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Philip K. Dick

Data de nascimento: 16. Dezembro 1928
Data de falecimento: 2. Março 1982

Philip Kindred Dick ou Philip K. Dick , também conhecido pelas iniciais PKD, foi um escritor americano de ficção científica que alterou profundamente este género literário. Apesar de ter tido pouco reconhecimento em vida, a adaptação de vários dos seus romances ao cinema acabou por tornar a sua obra conhecida de um vasto público, sendo aclamado tanto pelo público como pela crítica.

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„Você vai ficar aqui noventa dias“

—  Philip K. Dick

Comentário de Fat sobre a anotação do amigo, se referindo a prorogação da internação por pacientes que não apresentam melhoras.
O homem duplo (1977), VALIS (1981)

„NINGUÉM DEVERÁ RETIRAR CINZEIROS DA ALA (…) LOBOTOMIAS FRONTAIS NÃO SERÃO REALIZADAS SEM O CONSENTIMENTO POR ESCRITO DO PACIENTE“

—  Philip K. Dick

Em uma lista que estipulava o que podia ou não podia ser feito em ordem de importância descendente.
O homem duplo (1977), VALIS (1981)

„SE EU TROUXER DE VOLTA OS CINZEIROS, POSSO FAZER MINHA PRÉ-FRONTAL?“

—  Philip K. Dick

Anotação feita por Doug, um interno amigo de Fat, na lista.
O homem duplo (1977), VALIS (1981)

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„No tools. He doesn't build anything or utilize anything outside himself. He just stands and waits for the right opportunity and then he runs like hell.“

—  Philip K. Dick

The Golden Man (1954)
Contexto: "We were always afraid a mutant with superior intellectual powers would come along," Baines said reflectively. "A deeve who would be to us what we are to the great apes. Something with a bulging cranium, telepathic ability, a perfect semantic system, ultimate powers of symbolization and calculation. A development along our own path. A better human being."
"He acts by reflex," Anita said wonderingly. She had the analysis and was sitting at one of the desks studying it intently. "Reflex — like a lion. A golden lion." She pushed the tape aside, a strange expression on her face. "The lion god."
"Beast," Wisdom corrected tartly. "Blond beast, you mean."
"He runs fast," Baines said, "and that's all. No tools. He doesn't build anything or utilize anything outside himself. He just stands and waits for the right opportunity and then he runs like hell."
"This is worse than anything we've anticipated," Wisdom said. His beefy face was lead-gray. He sagged like an old man, his blunt hands trembling and uncertain. "To be replaced by an animal! Something that runs and hides. Something without a language!" He spat savagely. "That's why they weren't able to communicate with it. We wondered what kind of semantic system it had. It hasn't got any! No more ability to talk and think than a — dog."

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

—  Philip K. Dick, livro VALIS

Variante: What he did not know then is that it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
Fonte: VALIS (1981)

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

—  Philip K. Dick, livro I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

VALIS (1981)
Fonte: I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

„I'm not much, but I'm all I have.“

—  Philip K. Dick, livro Martian Time-Slip

Fonte: Martian Time-Slip (1964)

„My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression.“

—  Philip K. Dick, livro Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Fonte: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

„Can any of us fix anything? No. None of us can do that. We're specialized.“

—  Philip K. Dick

"The Variable Man" (1952), The Collected Short Stories of Philip K. Dick, v.1: The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford (1987)
Contexto: Can any of us fix anything? No. None of us can do that. We're specialized. Each one of us has his own line, his own work. I understand my work, you understand yours. The tendency in evolution is toward greater and greater specialization. Man's society is an ecology that forces adaptation to it. Continued complexity makes it impossible for us to know anything outside our own personal field — I can't follow the work of the man sitting at the next desk over from me. Too much knowledge has piled up in each field. And there are too many fields.

„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

As quoted in "Vertex Interviews Philip K. Dick" by Arthur Byron Cover, in Vertex, Vol. 1, no. 6 (February 1974) http://2010philipkdickfans.philipkdickfans.com/frank/vertexin.htm
Contexto: I started reading SF when I was about twelve and I read all I could, so any author who was writing about that time, I read. But there's no doubt who got me off originally and that was A. E. van Vogt. There was in van Vogt's writing a mysterious quality, and this was especially true in The World of Null A. All the parts of that book did not add up; all the ingredients did not make a coherency. Now some people are put off by that. They think that's sloppy and wrong, but the thing that fascinated me so much was that this resembled reality more than anybody else's writing inside or outside science fiction. … 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.

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