Hands in his pockets he began to walk aimlessly down the sidewalk runnel. And, each minute, feeling more and more scared and desperate. Everything was falling apart around him. And he seemed helpless to halt the collapse; he could only witness it, completely impotent, snatched up and gripped by processes too powerful for him to understand.
Philip K. Dick // Clans of the Alphane Moon (via sleep-sweet)
But the state of things is so dreary here in the U.S.-they say the elderly and poor are eating canned dog food, now, to stay alive, and the McDonald hamburgers are made from cow’s eyes. The radio also says that today when Charles Colson, the President’s former counsel, went to jail he still wore his Richard M. Nixon tie clasp. “California dreaming is becoming a reality”, is a line from a Mamas and the Papas song of a few years ago, but what a dreadful surreal reality it is: foglike and dangerous, with the subtle and terrible manifestations of evil rising up like rocks in the gloom. I wish I was somewhere else. Disneyland, maybe? The Last sane place here? Forever to take Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and never get off?
Philip K Dick-July 8,1974: The First Day of the Constitutional Crisis
from The Exegesis
In Ubik the forward moving force of time (or time-force expressed as an ergic field) has ceased.
THE EXEGESIS OF PHILIP K DICK, Edited by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, (2011)
Everything is true”, he said. “Everything anybody has ever thought”.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. (via sleep-sweet)