Frank Herbert citáty

Frank Herbert foto
10   96

Frank Herbert

Datum narození: 8. říjen 1920
Datum úmrtí: 11. únor 1986
Další jména: Фрәңк Һерберт

Frank Herbert byl americký spisovatel, který se proslavil zejména svým románem Duna.

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„When a wise man does not understand, he says: "I do not understand."“

—  Frank Herbert, The Godmakers

The fool and the uncultured are ashamed of their ignorance. They remain silent when a question could bring them wisdom.
The Godmakers (1972)

„It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.“

—  Frank Herbert

Zdroj: General sources, Chapterhouse Dune (1985)
Kontext: All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.

„I must not fear.“

—  Frank Herbert, kniha Dune

Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
Dune (1965)

„Don't give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be.“

—  Frank Herbert

Dune Genesis (1980)
Kontext: Don't give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be. Beneath the hero's facade you will find a human being who makes human mistakes. Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero. And sometimes you run into another problem.
It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced — in a word, insane. … Heroes are painful, superheroes are a catastrophe. The mistakes of superheroes involve too many of us in disaster.
It is the systems themselves that I see as dangerous.

„Equal justice and equal opportunity are ideals we should seek, but we should recognize that humans administer the ideals and that humans do not have equal ability.“

—  Frank Herbert

Dune Genesis (1980)
Kontext: In the beginning I was just as ready as anyone to fall into step, to seek out the guilty and to punish the sinners, even to become a leader. Nothing, I felt, would give me more gratification than riding the steed of yellow journalism into crusade, doing the book that would right the old wrongs.
Reevaluation raised haunting questions. I now believe that evolution, or deevolution, never ends short of death, that no society has ever achieved an absolute pinnacle, that all humans are not created equal. In fact, I believe attempts to create some abstract equalization create a morass of injustices that rebound on the equalizers. Equal justice and equal opportunity are ideals we should seek, but we should recognize that humans administer the ideals and that humans do not have equal ability.

„Don't condemn people who need it. Be very careful when that need becomes fanatical.“

—  Frank Herbert

"Conversations in Port Townsend", interview with Tim O'Reilly, 1983. Reprinted in The Maker of Dune: Insights of a Master of Science Fiction (1987), edited by Tim O'Reilly
General sources
Kontext: What I'm saying in my books boils down to this: Mine religion for what is good and avoid what is deleterious. Don't condemn people who need it. Be very careful when that need becomes fanatical.

„The current utopian ideal being touted by people as politically diverse (on the surface, but not underneath) as President Richard M. Nixon and Senator Edward M. Kennedy goes as follows — no deeds of passion allowed, no geniuses, no criminals, no imaginative creators of the new.“

—  Frank Herbert

"Science Fiction and a World in Crisis" in Science Fiction: Today and Tomorrow (1974) edited by Reginald Bretnor
General sources
Kontext: The current utopian ideal being touted by people as politically diverse (on the surface, but not underneath) as President Richard M. Nixon and Senator Edward M. Kennedy goes as follows — no deeds of passion allowed, no geniuses, no criminals, no imaginative creators of the new. Satisfaction may be gained only in carefully limited social interactions, in living off the great works of the past. There must be limits to any excitement. Drug yourself into a placid "norm." Moderation is the key word…

„We must develop an absolute priority of humans ahead of profit — any humans ahead of any profit. Then we will survive. … Together.“

—  Frank Herbert

General sources
Kontext: The thing we must do intensely is be human together. People are more important than things. We must get together. The best thing humans can have going for them is each other. We have each other. We must reject everything which humiliates us. Humans are not objects of consumption. We must develop an absolute priority of humans ahead of profit — any humans ahead of any profit. Then we will survive. … Together.

"Introduction" to New World or No World (1970)<!-- an anthology of environmental writing -->

„It is the systems themselves that I see as dangerous.“

—  Frank Herbert

Dune Genesis (1980)
Kontext: Don't give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be. Beneath the hero's facade you will find a human being who makes human mistakes. Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero. And sometimes you run into another problem.
It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced — in a word, insane. … Heroes are painful, superheroes are a catastrophe. The mistakes of superheroes involve too many of us in disaster.
It is the systems themselves that I see as dangerous.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Podobní autoři

Oliver Herford foto
Oliver Herford3
americký spisovatel
Brian Tracy foto
Brian Tracy8
americký motivační řečník a spisovatel
Norman Vincent Peale foto
Norman Vincent Peale12
americký spisovatel
Dale Carnegie foto
Dale Carnegie30
americký spisovatel a přednášející
Jack Kerouac foto
Jack Kerouac45
americký spisovatel
Jerome David Salinger foto
Jerome David Salinger12
americký spisovatel
Charles Bukowski foto
Charles Bukowski131
americký básník a spisovatel
Richard Bach foto
Richard Bach29
americký duchovní spisovatel
Kurt Vonnegut foto
Kurt Vonnegut24
americký spisovatel 20. století
Robert Fulghum foto
Robert Fulghum109
americký spisovatel, pastor a učitel
Dnešní výročí
Pablo Picasso foto
Pablo Picasso56
španělský malíř, sochař, grafik, keramik a scénograf 1881 - 1973
Annie Girardotová foto
Annie Girardotová2
francouzská herečka 1931 - 2011
Karl Emil Franzos foto
Karl Emil Franzos4
rakouský spisovatel 1848 - 1904
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij foto
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij12
ruský skladatel 1840 - 1893
Dalších 55 dnešních výročí
Podobní autoři
Oliver Herford foto
Oliver Herford3
americký spisovatel
Brian Tracy foto
Brian Tracy8
americký motivační řečník a spisovatel
Norman Vincent Peale foto
Norman Vincent Peale12
americký spisovatel
Dale Carnegie foto
Dale Carnegie30
americký spisovatel a přednášející
Jack Kerouac foto
Jack Kerouac45
americký spisovatel