” The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off. “


” What a man does defiles him, not what is done by others. “


” Man produces evil as a bee produces honey. “


” Before the Second World War, I believed in the perfectability of social man, that a correct structure of society produced goodwill, and that, therefore, you could remove all social ills by a reorganisation of society. It is possible that I believe something of the same again, but after the war, I did not because I was unable to. “



All 4 William Golding Quotes about Man in picture


The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.
What a man does defiles him, not what is done by others.
Man produces evil as a bee produces honey.
Before the Second World War, I believed in the perfectability of social man, that a correct structure of society produced goodwill, and that, therefore, you could remove all social ills by a reorganisation of society. It is possible that I believe something of the same again, but after the war, I did not because I was unable to.

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