36+ Best Dune Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. Profoundly inspirational Dune quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Dune Quotes

My duty is the strength of the tribe. Frank Herbert

A beginning is a very delicate time.Princess Irulan

Treachery within treachery within treachery. Frank Herbert

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. Piter De Vries

Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert. Frank Herbert

The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. Frank Herbert

We make our own justice. We make it here on Arrakis win or die. Frank Herbert

The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man. Frank Herbert.

When one has lived with prophecy for so long, the moment of revelation is a shock Frank Herbert

Irulan shall be my wife, opening the way for an Atreides to take the throne. Paul Atreides

Nothing about religion is simple. Frank Herbert

He who controls the spice controls the universe. Frank Herbert

The whole theory of warfare is calculated risk. Frank Herbert

It’s shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Frank Herbert

If you rely only on your eyes, your other senses weaken. Frank Herbert

The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows a wall against the wind. This is the willow’s purpose. Frank Herbert

But it’s well known that repression makes a religion flourish. Frank Herbert

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

A stone is heavy and the sand is weighty, but a fools wrath is heavier than them both. Frank Herbert

The sleeper must awaken. Duke Leto Atreides

The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger. Frank Herbert

Remember: Walk without rhythm and we won’t attract the worm. It will go to the thumper. Paul Atreides

A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. Frank Herbert

Oh Jessica, my beloved concubine. I should have married you. Duke Leto Atreides, ‘Dune’.

When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late. Frank Herbert

I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Lady Jessica Atreides.

Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it’s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep seated thing that’s really chewing on us. Frank Herbert

Dreams make good stories, but everything important happens when we’re awake Duncan Idaho.

The universe is full of doors. Frank Herbert

Here I Am, Here I Remain. Duke Leto Atreides.

Hard tasks need hard ways. Frank Herbert

My father came not for spice, not for riches, but for the strength of your people. My road leads into the desert. I can see it. If you’ll have us, we will come. Paul Atreides.

To save one from a mistake is a gift of paradise. Frank Herbert

An animal caught in a trap will gnaw off its own leg to escape. What will you do?Reverend Mother Mohiam.