Joseph Merrick Quote
“Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.”
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (2010 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780385421317
A Selection from the Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (B. Tauchnitz, 1872), p. 227, "Sonnets from the Portuguese"
The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
Selected Poems of Theodore Roethke (“The” Library of America, 2005), p. 130 - ISBN: 9781931082785
Originally: "The grave the last sleep? No; it is the last and final awakening." - May 13, 1827
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJoseph Merrick
Born: August 5, 1862
Died: April 11, 1890 (aged 27)
Bio: Joseph Carey Merrick, sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. He became well known in London society after he went to live at the London Hospital. Merrick was born in Leicester and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life.