Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  1. #1
    “You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity.”
  2. #2
    ″“Maybe this was the last spider. The last living spider on Earth. In that case it’s all over for spiders, too.”
  3. #3
    “I remember thinking how much better we are, how much better off, when we’re with Mercer. Despite the pain. Physical pain but spiritually together; I felt everyone else, all over the world, all who had fused at the same time.”
  4. #4
    “Only androids show up with false memory systems; it’s been found ineffective in humans.”
  5. #5
    “Empathy, evidently, existed only within the human community, whereas intelligence to some degree could be found throughout every phylum and order including the arachnida.”
  6. #6
    “The electric things have their life too. Paltry as those lives are.”
  1. #7
    ″ It, he thought. She keeps calling the owl it.”
  2. #8
    “In front of him he distinguished a shadowy figure, motionless. ‘Wilbur Mercer! Is that you?’ My god, he realized; it’s my shadow.”
  3. #9
    ″‘Emigrate or degenerate! The choice is yours!‘”
  4. #10
  5. #11
    “My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression.”
  6. #12
    “In a giant, empty, decaying building which had once housed thousands, a single TV set hawked its wares to an uninhabited room.”

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  1. #13
    “Once, he thought, I would have seen the stars. Years ago. But now it’s only the dust; no one has seen a star in years, at least not on Earth.”
  2. #14
    “In addition, no one today remembered why the war had come about or who, if anyone, had won. The dust which had contaminated most of the planet’s surface had originated in no country, and no one, even the wartime enemy, had planned on it.”
  3. #15
    “An android doesn’t care what happens to another android. That’s one of the indications we look for.”
  4. #16
    “Owning and maintaining a fraud had a way of gradually demoralizing one. And yet from a social standpoint it had to be done, given the absence of the real article.”
  5. #17
    “He had been a special now for over a year, and not merely in regard to the distorted genes which he carried. Worse still, he had failed to pass the minimum mental faculties test, which made him in popular parlance a chickenhead.”
  6. #18
    “After I finished. I couldn’t stop because there would be nothing left after I stopped.”
  7. #19
    “We know this to be a primary autonomic response, the so-called ‘shame’ or ‘blushing’ reaction to a morally shocking stimulus. It can’t be controlled voluntarily, as can skin conductivity, respiration, and cardiac rate.”
  8. #20
    “The legacy of World War Terminus had diminished in potency; those who could not survive the dust had passed into oblivion years ago, and the dust, weaker now and confronting the strong survivors, only deranged minds and genetic properties.”
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