Dune Quotes

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Frank Herbert
“The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“Hope clouds observation.”
Frank Herbert, Dune
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Frank Herbert
Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: 'Now, it's complete because it's ended here.'

- from "Collected Sayings of Maud'Dib'' by the Princess Irulan”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“The child who refuses to travel in the father's harness, this is the symbol of man's most unique capability. "I do not have to be what my father was. I do not have to obey my father's rules or even believe everything he believed. It is my strength as a human that I can make my own choices of what to believe and what not to believe, of what to be and what not to be.”
Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

Frank Herbert
“The flesh surrenders itself. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not...yet, I occurred.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert
“Bless the Maker and His water.
Bless the coming and going of Him.
May His passage cleanse the world.
May He keep the world for His people. ”
Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
“What does a mirror look at?”
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

Frank Herbert
“A killer with the manners of a rabbit - this is the most dangerous kind.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy.”
Frank Herbert
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Frank Herbert
“To be a god can ultimately become boring and degrading. There'd be reason enough for the invention of free will! A god might wish to escape into sleep and be alive only in the unconscious projections of his dream-creatures.”
Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
“Enter no conflict against fanatics unless you can defuse them. Oppose a religion with another religion only if your proofs (miracles) are irrefutable or if you can mesh in a way that the fanatics accept you as god-inspired. This has long been the barrier to science assuming a mantle of divine revelation. Science is so obviously man-made. Fanatics (and many are fanatic on one subject or another) must know where you stand, but more important, must recognise who whispers in your ear." - Missionaria Protectiva, Primary Teaching.”
Frank Herbert, The Great Dune Trilogy

Frank Herbert
“We tend to become like the worst in those we oppose.”
Frank Herbert

Brian Herbert
“My Sihaya,’ he said as he held her, ‘I have loved you for five thousand years.”
Brian Herbert, Sandworms of Dune

Frank Herbert
“Revenge is for children and the emotionally retarded.”
frank herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

Frank Herbert
“Some say," Scytale said, "that people cling to Imperial leadership because space is infinite. They feel lonely without a unifying symbol. For a lonely people, the Emperor is a definite place. They can turn toward him and say: 'See, there He is. He makes us one.' Perhaps religion serves the same purpose, m'Lord.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert
“Are you already training my replacement? Piter demanded.
"Replace you? Why, Piter, where could I find another Mentat with your cunning and venom?"
"The same place you found me, Baron."
"Perhaps I should at that," the Baron mused. "You do seem a bit unstable lately. And the spice you eat!"
"Are my pleasures too expensive, Baron? Do you object to them?"
"My dear Piter, your pleasures are what tie you to me. How could I object to that?”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“Sometimes I wonder about Piter," the Baron said. "I cause pain out of necessity, but he...I swear he takes a positive delight in it."
-Baron Vladimir”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“You who have defeated us say to yourselves that Babylon is fallen and its works have been overturned. I say to you still that man remains on trial, each man in his own dock. Each man is a little war.”
Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
“Ah, Hah! But you see, Baron, I know as a Mentat when you will send the executioner. You will hold back just so long as I am useful. To move sooner would be wasteful and I'm yet of much use. I know what it is you learned from that lovely Dune planet - waste not? True, Baron?
-Piter De Vries”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“Ah! Indeed but! But he consumes too much spice, eats it like candy. Look at his eyes! He might have come directly from the Arrakeen labor pool. Efficient, Piter, but he's still emotional and prone to passionate outbursts. Efficient, Piter, but he still can err.
-Baron Vladimir”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“Come, come," the Baron said. "We don't have much time and pain is quick. Please don't bring it to this, my dear Duke." The Baron looked up at Piter who stood at Leto's shoulder. "Piter doesn't have all his tools here, but I'm sure he could improvise."
"Improvisation is sometimes the best, Baron.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Frank Herbert
“È del tutto naturale che chiunque detenga il potere desideri sopprimere la ricerca "incontrollata". Il perseguimento senza restrizioni del sapere ha una lunga storia e ha sempre prodotto una concorrenza non voluta. I potenti vogliono una "linea sicura di indagini", in grado di dare origine soltanto a quei prodotti e a quelle idee che possono venir controllati e, cosa più importante, a cose che consentano alla maggior parte dei profitti di venir rastrellati appunto da chi vi ha investito mezzi e uomini "dall'alto". Sfortunatamente, un universo aleatorio e pieno di variabili relative non può assicurare una simile "linea sicura d'indagine”
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

Frank Herbert
“La burocrazia distrugge l'iniziativa. Poche sono le cose che i burocrati odiano più delle innovazioni, specialmente quelle innovazioni che producano risultati migliori delle vecchie abitudini. I miglioramenti fanno sempre sembrare inetti quelli che sono in cima al mucchio. A chi piace sentirsi inetto?”
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

Frank Herbert
“La sopravvivenza di se stessi, della specie, dell' ambiente, queste sono le cose che muovono gli esseri umani. Potete osservare come l'ordine d'importanza cambi nell'arco d'una vita. Quali sono le cose che suscitano una preoccupazione immediata a una certa età? Il clima? Lo stato della digestione? A lei o a lui importa davvero? Tutti quei vari tipi di fame che la carne sente e spera di soddisfare. Che altro può davvero importare?”
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

Frank Herbert
“Gli storici esercitano un grande potere, e alcuni di loro lo sanno. Essi creano il passato, cambiandolo per adeguarlo alle proprie interpretazioni. Così, cambiano anche il futuro.”
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

Frank Herbert
“A volte coloro che erano supremamente ricchi diventavano depravati. Ciò derivava dalla loro convinzione che il denaro (il potere) potesse comperare tutto e tutti. E perché non avrebbero dovuto crederlo? Lo vedevano accadere tutti i giorni. Era facile credere negli assoluti.”
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

Mladen Đorđević
“Terror is the only shade in desert.”
Mladen Đorđević, Miraž

Mladen Đorđević
“Desert wears many faces, yet He has none.”
Mladen Đorđević, Miraž

Frank Herbert
“Duboko u ljudskoj podsvijesti postoji nezasitna potreba za logično osmišljenim svijetom. Ali
pravi svijet je uvijek jedan korak s druge strane logike.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

“An orphic wind storm
blew away
a sand dune
that heaped
all our love memories
upon one another.”
Spriha Kant

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