• PG, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    David Lynch
    In Theaters:
    Oct 3, 1980 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 11, 2001
  • Paramount

The Elephant Man Quotes

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    1. John Merrick: I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I ... am ... a ... man!
    – Submitted by Tracey M (16 months ago)
    1. John Merrick: Doctor, there's something I've been meaning to ask you for some time.
    2. Dr. Frederick Treves: Yes, what is that?
    3. John Merrick: Can you...cure me?
    4. Dr. Frederick Treves: No, I'm afraid not.
    5. John Merrick: I thought as much....
    – Submitted by Zach W (18 months ago)
    1. John Merrick: Hello. My name is John Merrick.
    – Submitted by Zach W (18 months ago)
    1. John Merrick: It's just that I-I'm not used to being treated so well by a beautiful woman... [after John cries]
    – Submitted by Guy G (21 months ago)
    1. Dr. Frederick Treves: Oh, he's an imbecile, probably from birth. Man's a complete idiot... Pray to God he's an idiot.
    – Submitted by Guy G (21 months ago)
    1. Carr Gomm: Can you imagine the kind of life he must have had?
    2. Dr. Frederick Treves: Yes, I think I can.
    3. Carr Gomm: I don't think so. No one could possibly imagine it! I don't believe any of us can!
    – Submitted by Nick S (22 months ago)
    1. John Merrick: People are frightened by what they don't understand.
    – Submitted by Sylvester K (24 months ago)
    1. John Merrick: I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!
    – Submitted by Rocky F (2 years ago)
    1. John Merrick: I am not an animal! I am a human being. I am a man.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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