Dune Messiah


  • Author: Frank Herbert
  • Full Title: Dune Messiah
  • Category: #books


  • “Reason is the first victim of strong emotion,” (Location 164)
  • They’re trained to believe, not to know. Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.” (Location 313)
  • Truth suffers from too much analysis. —Ancient Fremen Saying (Location 1190)
  • Here lies a toppled god- His fall was not a small one. We did but build his pedestal, A narrow and a tall one. —Tleilaxu Epigram (Location 1714)
  • The Reverend Mothers encapsulated in Alia’s memories stirred restlessly, provoking adab flashes of thought: “Peace, Little One! You are what you are. There are compensations.” (Location 1745)
  • accused. “The wise man molds himself—the fool lives only to die.” (Location 1878)
  • “I told him that to endure oneself may be the hardest task in the universe.” (Location 1894)
  • “What is justice? Two forces collide. Each may have the right in his own sphere. (Location 1907)
  • Knowing it to be inevitable, why not choose an aristocrat’s death, ending life on a secret flourish, squandering any years that might have been? To die before coming to the end of willpower, was that not an aristocrat’s choice? (Location 1965)
  • Ground once trampled by battles rang now to the rushing clamor of business. (Location 1981)
  • No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/human interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individuals. (Location 2587)
  • “When you stumble,” he said, “you may regain your balance by jumping beyond the thing that tripped you.” (Location 3512)
  • “He told me the future no longer needed his physical presence,” Tandis had reported. “When he left me, he called back. ’Now I am free’ were his words.” (Location 4062)
  • He began to realize that there might be a certain fastidious courtesy in dying without a trace—no remains, nothing, and an entire planet for a tomb. (Location 4079)