Joseph Merrick Quote
“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
―H. G. Wells
As quoted in "Peter's Quotations: Ideas For Our Time" (1977), edited by Laurence J. Peter, p. 248
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.