William Golding, author of the iconic novel Lord of the Flies, would have turned 103 today. To commemorate the man who brought to life this fantastic novel, we’ve compiled a list of quotes that best represent the climate of Golding’s fictitious island and its hapless inhabitants. While this book can’t be fully appreciated or understood simply by a list of its greatest quotes, it can be reflected upon with a renewed sense of admiration and introspection into what makes this novel so powerful. Thank you, William Golding, for revealing to us the true nature of fear, the weaknesses of humanity and the powerful grip of hate. Oh, and happy birthday!