“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” –Mark Twain
“feeling too late the smart of sunburn” – I think this quote describes growing up very well. “The sun in the west was a drop of burning gold that slid nearer and nearer the sill of the world.” “One patch [of flames] touched a tree trunk and scrambled up like a bright squirrel.” “They walked … More Lord of the Flies Chapter 2
“Protected from the sun, ignoring Piggy’s ill-omened talk, he dreamed pleasantly.” “Here and there, little breezes crept over the polished waters beneath the haze of heat. When these breezes reached the platform the palm fronds would whisper, so that spots of blurred sunlight slid over their bodies or moved like bright, winged things in the … More Lord of the Flies Chapter 1
Three years ago I left this quote on the front cover of my book.
We’re officially starting Lord of the Flies in HEL. I’m very excited, because it is one of my favorite books. I read it in freshman year, and I remember being so deeply moved by it and its implications on the nature of humans and society that I cried several times (which doesn’t usually happen for … More Lord of the Flies
“Though much is taken, much abides” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”
“A computer chattered to itself in alarm as it noticed an airlock open and close itself for no apparent reason. This was because reason was in fact out to lunch. A hole had just appeared in the Galaxy. It was exactly a nothingth of a second long, a nothingth of an inch wide, and quite … More The Origin of Life