Dune, as a work of literature, surpasses anything I have read in all my bibliophilic years, in breadth, in scope, in narrative, in myth-making…. virtually any of the reasons I would read a good book.
In Dune, you have them all, and it is the most Quotable work of fiction that I know of.
While the big post bubbles away in my mind, here is another gem from Dune:
What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce … Men must want to do things of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organisations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work, every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you overorganize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness — they cannot work and their civilization collapses.
- A letter to CHOAM Attributed to The Preacher