Frank Herbert Quotes (98 Quotes)


    Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die.

    There was pain in him - like a blister, all that was left of some lost yesterday that Time had pruned off him.

    I should like friendship with you ... and trust. I should like that respect for each other which grows in the breast without demand for the huddlings of sex.

    Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and has powers of reality.

    The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.


    Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it's a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that's really chewing on us.

    Think on it, Chani: the princess will have the name, yet she'll live as less than a concubine - never to know a moment of tenderness from the man to whom she's bound. While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine - history will call us wives.

    It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.

    You see, gentlemen, they have something to die for. They've discovered they're a people. They're awakening.

    The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.





    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.

    To the east, the night grew a faggot of luminous grey, then seashell opalescence that dimmed the stars. There came the long, bell-tolling movement of dawn striking across a broken horizon.


    The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man.

    For now is my grief heavier than the sands of the seas, she thought. This world has emptied me of all but the oldest purpose: tomorrow's life.

    Try looking into that place where you dare not look! You'll find me there, staring out at you!

    O you who know what we suffer here, do not forget us in your prayers.

    The real wealth of a planet is in its landscape, how we take part in that basic source of civilization- agriculture.


    Use the first moments in study. You may miss many an opportunity for quick victory this way, but the moments of study are insurance of success. Take your time and be sure.

    Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.

    The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.


    We can say that Maud'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn.

    Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing. They betray the psychological tone, the deep uncertainties....and the striving for something better, plus the fear that nothing would come of it all.

    A killer with the manners of a rabbit - this is the most dangerous kind.


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