Monday, November 18, 2019

Food for Thought

“Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man.”
Frank Herbert, Dune 
 How many people nowadays are lost to this peril, I would caution all of us to bear it in mind.


  1. Heinlein and Herbert. The two who helped shape my world view. But nether one could answer the most fundamental question. Why don't the Biscuits and gravy never come out even?---Ray

    1. There are some things man is not meant to know.