flies

We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. — Jack

The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away. Once there was this and that; and now-and the ship had gone. — Lord of the Flies

The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream. — Ralph

The half-shut eyes were dim with the infinite cynicism of adult life. — Lord of the Flies

If only one had time to think! — Lord of the Flies

Ralph sat on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun. On his right were most of the choir; on his left the larger boys who had not known each other before the evacuation; before him small children squatted in the grass. — Lord of the Flies

So the last part, the bit we can all talk about, is kind of deciding on the fear. We’ve got to talk about this fear and decide there’s nothing in it. — Lord of the Flies

Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! — Lord of the Flies

I’m the Beast … You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? — Lord of the Flies

He lost himself in a maze of thoughts that were rendered vague by his lack of words to express them. Frowning, he tried again. — Lord of the Flies

I know there isn’t no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn’t no fear, either. Piggy paused Unless— Ralph moved restlessly Unless what? Unless we get frightened of people. — Lord of the Flies

As long as there’s light we’re brave enough — Lord of the Flies

Grownups know things, said PiggyThey ain’t afraid of the dark. They’d meet and have tea and discuss. Then things ’ud be all right. — Lord of the Flies

Which is better — to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is? Which is better — to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill? Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up? — Lord of the Flies

And you shut up! Who are you, anyway? Sitting there telling people what to do. You can’t hunt, you can’t sing… I’m chief. I was chosen. Why should choosing make any difference? Just giving orders that don’t make any sense… — Lord of the Flies

Of course we’re frightened sometimes but we put up with being frightened. — Lord of the Flies

There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws. — Lord of the Flies

They looked at each other, baffled, in love and hate. — Lord of the Flies

We did everything just the way grownups would’ve. Why didn’t it work? — Lord of the Flies

The greatest ideas are the simplest. — Lord of the Flies

We may stay here till we die. With that word the heat began to increase till it became a threatening weight and the lagoon attacked them with a blinding effulgence. — Lord of the Flies

There aren’t any grownups. We shall have to look after ourselves — Lord of the Flies

Life … is scientific … there isn’t no beast … there isn’t no fear … Unless we get frightened of people. — Piggy

The rules! shouted Ralph, you’re breaking the rules! Who cares? — Lord of the Flies

Ralph wept for the end of innocence. — Lord of the Flies

I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature. I produce my own view in the belief that it may be something like the truth. — Lord of the Flies

He wanted to explain how people were never quite what you thought they were. — Lord of the Flies

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