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"70. And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National Institute of Pancakes: It reads, and I quote, “Fuck waffles.”"

George Carlin

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"The spice must flow."

Baron Harkonnen

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"My name is a killing word."

Paul Atreides

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"Some thoughts have a certain sound, that being the equivalent to a form. Through sound and motion, you will be able to paralyze nerves, shatter bones, set fires, suffocate an enemy or burst his organs. We will kill until no Harkonnen breathes Arakeen air."

Paul Atreides

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"Long live the fighters!"

Paul Atreides

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"I'm dead to everyone unless I become what I may be."

Paul Atreides

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"He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing."

Paul Atreides

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"Why are you going to prolong the inevitable? I will kill you!"

Feyd-Rautha

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"And how can this be? For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!"

Alia

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"[treating Baron Harkonnen] Put the pick in there, Pete, and turn it 'round real neat."

The Baron's Doctor

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"Bring in that floating fat man, the Baron!"

Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV

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"[responding to Thufir's resignation, after Paul narrowly cheats death via a "hunter-seeker," with which his chamber was boobytrapped] ... Enough of this, Thufir! *If* you made a mistake, it was in over-estimating the Harkonnens. Their simple minds came up with a simple trick! Moreover, Paul survived this largely because of your training; you didn't fail there."

Duke Leto Atreides

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"Now remember, walk without rhythm, and we won't attract the worm."

Paul Atreides

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"You are SO beautiful, my Baron. Your skin, love to me. Your diseases lovingly cared for, for all eternity."

The Baron's Doctor

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"Bless the maker and his water, bless the coming and going of him, may his passing cleanse the world."

Dr. Kynes

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"We are the secret of the universe. We are the secret. We know of CHOAM in the universe, Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles, controlled by the Emperor Shaddam IV and all the great housses of the Landsraad. We know of CHOAM, yet we are the secret. We know of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, their selective breeding plan for 90 generations to produce the Kwisatz Haderach, whom they will control. The one they call the witches, yet we are the secret. We know of the Guild and the navigators' power to fold space and their control over all interplanetary travel. We know they have the seeing eye, yet we are the secret. The Bakka shall weep no more for there is now at work a higher power."

Reverend Mother Ramallo

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"As you know, the Imperium has never been able to take a census of the Fremen. Everyone thinks that there are but few, wandering here and there in the desert. My lord, I suspect an incredible secret has been kept on this planet: that the Fremen exist in vast numbers - vast. And it is they who control Arrakis."

Duncan Idaho

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"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."

Missionara Protectiva,Text QIV

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"Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based their job security."

Bene Gesserit Coda

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"Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders."

Law and Governance The Spacing Guild Manual

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"Is your religion real when it costs you nothing and carries no risk? Is your religion real when you fatten upon it? Is your religion real when you commit atrocities in its name? Whence comes your downward degeneration from the original revelation?"

Paul Atreides

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"A million deaths is not enough for Yueh."

Lady Jessica

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"Usil, we have wormsigns the likes of which even God have never seen."

Stilgar

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"I want to spit, once, on your head."

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

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"One enemy at a time."

Gurney Halleck

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"Evil can be detected by its smell."

Paul Muad'Dib Atreides

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"45. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them; I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to."

George Carlin

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