13 Total Quotes

Philip Dick Quotes

Philip Dick
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful.
Philip Dick
#Science Fiction #Fiction

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

Philip 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 Dick
#Words #Control

Philip Dick
The real origin of science fiction lay in the seventeenth-century novels of exploration in fabulous lands. Therefore Jules Verne's story of travel to the moon is not science fiction because they go by rocket but because of where they go. It would be as much science fiction if they went by rubber band.
Philip Dick
#Exploration

Philip 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 Dick
#Drugs

Philip Dick
It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
Philip Dick
#Reality

Philip Dick
Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
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#Night

Philip Dick
This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.
Philip Dick
#People

Philip Dick
The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.
Philip Dick
#Education

Philip Dick
Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.
Philip Dick
#Reality