Thursday, January 21, 2010

Truth, Gentle Sister

This is a really interesting quote that was attached to the bottom of an email someone sent me (in their automatic signature section).

"Beware of the truth, gentle Sister. Although much sought after, truth can be dangerous to the seeker. Myths and reassuring lies are much easier to find and believe. If you find a truth, even a temporary one, it can demand that you make painful changes. Conceal your truths within words. Natural ambiguity will protect you then. Words are much easier to absorb than are the sharp Delphic stabs of wordless portent. With words you can cry out in the chorus: 'Why didn't someone warn me?' But I did warn you, I warned by example, not with words." -Leto Atreides II, God Emperor of Dune

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