Dune (film)

We Fremen have a saying: "God created Arrakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.

Quotes from Dune, the 1984 motion picture directed by David Lynch, based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert. See also Dune (TV miniseries).

Princess IrulanEdit

A beginning is a very delicate time....
  • A beginning is a very delicate time. Know then that it is the year 10,191. The Known Universe is ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV, my father. In this time, the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange. The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice is vital to space travel. The Spacing Guild and its navigators, who the spice has mutated over 4,000 years, use the orange spice gas, which gives them the ability to fold space. That is, travel to any part of universe without moving.
    Oh, yes. I forgot to tell you — the spice exists on only one planet in the entire universe. A desolate, dry planet with vast deserts. Hidden away within the rocks of these deserts are a people known as the Fremen, who have long held a prophecy that a man would come, a messiah who would lead them to true freedom. The planet is Arrakis, also known as Dune.
    • Introductory narrative
  • House Atreides took control of Arrakis 63 standard days into the year 10,191. It was known that the Harkonnens, the former rulers of Arrakis, would leave many suicide troops behind. Atreides patrols were doubled.

Duke Leto AtreidesEdit

  • Thank you for joining me, Paul. Thufir Hawat has served House Atreides three generations. He swears you are the finest student he has ever taught. Yueh, Gurney and Duncan say the same. It makes me feel very proud.
  • I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
    • As House Atreides prepares to leave Caladan for Arrakis

Padishah Emperor Shaddam IVEdit

  • The Atreides house is building a secret army, using a technique unknown to us; a technique involving sound. The Duke is becoming more popular in the Landsraad; he could threaten me. I have ordered House Atreides to occupy Arrakis, to mine the spice, thus replacing their enemies, the Harkonnens. House Atreides will not refuse because of the tremendous power they think they will gain. Then, at an appointed time, Baron Harkonnen will return to Arrakis and launch a sneak attack on House Atreides. I have promised the Baron five legions of my Sardukar terror troops.

Paul AtreidesEdit

Also known as Muad'Dib and Usul, among the Fremen
  • 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.
    • Reciting a Bene Gesserit mantra
  • Remember: Walk without rhythm and we won't attract the worm. It will go to the thumper.
    • To his mother, as they try to reach safety of rock outcrops in the desert.
  • This is part of the weirding way that we will teach you. Some thoughts have a certain sound, that being equivalent to a form. Through sound and motion, you will be able to paralyze nerves, shatter bones, set fires, suffocate an enemy or burst his organs. We will kill until no Harkonnen breathes Arrakeen air.
  • My name is a killing word. They are ready to fight. Yet in order to lead them, I must conquer the worm ... conquer Shai-Hulud.
    • After one of the Fedaykin begins to ask a question of Muad'Dib while holding a weirding module.
  • I'm dead to everyone unless I try to become what I may be.
  • The Guild and the entire universe depends on spice. He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing.
  • When the spice flow stops, all eyes will turn to Arrakis. The Baron and the Emperor himself will be forced to deal with us.
  • Your time has come. A storm is coming. Our storm. And when it arrives, it will shake the universe. Emperor...we come for you!!
  • Long live the fighters!
  • We Fremen have a saying: "God created Arrakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.

ChaniEdit

  • Tell me of your homeworld, Usul.
    • Words Paul Atreides had foreseen that she would express to him in a vision-dream, before they had ever met, and before he had yet received the name Usul.

OthersEdit

  • It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains. The stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
    • The Mentat Mantra, recited by Piter De Vries
  • Feyd, Rabban, go quietly. No other great house of the Landsraad must ever know of the Emperor's aid to the Baron. The entire Landsraad would turn against the Baron and the Emperor.
    • Piter De Vries
  • A secret report within the Guild. Four planets have come to our attention ... regarding a plot which could jeopardize spice production. Planet Arrakis, source of the spice. Planet Caladan, home of House Atreides. Planet Giedi Prime, home of House Harkonnen. Planet Kaitain, home of the Emperor of the Known Universe. Send a third stage Guild Navigator to Kaitain to demand details from the Emperor. The spice must flow...
    • A member of the Spacing Guild, from a special report within the Guild
  • The Bene Gesserit witch must leave.
    • A Guildsman tells the Emperor that his Truthsayer has to leave the room
  • I mean Paul Atreides. We want him killed. Blend his extinction into your recipe and you will come with a meal to our liking. I did not say this. I am not here.
    • Third stage Guild navigator, informing the Emperor that they want Paul Atreides killed during Baron Harkonnen's invasion of Arrakis.
  • Put the pick in there, Pete, and turn it round real neat. ... You are so beautiful, my Baron. Your skin — love to me. Your diseases — lovingly cared for for all eternity!
    • The Baron Harkonnen's doctor treating the pustules of his skin
  • CHUUU-UKSA!
    • Shouted by wielders of weirding modules.
  • Hmmm. Shai-hulud.
    • Stilgar and the Fremen, chanting.
  • Bring in that floating fat man, the Baron!
    • Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV, after the Fremen succeed in their assaults on the spice trade.
  • Who is the little one, a pet perhaps? Will she deserve my special attentions?
  • Why prolong the inevitable? I will kill you! — I will kill him! I WILL KILL HIM!!!
    • Feyd-Rautha armed with the Emporor's blade against Paul Atriedes

DialogueEdit

What do you call the mouse shadow on the second moon?
The dream unfolds.
Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.
Paul Atreides: My father sent you to test me. Music ... then?
Gurney Halleck: No music. I'm packing this for the crossing. Shield practice.
Paul Atreides: Shield practice? Gurney, we had practice this morning. I'm not in the mood.
Gurney Halleck: Not in the mood?! Mood's a thing for cattle and love play, not fighting.
Paul Atreides: I'm sorry Gurney.
Gurney Halleck: Not sorry enough.

