Saturday, July 08, 2006

Muad'Dib Family Commentaries by Princess Irulan

Thus spoke St. Alia-of-the-knife:

The Reverend Mother must combine the seductive wiles of a courtesan with the untouchable majesty of a virgin goddess, holding these attributes in tension so long as the powers of her youth endure. For when youth and beauty have gone, she will find that the place-between, once occupied by tension, has become a wellspring of cunning and resourcefulness.

-from Dune by Frank Herbert


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