The girl gingerly picked up the two lighters and examined them.
“Don’t you feel it?” he kidded her. “The historicity?”
She said, “What is historicity?”
“When a thing has history in it. Listen, one of those lighters was in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s pocket when he was assassinated. And one wasn’t. One has historicity, a hell of a lot of it.”

Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (via jomc)

This is totally where my brain is at right now.