Paul Atreides: Is this what you seek?
Gurney Halleck: Good. The slow blade penetrates the shield ... but, uh, look down. We'd have joined each other in death. You did seem to finally get in the mood.
Paul Atreides: Would you really have drawn my blood?
Gurney Halleck: If you had fought one whit below your abilities, I'd have given you a good scar to remind you.
Paul Atreides: Things have been so serious here lately.
Gurney Halleck: Soon we leave for Arrakis. Arrakis is real. The Harkonnens are real.

Paul Atreides: What's in the box?
Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: Pain.

Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: I hold at your neck the gom jabbar. This one kills only animals.
Paul Atreides: Are you suggesting the Duke's son is an animal?
Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: Let us say I suggest you may be human. Your awareness may be powerful enough to control your instincts. Your instinct would be to remove your hand from the box. If you do so, you die. You will feel ... an itching ... there! Now, the itching becomes burning. Heat upon heat upon heat.
Paul Atreides: It burns!
Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: Silence! SILENCE!!

Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: Many men have tried.
Paul Atreides: They tried and failed?
Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: They tried and died.

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen: I will have Arrakis back for myself! He who controls the spice controls the universe and what Piter did not tell you is we have control of someone who is very close, very close, to Duke Leto. This person, this traitor, will be worth more to us than ten legions of Sardaukar!
Feyd-Rautha: And who is this...traitor?
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen: I won't tell you who the traitor is, or when we'll attack. However, the Duke will die before these eyes and he'll know, he'll know, that it is I, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, who encompasses his doom!

Dr. Wellington Yueh: I sabotaged the house generators. We are wide open! I've destroyed the new army's weirding modules. I've brought House Atreides down.
Duke Leto Atreides: Why?
Dr. Wellington Yueh: I wish to kill a man. Not you, my dear Duke. You are already dead. But you will get close to the Baron before you die. You will be tied and drugged, but you can still attack. You can still attack! When you see the Baron, you will have a new poison gas tooth. He'll want you close so he can gloat over you. One bite on this tooth, and a strong exhale...
Duke Leto Atreides: Refuse...
Dr. Wellington Yueh: No! You mustn't! Because in return, I'll save the lives of your Paul and Jessica.

Paul Atreides: What do you call the mouse shadow on the second moon?
Stilgar: We call that one, Muad'Dib.
Paul Atreides: Could I be known as Paul Muad'Dib?
Stilgar: You are Paul Muad'Dib, and your mother shall be a Sayyadina among us... We welcome you.
Paul Atreides: [thinks] The dream unfolds.

Paul Atreides: You've no need for your weapons with me, Gurney Halleck.
Gurney Halleck: Paul? Paul?
Paul Atreides: Don't you trust your own eyes?
Gurney Halleck: They said you were dead. They said...
[Paul shows him the signet ring on his fingers. Gurney moves forward, his eyes tearing, and the two embrace each other and pound each other on the back.]
Gurney Halleck: You young pup! You young pup! (At the same time) Paul Atreides: Gurney-man! Gurney!

Spacing Guildsman: Emperor Shaddam IV, you have one last chance to take matters into your own hands and bring the situation under control on Arrakis.
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: What do you mean, one last...?!
Spacing Guildsman: DO NOT SPEAK!! LISTEN!!! You do not have more than this one chance! I represent the entire Guild in this matter! Our navigators warn you that spice production is in great danger! A new Fremen leader, Muad'dib, has stopped spice mining on Arrakis! Our navigators suggest he is not of Arrakis. No one on the outside world has been able to see him. We do not know who he is. The Harkonnens cannot stop him. Remedy the situation! Restore spice production! Or you will live out your life in a pain amplifier!

Muad'Dib: Gurney, when the storm hits, set off the atomics. I want an opening through the entire Shield Wall. Stilgar, do we have wormsign?
Stilgar: Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.

Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: Why have you brought me here?
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen: Your Highness, there must be some mistake. I never requested your presence.
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: Ah, but your lack of action demanded it. Your dreadful mismanagement, your bad judgment in assigning to Rabban the governorship! You have forced me to come here and set things straight personally!
Alia Atreides: I am a messenger from Muad'Dib. Poor Emperor. I'm afraid my brother won't be very pleased with you.
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: Silence!
Reverand Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: Kill this child. She's an abomination. Kill her! [groans then yells at Alia] Get out of my mind!
Alia: [using the Voice] Not until you tell them both who I really am!
Reverand Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: [weakly] Alia, daughter of Duke Leto the Just and the royal lady Jessica. Sister... of Paul... Muad'Dib.
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: Paul's sister?! Paul is Muad'Dib?!

Feyd-Rautha: [whispers] You see your death. My blade will finish you.
Paul Atreides: [thinks] I will bend like a reed in the wind.

Paul Atreides: Don't try your powers on me! Try looking into that place where you dare not look. You'll find me there, staring back at you.
Reverand Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: You mustn't speak...!
Paul Atreides: [using the Voice, which overpowers her] Silence! I remember your Gom Jabbar. Now you'll remember mine. I can kill with a word.
Fremen warrior: And his word shall carry death eternal ... to those who stand against the righteous.
Feyd-Rautha: The righteous!!
Paul Atreides: There is a Harkonnen among you. Give the Harkonnen a blade and let him stand forth.
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV: If Feyd wishes, he can meet you with my blade in his hand.
Feyd-Rautha: I wish it!

Paul Atreides: We Fremen have a saying: God created Arrakis to train the faithful. One cannot go against the word of God.

Alia Atreides [Final lines of movie, as rain begins to fall on Arrakis] : And how can this be? For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!

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