FRANK HERBERT Quotes

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

Frank Herbert
life 

“The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.”

Frank Herbert
life 

“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
life 

“Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and it has power," Tuek said. "You might find the line between life and death among the Fremen to be too sharp and quick.”

Frank Herbert

“Guilt starts as a feeling of failure.”

Frank Herbert

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

Frank Herbert

“Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and it has power," Tuek said. "You might find the line between life and death among the Fremen to be too sharp and quick.”

Frank Herbert

“The truth always carries the ambiguity of the words used to express it.”

Frank Herbert

“Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.”

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