Dune #5

“Grave this on your memory, lad: A world is supported by four things…” she held up four big-knuckled fingers. „…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 things are as nothing…” She closed her fingers into a fist….

Dune #4

“Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what…

Dune #3

“The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune

#2 Abandon

“And eternity is a long time. So if you have to spend it with someone I could see wanting to spend it with someone impossible…but interesting….” ― Meg Cabot, Abandon

#1 Abandon

“But really, the term “forgive and forget” doesn’t make sense to me. Forgiving does allow us to stop dwelling on an issue, which isn’t always healthy. But if we forget, we don’t learn from our mistakes. And that can be deadly.” ― Meg Cabot, Abandon

Dune #2

„The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows – a wall against the wind. This is the willow’s purpose.” -Dune, Frank Herbert

Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

University researchers perform an experiment on Charlie, turning him into a genius, after their successful experiments on the lab mouse Algernon. „You know Charlie we are not shure how this experamint will werk on pepul because we onley tried it up to now on animils.” But Algernon’s new intelligence begins to fade, and he dies,…

The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak

In this lyrical, imaginative novel, author Elif Shafak unfolds two parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when the Sufi poet and mystic Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the infamous wandering dervish known as Shams of Tabriz. Both stories together incarnate Rumi’s timeless message of love.