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Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)
US science fiction novelist [more author details]
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The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
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Frank Herbert
The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.
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Frank Herbert
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
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Frank Herbert
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
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Frank Herbert
There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
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Frank Herbert
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
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Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune"
A human being can stand any amount of pain.
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Frank Herbert, Dune
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.
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Frank Herbert, Dune
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
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Frank Herbert, Dune
Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person.
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Frank Herbert, Dune
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.
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Frank Herbert, Dune
There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man--with human flesh.
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Frank Herbert, Dune
Truth is subject to too much analysis.
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Frank Herbert, Dune
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
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Frank Herbert, Dune (First Law of Mentat)
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
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Frank Herbert, Dune (Reverend Mother Mohiam)

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