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#1. It's all ka-ka, saying mind is really brain. Sure, my hand is in my pocket. Is my pocket my hand? Every wino on M Street knows a thought is a thought and not some cells or chazerei going on in the brain. They know that jealousy is not some kind of game from Atari. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#2. You're a very strange man," said Amfortas. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#3. There, you see? I didn't curse. Don't you agree that I handled the situation demurely? - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#4. Mom, my bed was shaking. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#5. The sun sinks to rise again; the day is swallowed up in the gloom of night, to be born out of it, as fresh as if it had never been quenched. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#6. The terror drifted over georgetown like the sun over a blind mans eyes - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#7. She watched as a beer truck lumbered by with a clink of quivering warm, wet promises. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#8. Horror does not interest me, and so I know little of its practicioners, old or current. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#9. Adieu, sucky speed-reading critics and reviewers!"
Terry Dare, gothic author in Blatty's book "Elsewhere", just before he crosses over. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#10. Her shoes were comfortable. They reflected her hope for the evening. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#11. He thought of death in its infinite groanings, of Aztecs ripping out living hearts and of cancer and three-year-olds buried alive and he wondered whether God was alien and cruel, but then remembered Beethoven and the dappling of things and "Hurrah for Karamazov" and kindness. He - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#12. Chris made a telephone call to her doctor in Los Angeles to ask him for a referral to a local psychiatrist for Regan. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#13. I tried to make every bit of it as creepy as I could. And I had the same response you do. I feel the same way. The hospital scenes, that procedure was so real. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#14. Procrastination is what we often call 'resistance. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#15. All-good, like the vain, capricious, cruel God of Job? With all of eternity at His disposal, what fiendish new tortures might He not devise? A limited - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#16. The shaven head and the man in white pants and the black woolen - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#17. The Kurd stood waiting like an ancient debt. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#18. Perhaps evil is the crucible of goodness ... and perhaps even Satan - Satan, in spite of himself - somehow serves to work out the will of God. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#19. For days or even weeks. It isn't rare to find destructive, even criminal behavior. There's such a big change, in fact, that two or three hundred years ago people with temporal lobe disorders were often considered to be possessed by - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#20. And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#21. He dared not love again and lose. That loss was too great, that pain too keen. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#22. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us; but he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. His attack is psychological, Damien. And powerful. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#23. Yes, I think so. A sign of the zodiac. I think Gemini. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#24. Would you like to hear a nice definition of jealousy? It's the feeling that you get when someone you absolutely detest is having a wonderful time without you. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#25. I'm not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director, though these things often happen unnoticed, submerged in the unconscious. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#26. I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#27. Good writing is rhythm. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#28. Something unspeakable left the room. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#29. We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to whither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops
which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#30. For I think belief in God is not a matter of reason at all; I think it finally is a matter of love. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#31. Carrot-and-stick reinforcement' the behaviorists are telling us is needed for this bird to carry out these operations, thirteen different types of construction jobs? B. F. Skinner did a very good thing: in World War - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#32. God was alien and cruel, - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#33. The love had grown cold, and in the night he heard it whistling through the chambers of his heart like a lost and gently crying wind. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#34. At the edge of his dreams, there was often a sound like the faint, distant cry of someone in distress, and for minutes after waking, he would feel the anxiety of some duty unfulfilled. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#35. But a myth, to speak plainly, to me is like a menu in a fancy French restaurant: glamorous, complicated camouflage for a fact you wouldn't otherwise swallow, like maybe lima beans. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#36. They Said, "what sign can you give us to see, so that we may believe you?" - John 6: 30 - 31

You do not believe although you have seen... - John 6: 36 - 37 - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#37. The child was slender as fleeting hope. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#38. I think the dead should shut up unless there's something to say - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#39. WHAT WE GIVE TO THE POOR IS WHAT WE TAKE WITH US WHEN WE DIE. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#40. He drank and behaved outrageously because it was expected of him: he was living up to his legend. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#41. What looked like morning was the beginning of endless night - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#42. Sharon shook her head. "He's never come here," she said. "And besides, he was in Boston that night at some convention." "He's a salesman?" asked Kinderman. "A lawyer. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#43. The burnished rays of the setting sun flamed glory on the clouds of the western sky before shattering in gold and vermilion dapples on the darkening waters of the river. Once Karras met God in this sight. Long ago. Like a lover forsaken, he still kept the rendezvous. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#44. drunk right now, Amfortas suspected, or high on amphetamine, - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#45. He started his engine and turned on the windshield wipers in time to see a tall old man stepping out of the cab. He paid the driver, then turned and stood motionless under a misty streetlamp's glow, staring up at a window of the house like a melancholy traveler frozen in time. As - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#46. Your thoughts are too dull to entertain. