The sequels to Dune are not, perhaps, great works of science fiction.  They don’t even come close to the literary masterpiece that is the original Dune.  However, these books do offer a few kernels of wisdom.  Here are three of my favorites:

One cannot have a single thing without its opposite.

– Children of Dune

It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.

– Chapterhouse: Dune

Silence is often the best thing to say.

– Chapterhouse: Dune

Take these quotes as you will.  I have found them to be true, sometimes frustratingly so.

What are some of your favorite quotes from science fiction?

5 responses »

  1. lcmitsu says:

    All very true indeed.

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  2. Spacer Guy says:

    Sir, someone is stealing the Enterprise!

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  3. I like all the three quotes. Especially the second one.

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