“I don’t care what [Jack] says. And what’s more, I’ve got the conch, and you haven’t. So you shut up” (40).
“I can’t see no more and I got the conch. I tell you, I got the conch!” (43).
“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” (68)
“Life is scientific, that’s what it is. In a year or two when the war’s over they’ll be traveling to Mars and back. I know there isn’t no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn’t no fear, either” (80).
“The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand pieces and ceased to exist” (181).
“Which is better—to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” (40).
“We’ve got to make a fire. We’ve got to have some smoke” (38).
“That’s what I mean. 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” (42).
“We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us” (46).
“What’s the point of trying to get supplies? We’ll never get them. They just take up space” (49).
“This is ridiculous. This is all for nothing. We’ve got to do something” (57).
“I tell you, Ralph, you’d better watch out. That guy with the paint is dangerous” (64).
“The beast…is a hunters’ job” (72). KING OF THE HILL PHOENIX QUOTE
“How can you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act proper?” (73).
“What makes things break up like they do?” (78).
“I tell you, I’m scared” (89).
“I just take the conch to say this. I can’t see no more, and I got to get my glasses back. Awful things has been done on this island. I voted for you for chief. He’s the only one who ever got anything done” (101).
“I don’t mind…as long as you don’t get mean. Not that you would, but you know” (115).
“It was an accident. That’s what it was. An accident. Coming in the dark—he hadn’t no business crawling like that out of the dark. He was batty. He asked for it. It was an accident” (160).
“That’s what I said! I said I was an honest boy and could be useful” (169).
“Use the conch to call a meeting. We need to get organized.” (21)
“Who wants to live like this anyway?” (83)
“Aren’t there any grown-ups at all?” (8)
“I’m scared of him [Jack] 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 and you can’t breathe” (126).