Philip K. Dick Quotes

Philip K. Dick Quotes

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.

If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.

This is a mournful discovery.
1)Those who agree with you are insane
2)Those who do not agree with you are in power.

No single thing abides; and all things are fucked up.

You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.

Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find.

Everything is true,' he said. 'Everything anybody has ever thought.'

'Will you be all right?'

'I'll be all right,' he said, and thought, And I'm going to die. Both those are true, too.

We are all insects. Groping towards something terrible or divine-

Everybody knows that Aristotelian two-value logic is fucked.

The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.

The bird is gone, and in what meadow does it now sing?

Imagine being sentient but not alive. Seeing and even knowing, but not alive. Just looking out. Recognizing but not being alive. A person can die and still go on. Sometimes what looks out at you from a person's eyes maybe died back in childhood.

What if he could see this, his own skull, yellow and eroded? Two centuries old. Would he still speak? Would he speak, if he could see it, the grinning, aged skull? What would there be for him to say, to tell the people? What message could he bring?

What action would not be futile, when a man could look upon his own aged, yellowed skull?

They ought to make it a binding clause that if you find God you get to keep Him.

It really seems to me that in the midst of great tragedy, there is always the horrible possibility that something terribly funny will happen.

There, at her console, he dialed 594: pleased acknowledgement of husband's superior wisdom in all matters

The mentally disturbed do not employ the Principle of Scientific Parsimony: the most simple theory to explain a given set of facts. They shoot for the baroque.

Pious people spoke to God, and crazy people imagined that God spoke back.

La realidad objetiva es la construcción sintética, que trata con una hipotética universalización de multitud de realidades subjetivas.

I'm not much but I'm all I have.

Fear can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy... fear makes you always, always hold something back.

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

It has been said of dreams that they are a 'controlled psychosis,' or, put another way, a psychosis is a dream breaking through during waking hours.

Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.

Basically, Sherri's idea had to do with bringing Fat's mind down from the cosmic and the abstract to the particular. She had hatched out the practical notion that nothing is more real than a large World War Two Soviet tank.

Jump in the urinal and stand on your head. I'm the one that's alive. You're all dead.

Insane people - psychologically defined, not legally define - are not in touch with reality.

What a tragic realm this is, he reflected. Those down here are prisoners, and the ultimate tragedy is that they don't know it; they think they are free because they have never been free, and do not understand what it means.

But an artist, he realized. Or rather so-called artist. Bohemian. That's closer to it. The artistic life without the talent.

I did not tell Fat this, but technically he had become a Buddha. It did not seem to me like a good idea to let him know. After all, if you are a Buddha you should be able to figure it out for yourself.

Reality denied comes back to haunt.

The most dangerous kind of person... is one who is afraid of his own shadow.

Am I racially kin to this man? Baynes wondered. So closely so that for all intents and purposes it is the same? Then it is in me, too, the psychotic streak. A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power. How long have we known this? Faced this? And - how many of us do know it?

It takes a certain amount of courage, he though, to face yourself and say with candor, I'm rotten. I've done evil and I will again. It was no accident; it emanated from the true, authentic me.

A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope.

Matter is plastic in the face of Mind.

Maybe it could be depression, like you get. I can understand now how you suffer when you’re depressed; I always thought you liked it and I thought you could have snapped yourself out any time, if not alone, then by means of the mood organ. But when you get that depressed you don’t care. Apathy, because you’ve lost a sense of worth.

You're - psychotic. There's something wrong with you."

"I know," Benteley agreed. "I'm a sick man. And the more I see, the sicker I get. I'm so sick I think everybody else is sick and I'm the only healthy person. That's pretty bad off, isn't it?

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