Philip K. Dick Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old philip k. dick quotes, philip k. dick sayings, and philip k. dick proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Reality denied comes back to haunt.     

Philip K. Dick

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

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.     

Philip K. Dick

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.     

Philip K. Dick

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

Philip K. Dick

Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.     

Philip K. Dick

It's easy to win. Anybody can win.     

Philip K. Dick

We live in a society where detachment is almost essential.     

Philip K. Dick

No man is infinitely strong; for every creature that runs, flies, hops or crawls there is a terminal nemesis which he will not circumvent, which will finally do him in.     

Philip K. Dick

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

Philip K. Dick

We must content ourselves with the mystery, the absurdity, the contradictions, the hostility, but also the generosity that our environment offers us. It's not much, but it's always better than the deadly, defeatist certainty of the paranoid.     

Philip K. Dick

The existence of a majority logically implies a corresponding minority.     

Philip K. Dick

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

Philip K. Dick

The problem with introspection is that it has no end.     

Philip K. Dick

For each person there is a sentence--a series of words--which has the power to destroy him ... another sentence exists, another series of words, which will heal the person. If you're lucky you will get the second; but you can be certain of getting the first: that is the way it works. On their own, without training, individuals know how to deal out the lethal sentence, but training is required to deal out the second.     

Philip K. Dick

Matter is plastic in the face of Mind.     

Philip K. Dick

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

Madness has its own dynamism. It just goes on.     

Philip K. Dick

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

Philip K. Dick

He started keeping a journal - had been, in fact, secretly doing so for some time: the furtive act of a deranged person.     

Philip K. Dick

Skill is a function of chance. It's an intuitive best-use of chance situations.     

Philip K. Dick

Men and the world are mutually toxic to each other.     

Philip K. Dick

There is no route out of the maze. The maze shifts as you move through it, because it is alive.     

Philip K. Dick

We are living in a computer-programmed reality, and the only clue we have to it is when some variable is changed, and some alteration in reality occurs. We have the overwhelming impression that we were reliving the present - deja vu.     

Philip K. Dick

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

Philip K. Dick

There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'.     

Philip K. Dick