Posted by TheFallen on January 03, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Fear is the mind-killer posted by Bob on January 02, 2003
: : does anyone out there remember who said "fear is the mind-killer"? was it werner fassbinder or a psychologist like jung or freud? I can't seem to quite recall.
: I found it attributed to Dune. http://quotes.prolix.nu/Fear/
It is indeed a phrase put into the mouth of one of his characters by Frank Herbert, author of Dune. A long time ago, I was persuaded to go and see the David Lynch movie of Dune - three hours of my life entirely wasted - but clearly remember this phrase being spoken by some psychic crone, who, to describe more closely, seemed to be a cross between Mother Theresa, the Amazing Kreskin and Lucretia Borgia.