“Okay, then if it’s a hysterical pregnancy I’ll get a hysterical abortion and pay for it with hysterical money.”

Arctor said, “I wonder whose face is on the hysterical five-dollar bill.”

“Well, who was our most hysterical President?”

“Bill Falkes. He only thought he was President.”

“When did he think he served?”

“He imagined he served two terms back around 1882. Later on after a lot of therapy he came to imagine he served only one term—”

Philip K Dick, A Scanner Darkly

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