Quotes from House Harkonnen

Brian Herbert ·  733 pages

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“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The
willingness to learn is a choice.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“How will I be remembered by my children? This is the true measure of a man.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Never underestimate the power of the human mind to believe what it wants to
believe, no matter the conflicting evidence.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“The greatest and most important problems of life cannot be solved. They can
only be outgrown.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Look inside yourself and you can see the universe.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen



“Let the future remain uncertain, for that is the canvas to receive our desires.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“No person can ever know everything that is in the heart of another. We are
all Face Dancers in our souls.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“The universe is our picture. Only the immature imagine the cosmos to be what
they think it is.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“The Universe operates on a basic principle of economics: everything has its
cost. We pay to create our future, we pay for the mistakes of the past. We
pay for every change we make . . . and we pay just as dearly if we refuse to
change.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Freedom is an elusive concept. Some men hold themselves prisoner even when they have the power to do as they please and go where they choose, while others are free in their hearts, even as shackles restrain them.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen



“Discovery is dangerous . . . but so is life. A man unwilling to take risk is
doomed never to learn, never to grow, never to live.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“No one has yet determined the power of the human species . . . what it may
perform by instinct, and what it may accomplish with rational determination.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“If you surrender, you have already lost. If you refuse to give up, though, no
matter the odds against you, at least you have succeeded in trying.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“It is said that there is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all
the universe -- that nothing remains in its original state, that each day, each
hour, each moment, there is change.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“We are indeed miserable, my friends, but we don’t have to be dismal about it.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen



“Baron Vladimir Harkonnen had made a lifetime career of seeking new experiences. He dabbled in hedonistic pleasures - rich foods, exotic drugs, deviant sex - discovering things he had never done before.

But a baby in Harkonnen Keep...how would he handle that?”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“You carve wounds upon my flesh and write there in salt!”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“What is this Love that so many speak of with such apparent familiarity? Do
they truly comprehend how unattainable it is? Are there not as many
definitions of Love as there are stars in the universe?”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Though death will cancel it, life in this world is a glorious thing.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“The Unknown surrounds us at any given moment. That is where we seek knowledge.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen



“There is no reality -- only our own order imposed on everything.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Some say that the anticipation of a thing is better than the thing itself. In
my view, this is utter nonsense. Any fool can imagine a prize. I desire the
tangible.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“A man may fight the greatest enemy, take the longest journey, survive the most
grievous wound -- and still be helpless in the hands of the woman he loves.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Quite a body count around here today, Fenring mused. And I didn't kill any of them.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Looking closely at de Vries, he added, 'You are a very ugly man, Piter. Even with my disease, I'm still prettier than you.”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen



“Discovery is dangerous . . . but so is life. A man unwilling to take risks is doomed never to learn, never to grow, never to live. —Planetologist Pardot Kynes, An Arrakis Primer, written for his son Liet”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“Never underestimate the power of the human mind to believe what it wants to believe, no matter the conflicting evidence. —Caedmon Erb, Politics and Reality”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


“The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth. —Bene Gesserit Precept I”
― Brian Herbert, quote from House Harkonnen


About the author

Brian Herbert
Born place: in Seattle, WA, The United States
Born date June 29, 1947
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