'Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.'
(2) Concubine to #1, Bene Gesserit
'When strangers meet, great allowance should be made for differences of custom and training.'
(3) Son of #1, Atreides heir
'When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.'
(4) Traitorous doctor
'Remember the tooth...'
(5) Repugnant head of House Harkonnen
'I will have Arrakis back for myself! He who controls the Spice controls the universe...'
(6) Nephew to #5 (younger)
'Who is the little one, a pet perhaps? Will she deserve my special attentions?'
(7) Truthsayer to #12, witchy Bene Gesserit
'A world is supported by four things ... the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing...without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition!'
(8) Fremen concubine to #3
'Tell me of your homeworld, Usul.'
(9) Half-fremen, planetary ecologist
'Bless the Maker and all His Water. Bless the coming and going of Him, May His passing cleanse the world. May He keep the world for his people.'
(10) Daughter of #12 and spouse to #3
'You cannot avoid the interplay of politics within an orthodox religion. This power struggle permeates the training, educating and disciplining of the orthodox community. Because of this pressure, the leaders of such a community inevitably must face that ultimate internal question: to succumb to complete opportunism as the price of maintaining their rule, or risk sacrificing themselves for the sake of the orthodox ethic.'
(11) Twisted Harkonnen mentat
'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.'
(12) Emperor of the known Universe
'Have you ever stared into the eyes of a religious fanatic, Baron? Suicide and martyrdom are often the same thing.'
(13) Atreides troubadour-warrior
'If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets.'
(14) Venerable Atreides mentat
'It's easier to be terrified by an enemy you admire.'
(15) Atreides swordmaster
'Thinking you know why you behave as you do gives you all sorts of excuses for extraordinary behavior.'
(16) Sister to #3, very precocious
'For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!'
(17) Fremen, Naib of Sietch Tabr
'To stay awake all night adds another day to your life.'