The Exorcist

The Exorcist quotes

41 total quotes (ID: 198)

Chris MacNeil
Father Merrin
Father Damien Karras
Multiple Characters
Regan MacNeil


Karras: Hello, Regan. I'm a friend of your mothers. I'd like to help you.
Regan: Why not loosen the straps then?
Karras: I'm afraid you might hurt yourself, Regan.
Regan: I'm not Regan.
Karras: I see. Well then, let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
Regan: I'm the devil. Now kindly undo these straps!
Karras: If you're the devil, why not make the straps disappear?
Regan: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.
Karras: Where's Regan?
Regan: In here - with us.
Karras: Show me Regan and I'll loosen one of the straps.
Regan: Can you help an old altar boy, Father?... Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.
Karras: If that's true, then you must know my mother's maiden name. What is it? What is it?
[Regan vomits onto Karras]


[possessed voice, to Father Merrin] Stick your **** up her ass, you mother-****ing worthless ****!

It's the power of Christ! The power of Christ compels you!

Dr. Barringer: There is one outside chance for a cure. I think of it as shock treatment - as I said, it's a very outside chance...Have you ever heard of exorcism? Well, it's a stylized ritual in which the rabbi or the priest try to drive out the so-called invading spirit. It's been pretty much discarded these days except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of an embarrassment, but uh, it has worked. In fact, although not for the reasons they think, of course. It's purely a force of suggestion. The victim's belief in possession is what helped cause it, so in that same way, a belief in the power of exorcism can make it disappear.
Chris: You're telling me that I should take my daughter to a witch doctor? Is that it?

There's not a day in my life that I don't feel like a fraud. Other priests, doctors, lawyers - I talk to them all. I don't know anyone who hasn't felt that.

Take me. Come into me. God-damn you. Take me. Take me.

[trying to reach her ex-husband] Oh circuits, my ass. He doesn't give a shit...Operator, don't tell me there's no answer, it's the Hotel Excelsior in Rome... Would you try it again please and let it ring...Operator, I've given you the number four times...I've been on this ****ing line for twenty minutes!

" You're sorry, Jesus Christ 88 Doctors and all you can tell me with all of your bullshit is??!!!"

My bed was shaking. I can't get to sleep.

[to an astronaut guest at Chris' party] You're gonna die up there. [urinates on the carpet]

Oh please, Mother, make it stop! It's hurting.

[possessed voice] Keep away! The sow is mine!

[possessed voice] **** me! **** me!

[possessed voice] Let Jesus **** you, let Jesus **** you! Let him **** you!

[possessed voice] Do you know what she did? Your ****ing daughter?