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Legion Legion by William Peter Blatty
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“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.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“Every man that ever lived craved perfect happiness, the detective poignantly reflected. But how can we have it when we know we’re going to die? Each joy was clouded by the knowledge it would end. And so nature had implanted in us a desire for something unattainable? No. It couldn’t be. It makes no sense. Every other striving implanted by nature had a corresponding object that wasn’t a phantom. Why this exception? the detective reasoned. It was nature making hunger when there wasn’t any food. We continue. We go on. Thus death proved life.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“We have every indication that he died of fright.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“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”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“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.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“drunk right now, Amfortas suspected, or high on amphetamine,”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“Lord, I have loved the beauty of thy house.…” Here was all that could matter, for nothing else did.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“Damien.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“You’re a very strange man,” said Amfortas.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“Was the universe eternal?”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“funeral,” he said. “I just saw him. He is here in this ward in a”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“That’s right. He was smacking his lips a little, that’s all.” “He was smacking his lips a little?” “Well, yes.” Kinderman”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“God was alien and cruel,”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“One more thing about evolution. They keep saying that it’s chance, all chance, and that it’s simple. Billions of fish kept”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“Yes, of course,” said Kinderman. “It’s very strange. But then it leaves us”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“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”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“Yes, I think so. A sign of the zodiac. I think Gemini.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“this making you nauseous a little?”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“why would an eye want to form?”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“the shaven head and the man in white pants and the black woolen”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“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”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“Kinderman”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“looked up at the crucifix over the altar, and slowly his expression grew hard and demanding. What’s your part in this monkey business? Will you answer? Do you want to call a lawyer? Shall I read you your rights? Take it easy. I’m your friend. I can get you protection. Just answer me a few little questions, all right?”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“the meantime, I don’t know who you are, but you”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“active catatonics. Among”
William Peter Blatty, Legion
“much for tea time and pleasantries. Who are you? What is it that you want from us? To suffer like you did on the cross? Well, we’re doing it.”
William Peter Blatty, Legion

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