Fear is the Mind Killer

My lab partner from Computer Science like to quote this:

Bene Gesserit Littany against Fear

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.

I think that he still owes me pizza.

Mentat Creed

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

Both of these quotes are from Dune, which I read at a very young age - meaning that I really don’t remember much of what went on in the series. I only made it through two or three books, and then it was just too much effort to find the next one in the series in small town Iowa.

3 Responses to “Fear is the Mind Killer ”

  1. But… what did you get from these litanies?

  2. Uh, I learned that science fiction is cool?

  3. Beginnings are a very delicate time.

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