Quotes by Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe

Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe

Other Great Authors

I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.

J. S. Bach

So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.

William Seward Burroughs

Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to an humble and grateful mind.


All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.

Rudyard Kipling

All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy.

Frank Herbert, Dune

There was never anything by the wit of man so well devised, or so sure established, which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted.

Book of Common Prayer »

All reactionaries are paper tigers.

Mao Zedong »

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

Eustace Budgell »