Quotes by Frank Herbert, Dune First Law of Mentat

A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.

Frank Herbert, Dune First Law of Mentat

Other Great Authors

In summer, the song sings itself.

William Carlos Williams

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.

Ruth Benedict

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Philip K. Dick, Valis

The harder you work, the luckier you get.


The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

. . . for until that God who rules all the region of the sky. . . has freed you from the fetters of your body, you cannot gain admission here. Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth, which you see in the middle of the temple. Minds have been given to them out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds, journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed....

Marcus Tullius Cicero »

If you're going to define me properly, you must think in terms of my failures as well as my successes.

Harrison Ford »