Philip K. Dick Quotes

Philip K. Dick:

I am a living animal, tied to a dying soul.
Philip K. Dick

What he did not know then is that it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality
to go insane.
Philip K. Dicks VALIS

Let it be said that one of the first symptoms of psychosis is that the person feels
perhaps he is becoming psychotic. It is another Chinese fingertrap. You cannot think
about it without becoming part of it.
Philip K. Dicks VALIS

1) Those who agree with you are insane.
2) Those who do not agree with you are in power.
Philip K. Dicks VALIS

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
Philip K. Dick

Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore,
go along willingly with it.
Philip K. Dicks The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

To fight the Empire is to be infected by its derangement. This is a paradox; whoever defeats a segment of the Empire becomes the Empire; it proliferates like a virus, imposing its form on its enemies. Thereby it becomes its enemies.
Philip K. Dicks VALIS

If you think this world is bad you should see some of the others.
Philip K. Dick

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it it doesnt go away.
Philip K. Dick

I mean, after all; you have to consider were only made out of dust. Thats admittedly
not much to go on and we shouldnt forget that. But even considering, I mean its a
sort of bad beginning, were not doing too bad. So, I personally have faith that even in
this lousy situation were faced with we can make it. You get me
Philip K. Dicks The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

And the trouble, he realized, once you get started thinking along these lines, once
you start looking for indications that you are being used, you can find evidence
everywhere. Paranoia.
Philip K. Dicks Confessions of a Crap Artist

For days now he had tormented himself with such notions. And he seemed to be
getting deeper into the circular swamp of pure reasoning. It was his philosophy class
all over again, where debate led not to solution or insight but to further and further
debate. Words begat words. Thoughts begat a feverish preoccupation with thinking,
with logic as such.
Philip K. Dicks Confessions of a Crap Artist

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