| “I told him that to endure oneself may be the hardest task in the universe.”|
She shook her head. “That’s … that’s …”
“A bitter pill,” he said, watching the guards run toward them across the roof, taking up their escort positions.
“The greatest palatinate earl and the lowliest stipendiary serf share the same problem. You cannot hire a mentat or any other intellect to solve it for you. There is no writ of inquest or calling of witnesses to provide answers. No servant – or disciple – can dress the wound. You dress it yourself or continue bleeding for all to see.”
|Duncan and Alia|
-- Dune Messiah