Important Quotations Explained
and law among our masses must be one and the same,” his father said.
“An act of disobedience must be a sin and require religious penalties.
This will have the dual benefit of bringing both greater obedience
and greater bravery. We must depend not so much on the bravery of individuals,
you see, as upon the bravery of a whole population.”
found that he no longer could hate the Bene Gesserit or the Emperor
or even the Harkonnens. They were all caught up in the need of their
race to renew its scattered inheritance, to cross and mingle and
infuse their bloodlines in a great new pooling of genes. And the
race knew only one sure way for this—the ancient way . . . jihad.
will treat your comrade with the same reverence we treat our own,”
the Fremen said. “This is the bond of water. We know the rites.
A man’s flesh is his own; the water belongs to the tribe.”
duke’s son must know about poisons. . . . Here’s a new one for you:
the gom jabbar. It kills only animals.”
drug had him again and he thought: So many times you’ve given me
comfort and forgetfulness. He felt anew the hyperillumination with
its high-relief imagery of time, sensed his future becoming memories—the
tender indignities of physical love, the sharing and communion of selves,
the softness and the violence.
Readers' Notes allow users to add their own analysis and insights to our SparkNotes—and to discuss those ideas with one another. Have a novel take or think we left something out? Add a Readers' Note!