“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”

“What I mean is… maybe it’s only us.”

“Life … is scientific, that’s what it is. In a year or so the rain would wear the island away, but by then they would have been rescued, or dead.”

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

“The sea breathed again in a long, slow sigh, the water boiled white and pink over the rock; and when it went, sucking back again, the body of Piggy was gone.”

“I wanted to go to the mountains. The mountains were calling me.”

“You’ll get back to where you came from.”

“There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast.”

“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!” “The candle-buds opened their wide white flowers. They smelled sweet and spicy, and Simon found himself wondering whether there were all the other boy in the world to share the descent he would laugh.”

“Perhaps we’ll hear him.”

“Simon became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind’s essential illness.”

“Life…is scientific, that’s what it is.” MEANINGFUL MARRIAGE QUOTES IN MARATHI

“What I mean is… maybe it’s only us.”

“I don’t know why I expect so much of myself. I mean, it’s just me.”

“Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands. When he had satisfied them he paused and looked round. The others nodded. He went on picking his way toward the next mat of creepers.”

“It’s so hard to believe. Everything’s so difficult to believe.”

“We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?”

“The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream. There aren’t any beasts to be afraid of on this island… Only… Only me.”

“I don’t care what they call me, so long as they don’t call me what they used to call me at school.”

“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.”

“I’m part of you, see? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?”

“The beast was harmless and horrible; and the news must reach the others as soon as possible.”

“We are going to have fun on this island. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island. So don’t try it on, my poor misguided boy, or else—”