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The Elephant Man Quotes

  • John Merrick: My life is full because I know I am loved.


  • John Merrick: I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I ... am ... a ... man!


  • John Merrick: Doctor, there's something I've been meaning to ask you for some time.
    Dr. Frederick Treves: Yes, what is that?
    John Merrick: Can you...cure me?
    Dr. Frederick Treves: No, I'm afraid not.
    John Merrick: I thought as much....


  • John Merrick: Hello. My name is John Merrick.


  • John Merrick: It's just that I-I'm not used to being treated so well by a beautiful woman... (said after John cries)
    John Merrick: It's just that I-I'm not used to being treated so well by a beautiful woman... [after John cries]


  • Dr. Frederick Treves: Oh, he's an imbecile, probably from birth. Man's a complete idiot... Pray to God he's an idiot.


  • Carr Gomm: Can you imagine the kind of life he must have had?
    Dr. Frederick Treves: Yes, I think I can.
    Carr Gomm: I don't think so. No one could possibly imagine it! I don't believe any of us can!


  • John Merrick: People are frightened by what they don't understand
    John Merrick: People are frightened by what they don't understand.


  • John Merrick: I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!


  • John Merrick: I am not an animal! I am a human being. I am a man.


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