joi, 31 iulie 2008

Ya! Ya! Yawm!

Kull Wahad! Mi'am adus aminte...


Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife — chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."
from Collected Sayings of Muad'Dib by the Princess Irulan

Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
from The Sayings of Muad'Dib by the Princess Irulan

What do you despise? By this you are truly known.
from Manual of Muad'Dib by the Princess Irulan

Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place.
Thufir Hawat

Then, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error.
The last thought of Kynes before he died of a dust whirlpool caused by a pre-mass spice gas explosion

Here lies a toppled god —
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and tall one.
Tleilaxu Epigram

It is said of Muad'dib that once when he saw a weed trying to grow between two rocks, he moved one of the rocks. Later, when the weed was seen to be flourishing, he covered it with the remaining rock. "That was its fate," he explained.
from The Commentaries, by the Princess Irulan

You should never be in the company of anyone with whom you would not want to die.
Duncan Idaho, quoting an ancient Fremen saying

The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it.
Paul Muad'Dib

10 comentarii:

Anonim spunea...

fascinant universul Dune. fain a scris batranul Herbert si multe chestii destepte a mai gandit.
trebuia s-o pui si pe aia cu "fear is the mind killer..." ;).

long live the fighters...

Anonim spunea...

Hai ca o pun eu:
" 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"

Cred ca e momentul sa recitesc Dune. destul a stat la fezandat vreo 12 ani...

Turambar spunea...

Neaparat in engleza. Oricat de bibilita si inspirata ar fi traducerea lui Doru Brana, nimic nu se compara cu originalul.

Anonim spunea...

Ya hya chouhada!

Ce ma bucur ca ai adus vorba! Cand am venit acasa, nici n-am lasat bine valizele din mana si frate-meu s-a infiintat cu Dune (el a citit mai demult toata seria) si mi-a trasat sarcina sa o citesc. Cum tot ma chinuia insomnia de la decalajul de fus orar, m-am transportat pe Arrakis chiar in noaptea aceea. Am citit-o in romana si mi s-a parut foarte bine tradusa. Dar ai dreptate, cand se poate, e bine sa citesti cartile in limba in care au fost scrise. Asa ca ma bate gandul sa o citesc si in engleza.

Printre altele, mi s-a parut extraordinara puntea de legatura pe care o face intre citatele din scrierile printesei Irulan (la inceputul fiecarui capitol) si spusele Jessicai catre Chani, in ultimul paragraf: "Uita-te bine la printesa aceea. E semeata, increzatoare. Se spune ca are veleitati literare. Sa speram ca asta o va consola in viata, caci de alte lucruri va avea prea putin parte."

Turambar spunea...

:yes: Cine shtie, cunoashe. Herbert a fost unul din cei mai subtili si complecsi scriitori SF. Unul singur mai stiu asha: Cordwainer Smith (si, poate, partzial, Brian Aldiss, dar in alt registru).

Kull wahad!

Anonim spunea...

Bi-lal-kaifa! :)

Anonim spunea...

Shai-Hulud sa-ti indrume pasii ... si ai grija sa mergi fara ritm :)

Anonim spunea...

si uite cum o sa ajungem la sitraiele fremenilor:

Turambar spunea...

Nestiute sunt caile lui Shai-Hulud. Si, dupa cum bine stim, viitorul e doar un alt prezent, daca ai melange la indemana.

O sa fie. O sa fie... :)

Anonim spunea...


si vad ca trebuie sa ma corectez: distraie nu sitraie (degetele-mi sunt prea nerabdatoare uneori. iertare.)