Dune Messiah

Last updated Feb 11, 2024

Dune Messiah

Highlights

“They’re not mad. They’re trained to believe, not to know. Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.” — p. 791 (Dune Saga Collection)

“You don’t back people into a corner,” Alia said. “Not if you want them to remain peaceful.” — p. 822 (Dune Saga Collection)

“Power tends to isolate those who hold too much of it. Eventually, they lose touch with reality… and fall.” — p. 863 (Dune Saga Collection)

The flesh surrenders itself, he thought. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not… yet, I occurred. — p. 891 (Dune Saga Collection)

But power deluded those who used it. One tended to believe power could overcome any barrier… including one’s own ignorance. — p. 900 (Dune Saga Collection)