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This century hasn't got the lock on insanity.

("The Exorcist")


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I'm not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director, though these things often happen unnoticed, submerged in the unconscious.
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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.
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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!
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From the cab stepped a tall old man. Black raincoat and hat and a battered valise. He paid the driver, then turned and stood motionless, staring at the house. The cab pulled away and rounded the corner of Thirty-sixty Street. Kinderman quickly pulled out to follow. AS he turned the corner, he noticed that the tall old man hadn't moved but was standing under the streetlight glow, in mist, like a melancholy traveler frozen in time.
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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.
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I lived in Georgetown in the late '70s about four houses down from the steps.
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