William Golding Quotes

The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it.
William Golding (b. 1911), British author. Novelists in Interview, ed. John Haffenden (1985).
Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
William Golding (b. 1911), British author. Pincher Martin, ch. 6 (1956).
Childhood is a disease—a sickness that you grow out of.
William Golding (b. 1911), British author. Quoted in Guardian (London, June 22, 1990).