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Rick Deckard Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Rick Deckard
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“Only androids show up with false memory systems; it’s been found ineffective in humans.”
Philip K. Dick
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
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Rick Deckard
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humanity
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“Empathy, evidently, existed only within the human community, whereas intelligence to some degree could be found throughout every phylum and order including the arachnida.”
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“The electric things have their life too. Paltry as those lives are.”
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″ It, he thought. She keeps calling the owl it.”
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“In front of him he distinguished a shadowy figure, motionless. ‘Wilbur Mercer! Is that you?’ My god, he realized; it’s my shadow.”
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“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.”
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“An android doesn’t care what happens to another android. That’s one of the indications we look for.”
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“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.”
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“After I finished. I couldn’t stop because there would be nothing left after I stopped.”
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“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.”
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“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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