Quotes from “Dune Messiah” by Frank Herbert
There exists no separation between gods and men: one blends softly casual into the other.
Every religious, business and governmental question has the single derivative: ‘Who will exercise the power?’
The universe is unfinished, you know,
Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.
Truth suffers from too much analysis.
“There’s always the human situation,” Paul agreed. “A precarious thing at best,”
He felt that there were too many people in this room, that the air he breathed had passed through too many lungs.
There are many degrees of sight and many degrees of blindness,
There will be sadness.
The replacement of morality and conscience with law.
War is useful because it is effective in so many areas. It stimulates the metabolism. It enforces government. It diffuses genetic strains. It possesses a vitality such as nothing else in the universe.
Words are such gross machinery, so primitive and ambiguous.
I have to remember the future.
Do not compete with what is happening. To compete is to prepare for failure. Do not be trapped by the need to achieve anything. This way, you achieve everything.”
He fell face forward, dead before he touched the floor.