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

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.

G.K. Chesterton

Silence is one great art of conversation.


Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.


Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

Fran Lebowitz

I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help-and God's.

Lyndon B. Johnson

The inside half of the plate. That's where history's made.

Ted Williams »

Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant.

Gen Alfred Gray, USMC »