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Fear is the mind-killer

Posted by Jennifer on February 09, 2003

In Reply to: Fear is the mind-killer posted by TheFallen on January 03, 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.

: 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.

"Fear is the mindkiller" does indeed come from the book "Dune," which is a brilliant book and should definately be read by everyone. As to the post concerning the movie, a newer version has been put out by the SCI-FI channel which is much more accurate and I highly suggest seeing it, if for no other reason than to redeem your opinion of the idea of the book being adapted to movie-format