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 only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.

G.K. Chesterton

Of course I believe that solipsism is the correct philosophy, but that's only one man's opinion.

Melvin Fitting

The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.

William Feather

Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.

Oscar Wilde

Whoever despises himself still respects himself as one who despises.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil aphorism 78

Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.

Henrik Ibsen »

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Chinese Proverb »