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: Why, Mr. Merrick, you're not an elephant man at all. John Merrick
: Oh no? Mrs. Kendal
: Oh no... no... you're a Romeo.
: I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!
: There's something I've been meaning to ask you for some time now. Dr. Frederick Treves
: What's that? John Merrick
: Can you cure me? Dr. Frederick Treves
: No. We can care for you, but we can't cure you. John Merrick
] No. I thought not.
: People are frightened by what they don't understand.
] Hello... my name is... John Merrick.
: My life is full because I know I am loved.
: I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Merrick. John Merrick
: I'm very pleased...
[John begins to cry
] Dr. Frederick Treves
: What is it, John? What's the matter? John Merrick
: It's just that I-I'm not used to being treated so well by a beautiful woman...
: [after seeing pictures of Dr. Treves' family
] Would you care to see my mother? Dr. Frederick Treves
] Your mother? Yes please.
[John pulls out a small portrait
] Mrs. Treves
: Oh but she's... Mr. Merrick, she's beautiful! John Merrick
: Oh, she had the face of an angel!
] John Merrick
: I must have been a great disappointment to her. Mrs. Treves
: No, Mr. Merrick, no. No son as loving as you could ever be a disappointment. John Merrick
: If only I could find her, so she could see me with such lovely friends here now; perhaps she could love me as I am. I've tried so hard to be good.
[Mrs. Treves begins to cry
: [Speaking to John Goode
] John, look at me. Do it. Do it! Am I not monstrous? It is the truth of my every waking moment, and yet, despite all, I feel joy. No, I do. I do!