Quotes by Philip K. Dick

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Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 March 2, 1982), often known by his initials PKD, was an American science fiction writer and novelist who changed the genre profoundly. Though hailed during his lifetime by peers such as Stanisaw Lem, Dick received little public recognition until after his death, when several popular film adaptations of his novels introduced him to a larger audience. His work is now some of the most popular in science fiction, and has garnered both general acclaim and critical respect. Dick occasionally used the pen name Richard Phillips.

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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.

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

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