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William Peter Blatty

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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.

— William Peter Blatty


God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials.

— William Peter Blatty

#faith #faith

As far as God goes, I _am_ a nonbeliever. Still am. But when it comes to a devil---well, that's something else.

— William Peter Blatty

#faith #faith

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!

— William Peter Blatty


For I think belief in God is not a matter of reason at all; I think it finally is a matter of love.

— William Peter Blatty

#reason #faith

Earth is a homicide victim. We lose our children. There are wars. Disease. And God comes strolling by like a cosmic Billie Burke.

— William Peter Blatty

#wizard-of-oz #religion

I lived in Georgetown in the late '70s about four houses down from the steps.

— William Peter Blatty

#down #four #houses #i #late

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.

— William Peter Blatty

#could #creepy #every #feel #had

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.

— William Peter Blatty

#detective #detective story #exorcist #horror #i

I'm not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director, though these things often happen unnoticed, submerged in the unconscious.

— William Peter Blatty

#aware #consciously #director #happen #i

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With forty years to think about it a few little changes were inevitable -- plus one new character in a totally new very spooky scene. A short critical essay on Blatty's work can be found in S. This is the version I would like to be remembered for.

He is also featured in the upcoming 2013 Smoke And Mirrors anthology featuring the teleplay "Hell Hospital" and the treatment "Faith". The novel The Exorcist written in 1971 is his magnum opus; he also penned the subsequent screenplay version of the film for which he won an Academy Award.

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