Thursday, October 8, 2009

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986), author. He is best known for his science fiction novel Dune and its five sequels.

He won the 1966 Hugo Award and the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. Dune is also the first bestselling hardcover science fiction novel, it is often cited as the world's best-selling science fiction novel.

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Frank Herbert

"Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain." - Frank Herbert

"One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is." - Frank Herbert

"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken." - Frank Herbert

"Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery." - Frank Herbert

"To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be." - Frank Herbert

"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand." - Frank Herbert

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