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William Peter Blatty Quotes

WHAT WE GIVE TO THE POOR IS WHAT WE TAKE WITH US WHEN WE DIE.
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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.

— William Peter Blatty

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.

— William Peter Blatty

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 ...

— William Peter Blatty

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.

— William Peter Blatty

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.

— William Peter Blatty

The exorcist should not believe too readily that a person is possessed by an evil spirit; but he aught to ascertain by the signs by which a person possessed can be distinguished from one who is suffering from some illness; especially one of a psychological nature. Signs of possession may be the following: ability to speak with some facility in a strange language or to understand it when spoken by another; the facility of divulging future and hidden events; display of powers which are beyond the subject's age and natural condition; and various other conditions which, when taken together as a whole, build up the evidence.

— William Peter Blatty

Adieu, sucky speed-reading critics and reviewers!"
Terry Dare, gothic author in Blatty's book "Elsewhere", just before he crosses over.

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She watched as a beer truck lumbered by with a clink of quivering warm, wet promises.

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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

— William Peter Blatty

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.

— William Peter Blatty

Mom, my bed was shaking.

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God was alien and cruel,

— William Peter Blatty

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

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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

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Yes, I think so. A sign of the zodiac. I think Gemini.

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This making you nauseous a little?

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Why would an eye want to form?

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Well, the research into it affected me. And the novel, it very much strengthened my faith.

— William Peter Blatty

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