Frank Herbert Quotes (displaying: 1 - 10 of 269 quotes)
I know the evil of my ancestors because I am those people. The balance is delicate in the extreme. I know that few of you who read my words have ever thought about your ancestors this way. It has not occurred to you that your ancestors were survivors and that the survival itself sometimes involved savage decisions, a kind of wanton brutality which civilized humankind works very hard to suppress. What price will you pay for that suppression? Will you accept your own extinction? -The Stolen Journals
There is in each of us an ancient force that takes and an ancient force that gives. A man finds little difficulty facing that place within himself where the taking force dwells, but i?s almost impossible for him to see into the giving force without changing into something other than man. For a woman, the situation is reverse?These things are so ancient within u?that the?re ground into each separate cell of our bodie?I?s as easy to be overwhelmed by giving as by taking.