8 quotes from Frank Herbert’s Dune

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The wisdom of the epic sci-fi fantasy book Dune

1. "The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience." - Frank Herbert, 'Dune'.

2. "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."

3. "The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future."

4. "It's shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult."




5. "When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late."

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

7. "The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in... And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic... The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man.

8. "Just as individuals are born, mature, breed, and die, so do societies and civilizations and governments."

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