Philip K Dick Quotes

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Philip K. Dick
“The person I am now, compared with the person in the dream, has been baffled and defeated and only supposes he enjoys a full life. In the dreams, I see what a full life really consists of, and it is not what I really have.”
Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick
“But reality really is a mess, and yet it's exciting. The basic thing is, how frightened are you of chaos? And how happy are you with order? Van Vogt influenced me so much because he made me appreciate a mysterious chaotic quality in the universe which is not to be feared.”
Philip K. Dick, Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Philip K. Dick
“Let me sleep," he said, and shut the door; it clicked in her face and she felt animal terror - this was what she feared most in life: the clicking shut of a man's door in her face.
Instantly, she raised her hand to knock, discovered the rock... she banged on the door with the rock, but not loudly, just enough to let him know how desperate she was to get back in, but not enough to bother him if he didn't want to answer.
He didn't. No sound, no movement of the door. Nothing but the void.
"Tony?" she gasped, pressing her ear to the door. Silence. "Okay," she said numbly; clutching her rock she walked unsteadily across the porch toward her own living quarters.
The rock vanished. Her hand felt nothing.
"Damn," she said, not knowing how to react. Where had it gone? Into air. But then it must have been an illusion, she realized. He put me in a hypnotic state and made me believe. I should have known it wasn't really true.
A million stars burst into wheels of light, blistering, cold light, that drenched her. It came from behind and she felt the great weight of it crash into her. "Tony," she said, and fell into the waiting void. She thought nothing; she felt nothing. She saw only, saw the void as it absorbed her, waiting below and beneath her as she plummeted down the many miles.
On her hands and knees she died. Alone on the porch. Still clutching for what did not exist.”
Philip K. Dick, A Maze of Death

Philip K. Dick
“Consciousness of unconsciousness”
Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Philip K. Dick
“Gerçeklik, ona inanmayı bıraktığın vakit, kaybolup gitmeyendir.”
Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick
“Look, Haley's comet!”
Philip K. Dick

Armin Navabi
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” This touches on the heart of the argumentum ad populum fallacy. Physical reality does not require belief to sustain it, and belief will not modify the rules of the universe.”
Armin Navabi, Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God

Xenophanes
“One god there is, in no way like mortal creatures either in bodily form or in the thought of his mind. The whole of him sees, the whole of him thinks, the whole of him hears. He stays always motionless in the same place; it is not fitting that he should move about now this way, now that.”
Xenophanes

Philip K. Dick
“He saw two stars collapse against one another and a nova form; it flared up and then, as he watched, it began to die out. He saw it turn from a furiously blazing ring into a dim core of dead iron and then he saw it cool into darkness. More stars cooled with it; he saw the force of entropy, the method of the Destroyer of Forms, retract the stars into dull reddish coals and then into dust-like silence. A shroud of thermal energy hung uniformly over the world,
over this strange and little world for which he had no love or use.

It's dying, he realized. The universe. The thermal haze spread on and on until it became only a disturbance, nothing more; the sky glowed weakly with it and then flickered. Even the uniform thermal disbursement was expiring. How strange and goddamn awful, he thought. He got to his feet, moved a step toward the door.
And there, on his feet, he died.

They found him an hour later. Seth Morley stood with his wife at the far end of the knot of people jammed into the small room and said to himself, "to keep him from helping with the prayer". "The same force that shut down the transmitter," Ignatz Thugg said. "They knew; they knew if he phrased the prayer it would go through. Even without the relay." He looked gray and frightened. All of them did, Seth Morley noticed. Their faces, in the light of the room, had a leaden, stone-like cast. Like, he thought, thousand-year-old idols.
Time, he thought, is shutting down around us. It is as if the future is gone, for all of us.”
Philip K. Dick, A Maze of Death

Emmanuel Carrère
“Il avait lu des masses de livres là-dessus, tout récement celui d'Hannah Arendt sur le procès d'Eichmann à Jérusalem, il savait que le jour où il écrirait sérieusement, ce serait à ce sujet. Le nazisme, tous les habitants de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle doivent se débrouiller avec, vivre avec l'idée que c'est arrivé, comme lui devait vivre avec la mort de sa soeur Jane. On peut ne pas y penser, n'empêche que c'est là, et il faudrait que ce soit aussi dans son livre.

