Dune is a classic science fiction book written by Frank Herbert.
The Bene Gesserit Littainy against Fear. Pg 19 of Dune
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.
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”
“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart”
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I laugh nonstop when I’m consumed with happiness. I am 7.
I am swept away by the lightest of kisses. I am 13.
I’m not afraid to speak my mind. I am 18.
I know when not to speak my mind. I am 28.
I know that love takes many forms. I am 35.
I know nothing lasts, so I enjoy everything to the fullest. I am 55.
I'm not ready to let the youthful part of myself go yet.
If maturity means becoming a cynic,
if you have to kill the part of yourself that is naive and romantic and idealistic
- the part of you that you treasure most
- to claim maturity,
is it not better to die young but with your humanity intact?
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality not as we expect it to be but as it is is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.