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#47. Well, the research into it affected me. And the novel, it very much strengthened my faith. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#48. Earth is a homicide victim. We lose our children. There are wars. Disease. And God comes strolling by like a cosmic Billie Burke. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#49. She advised me to keep my fingers away from her goddamned cunt. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#50. I didn't read The Haunting of Hill House until sometime early in the 1990's. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#51. Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#52. Do you know what she did? Your cunting daughter? - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#53. Karras showered and then dressed in a T-shirt and trousers. Sitting down to his desk, he discovered a carton of Camel non-filters, and beside it a key that was labeled LANGUAGE LAB and another - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#54. The meantime, I don't know who you are, but you - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#55. Out, Himmler! Out of my sight! Go and visit your club-footed daughter! Bring her sauerkraut! Sauerkraut and heroin, Thorndike! She will love it! She will - ! - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#56. God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#57. The child was slender as a fleeting hope. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#58. That's right. He was smacking his lips a little, that's all." "He was smacking his lips a little?" "Well, yes." Kinderman - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#59. One more thing about evolution. They keep saying that it's chance, all chance, and that it's simple. Billions of fish kept - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#60. Merrin began buttoning up the cassock. "Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon." The demon! - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#61. You don't blame us for being here, do you? After all, we have no place to go. No home ... Incidentally, what an excellent day for an exorcism ... - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#62. active catatonics. Among - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#63. Didn't," Chris told him. "She was also sedated when last we spoke?" "Yes, she was." "I thought I saw her at her window that day." "Well, you're mistaken." "It could be. Perhaps so. I'm not sure." "Listen, why are you asking all this?" "Well, a clear - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#64. Regan's pulse was astonishing. It hammered at a speed too rapid to gauge. Across the bed, Merrin reached out calmly and with the end of his thumb traced the sign of the cross on Regan's vomit-covered chest. The words of his prayer were swallowed up in the poundings. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#65. We have every indication that he died of fright. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#66. I lived in Georgetown in the late '70s about four houses down from the steps. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#67. This century hasn't got the lock on insanity. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#68. We use concepts like "consciousness"
"mind"
"personality," but we don't really know yet what these things are.' He was shaking his head. 'Not really. Not at all. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#69. How many husbands and wives must believe they have fallen out of love because their hearts no longer race at the sight of their beloveds! - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#70. It was a green stone head of the demon Pazuzu, personification of the southwest wind. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#71. I'm not saying I'm against evolution. It's okay. Here's the story on reptiles, however. Think this over. They come up on - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#72. What book had this girl read that had enabled her unconscious mind to simulate - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#73. Yes, of course," said Kinderman. "It's very strange. But then it leaves us - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#74. Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#75. In forgetting, they were trying to remember - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#76. Keep away. The sow is mine. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#77. Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnoticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact, was forgotten and perhaps not connected to the horror at all. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#78. He could not bear to search for Christ again in stench and hollow eyes; for the Christ of pus and bleeding excrement, the Christ who could not be. In - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#79. I'd sold the book first. Actually to a paperback publisher. I had nothing. I just had the idea. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#80. I've been campaigning like anything for restoring these changes. For 27 years. I wrote a book about it, well, a portion of the book was devoted to these scenes and why they should have been in the movie. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#81. As far as God goes, I am a nonbeliever. Still am. But when it comes to a devil
well, that's something else. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#82. Never was he conscious that his thoughts were prayers; only that the prayers were never answered. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#83. This making you nauseous a little? - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#84. One death is the parent of a thousand lives - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#85. Booming and yet muffled, croaking, like an amplified premature burial, it called out "Merriiiiinnnnnn!" And then the massive and shiveringly hollow jolt of a single sledgehammer blow against the bedroom wall. "God - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#86. Henri Bergson thought the principal function of the brain was to filter out most of reality so that we could focus on the tasks of earthly life," he said. "When the filter is weakened by a powerful drug, what we see is not delusion but the truth. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#87. Regan killing Dennings? What madness! He envisioned her shoving - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#88. I get cassettes near Academy Award time of every movie that's made that thinks it has some kind of chance for a nomination - that's when I watch my movies. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#89. it made me wonder whether the brothers karamazov would have ever come down to us as a classic if its title had been the karamzov brothers. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#90. Why would an eye want to form? - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#91. But if all of the evil in the world makes you think that there might be a devil, Chris, how do you account for all the good? - Author: William Peter Blatty
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