Rien de plus éloigné du tao que le nazisme. Les Japonais, pourtant, qui vénèrent le tao, avaient été alliés aux nazis. S'ils l'avaient emporté... Un moment, il laissa miroiter cette idée. On avait déjà fait des livres de ce genre, il en avait lu un d'après lequel le Sud avait gagné la guerre de Sécession. Il se demanda ce que serait un monde issu de la victoire de l'Axe, quinze ans plus tòt. Qui dirigerait le Reich ? Hitler toujours l'un de ses lieutenants ? Est-ce que cela changerait quelque chose que ce soit Bormann, Himmler, Goering ou Baldur von Schirach? Est-ce que cela changerait quelque chose pour lui, habitant de Point Reyes, Marin County ? Et quoi?”
Emmanuel Carrère

Philip K. Dick
“No weapon has ever been frightful enough to put a stop to war - perhaps because we never before had any that thought for themselves.”
Philip K. Dick, The Defenders

Philip K. Dick
“But then one day, while lifting out an electric corn popper from under the sink, Arctor had hit his head on the corner of a kitchen cabinet directly above him. The pain, the cut in his scalp, so unexpected and undeserved, had for some reason cleared away the cobwebs. It flashed on him instantly that he didn't hate the kitchen cabinet: he hated his wife, his two daughters, his whole house, the back yard with its power mower, the garage, the radiant heating system, the front yard, the fence, the whole fucking place and everyone in it.”
Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick
“... qué poco sano era sentir la ausencia de vida, no solo en esta casa sino en todas partes, y no reaccionar ... Antes eso era una señal de enfermedad mental. La llamaban Ausencia de respuesta afectiva adecuada ...”
Philip K. Dick, Sueñan los androides con ovejas electricas? Tomo 2

Philip K. Dick
“Aimer un esprit, voilà le véritable martyre. Le désespoir incarné. Le nom de Donna ne serait imprimé sur aucune page, il n'apparaîtrait nulle part dans les annales de l'humanité. Disparue sans laisser d'adresse. Il y a des filles comme ça, et c'est celles-là qu'on aime le plus, celles qui ne permettent pas d'espérer, car elles vous échappent alors même que vous refermer vos bras autour d'elles.”
Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

Paul Majkut
“The burned corpses of the doppelgängers of Hitler and Braun, numerous false leads, meticulously orchestrated evidence, misdirection, and other diversions now being set in place will confuse the Americans and Russians, Zeller knew, and, in the end, put them at each other’s throats.”
Paul Majkut

Emmanuel Carrère
“Sono convinto che subito dopo la morte finalmente ci apparirà la Realtà. Le carte saranno finalmente scoperte, la partita sarà terminata, e vedremo chiaramente tutto ciò che abbiamo solo sospettato o intravisto come in uno specchio, in modo oscuro. È quello che dice san Paolo. Quello che dice il Bardo Thödol. Quello che dice Winnie-the-Pooh: ci incontreremo di nuovo in un'altra parte della foresta, dove un bambino e il suo orsacchiotto giocheranno insieme per sempre. Io ci credo.”
Emmanuel Carrère, I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick
“The thing about rabbits, sir, is that everybody has one, I'd like to see you step up to the goat-class where I feel you belong. Frankly you look more like a goat man to me.”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Stewart Stafford
“The late author Philip K. Dick once said that America isn't intellectual, it's anti-intellectual. Initially, I thought that was a harsh statement. But when you see intelligent people routinely branded 'nerds" and hear about the endless school shootings in the United States, it's hard not to think he had a point.”
Stewart Stafford

Philip K. Dick
“Primero habían muerto los búhos. Eso hacía parecido entonces divertido: esas aves gruesas, plumosas, blancas, caídas en los parques y en las calles...”
Philip K. Dick, ¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas?

Philip K. Dick
“Quizás, a pesar de su deformación, la Tierra seguía siendo familiar e interesante.”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick
“Imagine un peu : tu es conscient, mais pas vivant. Tu vois et même tu comprends, mais tu ne vis pas. Tu as le nez collé au carreau. Tu reconnais les choses, mais ça ne fait pas de toi un vivant. On peut mourir et durer encore. Parfois, ce qui t'observe derrière les yeux de quelqu'un est mort dans l'enfance. C'est mort et c'est là, et ça regarde toujours. Ce n'est pas simplement le corps, sans rien dedans, qui te regarde ; non, il y a encore quelque chose à l'intérieur qui est mort depuis longtemps mais continue à regarder au-dehors, et regarde et regarde encore sans pouvoir s'arrêter.”
Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

Byron Rizzo
“Si el bueno de Huxley, en lugar de Soma hubiera bautizado Internet a su droga, hoy probablemente nadie habría escuchado hablar nunca de Orwell ni Philip K. Dick”
Byron Rizzo