All I really need to know I learned from Philip K. Dick

All I really need to know I learned from Philip K. Dick:


* It never happened. Or did it?

* Androids used for slave labor have issues.

* Real animals make us feel better about ourselves.

* It's easier to believe a lie than dismiss the truth.

* When in Rome… well, we're all living in Rome.

* You, too, can change your personality like clothing.

* Horselover Fat is not a porn star's name.

* Superior mutants are sexy.

* Nazis are always evil, no matter what universe you're in.

* Telepaths are a complicated lot.

* Paranoia is ideal for the adventurous.

* Sometimes, it's OK to go insane.

* Some memories are best left repressed.

* Words control people.


PKD is one of my fave writers. Look him up.


As featured, not unlike a Perky Pat doll, on Total Dick-Head! (Look at those comments for more great things we've learned from PKD.)


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  • Purplejuju 7y

    Another fan here. His books make so much sense to me :-)
  • Zonja Capalini 7y

    Well I've read *everything* from PKD. Thanks for sending this! :-)
  • Denise Rowlands 7y

  • props 7y

    LOL <3 torley
  • 'Zanna 7y

    Words from the your perspective of the world!
  • Siggi Ragnar 7y

    can Androids be used for anything else than slave labor??

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • angela Beerbaum (SL) 7y

    A new life awaits you in the IN-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

  • Ordinal Malaprop 7y

    Odd - I never associate "beard" with "Philip K Dick".
  • Gabrielle Sinatra 7y

    Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig fan of K. Dick here!!!! so funny! lol
  • enchantedbirdsandhorses 7y

    Potted Dick...ehem...very well put :-)
  • Luke Kane 7y

    Also a huge fan! Never would have thought to call myself a 'Dick Head' though :P
  • ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ 7y

    I like Flickr because it helped me find out who else likes PKD and gets these references! Awesome. Thanks for looking and commenting. He is one of my alltime fave authors.
  • Bradley Jones 7y

    are the aphorisms your original pkd-insights?

    they're freakin spot-on.

    "well, we're all in rome."
  • ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ 7y

    @hellbender: I can't claim them to be entirely original since they are based on PKD — but yes, I sat down after reading, and typed these up to share. Thanks, I'm glad you think so!
  • James Arboghast 7y

    In Australia, "dickhead" is a derrogatory insult. I'm very keen on PKD's writings too, but this Dick Head poster is a turn-off.
  • Cayce T. 7y

    It never happened? Or did it? Because I don't remember you posting this pic and I'm pretty sure I would have remembered coz it's awesome or at least the text is.The words are out of control! And I'm glad that I can go back to being insane now and still think I'm OK XD

    <3 this
  • kumi kuhr 7y

    hey Torley I'm a total Dick-head too :) you might find this documentary interesting:

    The best biography of PKD: I am alive and you are dead (by Emmanuel Carrere)
  • >^.^<Jenny>^o^< 6y

  • :s:k:y:clark:i:n:g: 6y

    yes. blade runner. the best film. period.
  • Kevin J Hatton 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called BLADE RUNNER 2019, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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