Lord of the Flies: Character Quotes

“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. So we’ve got to do the right things.” Jack
“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!” The Lord of the Flies
“Which is better – to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” Piggy
“What have you been doing? Having a war or something?” The officer
“Which is better, law and rescue or hunting and breaking things up?” Ralph
“You let me carry the conch, Ralph. I’ll show him the one thing he hasn’t got.” Piggy
“What’s grownups goin’ to think? Young Simon was murdered.” Piggy
“They will [try to sneak in]. They’ll try to spoil the things we do. So the watchers at the gate must be careful.” Jack
“Coming in the dark – he hadn’t no business crawling like that out of the dark. He asked for it.” Piggy
“The conch counts here too. And all over the island.” Ralph
“You haven’t got it with you. You left it behind. See, clever? And the conch doesn’t count at this end of the island.” Jack
“I’m warning you. I’m going to get angry. D’you see? You’re not wanted. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island.” The Lord of the Flies
“He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief.” Jack
“You’ll get back all right. I think so, anyway.” Simon
“I’m scared of him. And that’s why I know him. If you’re scared of someone you hate him but you can’t stop thinking about him.” Piggy
“Because the rules are the only thing we’ve got.” Ralph
“What I mean is…maybe it’s only us.” Simon
“Daddy said they haven’t found all the animals in the sea yet.” Maurice
“There isn’t no fear”… “Unless we get frightened of people.” Piggy
“We have lots of assemblies. Everybody enjoys speaking and being together. We decide things. But they don’t get done.” Ralph
“Anyway, you [littluns] don’t hunt or build or help – you’re a lot of cry babies and sissies.” Jack
“You should have seen the blood!” Jack
“You let the fire go out. There was a ship.” Ralph
“I’ve been thinking about a clock. We could make a sundial.” Piggy
“We used his specs. He helped that way.” Simon
“The first time Ralph says ‘fire’ you goes howling and screaming up this here mountain. Like a pack of kids!” Piggy

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